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Omid Iravani

Faculty Lecturer
Department of Anatomy
National University of Singapore
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
4 Medical Drive, MD10, Singapore


Dr. Omid IRAVANI is a medical doctor and cancer geneticist who teaches clinical anatomy, histology, embryology, dissection and basic ultrasound in the Department of Anatomy at Yong Loo Lin (YLL) School of Medicine at National University of Singapore (NUS). He introduced a pedagogical innovation in medical education, i.e.  “Question-Based earning (QBL)”. He uses QBL for teaching medical, dental and life science students. His research is mainly focused on developing novel cancer biomarkers. Recently, he introduced CLDN 12 as a novel prognostic biomarker in breast cancer.  For his research, he uses a variety of molecular and cellular techniques such as PCR, RT-PCR, Sanger Sequencing, Gene Microarray, Cloning, Expression Systems, Restriction, Enzyme, Array CGH, RFLP and Flow Cytometry, Immunohistochemistry (IHC), Immunofluorescence (IF), Tissue Microarray and Blotting systems, Functional Assays: MTS, Migration, Invasion, Adhesion, Apoptosis and Cell Cycle Assays.

Research Interest:

• Cancer Biomarker Discovery
• Molecular Pathology
• Medical Genetics/ Molecular Genetics/ Cytogenetic
• Anatomical Variations and pathologies (Link)
• Medical Education
• Forensic Sciences