Samira Elikaee, PhD
PhD, Medical Parasitology—School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
MSc, Medical Parasitology—School of Public Health, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
BSc, Medical Laboratory Science—School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Leishmaniasis is one of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and affecting more than 12 million people worldwide. Identifying and characterizing Leishmania genes and the proteins, using gene-targeted disruption strategies (such as CRISPR/Cas9) allow the selection of parasites lacking genes essential for long-term survival and/or virulence. In this way, the approaches for finding new drug targets and prevention aims could be achieved.
More information can be found on Dr. Elikaee's ResearchGate bibliography.
Outside the Classroom
My hobbies include meditation, hiking, yoga, swimming, travel and learn about diverse cultures.