Education

  • University of Tehran, Iran, BS, 2010, Biotechnology
  • University of Tehran, Iran, MS, 2011, Medical Biotechnology
  • Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, PhD, 2016, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology

Honors & Awards

  • 2006-2011
    Iranian Ministry of Science, research and technology fellowship for exceptional talents. University of Tehran fellowship for scientific Olympiad awardees.
  • 2016
    International Society for Stem Cell Research Travel Award, 14th annual meeting, San Francisco
  • 2016
    Julian R. Rachele Prize for outstanding research publications, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • 2017
    Distinguished Student Commencement Award, Weill Cornell Medicine

Selected Publications

  1. Richter MN, Fattahi F. Stem Cell-Based Models for Studying the Effects of Cancer and Cancer Therapies on the Peripheral Nervous System. Adv Biol (Weinh). 2022 Jun 04; e2200009.  View on PubMed
  2. Samuel RM, Majd H, Richter MN, Fattahi F. Androgens increase excitement in brain organoid research. Cell Stem Cell. 2022 Apr 07; 29(4):495-497.  View on PubMed
  3. Ghazizadeh Z, Zhu J, Fattahi F, Tang A, Sun X, Amin S, Tsai SY, Khalaj M, Zhou T, Samuel RM, Zhang T, Ortega FA, Gordillo M, Moroziewicz D, NYSCF Global Stem Cell Array® Team, Paull D, Noggle SA, Xiang JZ, Studer L, Christini DJ, Pitt GS, Evans T, Chen S. A dual SHOX2:GFP; MYH6:mCherry knockin hESC reporter line for derivation of human SAN-like cells. iScience. 2022 Apr 15; 25(4):104153.  View on PubMed
  4. Ghafouri-Fard S, Abak A, Tondro Anamag F, Shoorei H, Fattahi F, Javadinia SA, Basiri A, Taheri M. 5-Fluorouracil: A Narrative Review on the Role of Regulatory Mechanisms in Driving Resistance to This Chemotherapeutic Agent. Front Oncol. 2021; 11:658636.  View on PubMed
  5. Ghafouri-Fard S, Abak A, Fattahi F, Hussen BM, Bahroudi Z, Shoorei H, Taheri M. The interaction between miRNAs/lncRNAs and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) in human disorders. Biomed Pharmacother. 2021 Jun; 138:111519.  View on PubMed
  6. Nix MA, Mandal K, Geng H, Paranjape N, Lin YT, Rivera JM, Marcoulis M, White KL, Whitman JD, Bapat SP, Parker KR, Ramirez J, Deucher A, Phojanokong P, Steri V, Fattahi F, Hann BC, Satpathy AT, Manglik A, Stieglitz E, Wiita AP. Surface Proteomics Reveals CD72 as a Target for In Vitro-Evolved Nanobody-Based CAR-T Cells in KMT2A/MLL1-Rearranged B-ALL. Cancer Discov. 2021 08; 11(8):2032-2049.  View on PubMed
  7. Ghazizadeh Z, Fattahi F, Mirzaei M, Bayersaikhan D, Lee J, Chae S, Hwang D, Byun K, Tabar MS, Taleahmad S, Mirshahvaladi S, Shabani P, Fonoudi H, Haynes PA, Baharvand H, Aghdami N, Evans T, Lee B, Salekdeh GH. Prospective Isolation of ISL1+ Cardiac Progenitors from Human ESCs for Myocardial Infarction Therapy. Stem Cell Reports. 2021 Mar 09; 16(3):666-668.  View on PubMed
  8. Xiong C, Chua KC, Stage TB, Priotti J, Kim J, Altman-Merino A, Chan D, Saraf K, Canato Ferracini A, Fattahi F, Kroetz DL. Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Sensory Neurons are Sensitive to the Neurotoxic Effects of Paclitaxel. Clin Transl Sci. 2021 03; 14(2):568-581.  View on PubMed
  9. Samuel RM, Majd H, Richter MN, Ghazizadeh Z, Zekavat SM, Navickas A, Ramirez JT, Asgharian H, Simoneau CR, Bonser LR, Koh KD, Garcia-Knight M, Tassetto M, Sunshine S, Farahvashi S, Kalantari A, Liu W, Andino R, Zhao H, Natarajan P, Erle DJ, Ott M, Goodarzi H, Fattahi F. Androgen Signaling Regulates SARS-CoV-2 Receptor Levels and Is Associated with Severe COVID-19 Symptoms in Men. Cell Stem Cell. 2020 12 03; 27(6):876-889.e12.  View on PubMed
