ACS names Sarvenaz Sarabipour, ICM Postdoctoral Fellow, among distinguished biochemists
Sarvenaz Sarabipour, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Computational Medicine, is among 44 early career researchers featured by the American Chemical Society (ACS) on the cover of the January 2018 issue of the ACS journal, Biochemistry.
The month long special issue of Biochemistry: “Future of Biochemistry” is dedicated to the young chemists and biologists around the world who tackle increasingly complex and highly relevant biological problems and systems with a diverse set of skills and backgrounds.
Sarabipour, who conducts her research in the ICM lab of Feilim Mac Gabhann, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering, builds complex computer models to simulate and understand the cell signaling networks involved in the regulation of angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels. Angiogenesis is inhibited in conditions such as peripheral artery disease and diabetes. The models enable Sarabipour to understand the signaling processes occurring in angiogenesis that can be used to design specific interventions against proteins that promote angiogenesis in these medical conditions.
Sarabipour’s article, “Computational Systems Biochemistry: Beyond the Static Interactome,” co-authored with Feilim Mac Gabhann, is featured in Biochemistry: “Future of Biochemistry”. In the article, Sarabipour explains the important role that computational modeling plays in understanding biophysical-biochemical reactions governing cells. Read the full article here.