Sara Ahrari


College / University

University of Tehran

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Bioinformatics




Lab Experience

Microscopy (light, fluorescence), bacterial and mammalian cell culture (MTT, PBMC isolation, fluorescence staining, and cell count determination), molecular techniques (gene cloning, PCR, and electrophoresis)
Bioinformatics: primer design, sequence alignment, phylogenetic trees, RNA-seq data analysis (in Ubunto), programming in R and Python

Projects / Research

2021: Research intern in systems biology lab: Understanding the link between epigenome and metabolome through the analysis of CCLE data

Scholarships / Awards

2022 – 2023: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School


The main reason that I study biology is that I enjoy trying to piece together the puzzle of regulatory networks. My main research interests include genetics and some subfields in cellular biology, such as cell cycle and cell signaling. My favorite context for studying these networks is cancer. However, I am eager to learn about fields like neuroscience, stem cells, and immunology. I am also trying to find a balance between wet lab and dry lab in my research. My goal in graduate studies is to expand my skill set, experience different fields during my Master’s, and have a plan for my research career by the end of my PhD.