Azizollah received his PhD in Animal Genetics from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, where he conducted research on mouse embryo vitrification and expression of methylation modifiers and imprinted genes. He attended the Department of Animal Sciences, University of California Davis, as an exchange visitor, where he conducted research on gene knockdown in oocytes and epigenetic changes of resultant embryos. Before taking up his current position at UConn, he worked as a research assistant in the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran. He has extensive experience in genetics, epigenetics, reproductive biology and assisted reproduction techniques (ART) in laboratory and domestic animals. He is currently a research associate at the lab of Dr. Xiuchun (Cindy) Tian, where he assists ongoing ART research projects.
- Embryonic stem cells
- Assisted reproduction techniques
- Epigenetic modification during preimplantation