Parisa Dashtestani


College / University

Kharazmi University

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Cell and Molecular Biology

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Lab Experience

Microscopy (light, fluorescence), chromatography, PCR, Agarose gel and polyacrylamide electrophoresis, DNA and protein extraction, atomic absorption spectrophotometry, Bacterial cell culture and staining, Mammalian and cancer cell culture and MTT assay, Drosophila handling.
In-silico: Linux, Python and Bash programming (basic); Molecular dynamics simulation (GROMACS, VMD) and its visualization and analysis (Chimera, Pymol, Discovery Studio, Matplotlib).

Projects / Research

    2022 – 2023: "The molecular mechanism of the effects of the anti-neuropathic ligands on the modulation of the Sigma-2 receptor: An in-silico study", Kharazmi University

Scholarships / Awards

2023 – 2024: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2022: Graduated ranked 2nd among the graduates from the faculty of biological sciences, Kharazmi University
2018 – 2022: Kharazmi University Academic Scholarship for Excellent Students


The lives of proteins start with correct folding, finding their proper cellular place, playing their physiological role, and dying with degradation. This crucial process in cells, whose disruption can lead to many diseases, has always aroused my curiosity. Also, I am interested in protein-ligand, protein-protein interactions and connections between the structure and function of proteins. I would like to study these fields of research with experimental and complementary computational approaches in the future. To this end, I am passionate about expanding my wet and dry lab skills in all areas of molecular biology. My long-term academic goal is to contribute to our understanding of the structure and dynamical behavior of proteins.