members

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Lobat Tayebi

Associate Professor & Director of Research at MUSoD

After her graduation from University of California-Davis in 2011, Lobat joined Oklahoma State University as an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. She moved to Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2014 as an Associate Professor and Director of Research.  She has published over 70 Journal articles and book chapters and her research interests include biomaterials, 3D printing, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering and personalized medicine.

Current Members

Morteza Rasoulianboroujeni

Senior Researcher/Lab Manager

Email:Morteza.Rasoulianboroujeni@marquette.edu

Morteza Joined Tayebi group in July 2015. As a bioengineer, he works in the areas of 3D printing, tissue engineering and drug delivery systems. Among the group members, he has the responsibility of managing the lab.

Mohammadreza Tahriri

Postdoctoral Researcher, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Email: mohammadreza.tahriri@marquette.edu

Mohammadreza is a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Tayebi lab (since Dec. 2015) at Marquette University. His research is focused on Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Optical Nanobiosensors. He is particularly interested is scaffold design for soft and hard tissue engineering.

Kimia Khoshroo (DDS)

Research Associate, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Email: kimia.khoshroo@marquette.edu

Kimia is a dentist. She received her Ph.D. in Dental Biomaterials from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She joined Dr. Tayebi group as a Research Associate in Dec 2015. Her research interests include conservative and regenerative dentistry. Kimia's current research at Marquette University focuses on dental materials and scaffold fabrication..

Amir Yadegari

Research Associate, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Email: amir.yadegari@marquette.edu

Amir joined Marquette University School of Dentistry as a Research Associate in March 2017. He has a master degree in Chemical Engineering and his research projects include "Hard & Soft Tissue Expansion, Vascularization, and Cell Seeding in Tissue Engineering", "Design of Bioactive and Regenerative Scaffolds/Grafts Using 3-D Printing Method" and "Smart Nanparticals and Composites Constructs"..

Nikita Tongas

Research Scholar, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Email: nikita.tongas@marquette.edu

Nikita grew up in the Milwaukee area and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He graduated in May of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Genetics and certificates in Environmental Studies and Stem Cell Sciences. As an undergrad, Nikita studied Charcot-Marie Tooth Disease, a progressive disorder that affects the peripheral nervous system. His research focused on evaluating gene expression levels throughout the generation of a human Schwann cell culture from iPS cells. Nikita plans on attending Dental School in the near future and is excited to be back in a research lab.

Sanaz Tajik

Research Associate, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Email: sanaz.tajik@marquette.edu

Sanaz joined Dr. Tayebi’s research group in September 2018. She received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) in August 2017. Her research at Marquette University School of Dentistry focuses on 3D printing and preparation and characterization of nanomaterials, smart materials and biomaterials in oral and dental tissue engineering.

Leila Mohammadiamirabad

Research Associate, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Email: leila.mohammadiamirabad@marquette.edu

Dr. Leila Mohammadiamiraba joined Tayebi group as Research Associate in 2018. Her research focus is on in vivo study on various tissue engineered constructs with different small and large animals, pluripotent stem cell biology/iPSC technology, differentiation and developing a stem cell therapy using regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. She worked wildly on myocardial differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells, engineering of different soft and hard tissues including cardiac, skin, cartilage, pancreas, and bone using different kinds of stem cells, scaffolds, and bioreactors.

Meisam Omidi

Postdoctoral Fellow, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Email: meisam.omidi@marquette.edu

Dr. Omidi’s research is focused on application of nanobiomaterials in soft, hard, and interfacial tissue engineering. He is particularly interested is 3D printing and smart material design in regenerative medicine.

Fahimeh Sadat Tabatabaei

Postdoctoral Fellow, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Email: fahimeh.tabatabaei@marquette.edu

Dr. Tabatabaei earned her D.D.S. degree from Kerman University in Iran in 2000. After 2 years of studying in the fields of oral biology and dental materials at Toulouse University in France, she moved back to Iran and received her Ph.D in Dental Biomaterials. She was head of the department of Dental Biomaterials at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow in Tayebi group with research focused on tissue engineering, 3D printing, stem cells and oral mucosa.
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Aatif Nowman

DDS Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Email: aatif.nowman@marquette.edu

Aatif Nowman grew up in the Milwaukee area and is a first year student at Marquette University School of Dentistry. He completed undergraduate studies at Marquette University as part of the Pre-Dental Scholars program, majoring in Biomedical Sciences. He has worked extensively in the public health sector having collaborated in epidemiological research and governmental policy writing. His research interests includes periodontal tissue regeneration, dental biomaterials, and oral oncology. Outside of school Aatif is an avid runner and foodie.

