Hassan Azari

Hassan Azari

Hassan Azari
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomical Sciences
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Iran


Dr. Hassan Azari, MSc, PhD, received his master’s in Anatomy in 2001 from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran and his doctorate degree in 2007 from the Medical University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran. He did his PhD thesis work at the Queensland Brain Institute of the University Queensland, Australia, where he was working on developing a new technology for enrichment of neuronal progenitors from adult neural stem cells. He started his career as an Assistant Professor of Anatomy in Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in 2007. He has done his postdoctoral research in Dr. Brent Reynolds lab at McKnight Brain Institute , University of Florida from 2009-2011. Dr. Azari’s research focuses on development of new technologies for purification and enrichment of defined cell populations from renewable source of stem cells and also activation and recruitment of endogenous neural stem and progenitor cells. The goal of his studies is to devise efficient cell therapeutic approaches for neurological diseases such as Stroke, Spinal cord injuries, Demyelinating diseases and Neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Azari also has tremendous interest in brain cancer biology and therapy.

Research Interest

Neural Stem Cells Biology
Neural Cancer Stem cell Biology
Embryonic and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Biology (Neural differentiation) Cell Replacement Therapy of Neurological Diseases
Development of new technologies for neural cell selection and Isolation
Immunotherapy of brain tumors