Kian Kamgar–Parsi started out as a physicist at the University of Virginia, where he wrote his bachelor's thesis on theoretical quantum entanglement. During his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, he moved on to something completely different: studying protein-folding biophysics and amyloid proteins. He wrote his doctoral thesis on the molecular-level environmental factors influencing amyloid aggregation of human calcitonin, discovering a novel mechanism of aggregation. Since graduating in 2018, he has worked as a consultant with Lifescience Dynamics, providing strategic support to major pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. and abroad.
Articles by Kian Kamgar-Parsi
Chasing the structure of a histone’s N-terminus tail. Highlighting the role of lipids in mediating endoplasmic reticulum structure. Defining the components of a bacteria’s biofilm matrix. Researchers tackle these tasks and more in our latest roundup…
A protein that could bring us closer to fertilizer-free farming. A link between cholesterol efflux in cerebral spinal fluid and Alzheimer’s. A protein that causes prostate tumor cells to thrive. Read these research highlights and more.
Oxygenated metabolites of cholesterol play important roles in mediating cholesterol and lipid metabolism. By measuring the blood levels of these oxysterols in breast cancer patients before and after tumor removal, F. Peter Guengerich and colleague…