Zeinab Shirbaghaei, PhD

Credentials: Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Position title: Research Associate

Pronouns: Google Scholar profile

Email: shirbaghaee@wisc.edu

Website: Sheibani Lab Website

Phone: (608) 364-3345

1111 Highland Avenue
9453 Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research
Madison, WI 53705

Keywords: Stem cell science, Regenerative Medicine, Clinical Trial, Aged-related macular disease (AMD), Diabetic retinopathy, oxidative stress and inflammation in the pathogenesis of dry AMD, Hypoxia/Ischemia effects on mast cell activation.

B.Sc. in Laboratory Sciences at School of Paramedical Sciences, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
M.Sc. in Medical Immunology at School of Public Health at Tehran University of Medical sciences, Iran.
PhD candidate in applied cell sciences (Cell therapy) at School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Iran.

Zeinab was recently recruited as a Research Associate to apply some of her graduate training in use of mesenchymal stems cells for treatment of diabetic wounds that do not heal, to expand her interest in diabetes to its vision related complications.

She is investigating the role adenosinergic receptor signaling pathways play in activation of mast cells, and their activity in regulation of ocular anti-inflammatory diseases including diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, and AMD.

She is also interested in using stem cells and stem cells derived vesicle for regenerative medicine and therapeutic application in ocular disease.