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Extracellular vesicles composition and function

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Scientific Focus

After completing his PhD in 2009, Dr. Masoud Darabi joined as a tenure-track professor at Iran Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. He has received fellowships from Heidelberg University in Germany, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in France, and University of Sydney in Australia. In 2022, he joined UKSH after leading a project on lipid trafficking at Heidelberg University Hospital as an Alexander von Humboldt visiting professor. His research focuses on cellular communication through extracellular vesicles, which play a crucial role in cell development in both health and disease. With a multi-disciplinary approach involving biochemistry, molecular cell biology, he has developed expertise in lipid trafficking and membrane shedding. Dr. Darabi has published over 100 papers, supervised 3 PhD students, and taught for more than 5,100 hours.

Academic qualification

Clinical Biochemistry, PhD, HDL particle composition and signaling, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences


Award Date: 15.12.2009

Clinical Biochemistry, Master of Science, Human adipose tissue composition and function, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences


Award Date: 30.09.2005

External positions

Alexander von Humboldt Visiting Professor, University of Heidelberg


Visiting Associate Professor, Université Nice-Sophia Antipolis


Professor, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences

01.12.2009 → …

Postdoctoral Researcher


Research Areas and Centers

  • Centers: University Cancer Center Schleswig-Holstein (UCCSH)

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