Mehrzad Modabber

Associate Specialist
What I do: 
Mehrzad is an Associate Specialist and the manager of the Sandler Gnotobiotic Animal Facility in Dr. Baranzini’s laboratory. His responsibilities include Genotyping, DNA isolation and qPCR analysis and varying degrees of colony maintenance and animal husbandry. His previous experience consisted of Craniofacial research in the department of Cell and Tissue Biology performing more basic animal husbandry duties.

He graduated with his BS in Biological Sciences and an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior from UC Davis.

When he’s not in the lab, you can find him mountain biking anywhere there’s a trail, exploring San Francisco, or jogging barefoot on Ocean Beach. His main passion is snowboarding in Tahoe and conquering every mountain in North America that has snow on it.