Mahnaz Ramezanpour

Dr Mahnaz Ramezanpour

Post-doctoral Researcher

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

I have over 15 years laboratory experience in tissue culture, cellular biology, proteomics and general molecular biology techniques. Designing and conducting experiments; interpreting data; teaching and supervising; writing reports and scientific papers; keeping up to date with new developments; working in a group; developing products; helping to draw up new research proposals and applying for funding and grants.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Murphy, J., Ramezanpour, M., Drilling, A., Roscioli, E., Psaltis, A. J., Wormald, P. J., & Vreugde, S. (2019). In vitro characteristics of an airway barrier-disrupting factor secreted by Staphylococcus aureus. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, 9(2), 187-196.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2019 Ramezanpour, M., Bolt, H., Psaltis, A., Wormald, P., & Vreugde, S. (2019). Inducing a Mucosal Barrier–Sparing Inflammatory Response in Laboratory-Grown Primary Human Nasal Epithelial Cells. Current Protocols in Toxicology.
    2019 Cherian, L., Cooksley, C., Richter, K., Ramezanpour, M., Paramasivan, S., Wormald, P., . . . Psaltis, A. (2019). Effect of commercial nasal steroid preparation on bacterial growth. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.
    2019 Ramezanpour, M., Smith, J., Ooi, M., Gouzos, M., Psaltis, A., Wormald, P., & Vreugde, S. (2019). Deferiprone has anti-inflammatory properties and reduces fibroblast migration in vitro. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 9 pages.
    2019 Li, J., Ramezanpour, M., Fong, S., Cooksley, C., Murphy, J., Suzuki, M., . . . Vreugde, S. (2019). Pseudomonas aeruginosa Exoprotein-Induced Barrier Disruption Correlates With Elastase Activity and Marks Chronic Rhinosinusitis Severity. Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology, 9, 38.
    DOI WoS1
    2018 Murphy, J., Ramezanpour, M., Stach, N., Dubin, G., Psaltis, A., Wormald, P., & Vreugde, S. (2018). Staphylococcus Aureus V8 protease disrupts the integrity of the airway epithelial barrier and impairs IL-6 production in vitro. Laryngoscope, 128(1), 8-15.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS6 Europe PMC4
    2018 Suzuki, M., Ramezanpour, M., Cooksley, C., Li, J., Nakamaru, Y., Homma, A., . . . Vreugde, S. (2018). Sirtuin-1 Controls Poly (I:C)-Dependent Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 Activation in Primary Human Nasal Epithelial Cells. American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology, 59(4), 500-510.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2018 Murphy, J., Ramezanpour, M., Roscioli, E., Psaltis, A., Wormald, P., & Vreugde, S. (2018). Mucosal zinc deficiency in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis contributes to barrier disruption and decreases ZO-1. Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 73(10), 2095-2097.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2018 Ramezanpour, M., Bolt, H., Psaltis, A., Wormald, P., & Vreugde, S. (2018). Primary human nasal epithelial cells: a source of poly (I:C) LMW-induced IL-6 production. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS1
    2017 Richter, K., Facal, P., Thomas, N., Vandecandelaere, I., Ramezanpour, M., Cooksley, C., . . . Vreugde, S. (2017). Taking the silver bullet colloidal silver particles for the topical treatment of biofilm-related infections. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9(26), 21631-21638.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS6 Europe PMC2
    2017 Oue, S., Ramezanpour, M., Paramasivan, S., Miljkovic, D., Cooksley, C., Bassiouni, A., . . . Vreugde, S. (2017). Increased IL-13 expression is independently associated with neo-osteogenesis in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 140(5), 1444-1448.e11.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2017 Ramezanpour, M., Rayan, A., Smith, J., & Vreugde, S. (2017). The effect of topical treatments for CRS on the sinonasal epithelial barrier. Rhinology, 55(2), 161-169.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC2
    2017 Ramezanpour, M., Murphy, J., Smith, J., Vreugde, S., & Psaltis, A. (2017). In vitro safety evaluation of human nasal epithelial cell monolayers exposed to carrageenan sinus wash. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, 7(12), 1170-1177.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2016 Ramezanpour, M., Moraitis, S., Smith, J., Wormald, P., & Vreugde, S. (2016). Th17 cytokines disrupt the airway mucosal barrier in chronic rhinosinusitis. Mediators of Inflammation, 2016, 9798206-1-9798206-7.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS19 Europe PMC11
    2016 Richter, K., Ramezanpour, M., Thomas, N., Prestidge, C., Wormald, P., & Vreugde, S. (2016). Mind “De GaPP”: in vitro efficacy of deferiprone and gallium-protoporphyrin against Staphylococcus aureus biofilms. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, 6(7), 737-743.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS11 Europe PMC7
    2015 Thomas, N., Dong, D., Richter, K., Ramezanpour, M., Vreugde, S., Thierry, B., . . . Prestidge, C. (2015). Quatsomes for the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus biofilm. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3(14), 2770-2777.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS10
    2014 Ramezanpour, M., da Silva, K. B., & Sanderson, B. J. (2014). The effect of sea anemone (H. magnifica) venom on two human breast cancer lines: death by apoptosis. Cytotechnology, 66(5), 845-852.
    2014 Ramezanpour, M., da Silva, K. B., & Sanderson, B. J. (2014). Venom present in sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica) induces apoptosis in non-small-cell lung cancer A549 cells through activation of mitochondria-mediated pathway. Biotechnology Letters, 36(3), 489-495.
    2014 Marine bioactive products as anti-cancer agents: effects of sea anemone venom on breast and lung cancer cells (2014). Cancer Cell & Microenvironment.
    2012 Ramezanpour, M., Burke da Silva, K., & Sanderson, B. (2012). Differential susceptibilities of human lung, breast and skin cancer cell lines to killing by five sea anemone venoms. Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases, 18(2), 157-163.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2016 Sanderson, B., Burke Da Silva, K., & Ramezanpour, M. (2016). How Venom from the Magnificent Sea Anemone, Heteractis magnifica, Kills Breast and Lung Cancer Cells. In S. Goffredo, & Z. Dubinsky (Eds.), The Cnidaria, Past, Present and Future The world of Medusa and her sisters (pp. 669-682). Switzerland: Springer.
Date Project/ No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
  • Demonstrator: Flinders University, 2011-2014

    Undergraduate demonstrating of first-year flinders biological topic

  • Tutor: Flinders University, 2012-2014

    Tutoring undergraduate students in the medical biochemistry department

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor To correlate the effects of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa on nasal epitheliaum with patients outcome measures such as CT scores (Lund Mackay), clinical scores (SNOTT 22), inflametory cell counts and presence of tertiary lymphoid organisms by histology Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Jannatul Ferdoush Tuli
    2018 Co-Supervisor Determining the effect of barrier dysfunction on mucosal inflammation in chronic rhinosinusitis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Stephen Shih-Teng Kao
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - 2018 Member Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) Foundation Research Grants Committee Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member Woodcutters Road Environmental Protection Association Woodcutters Road Environmental Protection Association Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member Astronomical Society of Flinders University Astronomical Society of Flinders University Australia
  • Position: Post-doctoral Researcher
  • Phone: 81334002
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: TQEH - Basil Hetzel Institute
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Medical School

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