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Shirin Bahmanyar, PhD

Associate Professor Tenure of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Assistant Professor

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Shirin Bahmanyar, PhD

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Dr. Bahmanyar received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and her Ph.D. from Stanford University. She was a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Karen Oegema at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at UC San Diego where she recognized the advantages of the early C. elegans embryo as a tractable model system to dissect mechanisms that control nuclear envelope dynamics to ensure genome protection. Her post-doctoral work with elucidated an important new principle involving local regulation of phospholipid synthesis in specifying the nuclear envelope domain within the continuous endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Her work now is focused on elucidating mechanisms underpinning regulatory roles for lipid composition and dynamics in nuclear envelope and ER membrane remodeling and genome protection.

Education & Training

  • Post-doctoral Researcher
    Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research/UCSD (2013)
  • PhD
    Stanford University (2008)
  • BA
    University of California, Berkeley (2001)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Women in Cell Biology (WICB) Junior Award for Excellence in ResearchAmerican Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)2022
The Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship2011
First Bank of America Fellow of the A.P. Giannini Foundation2009
A.P. Giannini Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship2009

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