Dr. Behzad is a molecular biologist interested in understanding the impact of environmental perturbations on biological systems – in humans and microorganisms. Her work spans a wide range of topics from research on the impact of global climate changes on airborne and marine microbial ecology, to understanding the molecular landscapes of a number of human diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hematopoietic cancers, and tendinopathy. Her current research in the Living Systems Laboratory involves examining and understanding the genomic, transcriptomic, epigenetic, and phenotypic landscapes of pluripotent stem cells, at single cell level, at different stages of cell differentiation. The insights gained from these studies could directly benefit the application of stem cells in regenerative medicine.
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