Dr. Maryam Raeeszadeh-Sarmazdeh

( University of Nevada, Reno )


(775) 682-8494
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Reno
  • Departments: Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Research Fields: Biomolecular Engineering, Protein Engineering, Synthetic Biology
  • Disciplines: Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, General, Biotechnology, Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology, Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Molecular Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology, Oncology and Cancer Biology
  • Location:Washoe County
  • Funding:DHHS - Department of Health and Human Services, DoD - Department of Defense, DoE - Department of Energy, INBRE - IdeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence, NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NIH - National Institutes of Health, NSF - National Science Foundation, NVDoE - Nevada Department of Education, ONR - Office of Naval Research, Private Industry, STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, USDA - U.S. Department of Agriculture


Mentored 10+ undergraduate and junior graduate students from different backgrounds on independent protein engineering projects: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Biochemistry, and Biology.


Maryam Raeeszadeh-Sarmazdeh joined the University of Nevada, Reno in July 2019 as an assistant professor. Dr. Sarmazdeh was a senior research fellow in the Department of Cancer Biology at Mayo Clinic, Florida from 2017 to 2019 at Dr. Radisky’s lab, during which her work was focused on engineering novel protein-based therapeutics based on natural enzyme inhibitors. Prior to her appointment at Mayo Clinic, she was a postdoctoral scholar at the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of Delaware at Prof. Wilfred Chen’s lab for 2.5 years. Dr. Sarmazdeh earned her Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville under Prof. Eric Boder’s supervision. There, her research was focused on generating site-specific protein immobilization on the surface and protein engineering using yeast surface display and directed evolution.