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Bahar Ghaffari

Bahareh was born in Tehran, the capital of Iran. She attended SBU (Shahid Beheshti University) for her bachelor’s degree in chemistry-information technology in 2010. In 2014, she got accepted at organic chemistry master program at IASBS (Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences). Bahar worked in the laboratory of professor Babak Karimi on design and synthesis of catalytic systems for aerobic oxidation of alcohols to corresponding carbonyl compounds in accordance with green chemistry principles. She synthesized and characterized a highly water dispersible magnetically separable TEMPO catalyst bearing TEG-Ionic Liquid moieties with an outstanding performance in the aerobic oxidation of alcohols. The research experience during and after the master program, helped her to shape her mind about future possibilities and construct a mature characteristic, ready to welcome studying PhD abroad. Outside chemistry, she enjoys cooking, reading, and doing Pilates.

In 2020, she admitted to the chemistry program of Michigan State University. She joined professor Tepe research group in the summer of 2021. Her research focuses on the regulation of NF-kB signaling pathway using small molecule 20S proteasome enhancers. The regulation of this pathway has many therapeutic applications for cancer and neurodegeneration.

Karimi, B., Ghaffari, B. and Vali, H., Synergistic catalysis within core-shell Fe3O4@ SiO2 functionalized with triethylene glycol (TEG)-imidazolium ionic liquid and tetramethylpiperidine N-oxyl (TEMPO) boosting selective aerobic oxidation of alcohols. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2021, 589, pp.474-485.

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May 23, 2022 Very grateful for the NIH's continued support of our work and the funding of our new grant!

Thank you Taylor, Sophie and Allison of all your hard work in helping me put this together and for the data needed to get his funded!

May 22, 2022 Congrats to Rahman Saleem, who was awarded the Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence at LUMS!

Rahman was selected as one of the five faculty members from Pakistan's leading research intensive university, LUMS, to receive this award. Rahman is currently an Associate Professor at LUMS after getting his PhD from the Tepe lab at MSU in 2011.

Congrats from all of us!

April 19, 2022 Congrats Evert and Allison on your new publication in Biomedicine! Great work.

 Biomedicines 2022, 10, 938. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines10050938

Title: Small molecule 20S proteasome enhancer regulates MYC protein stability and exhibits antitumor activity in multiple myeloma.

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