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Morteza Khabiri

Postdoctoral Researcher, Biological Chemistry Department


SPC5606, 1150 W. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0600

  • Ph.D., Computational Biophysics, University of South Bohemia and ASCR, Czech Republic, Nove Hrady, 2011
  • M.Sc., Biophysics, IBB, University of Tehran, Iran, 2007
  • B.Sc., Biology, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran, 2004
Research Interests

  • The role of Polycomb Group Proteins and their corresponding polycomb response elements in epigenetic regulation of gene expression in Drosophila development
  •  Free energy landscape and large-scale conformational changes of biological macromolecules using Molecular dynamic simulations:
    • Permeation, Selectivity, and Gating of Membrane Channels
    • Protein-DNA interactions

      IN REVIEW 

  • Christina E. May, Anoumid Vaziri, Yong Qi Lin, Morteza Khabiri, Olga Grushko, Qiao-Ping Wang., Peter L. Freddolino, G. Gregory Neely, Monica Dus (2019Reprogramming of Sweet-Taste and Feeding Behavior by Diet, Cell Report (In Press)
  • Morteza Khabiri, Peter L. Freddolino (2019) Genome wide prediction of potential Polycomb Response Elements and their function, bioRxiv
  •   Ming-Tao Lee, Fabrizio Orlando, Morteza Khabiri, Martina Roeselova, Mattew A.Brown, and Markus Ammann (2019) The opposing effect of butanol and butyric acid on the abundance of bromide and iodide at the aqueous solution - air interface, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, Advance Article,


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Professional History

    2015 to Present 
        Postdoctoral Researcher,  Freddolino Lab, Biological Chemistry Department, University of Michigan
    2014 to 2015
         Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Martina Roeselova, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague

    2012 to 2014 
        Lecturer, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran

    2007 to 2011 
        Graduate Student, University of South Bohemia and Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Nove Hrady

    2004 to 2007:
        Graduate Student, University of Tehran, Iran

Awards and Fellowships
  • Young Scientist Award at the First International MEFOMP Conference of Medical Physics, Shiraz, Iran, 2011
  • FEBS Advance Course Fellowship Nove Hrady, Czech Republic, Jun, 2010
  • International travel grants of the Biophysical Society's 54th Annual Meeting, San Francisco , USA, Feb, 2010
  • The Novartis International Biotechnology Leadership Camp (BioCamp) award, Basel , Switzerland, Aug, 2009