Dr. Alireza Baradaran-Heravi
University of British Columbia
Dr. Alireza Baradaran-Heravi is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Roberge’s laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He obtained his M.D. from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran, and received his Ph.D. in the Department of Medical Genetics at UBC. During his academic training, Dr. Baradaran has focused on translational research and his ability to translate basic science to solution of patient problems. He has successfully contributed to several research projects on rare genetic disorders including screening and prenatal diagnosis of Congenital Adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency and understanding the pathophysiology of Schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia. He has co-authored several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, was awarded national and international awards, filed several patent applications, and presented at several national and international meetings. He is currently involved in discovering bioactive small molecules to treat genetic disorders and cancer caused by nonsense mutations.