Research Assistant Professor, FSN
Project Leader, IFSH HTS Initiative, Illinois Tech
BSC. Cell Biology & Genetics, Minor in English Literature
MSc. Genetics, PhD Botany, UBC, Canada
Prior to acquiring his doctorate degree, Dr. Behzad Imanian worked as a computational biologist and research fellow in the Genome Sciences Center, BC Cancer Agency, Canada. During this time, he contributed to the quality control of sequencing of the Bovine and Spruce genome and transcriptome sequencing and the Pleiades Promoter Projects. His PhD and postdoctoral research explored the genomic consequences of a long-term endosymbiosis in dinotoms.
Since March 2016, he has been leading the High-Throughput Sequencing (HTS) Initiative in the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH), at Illinois Tech (IIT).