NCDRC - Non Communicable Diseases Research Center





I am Nastaran Samimi BSc (in Anesthesiology) and a Medical student in Fasa University of Medical Sciences.

Currently I am working as a guest scholar researcher in Molecular Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, in the field of molecular neurosciences and especially working on the effect of Autophagy in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease and some other brain disorders.

I have a 2 years practical experience in the laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Neurosciences on the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease in Royan Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Technology at Tehran, Iran, under the supervision of Professor Kourosh Shahpasand and Professor Mojtaba Farjam who the latter is my mentor in my research life.

One of my best opportunity in life was me being accepted as a Medical student in Fasa University of Medical Sciences.

After putting a formal request for working in the field of a stem cell and molecular neurosciences with the help of the deputy of research and technology at Fasa University of medical sciences, I got familiar with these Fields and then under direct supervision of Professor Farjam, I negotiated with Professor Shahpasand for designing a research project. We finally could write a proposal which granted by NIMAD, National Institute for Medical Research Development, and I Began working in Royan Institute as a researcher while I continued to stuay medicine as a guest medical student in Iran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran.

My current career in Molecular Neuroscience Laboratory of the Tokyo Metropolitan University is welcomed by the kind hospitality of professor Kanae Ando And professor Shin-ichi Hisanaga As well as their nice colleagues and students and researchers. I am continuing my research on the role of Autophagy in Tauopathy disorders like Alzheimer’s disease here. Giving services to my original University and especially the research center named Non-communicable Diseases Research Center in my medical school at Fasa University of Medical Sciences.


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