Dr. Farshad Homayouni Moghadam received his PhD from Isfahan University of medical science (Iran) in 2008. He completed his PhD thesis in Royan Institute in Isfahan (Iran). After that, he moved to Germany to complete his training in stem cell research at neurophysiology department in University of Cologne. During his studies he developed a particular interest in stem cell differentiation to neural cells and neuro-regeneration using stem cells. Then he worked as a faculty member in Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences (Yazd / Iran) for seven years and continued his research on stem cells. Then he decided to improve his research skills by means of a postdoc position in Royan Institute (Iran). At present he is part of the staff of the stem cell departement at the Royan Institute in Isfahan, Iran. He is also involved in teaching medical students and nurses in the field of Neurophysiology.
Dr. Homayouni focused his research on stem cell differentiation to neural cells, crosstalk between neurons and microglia in Alzheimerís disease, stem cell therapy for Parkinson and Alzheimerís diseases and development of new therapies based on brain organoids.