Sina Feizbakhsh Bazargani
I received my bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the Sharif University of Technology. To pursue my scientific life as an analytical chemist, I joined the University of Florida. I am currently a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Richard Yost and Dr. Timothy Garrett. The focus of my research now is on characterizing lipid profiles in Extracellular Vesicles, specifically exosomes, and understanding their role as intracellular communication tools, as well as improving in-depth understanding of exosome biology by implementing various statistical methods.
I studied Materials Science and Engineering at Luoyang Institute of Science and Technology in China. And then I came to the US, during my masters’ study here at UF, I worked with Dr. Brij M. Moudgil at the Particle Engineering Research Center. Currently, I am pursuing my Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Richard A. Yost and Dr. Timothy J. Garrett.
I received my B.S. in Biochemistry from North Carolina State University in 2021. At NCSU, I was a part of Dr. Erin Baker’s lab where we conducted research in ion mobility-mass spectrometry of lipids. I also had the opportunity to discover my passion for metabolomics while interning at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (“Berkeley Lab”) for a semester during my undergraduate degree. I joined the Garrett group in collaboration with the Prentice group in the fall of 2021.
In 2012, I received my bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. Then, I earned an MS in CLS from Long Island University Post in 2020. In Fall 2021, I joined the Biomedical Science (immunology and microbiology) Ph.D. program at the University of Florida College of Medicine, where I had the opportunity to join Dr. Garrett’s Lab. Currently, in collaboration with Dr. Papp’s Lab, the scope of my research is to identify and characterize Kaposi’s Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus (KSHV) factors manipulating the host cells and their Metabolism by utilizing High-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS), which is a powerful analytical approach.