Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies

Saeed Kolahian

earned his DVM degree in Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Iran. He then moved to Tehran to study Pharmacology at Tehran University, Iran where he obtained a PhD in Pharmacology with a thesis on the role of Nitric Oxide in the airway reactivity and responsiveness in diabetic-allergic guinea pigs. Also as a part his PhD, he attended at University of Groningen, The Netherlands to dissect the role of muscarinic receptors in inflammatory cytokine production in COPD model in vitro. In 2009, he awarded Assistant Professorship position of Pharmacology in University of Tabriz, Iran. In 2011, he was back again as a Visiting Assistant Professor in University of Groningen, The Netherland to study mechanisms of airway remodeling processes by quantifying cartilage expression in lung tissue of asthmatic guinea pig. In 2014, he attended at Yale school of Medicine, USA as a Visiting Assistant Professor to run a project on the role of lung endothelium in lung injury and Th2 immunity. After coming back from USA, he awarded Associate Professorship position of Pharmacology in University of Tabriz, Iran. Then in 2015 he was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Experienced Scientist fellowship at Tübingen Universitätsklinikum für Kinder-und Jugendmedizin, to investigate the role of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in allergic Inflammation. He is currently involved in research on the murine model of asthma and anti-inflammatory role of MDSCs and teaching Pharmacology at department of Pharmacology, Universitätsklinikum Tübingen.