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Sara Mohammad Taheri is a PhD student studying computational biology and computational proteomics at Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science, advised by Professor Olga Vitek. A native of Tehran, Iran, Sara earned both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in mathematics from Sharif University of Technology.
Sara’s research area includes computational biology and proteomics and she is a member of the Statistical Methods for Studies of Biomolecular Systems group. Sara hope’s her research and work will lead to the betterment of individuals’ lives.
- MS in Mathematics, Sharif University of Technology – Iran
- BS in Mathematics, Sharif University of Technology – Iran
- Hometown: Tehran, Iran
- Field of Study: Computational Biology, Computational Proteomics
- PhD Advisor: Olga Vitek
What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?
I am a PhD student being advised by Professor Olga Vitek. Generally speaking, I am interested in statistics and its application.
What are your research interests?
I am interested in developing statistical and computational methods and open source software for systems-wide molecular investigations of biological organisms including quantitative genomics, proteomics etc., that rely on mass spectrometry to characterize the components of the biological systems, their functional interactions, and their relevance to disease.
What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?
Currently I am working on developing a web application framework that can handle longitudinal system suitability data. It helps user objectively analyze SST results and detect system problems using summaries and control charts. It is currently designed for SRM type experiments. I like to extend it to other workflows such as DIA and DDA.
What aspect of what you do is most interesting?
The field I am working can have positive effects on the lives of individuals and that is very important to me.
What are your research or career goals, going forward?
I may stay in academia or work as a researcher in industry.
Where did you grow up or spend your most defining years?
I grew up in Tehran, Iran.
Where did you study for your undergraduate degree?
I studied at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran because it was located in my home town and it is the best university in Iran.