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Samira Asgari, Ph.D.

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École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), SwitzerlandPhD05/2016Human genomics
University of Tehran, IranMSc01/2011Medical Biotechnology
University of Tehran, IranBSc07/2008Biotechnology
EPFL nominee
Charles J. Epstein Trainee Awards for Excellence in Human Genetics Research-finalist
Best abstract award
Travle award
single-cell genomics scientific challenge award
Travel award

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  1. T32HG010464 Aug 1, 2020 - Aug 1, 2021
    NIH T32 Training Grant in Precision and Genomic Medicine
  2. P400PB_183823 Jan 1, 2019 - Aug 1, 2020
    Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoc.Mobility grant
  3. P2ELP3_172101 Jan 1, 2017 - Aug 1, 2018
    Swiss National Science Foundation Early Postdoc.Mobility grant

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  1. Reshef YA, Rumker L, Kang JB, Nathan A, Korsunsky I, Asgari S, Murray MB, Moody DB, Raychaudhuri S. Co-varying neighborhood analysis identifies cell populations associated with phenotypes of interest from single-cell transcriptomics. Nat Biotechnol. 2021 Oct 21. PMID: 34675423.
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  2. Gamache I, Legault MA, Grenier JC, Sanchez R, Rhéaume E, Asgari S, Barhdadi A, Zada YF, Trochet H, Luo Y, Lecca L, Murray M, Raychaudhuri S, Tardif JC, Dubé MP, Hussin J. A sex-specific evolutionary interaction between ADCY9 and CETP. Elife. 2021 Oct 05; 10. PMID: 34609279.
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  3. Arkin LM, Moon JJ, Tran JM, Asgari S, O'Farrelly C, Casanova JL, Cowen EW, Mays JW, Singh AM, Drolet BA. From Your Nose to Your Toes: A Review of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Pandemic?Associated Pernio. J Invest Dermatol. 2021 Jul 15. PMID: 34561087.
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  4. Asgari S, Pousaz LA. Human genetic variants identified that affect COVID susceptibility and severity. Nature. 2021 Jul 08. PMID: 34239107.
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  5. Nathan A, Beynor JI, Baglaenko Y, Suliman S, Ishigaki K, Asgari S, Huang CC, Luo Y, Zhang Z, Lopez K, Lindestam Arlehamn CS, Ernst JD, Jimenez J, Calderón RI, Lecca L, Van Rhijn I, Moody DB, Murray MB, Raychaudhuri S. Multimodally profiling memory T cells from a tuberculosis cohort identifies cell state associations with demographics, environment and disease. Nat Immunol. 2021 06; 22(6):781-793. PMID: 34031617.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  6. Borghesi A, Trück J, Asgari S, Sancho-Shimizu V, Agyeman PKA, Bellos E, Giannoni E, Stocker M, Posfay-Barbe KM, Heininger U, Bernhard-Stirnemann S, Niederer-Loher A, Kahlert CR, Natalucci G, Relly C, Riedel T, Kuehni CE, Thorball CW, Chaturvedi N, Martinon-Torres F, Kuijpers TW, Coin L, Wright V, Herberg J, Levin M, Aebi C, Berger C, Fellay J, Schlapbach LJ. Whole-exome Sequencing for the Identification of Rare Variants in Primary Immunodeficiency Genes in Children With Sepsis: A Prospective, Population-based Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 12 17; 71(10):e614-e623. PMID: 32185379.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Asgari S, Luo Y, Akbari A, Belbin GM, Li X, Harris DN, Selig M, Bartell E, Calderon R, Slowikowski K, Contreras C, Yataco R, Galea JT, Jimenez J, Coit JM, Farroñay C, Nazarian RM, O'Connor TD, Dietz HC, Hirschhorn JN, Guio H, Lecca L, Kenny EE, Freeman EE, Murray MB, Raychaudhuri S. A positively selected FBN1 missense variant reduces height in Peruvian individuals. Nature. 2020 06; 582(7811):234-239. PMID: 32499652.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  8. Luo Y, Suliman S, Asgari S, Amariuta T, Baglaenko Y, Martínez-Bonet M, Ishigaki K, Gutierrez-Arcelus M, Calderon R, Lecca L, León SR, Jimenez J, Yataco R, Contreras C, Galea JT, Becerra M, Nejentsev S, Nigrovic PA, Moody DB, Murray MB, Raychaudhuri S. Early progression to active tuberculosis is a highly heritable trait driven by 3q23 in Peruvians. Nat Commun. 2019 08 21; 10(1):3765. PMID: 31434886.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  9. Fraile-López M, Jawhari A, Asgari S, Sansone S, Budihal S, Parra-Blanco A. Hybrid-biopsy endoscopic mucosal resection: an effective and simple technique for flat colorectal lesions. Endoscopy. 2019 08; 51(8):E201-E203. PMID: 31039588.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Asgari S, Chaturvedi N, Scepanovic P, Hammer C, Semmo N, Giostra E, Müllhaupt B, Angus P, Thompson AJ, Moradpour D, Fellay J. Human genomics of acute liver failure due to hepatitis B virus infection: An exome sequencing study in liver transplant recipients. J Viral Hepat. 2019 02; 26(2):271-277. PMID: 30315682.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Asgari S, Schlapbach LJ, Anchisi S, Hammer C, Bartha I, Junier T, Mottet-Osman G, Posfay-Barbe KM, Longchamp D, Stocker M, Cordey S, Kaiser L, Riedel T, Kenna T, Long D, Schibler A, Telenti A, Tapparel C, McLaren PJ, Garcin D, Fellay J. Severe viral respiratory infections in children with IFIH1 loss-of-function mutations. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 08 01; 114(31):8342-8347. PMID: 28716935.
    Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  12. Asgari S, McLaren PJ, Peake J, Wong M, Wong R, Bartha I, Francis JR, Abarca K, Gelderman KA, Agyeman P, Aebi C, Berger C, Fellay J, Schlapbach LJ. Corrigendum: Exome Sequencing Reveals Primary Immunodeficiencies in Children with Community-Acquired Pseudomonas aeruginosa Sepsis. Front Immunol. 2016; 7:447. PMID: 27790221.
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  13. Asgari S, McLaren PJ, Peake J, Wong M, Wong R, Bartha I, Francis JR, Abarca K, Gelderman KA, Agyeman P, Aebi C, Berger C, Fellay J, Schlapbach LJ. Exome Sequencing Reveals Primary Immunodeficiencies in Children with Community-Acquired Pseudomonas aeruginosa Sepsis. Front Immunol. 2016; 7:357. PMID: 27703454.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    
  14. Asgari S, Moslem M, Bagheri-Lankarani K, Pournasr B, Miryounesi M, Baharvand H. Differentiation and transplantation of human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived hepatocyte-like cells. Stem Cell Rev Rep. 2013 Aug; 9(4):493-504. PMID: 22076752.
    Citations: 41     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  15. Fattahi F, Asgari S, Pournasr B, Seifinejad A, Totonchi M, Taei A, Aghdami N, Salekdeh GH, Baharvand H. Disease-corrected hepatocyte-like cells from familial hypercholesterolemia-induced pluripotent stem cells. Mol Biotechnol. 2013 Jul; 54(3):863-73. PMID: 23247991.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  16. Asgari S, Pournasr B, Salekdeh GH, Ghodsizadeh A, Ott M, Baharvand H. Induced pluripotent stem cells: a new era for hepatology. J Hepatol. 2010 Oct; 53(4):738-51. PMID: 20621379.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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