Malahat Mousavi, PhD

Malahat Mousavi - tjänstledig

Upphandlare

Om mig

Jag jobbar som Upphandlare, Produkt specialist inom labb och forskning och Controller

Jag agerar också som enhetens skyddsombud.  

 

Forskningsbeskrivning

Programmed cell clearance and its role in inflammation

Tissue homeostasis is maintained through the concerted actions of programmed cell death and programmed cell clearance. The latter is a genetically programmed mechanism for the disposal of apoptotic cells by phagocytic cells including macrophages. Deficits in any part of this machinery may result in chronic inflammatory and autoimmune related disease. Thus, these deficits need to be discovered and therapeutic steps need to be taken. To date, some proteins and enzymes such as aminophospholipid translocase or phospholipid scramblase have been suggested to play important role in mechanisms of phagocytosis but we are far from uncovering all the involved cellular mechanisms that regulate the recognition and removal of dying cells by macrophages. The goal of our research is to investigate the mechanism of apoptosis and phagocytosis and to study specifically the role of neutrophils and the production of so-called neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs).

Utbildning

2009-   Post-doc at the Cell Biology & Nutrition, University of Houston. TX, USA

2004-   Postdoc at Department of Neuroscience, Health care and Society, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

2003-   Doctoral Degree at Department of Neuroscience, Health care and Society, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

2001-   Medical licentiate at Department of Neuroscience, Health care and Society, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

1999-   Master's Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Science at Karolinska Institute, Sweden