Personal Details

Alireza Shahryari
PhD Student - Stem cell research

Building/Room: Campus Neuherberg, building 3620, room 020b


Gene Manipulation by CRISPR/TALEN/rAAV/RNAi Molecular Tools

The generation of cells and animal models of human diseases by gene manipulation, provide valuable source to understand the mechanism of the diseases. Emerging and improvement of the genetic tools allow scientists to perform clinical gene manipulations in order to reverse the status of a genetic disorder. I am using CRISPR/Cas9, TALEN, rAAV and RNAi technologies for gene editing/therapy in mouse and human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSc), in order to understand the causal link of INK4 locus to diabetes; and also to develop therapeutic strategies to revers diabetes status.


Academic and Research Activities

Since Mar. 2019

PhD Student, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research, Munich, Germany

Since Sep. 2015

PhD Student, Tarbiat Modares University, Department of Molecular Genetics, Tehran, Iran

Nov. 2013 - Feb. 2019

Research Assistant, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran

Sep. 2009 - July 2012

Master in Genetics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

Jan. 2004 - Sep. 2009

Bachelor in Genetics, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran


Shahryari A, Moya N, Siehler J, Burtscher I, Lickert H. Increasing Gene Editing Efficiency for CRISPR/Cas9 by small RNAs in Pluripotent Stem Cells. The CRISPR Journal (accepted, 27.04.2021).

Shahryari A, Burtscher I, Nazari Z, Lickert H. Engineering Gene Therapy: Advances and Barriers. Advanced Therapeutics (accepted, 08.06.2021)

Siehler J, Blöchinger A, Akgün M, Wang X, Shahryari A Geerlof A, Lickert H, Burtscher I. Generation of a heterozygous C-peptide-mCherry human iPSC line (HMGUi001-A-8)Stem Cell Research, January 2021

Shahryari A, Moya N, Siehler J, Wang X, Blöchinger A, Burtscher I, Bakhti M, Mowla S J, Lickert H. Generation of a human iPSC line harboring a biallelic large deletion at the INK4 locus (HMGUi001-A-5)Stem Cell Research, August 2020

Moya N, Shahryari A, Burtscher I, Beckenbauer J, Bakhti M, Lickert H. Generation of a homozygous ARX nuclear CFP (ARXnCFP/nCFP) reporter human iPSC line (HMGUi001-A-4), Stem Cell Research, July 2020

Blöchinger A, Siehler J, Wißmiller K, Shahryari A, Burtscher I, Lickert H. Generation of an INSULIN-H2B-Cherry reporter human iPSC lineStem Cell Research, April 2020  

Alireza Shahryari , Marie Saghaeian Jazi, Saeed Mohammadi, Hadi Razavi Nikoo, Zahra Nazari, Elaheh Sadat Hosseini, Ingo Burtcher, Seyed Javad Mowla, Heiko Lickert. Development and Clinical Translation of Approved Gene Therapy Products for Genetic Disorders Front. Genet. 10:868. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2019.00868

Alireza Shahryari, Mahmoud Reza Rafiee, Youssef Fouani, Nasrin Alipour, Nader M. Samaei, Mohammad Shafiee, Shahryar Semnani, Mohammad Vasei, Seyed Javad Mowla. Two Novel Splice Variants of SOX2OT, SOX2OT-S1 and SOX2OT-S2, Are Co-upregulated with SOX2 and OCT4 in Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Stem Cells. 32(1), 126-134. doi: 10.1002/stem.1542

Alireza Shahryari, Marie Saghaeian Jazi, Nader Mansour Samaei and Seyed Javad Mowla (2015) Long non-coding RNA SOX2OT: expression signature, splicing patterns, and emerging roles in pluripotency and tumorigenesis. Front. Genet. 6:196. doi: 10.3389/ Front. Genet. 2015.00196

Meysam Yousefi, Rahim Nosrati, Arash Salmaninejad, Sadegh Dehghani, Alireza Shahryari, Alihossein Saberi Organ-specific metastasis of breast cancer: molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying lung metastasis. Cell Oncol (Dordr). 2018 Apr; 41(2):123-140.

 Reza Sahebi, Mahshid Malakootian, Baharak Balalaee, Alireza Shahryari, Masoud Khoshnia, Mohammad Reza Abbaszadegan, Abdolvahab Moradi, Seyed Javad Mowla, Linc-ROR and its spliced variants 2 and 4 are significantly up-regulated in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Iran J Basic Med Sci 2016; 19:1131-1135.

Ensieh M. Poursani, Majid Mehravar, Alireza Shahryari, Seyed Javad Mowla, and Bahram Mohammad Soltani. Alternative Splicing Generates Different 5' UTRs in OCT4B Variants Avicenna J Med Biotech 2017; 9(4): 201-204

Zahra Nazari; Mohammad Nabiuni; Soraya Ghaffari; Mohsen Saeidi; Alireza Shahryari and Mohammad Jafar Golalipour, Gestational Diabetes Induces Pancreatic Beta-Cells Apoptosis in Adult Rat Offspring Int. J. Morphol., 35(1):16-20, 2017.

In Utero Exposure To Gestational Diabetes Alters DNA Methylation And Gene Expression Of CDKN2A/B In Langerhans Islets Of Rat Offspring, Zahra Nazari , Alireza Shahryari , Soraya Ghafari , Mohammad Nabiuni , MohammadJafar Golalipour. Cellj 2020, 22(2)

Ali Bazrafshan, Zahra Davari Varanlou, Alireza Shahryari, Nader Mansour Samaei, Mohammad Shafiee, Naeme Javid, Behnaz Bazrafshan, Sepideh Siadati, Mohsen Saeidi. Evaluation of miR-625 and miR-302a Expression in Renal Cell Carcinoma. J PIONEER MED SCI 2018; 8(2).