Shirin Moossavi is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Biomedical Engineering. Shirin obtained her Medical Doctorate from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran; her MSc in Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Biology from University of Sussex, UK; and PhD in Medical Microbiology from the University of Manitoba. She is the Early-Mid Career Ambassador of International Society of Microbial Ecology and the Founding Director of Microbiome and Microbial Ecology Interest Group at Universal Scientific Education and Research Network, .

  • Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Governor General’s Gold Medal
  • Distinguished Thesis Award
  • Emerging Leader Award


  • Gut Microbiome
  • Microbiome-based Diagnostics
  • Organ-on-Chip
  • Personalised Medicine


  • PhD Medical Microbiology, 2020

    University of Manitoba

  • MSc Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology, 2010

    University of Sussex

  • MD Medicine, 2008

    Tehran University of Medical Sciences