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Seyedeh Nafiseh Hassani

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.

Research Interest

Molecular Biology, Stem cells


  • 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.

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