Rojyar Khezri

  • Ph.D. student (Helse Sør-øst)
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Rojyar studied Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the University of Oulu, Finland. She did her Master’s thesis in Prof. Sergio Grinstein’s lab with the supervision of Dr. Johnathan Canton at Sick Kids in Toronto, Canada. She, in short time, became fascinated by phagosome maturation and macrophage plasticity. For her PhD project she joined the group of Tor Erik Rusten with the co-supervision of Prof. Harald Stenmark. As a PhD student, she seeks to acquire knowledge on the intriguing topic of systemic responses of cancer cachexia and the role of autophagy using Drosophila melanogaster as a model.

Publications 2017

Katheder NS, Khezri R, O'Farrell F, Schultz SW, Jain A, Rahman MM, Schink KO, Theodossiou TA, Johansen T, Juhász G, Bilder D, Brech A, Stenmark H, Rusten TE (2017)
Microenvironmental autophagy promotes tumour growth
Nature (in press) PubMed 28077876

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