Principal Investigator

Mohammad Fallahi-Sichani, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Program in Cancer Biology
University of Michigan Medical School
(Curriculum Vitae)

Mohammad obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from the University of Tehran in 2007. In 2012, he earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, where he was awarded a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship and a Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding PhD Research. His PhD work, co-mentored by Jennifer Linderman and Denise Kirschner, combined multi-scale modeling approaches with wet-lab experiments to study the mechanisms by which TNF signaling determines immunity to M. tuberculosis infection. He then joined the laboratory of Peter Sorger at Harvard Medical School as a Merck Fellow of the Life Sciences Research Foundation and was later awarded a K99 Pathway to Independence Award from the NCI. His postdoctoral research focused on the application of systems biology approaches to understanding the mechanisms of adaptive resistance and fractional response of cancer cells to anti-cancer drugs.

In 2017, Mohammad joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan Medical School as an Assistant Professor. He is also a faculty member of the Doctoral Program in Cancer Biology. Research in his laboratory combines experimental and data-driven computational approaches with the goal of understanding oncogenic signaling and therapeutic mechanisms in human tumors. Research in the Fallahi lab is at the interface of bioengineering, cancer biology and quantitative pharmacology, and uses a combination of multiplex biochemical measurement, single-cell analysis, and multi-scale and network-level modeling to address a variety of challenges in the cancer biology area.

Research Interests
Systems Biology, Cancer, Pharmacology, Signal Transduction, Epigenetics

Selected Honors/Awards
(2015) NIH/NCI K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award
(2015, 2016, 2017) AACR-Aflac Scholar-in-Training Award
(2013-2015) Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
(2012) Distinguished Young Scholars Seminar Speaker, University of Washington, Seattle
(2011) Richard and Eleanor Towner Award for Outstanding PhD Research, University of Michigan
(2011) Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan
(2010) Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Award
(2009) Rackham International Student Fellowship, University of Michigan

Publication List from NCBI