Farnaz Shoja-Taheri, PhD.
I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Davis lab. I have background in axon guidance and retinal development. I joined Davis lab to decipher a new exciting area of science: Stem cells and the application of system biology and computational genomics for the generation of predictive models in cardiac stem cell therapy. Using sequencing data, a computational model is generated to link RNA levels to specific functional outcomes. My research interest is to apply principal component analysis (PCA) and partial least squares regression analysis (PLSR) as two computational tools to make predictive models of pediatric CPC functions. I aim to expand my model and apply it in clinical trial studies, which will potentially be followed by finding more efficient therapies for pediatric heart failure.