Mahyar Nouri-Shirazi, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Dr. Nouri-Shirazi is Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, Baylor College of Dentistry. After completing a competitive program at Tottori University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Nouri-Shirazi received his doctorate in Immunology from Chiba University School of Medicine, while living in Japan. Later he moved to New York and pursued his studies as a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University. In 1998 he joined the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research as a senior postdoctoral fellow, which brought him to Dallas. In 2005, he received the appointment of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Studies at Baylor, Waco. Dr. Nouri-Shirazi's research interests are cancer and transplantation immunology. His current research program focuses on two dendritic cell (DC)-related investigations: 1) exploiting the tolerogenic characteristic of DCs to develop tolerance protocols applicable to both live and cadaveric organ donations 2) studying the effects of nicotine on DC biology and host immunity to prophylactic and therapeutic tumor vaccines.
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