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Mohammad-Reza Ghovanloo, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow


Dr. Ghovanloo is a CIHR Banting Fellow. He received his PhD from Simon Fraser University, where he studied the biophysical and pharmacological properties of voltage-gated sodium channels. During his graduate training, he also spent time at Xenon Pharmaceuticals and SciLifeLab. He has co-authored several research and review articles describing different channelopathies and compound effects on sodium channels.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Simon Fraser University (2020)
  • Visiting Researcher
    SciLifeLab (2020)
  • Research Fellow
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals (2019)
  • BSc (Hon)
    Simon Fraser University (2015)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Banting FellowshipCanadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)2022
Postdoctoral FellowshipNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)2022
Research Grant StipendSimon Fraser University2020
Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement-DoctoralNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)2020
Graduate FellowshipSimon Fraser University2019
Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship-DoctoralNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)2019
Top 8 National Ranking, Annual National Student Paper CompetitionInstitute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC)2019
Graduate Accelerate FellowshipMitacs2017, 2018
Travel and Minor Research AwardSimon Fraser University2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Professional Service

Frontiers in Physiology, Membrane Physiology and Membrane BiophysicsEditorial Board Member2021 - Present

Departments & Organizations