Seyyed Moussavi Nik

Dr Seyyed Moussavi Nik

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences


We are using the latest genome engineering techiques to introduce human Alzheimer's disease mutations into our experimental model, the zebrafish. We then study these mutant zebrafish using "deep sequencing" analysis of gene expression to observe how the mutations change the molecular state of cells in their brains.

Zebrafish models of familial Alzheimer’s disease for understanding molecular mechanisms and drug discovery.

Goal: We are using the latest genome engineering techiques to introduce human Alzheimer's disease mutations into our experimental model, the zebrafish. We then study these mutant zebrafish using "deep sequencing" analysis of gene expression to observe how the mutations change the molecular state of cells in their brains.
 

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow The Univeristy of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
    2017 Research Award Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation Project Grant Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation
    2015 Award Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence The Univeriaty of Adelaide
    2015 Award The School of Biological Sciences Postgraduate Academic Achievement Award The Univeristy of Adelaide
    2015 Award The School of Biological Sciences Postgraduate Writing-up Award The Univeristy of Adelaide
    2011 Scholarship University of Adelaide Graduate Research Scholarship The University of Adelaide
    2011 Award Australian Neuroscience Society 31st Annual Meeting Travel Award
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2011 - 2014 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD
    2009 - 2011 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia M.Sc
    2002 - 2006 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad Iran B.Sc
  • Research Interests

  • Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation Project Grant (2017) (AUD $50,000)

Project Title: Identifying early molecular changes underlying familial Alzheimer’s disease.

  • The University of Adelaide International Graduate Research Scholarship (2011-2014) (AUD $165,000).

Project Title: Analyzing the biological function of PS2V: An aberrant splicing phenomenon or evolutionary conserved mechanism in Alzheimer’s disease.


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