Mojgan Rastegar

PhD, DEA, MSc, BSc

  • Accepting Students: Yes
  • Research Category: Epigenetics


Current Positions

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Medical Genetics, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
Principal Investigator, Regenerative Medicine Program
Scientist Member, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM)


2001-2004: Postdoctoral Fellow - McGill Cancer Centre, Canada
2000-2001: Postdoctoral Fellow - Indiana Purdue University (IUPUI), USA
1996-2000: PhD, Biomedical Sciences, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium
1996-1998: Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA) in Biochemistry and Human Cellular Biology, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium
1992: MSc, Medical Bacteriology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
1998: BSc, Microbiology, Tehran University, Iran

Research Focus

My research program focuses on the role of DNA methylation, and a DNA methylation-binding protein (MeCP2) in brain development and neurodevelopmental disorders. We have a clear focus on Rett Syndrome, FASD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Research Interests

- Mechanism of disease
- Stem cell differentiation
- Gene regulation