Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani

Professor - New York University Abu Dhabi
Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani

Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani

Professor - New York University Abu Dhabi

Biography

Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University (Illinois, USA) in Cell and Molecular Biology after which he joined the research group of Prof. Jack Szostak at Harvard Medical School. He subsequently moved to Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School) as a Group Leader. Salehi-Ashtiani joined NYU Abu Dhabi in 2011 as an Associate Professor of Biology; his group carries out both basic and translational research in the fields of synthetic and algal systems biology.