Dr. Pirouz is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
He graduated from Max Planck Institute for biophysical chemistry in Goettingen, Germany, where he studied the role of chromatin-binding proteins in mouse development and stem cells. For his postdoctoral training, Dr. Pirouz join the laboratory of Dr. Richard Gregory at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, to study the role or RNA metabolism in stem cells and diseases. The focus of Dr. Pirouz’ laboratory is to study noncanonical mRNA translation pathways contributing to cellular homeostasis, stemness and differentiation.
You can learn more about him by watching Conversations with CABM Director: An interview with Dr. Mehdi Pirouz