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Afshin joined the center for motor neuron disease research and currently works at the faculty of medicine, health, and human sciences, Macquarie University/ Hospital and Clinics. Afshin researches neuroscience, neurochemistry, pharmaceutics, and drug delivery. His current project is drug delivery targetting motor neuron disease.

Research engagement

- Brain Foundation Research, In vitro testing of thrombotic nanodisks for vascular targeting of AVMs, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Health, and Human Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 2018. 


- MEDI3200, Translational Biology and Genomics, Faculty of Medicine, Health, and Human Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Community engagement

- Member of American Academy of Neurology (AAN ID: 325870), Minneapolis, USA, 2019-Present

- Member of European Society for Neurochemistry (ESN) at Federal European Neuroscience Societies (FENS ID: ESN82263), Germany, 2019- Present.

- Member of Medical Society (MedSoc), Faculty of Medicine, Health, and Human Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 2020- Present. 

- Member of Macquarie University MND Centre Social Media Team, 2020- present.

- Member of Iran Nanotechnology Innovation Council, Tehran, Iran, 2016- present. 

- Member of Iran's National Elites Foundation, Tehran, Iran, 2017- present.


Research interests

- Nano-Drug Delivery

- Neuroscience

- Brain Delivery

- Neurodegenerative Disease

- Neurochemistry

- Motor Neuron Disease (MND)


External positions

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Research Output

Nanocarrier-mediated brain delivery of bioactives for treatment/prevention of neurodegenerative diseases

Babazadeh, A., Mohammadi Vahed, F. & Jafari, S. M., 10 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Controlled Release. 321, p. 211-221 11 p.

Macquarie University

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

  • Intrinsically Fluorescent PAMAM Dendrimer as Drug carrier and Nanoprobe: Bioimaging and Neuron protection Study

    Wang, G., Babazadeh, A. & Shi, B., 2019, p. 70. 1 p.

    Macquarie University

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterResearchpeer-review

  • Nano-phytosome: a developing platform for herbal anti-cancer agents in cancer therapy

    Babazadeh, A., Zeinali, M. & Hamishehkar, H., 2018, In : Current Drug Targets. 19, 2, p. 170-180 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review