Nasrin Mesaeli, PhD

Nasrin Mesaeli
Associate Professor of Biochemistry

 +974 4492 8327 


University of Manitoba, Winnipeg 1994

Post-doctoral Fellow
Faculty of Medicine
University of Alberta 1994-1997


Dr. Nasrin Mesaeli joined Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar (WCM-Q) as an Associate Professor of Biochemistry and is actively involved in teaching and research. Dr. Mesaeli received a B.S. and M.Sc. from Kuwait University in Kuwait and her Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. Dr. Mesaeli was a post-doctoral fellow and a Research Associate in the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta.

Dr. Mesaeli joined WCM-Q from the University of Manitoba where she was Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba. She was also Principal Investigator at St. Boniface General Hospital Research Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She served on over twenty committees, including the Graduate Studies Faculty Council for four years and as a member of the organizing committee for an exchange program (graduate student and faculty) with Jordan University of Science and Technology. She supervised 3 PhD Students and 4 M.Sc Students.

Dr. Mesaeli's research interest is to examine role of endoplasmic reticulum stress in the development of different disease including lung cancer cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Dr. Mesaeli's lab uses Molecular and Cellular Biology techniques in addition to generation of transgenic mouse models in their studies.

Selected Publications

  • Guo J*, Massaeli H*, Xu J, Jia Z, Wigle J, Mesaeli N, Zhang S. Extracellular K+ concentration controls cell surface IKr in rabbit hearts and of HERG channel in human cell lines. J. Clin. Invest. 2009; 119: 2745-2757.

  • Jalali S, Aghasi M, Yeganeh B, Mesaeli N. Calreticulin regulates insulin receptor expression and activation of the PI3 Kinase/Akt signaling pathway. BBA: Mol. Cell Res. 2008;1783(12):2344-51.

  • Uvarov AV, Mesaeli N. Activation of ubiquitin proteasome pathway in calreticulin deficient cells as part of endoplasmic reticulum associated degradation. BBA: Mol. Cell Res. 2008; 1783(6) 1237-1247.