Samira Asgari

Samira Asgari, PhD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Research Topics:

Computational Biology, Gene Expressions, Genomics, Human Genetics and Genetic Disorders, Immunology, Infectious Disease, Personalized Medicine

I started my research group at Mount Sinai in 2022. In my group, we focus on understanding the human genetic basis of infection and immunity. Some of the questions we ask include: What are the human genetic variants underlying susceptibility and resistance to specific pathogens? What are the molecular mechanisms connecting these variants to cellular functions and immune responses? and How do differences in population history and demography play into susceptibility and resistance to specific pathogens? We use a combination of statistical, functional, and population genomics methods to answer these questions. For a list of current projects check our lab website.

I completed my undergraduate and M.Sc. studies at the University of Tehran, Iran; my Ph.D. at EPFL, Switzerland (Jacques Fellay lab); and my postdoctoral training at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston (Soumya Raychaudhuri lab).

In my spare time, I love to read, hike, taste cheese, and draw.

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Genetics and Genomic Sciences [GGS], Immunology [IMM]


BSc, University of Tehran

MSc, University of Tehran

PhD, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

postdoc, Harvard Medical School