Sepehr Ehsani

2018-2022

Ph.D., Philosophy

Thesis Advisors: Luke Fenton-GlynnPhyllis Illari

  • Thesis: Toward a Philosophical Biology: Principles and Parameters for Mechanistic Explanations

University College London, London, United Kingdom

 

2017-2018

M.A., Philosophy

Thesis Advisor: Luke Fenton-Glynn

  • Thesis: The Challenges of Purely Mechanistic Models in Biology and the Minimum Need for a 'Mechanism-plus-X' Framework (Link)

University College London, London, United Kingdom

 

2013-2016

CIHR Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Groups: Susan LindquistBonnie Berger

  • Project 1: Identification of the Zeo1 Protein as a Candidate Structural Homolog of α-Synuclein in Budding Yeast (Link)  (Review Article)
  • Project 2: Beyond Order in Protein Structure: Disordered Domains as Generative Domains (Abstract)

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, &

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

 

2008-2012

Ph.D., Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, & Collaborative Program in Neuroscience

Research Group: Gerold Schmitt-Ulms

  • Thesis: The Significance of the Evolutionary Relationship of Prion Proteins and ZIP Transporters in Health and Disease (Link)

Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

2004-2008

H.B.Sc., Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology

Research Groups: Sidney E. Croul & Tim-Rasmus Kiehl (Neuropathology Department, University Health Network)

  • Project 1: Creation of a retrospective searchable neuropathologic database from print archives at Toronto's UHN (Link)
  • Project 2: Anaplastic glioma after high-dose proton-photon radiation treatment for low-grade skull base chondrosarcoma (Link)
  • Project 3: Seasonal patterns of presentation in primary malignant brain tumors and metastases (Link)

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

2001-2004

Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada