Mehdi Pirouz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Rutgers Medical School and a Resident Faculty member of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine in New Jersey. Dr. Pirouz 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.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RJWMS
K01 Transition Award, NIH-NIDDK (2020-2023)
Postdoctoral fellowship, Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research (2018-2020)
PhD fellowship, Max Planck Society (2009-2013)