Brinda Shah

DDS Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Email: brinda.shah@marquette.edu

Brinda is a current first-year dental student at Marquette University School of Dentistry. She completed her undergraduate education as a Biomedical Sciences major in the Pre-dental Scholars program at Marquette University. Her interest in research began in high school when she conducted two years of independent research in the areas of CNS disease and neuro-mechanics. She later did research in undergraduate school on the developmental biology of nematodes under a professor at Marquette. She began her research journey in dental school in the Fall of 2015 in the areas of regenerative dentistry and cartilage tissue engineering. Her current research interests are in the fields of oral tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and oral oncology.

Joshua White

DDS Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Email: joshua.white@marquette.edu

Josh is currently attending Marquette University School of Dentistry and is in the class of 2019. He received his baccalaureate degree at Brigham Young University in public health, health sciences. While at BYU Josh did extensive research within the biology, life sciences, and chemistry departments. His interests in research include bio materials, bone regeneration, tissue engineering, and public health.

Alexander Karkazis

Undergraduate Student (Pre-Dental)

Biology, Marquette University

Email: alexander.karkazis@marquette.edu

Alex Karkazis is a 3rd year undergraduate student at Marquette studying Biology. He aspires to go to dental school in the near future. He is researching different features of biodegradable films that aid in the wound healing process of the eye.

Rizwan Bader

Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Sciences, Marquette University

Email: rizwan.bader@marquette.edu

Rizwan Bader is a third year undergraduate student studying Biomedical Sciences at Marquette University.  He was raised in Racine, Wisconsin and has been engaged in a myriad of activities since a young age. Rizwan is passionate about his research interests of dental materials and bone tissue engineering. He is working on projects related to polymeric and ceramic 3D printed bone scaffolds. Currently, Rizwan is excited to investigate the degradation and mechanical properties of calcium phosphate scaffolds.  He loves working with the team and looks forward to new opportunities.

 

Former Members

Neha Solanki, BDS

Research Associate, Marquette University School of Dentistry

 

Valmore Malskis (DDS)

Research Associate, Marquette University School of Dentistry

 

Dr. Sridivya Kasinadhuni, B.D.S, M.S

Dental Research Associate, Marquette University School of Dentistry

 

Nidhi Nangia, DDS

Research Scholar, Marquette University School of Dentistry

 

Zohra Metalwala, DDS

Research Scholar, Marquette University School of Dentistry

 

Parisa Amjadi, DDS

Research Associate, Marquette University School of Dentistry

 

Massoud Seifi, DDS

Research Associate, Marquette University School of Dentistry

 

 

Steven Pitcher

DDS Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

 

Christin Zito,

Undergraduate Student

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center (OREC)

 
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Zachary Jacobs

Undergraduate Student (Pre-Dental),

Biomedical Sciences, Marquette University

 
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Kyle Boonyong

Undergraduate (Pre-Dental)

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Marquette University

 
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Michael Del Monico

Undergraduate Student (Pre-Dental)

Marquette University

 
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Stephan Kakos

Undergraduate Student (Pre-Dental),

Physiological Sciences, Marquette University

 
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Wiley Yao

DDS Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

 
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Matthew Bures

DDS Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

 

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Pinkesh Shah

DDS Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

 
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Mina Fahmy

DDS Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

 
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Mostafa Yazdimamaghani

Ph.D. Student

 
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Amin Nozariasbmarz

Ph.D. Student

 
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Pouya Amrollahi

M.Sc. Student

 
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Dr. Mehdi Razavi

Research Scholar

 
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Parvaneh Rouhani

PhD Student

 
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Vahid Shabafrooz

Research Scholar

 
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Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University
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Dr. Erfan Salahinejad

Research Associate

 
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Dr. Masoud Mozafari

Research Associate

 
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Armin Tahmasbi Rad

Research Associate

 
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Erfan Dashtimoghadam

Postdoctoral Researcher, Marquette University School of Dentistry

 

 

Farahnaz Fahimipour

Research Associate, Marquette University School of Dentistry

 

 
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Ethan Schuler

 DDS Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

  

 
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Hossein Jazayeri

Researcher, Marquette University School of Dentistry

 

 
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Wonhee Lee

Endodontics Resident, Marquette University School of Dentistry

 

 

Martin Rodriguez

Undergraduate Student

Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University

 

 
 

Dr. Shahriar Hojjati Emami

Post-Doctoral Fellow