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Dr Reza Shahidi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (LSI)

 Living Systems Institute S02.07

 

Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD

Overview

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Professor Gáspár Jékely research group, at the Living Systems Institute.

My primary specialization is electron microscopy and my interest root in cell biology. I am involved in the study of the nervous system of marine invertebrate larvae. Currently, I am using serial section electron microscopy and related approaches in this field to create several large image databases for this study.

Qualifications

2019: Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, UK

2018: Certificate in Learning and Teaching Higher Education Programme (LTHE) Stage 1 & 2, University of Exeter, UK

2016: PhD Biology, University of Tübingen, Germany
1995: BSc Biology, University of British Columbia, Canada

Career

2017-Present: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Exeter, UK

2016-2017: Research Associate, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany.

2011-2016: Research Assistant, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany.

Research

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Verasztó C, Gühmann M, Jia H, Rajan VBV, Bezares-Calderón LA, Piñeiro-Lopez C, Randel N, Shahidi R, Michiels NK, Yokoyama S, et al (In Press). Ciliary and rhabdomeric photoreceptor-cell circuits form a spectral depth gauge in marine zooplankton. Elife, 7 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Verasztó C, Ueda N, Bezares-Calderón LA, Panzera A, Williams EA, Shahidi R, Jékely G (In Press). Ciliomotor circuitry underlying whole-body coordination of ciliary activity in the Platynereis larva. Elife, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Bezares-Calderón LA, Berger J, Jasek S, Verasztó C, Mendes S, Gühmann M, Almeda R, Shahidi R, Jékely G (In Press). Neural circuitry of a polycystin-mediated hydrodynamic startle response for predator avoidance. Elife, 7 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Williams EA, Verasztó C, Jasek S, Conzelmann M, Shahidi R, Bauknecht P, Mirabeau O, Jékely G (In Press). Synaptic and peptidergic connectome of a neurosecretory center in the annelid brain. Elife, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Shahidi R, Williams EA, Conzelmann M, Asadulina A, Verasztó C, Jasek S, Bezares-Calderón LA, Jékely G (2015). A serial multiplex immunogold labeling method for identifying peptidergic neurons in connectomes. Elife, 4 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Randel N, Shahidi R, Verasztó C, Bezares-Calderón LA, Schmidt S, Jékely G (2015). Inter-individual stereotypy of the Platynereis larval visual connectome. Elife, 4 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Randel N, Asadulina A, Bezares-Calderón LA, Verasztó C, Williams EA, Conzelmann M, Shahidi R, Jékely G (2014). Neuronal connectome of a sensory-motor circuit for visual navigation. Elife, 3 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Conzelmann M, Williams EA, Tunaru S, Randel N, Shahidi R, Asadulina A, Berger J, Offermanns S, Jékely G (2013). Conserved MIP receptor-ligand pair regulates Platynereis larval settlement. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 110(20), 8224-8229. Abstract.  Author URL.
Randel N, Bezares-Calderón LA, Gühmann M, Shahidi R, Jékely G (2013). Expression dynamics and protein localization of rhabdomeric opsins in Platynereis larvae. Integr Comp Biol, 53(1), 7-16. Abstract.  Author URL.
Noseda M, McLean G, Niessen K, Chang L, Pollet I, Montpetit R, Shahidi R, Dorovini-Zis K, Li L, Beckstead B, et al (2004). Notch activation results in phenotypic and functional changes consistent with endothelial-to-mesenchymal transformation. Circ Res, 94(7), 910-917. Abstract.  Author URL.
Duriez PJ, Wong F, Dorovini-Zis K, Shahidi R, Karsan A (2000). A1 functions at the mitochondria to delay endothelial apoptosis in response to tumor necrosis factor. J Biol Chem, 275(24), 18099-18107. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Verasztó C, Gühmann M, Jia H, Rajan VBV, Bezares-Calderón LA, Piñeiro-Lopez C, Randel N, Shahidi R, Michiels NK, Yokoyama S, et al (In Press). Ciliary and rhabdomeric photoreceptor-cell circuits form a spectral depth gauge in marine zooplankton. Elife, 7 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Verasztó C, Ueda N, Bezares-Calderón LA, Panzera A, Williams EA, Shahidi R, Jékely G (In Press). Ciliomotor circuitry underlying whole-body coordination of ciliary activity in the Platynereis larva. Elife, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Bezares-Calderón LA, Berger J, Jasek S, Verasztó C, Mendes S, Gühmann M, Almeda R, Shahidi R, Jékely G (In Press). Neural circuitry of a polycystin-mediated hydrodynamic startle response for predator avoidance. Elife, 7 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Williams EA, Verasztó C, Jasek S, Conzelmann M, Shahidi R, Bauknecht P, Mirabeau O, Jékely G (In Press). Synaptic and peptidergic connectome of a neurosecretory center in the annelid brain. Elife, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Shahidi R, Williams EA, Conzelmann M, Asadulina A, Verasztó C, Jasek S, Bezares-Calderón LA, Jékely G (2015). A serial multiplex immunogold labeling method for identifying peptidergic neurons in connectomes. Elife, 4 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Randel N, Shahidi R, Verasztó C, Bezares-Calderón LA, Schmidt S, Jékely G (2015). Inter-individual stereotypy of the Platynereis larval visual connectome. Elife, 4 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2014

Randel N, Asadulina A, Bezares-Calderón LA, Verasztó C, Williams EA, Conzelmann M, Shahidi R, Jékely G (2014). Neuronal connectome of a sensory-motor circuit for visual navigation. Elife, 3 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2013

Conzelmann M, Williams EA, Tunaru S, Randel N, Shahidi R, Asadulina A, Berger J, Offermanns S, Jékely G (2013). Conserved MIP receptor-ligand pair regulates Platynereis larval settlement. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 110(20), 8224-8229. Abstract.  Author URL.
Randel N, Bezares-Calderón LA, Gühmann M, Shahidi R, Jékely G (2013). Expression dynamics and protein localization of rhabdomeric opsins in Platynereis larvae. Integr Comp Biol, 53(1), 7-16. Abstract.  Author URL.

2004

Noseda M, McLean G, Niessen K, Chang L, Pollet I, Montpetit R, Shahidi R, Dorovini-Zis K, Li L, Beckstead B, et al (2004). Notch activation results in phenotypic and functional changes consistent with endothelial-to-mesenchymal transformation. Circ Res, 94(7), 910-917. Abstract.  Author URL.

2000

Duriez PJ, Wong F, Dorovini-Zis K, Shahidi R, Karsan A (2000). A1 functions at the mitochondria to delay endothelial apoptosis in response to tumor necrosis factor. J Biol Chem, 275(24), 18099-18107. Abstract.  Author URL.

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