Biology of Pluripotent Stem Cells
Royan Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Technology
Seyedeh Nafiseh Hassani received her B.Sc in Cell and Molecular Biology from Tehran University in 2002. She continued her education in same field at Khatam University in Tehran. She passed her thesis by Dr. Rafati at Pasteur Institute and graduated with an M.Sc in 2005. In 2008, she began a Ph.D degree) in Developmental Biology in a joint program between Royan Institute and the University of Science and Culture. Currently, she is working on her Ph.D thesis under the supervision of Dr Baharvand. Her major research interest is pluripotent signaling pathways in stem cells.
Embryonic stem cells
IVM and gene expression of sheep cumulus-oocyte complexes following different methods of vitrification. Ebrahimi B, Valojerdi MR, Eftekhari-Yazdi P, Baharvand H, Farrokhi A. Reprod Biomed Online. 2010 Jan;20(1):26-34. Epub 2009 Oct 30.
An efficient and easy-to-use cryopreservation protocol for human ES and iPS cells. Baharvand H, Salekdeh GH, Taei A, Mollamohammadi S. Nat Protoc. 2010;5(3):588-94. Epub 2010 Mar 4.
In vitro maturation, apoptotic gene expression and incidence of numerical chromosomal abnormalities following cryotop vitrification of sheep cumulus-oocyte complexes. Ebrahimi B, Valojerdi MR, Eftekhari-Yazdi P, Baharvand H. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2010 May;27(5):239-46. Epub 2010 Mar 9.
Ultrastructural changes of sheep cumulus-oocyte complexes following different methods of vitrification. Ebrahimi B, Valojerdi MR, Eftekhari-Yazdi P, Baharvand H. Zygote. 2011 Feb 17:1-13.
Derivation of new human embryonic stem cell lines from preimplantation genetic screening and diagnosis-analyzed embryos. Taei A, Gourabi H, Seifinejad A, Totonchi M, Shahbazi E, Valojerdi MR, Eftekhari P, Karimian L, Baharvand H. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 2010 Apr;46(3-4):395-402. Epub 2010 Feb 23.
Generation of liver disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cells along with efficient differentiation to functional hepatocyte-like cells. Ghodsizadeh A, Taei A, Totonchi M, Seifinejad A, Gourabi H, Pournasr B, Aghdami N, Malekzadeh R, Almadani N, Salekdeh GH, Baharvand H. Stem Cell Rev. 2010 Dec;6(4):622-32.
Presence of a ROCK inhibitor in extracellular matrix supports more undifferentiated growth of feeder-free human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells upon passaging. Pakzad M, Totonchi M, Taei A, Seifinejad A, Hassani SN, Baharvand H. Stem Cell Rev. 2010 Mar;6(1):96-107.
Long-Term maintenance of undifferentiated human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells in suspension. Larijani MR, Seifinejad A, Pournasr B, Hajihoseini V, Hassani SN, Totonchi M, Yousefi M, Shamsi F, Salekdeh GH, Baharvand H. Stem Cells Dev. 2011 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print