Kohan-Ghadr, Hamid-Reza, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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Hamid-Reza Kohan-Ghadr, Ph.D. received his Ph.D. degree in 2011 from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal in Canada. He pursued his research career as a postdoctoral fellow in molecular biology and human genetics at McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Canada focusing on genetics and epigenetics of human complex diseases. He continued his postdoctoral training at Wayne State University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 2014 to 2017 to study the molecular basis of human placental development and insufficiency. He is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.


The goals of his research are 1- to elucidate the role of placenta as a paracrine/autocrine organ in pathophysiology of placental insufficiency, 2- to understand the mechanisms by which oxidative damage contributes to infertility and pathogenesis of pregnancy complications and 3- to comprehensively study and characterize cervical trophoblast cells by integrating genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics and proteomics into a multi-omics platform.


  1. Placental physiology
  2. Pregnancy complications
  3. Oxidative stress pathophysiology
  4. Computational biology
  5. Bioinformatics