Saeed Nourmohammadi

Saeed Nourmohammadi

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Biomedicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Aquaporins (AQPs) are members of the Major Intrinsic Protein (MIP) family of channels that facilitate fluid homeostasis across membranes of organisms in all kingdoms of life. The aquaporin family is divided into two groups; classical AQPs selectively carry water, while aquaglyceroporins behave as channels that are permeable to small-uncharged solutes. Recent discoveries in terms of the transport of a wider range of substrates have shed new light on AQP physiological roles. Yet, knowledge on the direct role of specific AQPs in animal pathologies is still limited due to large number of different AQP isoforms and the lack of selective pharmacological modulators.

Using electrophysiology and molecular biology techniques in combination with computational modelling, my work primarily aims to discover new classes of aquaporins that serve as dual water and ion channels and then provide better insights into the novel function of aquaporins, their mechanism of gating and signaling networks in human-related diseases such as malaria and cancer.

 

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - 2018 Research assistant University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2012 - 2014 Lab Manager Zar Macaron Company, Tehran, Iran
    2011 - 2012 Research assistant Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2020 Award Free registration winner for Quality in Postgraduate Research 2020 Conference (QPR) University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 Scholarship Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI) University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 Award Best Poster (Poeple's choice) The Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) Australia
    2013 Award ITQI award (International Taste and Quality Institute) Zarmacaron company Iran, Islamic Republic of
    2011 Achievement M.Sc First Class Grade Osmania University, Hyderabad India
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Persian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    Osmania University, Hyderabad India Master of Science
  • Research Interests

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  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Brain Cancer University of Adelaide The Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (BHMS) 3rd year Research Placement course-2020 Other Madison Boda, Annaliese Thompson, Timothy Kwok, Kenny Cao
    2020 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Brain Cancer University of Adelaide Honours Alanah Varricchio
    2012 - 2012 Other The effect of injected allogeneic fibroblasts in patients suffering from Junctional epidermolysis bullosa Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Workshop Master Part Time Pharmacology students
  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2019 - ongoing Endometrial Cancer, Insect pathology University of Adelaide Sidra Khan, Biko Muita
    2019 - 2020 Brain and Colorectal cancer University of Adelaide Zein Amro, Sher Lyn Yong
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2021 - ongoing Member Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ABACBS) Australia
    2021 - ongoing Member International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) United States
    2021 - ongoing Member Biophysical Society (BPS) United States
    2020 - ongoing Member The Institute of Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) Australia
    2019 - ongoing Member Australian Yeast Group (AYG) Australia
    2019 - ongoing Member Australian Society for Physiology (AuPS) Australia
    2019 - ongoing Member Australian Society for Biophysics (ASB) Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) Australia

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