Mahshid Ghasemi, mentee in the 2020-21 program in SA (UniSA).

I have graduated from Semnan University of Medical Sciences in Iran in 2012 with an M.D. (Medical Doctorate) degree. Following graduation from medical school, I worked as a general practitioner for two years and then started working as a clinical researcher at the Department of Regenerative Medicine at the Royan Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Technology in Iran, where I contributed to basic and clinical research on regenerative medicine and cell therapy in dermatologic diseases including vitiligo, burn, and scar for four years. In 2019, I succeeded to receive an offer of admission and scholarship to undertake a PhD Degree in regenerative medicine under the supervision of Prof. Allison Cowin at the University of South Australia (UniSA), Future Industries Institute. The aim of my PhD project is to investigate the mechanism of action of the extracellular form of the protein Flightless I (Flii), an actinremodeling protein, in wound healing in vitro and in vivo, and to investigate the potential use of Flii as a diagnostic biomarker to inform diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) management. I have started my PhD at the end of June 2019 and defended my PhD proposal in April 2020.

My ultimate aim is to carry out high-level independent research in the field of regenerative
medicine, integrating my basic and clinical knowledge and skills together to design and
conduct beneficial bench to bedside research for patients suffering from hard-to-treat diseases. I consider the IMNIS program an opportunity to learn how to do translational research in order to efficiently contribute to the development of clinical practice/biomedical industry.

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