Student Profile

Aref Shahini

PhD, postdoc at Harvard Medical School

Aref Shahini.

“I am currently a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School and a former SCiRM fellow. My SCiRM fellowship during my PhD enabled me to complete multiple experiments, encompassing cell biology assessments and animal studies that I conducted to unravel the anti-aging effects of an embryonic transcription factor on the hallmarks of aging in muscle stem cells. The techniques and methods I learnt under SCiRM support were essential to the scientific understanding of the research that I currently conduct at HMS. In my current position, I am investigating the transcriptional regulation of joint embryonic development as well as the biology of those stem cells that prevent arthritis. I am grateful to the SCiRM community for the support they provided me as it was critical to my success in my research career”.