Diako Ebrahimi, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator Assistant Professor of Quantitative Biology
Diako Ebrahimi

Diako Ebrahimi, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator Assistant Professor of Quantitative Biology

Education and Training

B.S., Chemistry - Chamran University (1999)

M.S., Analytical Chemistry - Razi University (2001)

Ph.D., Quantitative Chemistry (Chemometrics) - University of New South Wales (2007)

Research Fellow and Lecturer - School of Medical Sciences and School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales (2007-2014)

Research Assistant Professor - Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, University of Minnesota (2015 - 2019)

Research Interests

Quantitative biology; virus-host interactions; cancer and viral genomics; evolution

Bio

Diako Ebrahimi is an Assistant Professor of Quantitative Biology producing broad and cross-disciplinary research and learning opportunities in the higher education. Over the course of his career he has merged data and information from multiple experimental and quantitative fields of science (e.g. quantitative biology, bioinformatics, statistics, virology, cancer, and analytical chemistry) to identify key problems, develop novel hypotheses and lead cross-disciplinary projects. Examples of his professional and academic achievements include 40 peer reviewed articles, supervision of 3 PhD students, 11 grants/fellowships from organizations such as NIH, TSRI, and NHMRC, and seven awards. His current research focuses on quantitative biology approaches to study the molecular mechanisms of viral and cancer mutagenesis, and to discover novel host-pathogen interaction mechanisms. Throughout his professional and academic careers, he has consistently driven himself to meet challenges and achieve goals. As a highly motivated, results-driven individual, he offer his organization decisive leadership, dedication, and a commitment to excellence