Masoud Nickaeen, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist II
Masoud joined MetrumRG in November 2020 as a senior scientist in the Translational & Systems Pharmacology group. He holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from TU Dortmund in Germany, and a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rutgers University, NJ. Prior to joining MetrumRG, Masoud was assistant professor of cell biology (2 years) and postdoctoral research fellow (4 years) at UConn Health School of Medicine, where he built systems-level mechanistic models and computational tools to study spatio-temporal dynamics of signal transduction pathways and several (sub-)cellular processes that rely on actin cytoskeleton remodeling and force generation. Masoud also worked with the Virtual Cell team to bring new computational technologies to the biomedical research community. Prior to that, he spent a decade developing algorithms to efficiently simulate PDEs governing complex fluid flow and heat transfer phenomena using a plethora of open-source and commercial packages based on Finite Element and Finite Volume Methods, and libraries for post-processing, visualization, and analysis of the results.