Dr. Abbasali Raz, holding a PhD degree in Medical Biotechnology and has been an assistant professor in the Malaria and Vector Research Group (MVRG), Pasteur Institute of Iran (PII) since 2013. He received a B.S. degree in laboratory sciences from Iran University of Medical Sciences in 2002 and a M.Sc. degree in Medical Biotechnology from Tarbiat Modarres University in 2006. He completed his Ph.D at Pasteur Institute of Iran. His interest is in finding the Anopheles vectors (i.e. An. stephensi) target molecules that are involved in Plasmodium sexual development, molecular characterization and identification of insect proteins with biomedical applications and development of paratransgenic tools for malaria and other VBDs control. He is teaching the bioinformatics (primer designing, genomics databases and phylogeny analysis), molecular biology and genetic engineering.
|Research Interest :
1) Finding the An. stephensi target molecules that are involved in Plasmodium spp. sexual development for designing the Vaccines that Interrupt Malaria Transmission (VIMTs) 2) Development of paratransgenic tools for malaria and other vector borne diseases control 3) Molecular characterization and identification of insect proteins with biomedical applications.