Saghizadeh Ghiam Lab
I am an associate professor in the Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute Eye Program in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cedars-Sinai. I am also an adjunct assistant professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA."
Researchers in the Saghizadeh Ghiam Laboratory study the microRNA regulatory mechanisms of limbal epithelial stem cell (LESC) proliferation, migration, adhesion and differentiation in normal cornea homeostasis and wound-healing processes. Understanding these mechanisms could be key to understanding corneal diseases. In addition, the Saghizadeh Ghiam Lab studies the contribution of limbal extracellular vesicles (EVs) derived from corneal epithelial (LECs) and stromal cells in the molecular processes that lead to regeneration and wound healing.
Meet Our Team
Learn more about the scientists, faculty members, investigators and other healthcare professionals of the Ghiam Laboratory, whose dedicated efforts lead to groundbreaking discoveries.
Leszczynska A, Kulkarni M, Ljubimov AV, Saghizadeh M.
Sci Rep. 2018 Oct 11;8(1):15173.
Saghizadeh M, Kramerov AA, Svendsen CN, Ljubimov AV.
Stem Cells. 2017 Oct;35(10):2105-2114.
Kulkarni M, Leszczynska A, Wei G, Winkler MA, Tang J, Funari VA, Deng N, Liu Z, Punj V, Deng SX, Ljubimov AV, Saghizadeh M.
Sci Rep. 2017 Jun 14;7(1):3448.