Amir Seyedmousavi

Invasive Fungi Research Center

Amir (Seyedmojtaba) Seyedmousavi is a Medical and Molecular Mycologist and Antifungal Resistance Expert.

 His main research focuses on: infection biology and pathogenesis of human pathogenic fungi mainly Aspergillus species and melanized fungi; molecular mechanisms of drug resistance; and optimization of antifungal therapy through application of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) principles. In this area, he has published over 100 research papers and book chapters, and has delivered over 50 invited lectures worldwide. He also teaches internationally on many advanced postgraduate courses/workshops on various aspects of Medical and Veterinary Mycology.

Dr. Seyedmousavi is currently Country Ambassador of Science to Iran at American Society for Microbiology, and Research Director at Center of Excellence for Infection Biology and Antimicrobial Pharmacology in Tehran, Iran. Since 2012, he also serves as Senior Principal Investigator at the Invasive Fungi Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran. He was previously appointed as Assistant and Associate Professor of Medical Mycology in Iran (2002 to 2009).

He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Tehran, Iran, followed by a PhD (Cum Laude) in Mycology in 2006. He also succeeded in a second PhD examination, subject Medical Mycology and PK/PD, at the Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

He did his first postdoctoral research in “Molecular Mycology and Phylogenetics” in the lab of Prof. Sybren de Hoog at the CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre, Utrecht, the Netherlands. He also completed a second postdoctoral training program subject “Aspergillus fumigatus, antifungal-resistance and PK/PD strategies to treat invasive fungal infections” at the Departments of Medical Microbiology, RadboudUMC, Nijmegen, and ErasmusMC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, under supervision of Prof. Paul Verweij, Prof. Johan Mouton and Dr. Willem Melchers. He then moved to United States to complete an advanced research training program subject “Infection biology and functional genomics” under supervision of Dr. June Kwon-Chung, Molecular Microbiology Section, Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Since 2014, Dr. Seyedmousavi serves as an Editor of “Medical Mycology” the official journal of International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM).

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