1990-1994, B.Sc. in Biology from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad; 1996-2000, Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at University of Sheffield, UK; 2004, MMedSc in Cancer Studies at University of Sheffield, UK (with Distinction). 1999-2002, Senior Research Scientist for Transgenomic Ltd.; 2002-2005, Postdoctoral Research Associate for Axordia Ltd., and also Centre for Stem Cell Biology at University of Sheffield. 2005-present, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. I am interested and focused on gene manipulation of stem cells and also working on characterization of cancer stem cells.