Research Faculty

Elmira Jalilian, PhD

Assistant Professor University of Illinois College of MedicineDepartment of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
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Biographical Info

 Elmira Jalilian, PhD

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.






BSc in Cellular and Molecular Biology—Tehran University, Iran
MSc in Medical Genetics—Newcastle University, UK
PhD in Stem Cell and Developmental Biology—University College London (UCL), UK
Visiting scholar in Stem cell bioengineering—Harvard Medical School, US
Postdoctoral Fellow in Developmental Neurology—University of Michigan, US

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