Dr Maryam Rashidi

Dr Maryam Rashidi

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Dr Maryam Rashidi using a microscope

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Dr
Maryam
Rashidi

MD Yazd Azad Medical University 

PhD Student

I am studying the regulation of the innate immune response, which is the first line of defence against infection or injury. Loss of control of innate immunity can lead to inflammatory conditions such as autoimmune diseases and cancer. Most current anti-inflammatory agents can induce severe side effects and organ toxicity. Thus, development of more effective and less toxic therapies to treat inflammatory disorders is a high priority.

My research is focused on how the innate immune response contributes to disease. My goal is to use this information to find new treatments for various diseases.

Research interest

My research focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying various pathological conditions and find the new therapeutic approaches for reversing them.

My current research project is implemented in two parts: 

  • Investigating inhibitory effect of soluble CD52 and related signalling pathways in innate immunity.
  • Investigating the therapeutic effect of soluble CD52 focusing on inflammation driven diseases.