Dr Ghaedi is a Research Associate Scientist of Department of Anesthesiology and Biomedical Engineering. She obtained her PhD in Clinical Biochemistry in 2010. Dr Ghaedi’s major research focus is regenerative medicine, particularly in stem cell and gene therapy. She has worked with a variety of pluripotent cells, including mesenchymal and hematopoitic stem cells, human and mouse embryonic stem cells and human iPS cells for over eight year track record. Her passion and expertise is using stem cells in tissue engineering and cell therapy has resulted in over 20 relevant publications. In her PhD she succeeded in combining stem cell therapy with gene therapy in liver disease as a treatment for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Subsequently, she expanded her research portfolio by using stem cell-derived hepatocytes on an engineered extracellular matrix that resulted in liver tissue engineering. In 2011 she moved to Yale to focus her efforts/energies on lung tissue engineering using human iPS cells as building blocks for regenerating engineered human lung.