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Dr. Pejman Hanifi Moghaddam

Associate professor at the College of Health Sciences, Qatar University

Dr. Pejman Hanifi-Moghaddam is an associate professor at the College of Health Sciences at Qatar University. He received his honors B.Sc. in immunology/microbiology (with distinction) in 1997 from University of Western, in London, Ontario, Canada, and went to Germany in 1998 to work on his PhD with professor Hubert Kolb, the word expert in diabetes field. There, he studied the role of immune mediators in type 1 diabetes (T1D) and received his PhD in clinical immunology in 2003 from University of Leiden, The Netherland. He published a number of articles on developing surrogate markers for predication of T1D and continued his work as a postdoctoral fellow and extended his finding from his PhD to other autoimmune diseases. Following his postdoctoral works at the Erasmus university, Rotterdam and IMP at the university of Vienna, Austria, he went to National Research Institute of Canada, to work in the antibody engineering department, before joining the newly stablished research institute affiliated with Health Science North as principle investigator in 2012. Before joining Qatar University in 2015 he was also an associate professor at the Northern Medical School and Department of Biology at the Laurentien University.

Dr. Pejman has more than 18 years of working experience in the private and public sectors and has published more than 20 peer reviewed papers in high impact journals. He has managed several collaborative projects and trained a number of personnel, including graduate and undergraduate students. He is currently an Associate professor in the department of biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences at Qatar University. He also served as the head of Research and Graduate Studies for the College and was program and PLO coordinator for the Biomedical Master’s program. Dr. Pejman has a formal training in project management. In addition to a number undergraduate subjects, he teaches quality and biorisk management to graduate students in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

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