Bioprinted natural polysaccharides with tunable properties to stimulate skin wound healing and tissue regeneration
- Supervisor: Amin Shavandi
- Research center: BioMatter unit Biomass Transformation Lab
- Research start date: 01.11.2020
Polysaccharides have been considered to be promising wound healing that could be accepted as important candidates for the development of effective and non-toxic medicines with stronger activities in vitro and in vivo. Scaffolds synthesized from bioactive and biocompatible polymers such as microbial (exo) polysaccharides are of great importance in this field. The emergence of tissue-engineered skin alternatives has revolutionized the therapeutic potential for severe wounds and ulcers.
The overall objective of my project is to develop new bioprinted scaffolds based on natural polysaccharides with tunable properties to stimulate skin wound healing and tissue regeneration.
I’ve got my B.Sc. degree of Clinical Laboratory in Paramedicine Faculty of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran and my M.Sc. degree of Microbial Biotechnology form Faculty of Science, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran. Also, I graduated in Ph.D. of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology in 2014 from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (ranked among top universities in Iran) under supervision of Prof. Hejazi and Prof. Nazemieh. During the Ph.D thesis, I worked on isolation, biochemical and molecular identification of marine haloarchaea from Urmia Lack and characterization of carotenoid pigments produced by thesis isolates. Also I worked on optimization of carotenoid and biomass production using Response Surface Methodology method.
After Ph.D., I was working as Faculty member of Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Department of Medical biotechnology. My main projects were exopolysaccharide production by microorganisms (haloarchaea and yeasts) and applications of these biopolymers in tissue engineering, waste treatment (by removing of heavy metals) and so on.
My skills falls into two categories 1. IT skills: End Note, Word Office, PowerPoint Office, Statistical softwares (SPSS, Graphpad Prism), Minitab, and Bioinformatics softwares like: MEGA, DNASIS MAX, AlleleID. 2. Technical Skills: Bacterial culture and handling, bacterial identification and characterization, DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, Real-time PCR, Electrophoresis, gene cloning, UV-Visible Spectroscopy, TLC, HPLC, LC-MS.
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