Shohreh Amini

  • Department of Biology
Shohreh Amini, PhD is Professor in Biology and Neuroscience and Associate Dean for Professional Science Programs at CST. Dr. Amini received a doctorate degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1983. Following a year of postdoctoral training at University of Pennsylvania, she was awarded a 3 year Fogarty Fellowship from National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Amini served on faculty of Jefferson College of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia as Assistant and Associate Professor. Later, she joined Hahnemann University, Philadelphia as Professor. Dr. Amini has been a Professor in Biology at the College of Science and Technology (CST) at Temple University since 1999. In 2010, she was appointed the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in CST. Dr. Amini's research interest is in NeuroAIDS with the focus on host virus interactions, and more recently, on development of natural compounds to inhibit HIV-1 gene expression. She has been continuously funded by federal agencies and has published over 120 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Amini has served and continues to serve on several NIH study sections and is on editorial board of several journals. She has mentored numerous undergraduate, and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Amini has developed a deep commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education for students of every educational level. She had been funded through NSF GK-12 program until April, 2015.