Yashar Seyed-Razavi


Yashar Seyed-Razavi
BBiomedSci, Developmental & Reproductive Biology
BSc (Hons), Stem Cell Biology
The University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia
PhD, Medicine, Immunology
Monash University
Melbourne, Australia
Postdoctoral Scholar
Pedram Hamrah, MD, Adviser



Our research laboratory within the Center of Translational Ocular Immunology combines pre-clinical animal work with clinical analysis to elucidate the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying pathological conditions of the cornea. My interests lie in the study of how the nervous and immune systems interact and influence each other. I am investigating the immunomodulatory role of corneal nerves in health and ocular disease to answer the simple but important question of how corneal nerves regulate resident and infiltrating immune cells. This project primarily utilizes recently developed in-house mouse model of neurotrophic keratopathy and multiphoton corneal intravital microscopy (MP-IVM). I am also interested in mechanisms of pain response, investigating downstream alterations in inflammatory molecules and cellular responses following nociceptor stimulation in the absence of injury.

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