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Farahnaz Movahed Zadeh


Research Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Sciences
Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Tuberculosis Research

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Survey of Receptors and Drug Actions (BPS 365), 1/4/2016 – 5/4/2016
Survey of Receptors and Drug Actions (BPS 365), 1/2/2015 – 5/4/2015
Independent Research (BIOS 399), 1/6/2014 – 5/6/2014
Survey of Receptors and Drug Actions (BPS 365), 1/2/2014 – 5/2/2014
Independent Research (BIOS 399), 1/3/2013 – 5/3/2013
Survey of Receptors and Drug Actions (BPS 365), 1/2/2013 – 5/2/2013
Independent Research (BIOS 399), 1/3/2012 – 5/3/2012
Survey of Receptors and Drug Actions (PBS 365), 1/2/2012 – 5/2/2012
Independent Research (BIOS 399), 1/3/2011 – 5/3/2011
Survey of Receptors and Drug Actions (BPS 365), 1/2/2008 – 5/2/2008

Selected Grants

From Dirt to Drug: Investigating Life Saving Bacteria from Soil Samples, Honors College, UIC., 4/1/2022 - Present, Obligated Amount: $950; No Anticipated Amount Set

Tutoring Training in Project Based Learning Courses, Roosevelt University., 6/15/2017 - 9/24/2017, No Obligated Amount Set; No Anticipated Amount Set

Introduction to Biological Research: A One-Day Workshop for Students interested in Pursing Advanced Scientific Degrees, Roosevelt University., 5/1/2017 - 9/30/2017, No Obligated Amount Set; No Anticipated Amount Set

High-Throughput Screening and Validation of Inhibitors Against M. Tuberculosis Class II FBPase, Chicago Biomedical Consortium., 10/1/2016 - 3/31/2018, No Obligated Amount Set; No Anticipated Amount Set

MtFBPase (Rv 1099c): A Promising Target for Tuberculosis Chemotherapy, Potts Memorial Fdn., 7/1/2016 - 6/30/2018, No Obligated Amount Set; No Anticipated Amount Set

SENCER SCI- Midwest Implementation Awards 2015-2016, Roosevelt University., 3/1/2016 - 6/17/2016, No Obligated Amount Set; No Anticipated Amount Set

Biotechnology Program & Research: The Road to Career Development In Two Year Colleges, Directorate for Education & Human Resources., 8/15/2009 - 7/31/2012, Obligated Amount: $147356; No Anticipated Amount Set

Virulence And Latency Regulation In M. Tuberculosis, Chicago Biomedical Consortium., 6/1/2009 - 5/31/2011, No Obligated Amount Set; No Anticipated Amount Set

Virulence And Latency Regulation In M. Tuberculosis, Chicago Biomedical Consortium., 6/1/2009 - 5/31/2011, No Obligated Amount Set; No Anticipated Amount Set

Selected Publications

★ Miran, Mansour, Amirshahrokhi, Keyvan, Ajanii, Yousef, Zadali, Reza, Rutter, Maxwell W, Enayati, Ayesheh, Movahedzadeh, Farahnaz. (2022). Taxonomical Investigation, Chemical Composition, Traditional Use in Medicine, and Pharmacological Activities of Boswellia sacra Flueck. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2022, 8779676. doi:10.1155/2022/8779676.

★ Selezneva, Anna I, Gutka, Hiten J, Wolf, Nina M, Qurratulain, Fnu, Movahedzadeh, Farahnaz, Abad-Zapatero, Celerino. (2020). Structural and biochemical characterization of the class II fructose‐1,6‐bisphosphatase from Francisella tularensis. Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology Communications, 76, (11), 524-535. doi:10.1107/s2053230x20013370.

★ Cherif, Abour H, Adams, Gerald, D. Harris, Jennifer, Movahedzadeh, Farahnaz, Martyn, Margaret, Stefanos, Stefanos. (2019). Front Line Strategies for Improving Student Success in Online Education. Research Journal of Education, (59), 167-176. doi:10.32861/rje.59.167.176.

★ Bondoc, Jasper Marc G, Gutka, Hiten J, Almutairi, Mashal M, Patwell, Ryan, Rutter, Maxwell W, Wolf, Nina M, Samudrala, Ram, Mehboob, Shahila, Movahedzadeh, Farahnaz. (2019). Rv0100, a proposed acyl carrier protein in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: expression, purification and crystallization. Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology Communications, 75, (10), 646-651. doi:10.1107/s2053230x19012652.

★ Cherif, , A.H., , Movahedzadeh, , F., , Adams, , G. Martyn, , M., , Harris, , J., , Gialamas, , S., . (2019). Faculty Perspectives on Narrowing the Success Gap Between Online and Onsite Learning. Research Journal of Education, (58), 128-142. doi:10.32861/rje.58.128.142.

★ Afshin Afshar, , M., , Jafari, , A., , Heshmati, , F., , Movahedzadeh, , F., , Cherif, , A.H., . (2019). Instructional Strategies for Motivating and Engraining Generation Z Students in Their Own Learning Process. Journal of Education and Practice. doi:10.7176/jep/10-3-01.

★ Goswami, Rajendra, Bondoc, Jasper Marc G, Wheeler, Paul R, Jafari, Alireza, Gonzalez, Trinidad, Mehboob, Shahila, Movahedzadeh, Farahnaz. (2018). Inositol Monophosphatase: A Bifunctional Enzyme in Mycobacterium smegmatis. ACS Omega, 3, (10), 13876-13881. doi:10.1021/acsomega.8b01753.

★ Wolf, Nina M, Gutka, Hiten J, Movahedzadeh, Farahnaz, Abad-Zapatero, Celerino. (2018). Structures of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis GlpX protein (class II fructose‐1,6‐bisphosphatase): implications for the active oligomeric state, catalytic mechanism and citrate inhibition. Acta Crystallographica Section D, Structural Biology, 74, (4), 321-331. doi:10.1107/s2059798318002838.

★ Venegas, Mia A, Bollaert, Matthew D, Jafari, Alireza, Bondoc, Jasper Marc G, Twilley, Jannafer, Thompson, William, Movahedzadeh, Farahnaz. (2018). Nanoparticles against resistant Pseudomonas spp.. Microbial Pathogenesis, 118, 115-117. doi:10.1016/j.micpath.2018.03.023.

★ Berchiolii, Barbara, Movahedzadeh, Farahnaz, Cherif, Abour. (2018). Assessing Student Success in a Project-Based Learning Biology Course at a Community College. The American Biology Teacher, 80, (1), 6-10. doi:10.1525/abt.2018.80.1.6.

Notable Honors

★ 2016, Honor Roll of Presenters and Leaders, American Association of American Administration

★ 2015, Annual Images of Research Competition, COP, University of Illinois at Chicago

★ 2014, Picture of the Day selected, American Society for Microbiology

★ 2014, VIP woman of the year circle, National Association of Professional Woman

★ 2010, Bio-Link fellowship, Bio-Link, Berkeley, CA

Selected Presentations

★ Selevneva, , A. I., , Harding, , N. M., , Movahedzadeh, , F., , Abad-Zapatero, , C., . (2021 October 23). Crystallographic analysis of Francisella tularensis Fructose 1,6-Bisphosphatase Class II. Midwest Enzyme Chemistry Conference (MECC).
★ Cherif, , A.H, , Adams, , G., , Movahedzadeh, , F., , Roze, , M., . (2019 April 08). The Importance of Teaching Methods vs. Learning Styles in Student Success: Faculty Perspectives. Higher Learning Commission (HLC) annual conference. Chicago, USA.