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Hani Goodarzi, PhD

Assistant Professor


We build integrated computational & experimental platforms to fuel discovery in cancer systems biology and translational genomics.

Education & Training

  • 2016-present: Assistant Professor. Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Department of Urology, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • 2012-2016: Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Genomics. Laboratory of Systems Cancer Biology at Rockefeller University.
  • 2010-2012: Postdoctoral Associate in Genomics. Princeton/Columbia University.
  • 2010: PhD, Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
    • Thesis Title: Experimental and Computational Approaches for Genetic Dissection of Complex Phenotypes
  • 2006: BS, Biotechnology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Awards & Honors

  • 2018: UCSF Catalyst Award
  • 2018: New Directions in Prostate Cancer Research Award
  • 2017: AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award
  • 2017: AACR NextGen Award for Transformative Cancer Research
  • 2017: Sidney Kimmel Cancer Foundation Scholar Award
  • 2015: Blavatnik Regional Award Winner for Life Sciences
  • 2015: Tri-Institutional Breakout Prize for Junior Investigators
  • 2015: NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)
  • 2014: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
  • 2014: RUCCTS/CDDS/SCBN Pilot Project Award
  • 2012: Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2006: William G. Bowen Merit Fellowship
  • 2004: Ministry of Sciences, Research and Technology Fellowship, Iran
  • 2002: University of Tehran Fellowship, Iran
  • 2002: Presidential Award for Exceptional Talents, Iran
  • 2002: Silver medal, The 13th International Biology Olympiad, Latvia