Dr. Morteza Mahmoudi is an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Precision Health Program at Michigan State University (MSU). Prior coming to MSU, he was an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. His specific research interest is in nanomedicine and regenerative medicine for the development of new nano-based platforms for prevention/treatment of life-threatening conditions such as cardiomyopathy, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases. Aside from nanomedicine and regenerative medicine, Dr. Mahmoudi is also very active in social sciences and specifically in drawing the attention of the scientific community in the rising issue of academic bullying. In addition, he is also working on identifying the reasons behind the enormous disparity between the numbers of major prize winners between the sexes (which currently stands at more than an order of magnitude in favor of male nominees) and seek to draw the attention of award agencies, researchers, entrepreneurs, and media to reexamine the historical imbalances between the sexes in winning major scientific awards. He is among 2018 highly cited researchers in 2018 as reported by Clarivate Analytics.

Morteza Mahmoudi


Member, Precision Health Program

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology

 Research interests
  • Debugging Nanobiointerfaces
  • Cardiac Nanotechnology
  • Skin Nanotechnology
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Lab Life Ethics
  • 2008 Exceptional Talents Award, Sharif University of Technology
  • 2009 11th Kharazmi Young Festival Award, Iran Ministry of Science
  • 2009 Scholarship Award, Iran Ministry of Science
  • 2010 European Science Foundation Grant
  • 2010 Dr. Mojtahedi’s Innovation Award, Sharif University of Technology
  • 2011 National Distinguished PhD Graduate Award, Iran Ministry of Science
  • 2011 Shahid Chamran Award, National Endowment for the Elite
  • 2011 European Science Foundation Grant
  • 2012 European Science Foundation Grant
  • 2015 16th Royan International Research Award, Royan Institute
  • 2016 Nanoscience Research Leader Award, Publishing Division of Cognizure
  • 2016 Best Poster Award, Annual Scientific Session, American College of Cardiology 
  • 2018 1st Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN) prize in Biological Sciences
  • 2019 Stepping Strong Innovator Awards, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA 
  • 2019 Department of Anesthesiology’s Collaborative Award), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA 
  • 2019 BRI Future Prize, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • 2019 IGNITE Award, Connors Center for Women’s Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA