Sara Rouhanifard

Assistant Professor,  Bioengineering

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Research Focus

Developing chemical approaches to track and quantify important RNA processing events and modifications in single cells; DNA: protein interactions that drive differences in gene expression; understanding differences in RNA expression and the impacts on disease and development.

About

Joins the bioengineering department in January 2019.

Education

  • PhD, Biochemistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2014
  • MS, Biochemistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2012
  • BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2007

Research Overview

Developing chemical approaches to track and quantify important RNA processing events and modifications in single cells; DNA: protein interactions that drive differences in gene expression; understanding differences in RNA expression and the impacts on disease and development.

Selected Publications

  • S.H. Rouhanifard, I.A. Mellis, M. Dunagin, S. Bayatpour, C.L. Jiang, I. Dardani, O. Symmons, B. Emert, E. Torre, A. Cote, A. Sullivan, J.A. Stamatoyannopoulos, A. Raj ClampFISH Detects Individual Nucleic Acid Molecules Using Click Chemistry–Based Amplification, Nature Biotechnology, 37(1), 2019, 84-89
  • S.H. Rouhanifard, A.L. Aguilar, L. Meng, K.W. Moremen, P. Wu, Engineered Glycocalyx Regulates Stem Cell Proliferation in Murine Crypt Organoids, Cell Chemical Biology, 25(4), 2018, 439-446
  • C.N. Casson, J.L. Doerner, A.M. Copenhaver, J. Ramirez, A.M. Holmgren, M.A. Boyer, I.J. Siddarthan, S.H. Rouhanifard, A. Raj, S. Shin, Neutrophils and Ly6Chi Monocytes Collaborate in Generating an Optimal Cytokine Response that Protects Against Pulmonary Legionella Pneumophila Infection, PLOS Pathogens, 13(4), 2017
  • I.A. Mellis, R. Gupte, A. Raj, S.H. Rouhanifard Visualizing Adenosine to Inosine RNA Editing in Single Mammalian Cells, Nature Methods, 8, 2017, 801-804
  • S.H. Rouhanifard, A. Lopez-Aguilar, P. Wu, CHoMP: A Chemoenzymatic Histology Method Using ‘Clickable’ Probes, ChemBioChem, 15(18), 2014, 2667-2673

Faculty

May 21, 2020

Ruberti Awarded Grant for Low-Cost COVID-19 Diagnostics Testing

BioE Professor Jeffrey Ruberti, in collaboration with the University of California-Los Angeles and University of Massachusetts Amherst, was awarded a $150K NSF RAPID grant for “Low-Cost, Non-invasive, Fast Sample Collection System for COVID-19 Viral Load Level Diagnosis: Point-of-Care and Environmental Testing.”

Faculty

Apr 11, 2020

FY21 TIER 1 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 19 COE faculty and affiliates who were recipients of FY21 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 13 different projects.

Faculty

Apr 09, 2019

FY20 TIER 1 Award Recipients

25 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY20 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 18 different projects representing up to $900K dollars of investment in research.

Faculty

Jan 04, 2019

New Faculty Spotlight: Sara Rouhanifard

Sara Rouhanifard joins the Bioengineering department in January 2019 as an Assistant Professor.

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