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Bahareh Haddad Derafshi

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Bahareh Haddad Derafshi

Bahareh Haddad Derafshi

I am very excited to join the Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, PhD program. In my research, I intend to study epigenetic regulation in neuronal development and synaptic plasticity. I also want to study the regulation of chromatin in neurons. In particular, I want to investigate the effect of deregulation in chromatin remodeling complexes, a process that occurs in many neurodevelopmental disorders. I want to study chromatin architecture and follow epigenetic deregulation at all stages along the path to synapse dysfunction. Stem cells will allow me to create a platform to study this. They will also help me to understand the early stages of disease and ultimately to identify therapeutic targets.