Arash Tadjalli, PhD
Assistant Professor, Physiology, Department of Medical Education
Dr. Arash Tadjalli, PhD, received his doctoral degree from the University of Toronto Comparative Biomedical Sciences Program in the field of respiratory neurophysiology. His thesis work focused on identification and characterization of brainstem neurotransmitter systems that control and regulate respiratory motor activity.
Following his graduate work, Dr. Tadjalli served as a scientific consultant/advisor for a successful start-up research contract organization in the city of Toronto. In this capacity, he developed evidence-based practical strategies/solutions for biotechnology/healthcare organizations, guiding them in launching pre-clinical research projects from the ground up.
Dr. Tadjalli continued his passion for research and scientific discovery by then completing a fellowship at the University of Florida. As a research fellow, he ran an independent, extramurally funded research program where he studied the role of neuro-immune interaction in shaping the physiology of respiratory motor circuits in health and disease.
Aside from his research work, Dr. Tadjalli has demonstrated passion for higher education by engaging himself in teaching multiple foundational biological science courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He enjoys employing progressive methodology in the planning and delivery of instruction in both the physical and virtual settings.