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Raheleh Heidari Raheleh Heidari

Postdoc - University of Basel

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I'm a neurobiologist by training. I have previously worked on the mechanisms of learning and memory in animal models, looking for potential links between sex-hormones and spatial memory and genetic components of habituation. My PhD thesis was on drug discovery and genetic screen in pre-clinical models of PolyQ class of neurodegenerative disorders.

Following my PhD I joined the department of biomedical ethics in the University of Basel to investigate the societal impact and regulatory framework of cutting-edge biotechnology such as CRISPR and emerging synthetic biology techniques.

Currently I’m following advanced studies in the clinical trial practice and management at the University-Hospital of Basel.  

During my residency at Brocher foundation I will investigate the ethical and psychosocial consequences of Deep Brain Stimulation for the treatment of Obesity.