Faculty

Sheereen Majd, Ph.D.
Sheereen Majd
Assistant Professor
Office Location: SERC 2021
Phone: 713-743-0866
Email: smajd9 [at] uh.edu

Dr. Majd received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2009. Upon completion of a short post-doctoral training in BME at the University of Michigan, she was appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering department at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Majd joined the Biomedical Engineering department at University of Houston in fall of 2015.

Education: 

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Major in Biomaterials, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Master’s in Biomedical Engineering, Major in Biomaterials, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, Major in Solid Mechanics, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Courses: 

Biomedical Microdevices (BIOE 4349/6349)

Awards and Honors: 

Recipient of Charles Kaufman Foundation Young Investigator Grant, 2013.
Rackham Barbour Scholarship, Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2008-2009.
Biomedical Engineering Departmental Fellowship, Department of Biomedical Eng., University of Michigan, 2003.

Research Interests: 

Research interests in Dr. Majd’s group lie at the interface of micro/nanotechnology, biomaterials, and cellular and molecular biophysics. We are particularly interested in development of micro- and nano-scale platforms that enable:
• Studying molecular interactions on and across biological membranes
• Functional studies on membrane proteins in the context of diseases
• Efficient delivery of therapeutics across biological membranes
• Sensing molecular interactions on or near biomembranes
• Controlling cellular adhesion and growth for tissue engineering applications

Selected Publications: 

Mirab F., Kang Y.J., and Majd S.* , “Preparation and Characterization of Size-Controlled Glioma Spheroids Using Agarose Hydrogel Microwells”, PLOS One , 2019, 14(1): e0211078. (Jan 2019)

Yushutin V., Quaini A., Majd S. , Olshanskii M., “A computational study of lateral phase separation in biological membranes”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering , 2019, 35(3), p.e3181. (Jan 2019)

Holley C.K., Kang Y.J., Kuo C-F, Abidian M., and Majd S.* , “Development and in vitro assessment of an anti-tumor nano-formulation” Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2019, 184, 110481. (Sep 2019)