Pedram received his BSc in chemical engineering from Sharif University of Technology. He then moved to the United States to pursue his PhD in chemical engineering with a biomedical engineering minor at the University of Minnesota. His PhD research has been focused on developing blood-brain barrier models using human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cells and studying the interaction of breast cancer cells with brain endothelial cells. He will be studying the differentiation of human vascular endothelial cells to hematopoietic stem cells using cell models derived from pluripotent stem cells. Pedram’s hobbies include biking, hiking, and watching sports. 

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