Dr. Jalilian is interested in studying novel stem cell and tissue engineering approaches as therapeutics for corneal nerve regeneration. She was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan and developed 3D co-culture systems to generate cortical brain organoids, and studied mechanisms of brain development during embryogenesis. Prior to this, she worked at Harvard Medical School, studied 3D bio-printing technology to generate pre-vascularized muscle fibers with the aim of designing the next generation of scaffold for vascular tissue engineering constructs. Dr. Jalilian completed her Ph.D. in Stem Cell and Developmental Biology at University College London (UCL) in England. She studied signaling pathways that regulate endothelial cell phenotype during angiogenesis and vasculogenesis. Dr. Jalilian did her MSc in Medical Genetics at the University of Newcastle in England and her bachelor’s in Cellular and Molecular Biology at Tehran University in Iran.
Her special interest is studying novel stem cell and tissue engineering approaches as therapeutics for corneal nerve regeneration. She has extensive expertise in stem cells, developmental biology, and neural cell development. She is interested in applying her expertise for mechanistic evaluations and therapeutic purposes, as well as to understand the molecular and biological functions of different cell types.