  10. Ghazizadeh Z, Majd H, Richter M, Samuel R, Zekavat SM, Asgharian H, Farahvashi S, Kalantari A, Ramirez J, Zhao H, Natarajan P, Goodarzi H, Fattahi F. Androgen Regulates SARS-CoV-2 Receptor Levels and Is Associated with Severe COVID-19 Symptoms in Men. bioRxiv. 2020 May 15.  View on PubMed
  11. Monje M, Borniger JC, D'Silva NJ, Deneen B, Dirks PB, Fattahi F, Frenette PS, Garzia L, Gutmann DH, Hanahan D, Hervey-Jumper SL, Hondermarck H, Hurov JB, Kepecs A, Knox SM, Lloyd AC, Magnon C, Saloman JL, Segal RA, Sloan EK, Sun X, Taylor MD, Tracey KJ, Trotman LC, Tuveson DA, Wang TC, White RA, Winkler F. Roadmap for the Emerging Field of Cancer Neuroscience. Cell. 2020 04 16; 181(2):219-222.  View on PubMed
  12. Rajendra C, Wald T, Barber K, Spence JR, Fattahi F, Klein OD. Generation of Knockout Gene-Edited Human Intestinal Organoids. Methods Mol Biol. 2020; 2171:215-230.  View on PubMed
  13. Barber K, Studer L, Fattahi F. Derivation of enteric neuron lineages from human pluripotent stem cells. Nat Protoc. 2019 04; 14(4):1261-1279.  View on PubMed
  14. Kishinevsky S, Wang T, Rodina A, Chung SY, Xu C, Philip J, Taldone T, Joshi S, Alpaugh ML, Bolaender A, Gutbier S, Sandhu D, Fattahi F, Zimmer B, Shah SK, Chang E, Inda C, Koren J, Saurat NG, Leist M, Gross SS, Seshan VE, Klein C, Tomishima MJ, Erdjument-Bromage H, Neubert TA, Henrickson RC, Chiosis G, Studer L. HSP90-incorporating chaperome networks as biosensor for disease-related pathways in patient-specific midbrain dopamine neurons. Nat Commun. 2018 10 19; 9(1):4345.  View on PubMed
  15. Ghazizadeh Z, Fattahi F, Mirzaei M, Bayersaikhan D, Lee J, Chae S, Hwang D, Byun K, Tabar MS, Taleahmad S, Mirshahvaladi S, Shabani P, Fonoudi H, Haynes PA, Baharvand H, Aghdami N, Evans T, Lee B, Salekdeh GH. Prospective Isolation of ISL1+ Cardiac Progenitors from Human ESCs for Myocardial Infarction Therapy. Stem Cell Reports. 2018 03 13; 10(3):848-859.  View on PubMed
  16. Tchieu J, Zimmer B, Fattahi F, Amin S, Zeltner N, Chen S, Studer L. A Modular Platform for Differentiation of Human PSCs into All Major Ectodermal Lineages. Cell Stem Cell. 2017 09 07; 21(3):399-410.e7.  View on PubMed
  17. Qi Y, Zhang XJ, Renier N, Wu Z, Atkin T, Sun Z, Ozair MZ, Tchieu J, Zimmer B, Fattahi F, Ganat Y, Azevedo R, Zeltner N, Brivanlou AH, Karayiorgou M, Gogos J, Tomishima M, Tessier-Lavigne M, Shi SH, Studer L. Combined small-molecule inhibition accelerates the derivation of functional cortical neurons from human pluripotent stem cells. Nat Biotechnol. 2017 02; 35(2):154-163.  View on PubMed
  18. Zeltner N, Fattahi F, Dubois NC, Saurat N, Lafaille F, Shang L, Zimmer B, Tchieu J, Soliman MA, Lee G, Casanova JL, Studer L. Capturing the biology of disease severity in a PSC-based model of familial dysautonomia. Nat Med. 2016 12; 22(12):1421-1427.  View on PubMed
  19. Fattahi F, Steinbeck JA, Kriks S, Tchieu J, Zimmer B, Kishinevsky S, Zeltner N, Mica Y, El-Nachef W, Zhao H, de Stanchina E, Gershon MD, Grikscheit TC, Chen S, Studer L. Deriving human ENS lineages for cell therapy and drug discovery in Hirschsprung disease. Nature. 2016 Mar 03; 531(7592):105-9.  View on PubMed
  20. Ghazizadeh Z, Vahdat S, Fattahi F, Fonoudi H, Omrani G, Gholampour M, Aghdami N. Isolation and characterization of cardiogenic, stem-like cardiac precursors from heart samples of patients with congenital heart disease. Life Sci. 2015 Sep 15; 137:105-15.  View on PubMed

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