Dr. Mobasher

Guest of the Week: Dr. Bahram Mobasher, University of California - Riverside


Host: Dr. Ali Akbari, Cal Lutheran University



 Dr. Bahram Mobasher received his BS degree in Physics.  He then obtained MS and Ph.D degrees in Observational Cosmology from the University of Durham, England.  He further obtained another MS degree in opt-electronics and a graduate diploma in Microwave Engineering from the University of London.

Dr. Abedini

Guest of the Week: Dr. Kamran Abedini, Cal Poly Pomona


Host: Dr. Mohamad Navab, UCLA



 Due to the rapid growth of technology and the greater need in application of such knowledge, a great demand for engineers in the US and the entire world supersedes the supply by about three fold.  Dr. Kamran Abedini, Professor of engineering at Cal Poly Pomona will review the various specialties in engineering and would provide advise on choice of majors in engineering for those entering universities.


Dr. Shakeri

Guest of the Week: Dr. Sepideh shakeri, UCLA


Host: Dr. Mohamad Navab, UCLA



Sepideh Shakeri will talk about skin cancer and various preventive measures against it. Dr. Shakeri obtained her M.D. from Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences and is currently a visiting scholar and investigator at the Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Dr. Mahdi

Guest of the Week: Dr. Ali akbar Mahdi, California State University - Northridge


Host: Dr. Ali Akbari, Cal Lutheran University



 Emeritus professor of Sociology at Ohio Wesleyan University, Dr. Ali Akbar Mahdi has taught at Michigan State University, Adrian College, Central State University, and is currently teaching sociology at California State University, Northridge.  He has authored books including “Culture and Customs of Iran” (co-author), “Sociology in Iran”(co-author), "Sociology of the Iranian Family,” and “Iranian Culture, Civil Society, and Concern for Democracy,”  and over hundred book chapters, articles, and reviews. 

Dr. Mahabadi

Guests of the Week: Dr. Vahid Mahabadi & Navid Mahabadi, UCLA


Host: Dr. Mohamad Navab, UCLA



 “Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, complications and treatment” 

Vahid Mahabadi, MD Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

Dr. Vahid Mahabadi, is a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor at David Geffen School of Medicine and Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Mahabadi completed his residency at Charles Drew and fellowship in endocrinology at UCLA health system. He is certified by the Medical Board of California, Licensed in California, Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine, Certified Laboratory Director, Certified in Ultrasound guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy, Certified in Clinical Densitometrist and Board Certified in: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. 

Dr. Ali Jazirehi

Guest of the Week: Dr. Nahid Razi, AccuDava Inc.


Host: Dr. Mohamad Navab, UCLA



 Dr. Nahid Razi is the CEO and founder of AccuDava Inc. Razi received her Ph.D. in Medicinal Sciences in 1995 from Uppsala University, Sweden. She continued her research in “complex glycan molecules” at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where she discovered a novel glycan-mediated mechanism in immune-cell activation.

Dr. Ali Jazirehi

Guests of the Week: Dr. Ali Jazirehi and Dr. Naghmeh Dorrani, UCLA


Host: Dr. Mohamad Navab, UCLA




"Modulation of apoptotic machinery to bypass immune and targeted therapy in melanoma"

The goal of Dr. Ali Jazirehi's laboratory is to focus on determination of the major signaling pathways and apoptosis-associated gene products responsible for apoptosis-resistance that can be regulated by sensitizing agents, thus averting the resistant phenotype of drug-refractory tumors.

Dr. Jamshid Maddahi

Guest of the Week: Dr. Jamshid Maddahi, UCLA


Host: Dr. Mohamad Navab, UCLA




Dr. Jamshid Maddahi is internationally recognized as a leader and expert in cardiovascular disease research, teaching and patient care.  Dr. Maddahi obtained his MD degree with Distinguished Honors in 1975 from Tehran University.  He subsequently completed his residency and fellowship training in the United States in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Medicine, and Nuclear Cardiology.