Tayebi Research Group Members

Lobat Tayebi

Lobat Tayebi, M.S., Ph.D

Associate Professor and Director of Research at MUSoD

Email: lobat.tayebi@marquette.edu


After her graduation from University of California-Davis in 2011, Lobat joined Oklahoma State University as an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. She moved to Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2014 as an Associate Professor and Director of Research. She has published over 280 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and her research interests include biomaterials, 3D printing, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering and personalized medicine.

Current Members

Meisam Omidi

Meisam Omidi

Postdoctoral Fellow, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Email: meisam.omidi@marquette.edu


Dr. Omidi’s research is focused on application of nanobiomaterials in soft, hard, and interfacial tissue engineering. He is particularly interested is 3D printing and smart material design in regenerative medicine.

Fahimeh Sadat Tabatabaei

Fahimeh Sadat Tabatabaei

Postdoctoral Fellow, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Email: fahimeh.tabatabaei@marquette.edu


Dr. Tabatabaei earned her D.D.S. degree from Kerman University in Iran in 2000. After 2 years of studying in the fields of oral biology and dental materials at Toulouse University in France, she moved back to Iran and received her Ph.D. in Dental Biomaterials. She was head of the department of Dental Biomaterials at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow in Tayebi group with research focused on tissue engineering, 3D printing, stem cells and oral mucosa.

Daniela Masson-Meyers

Daniela Masson-Meyers

Postdoctoral Fellow, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Email: daniela.masson-meyers@marquette.edu


Dr. Masson-Meyers joined Tayebi group in January 2020. She holds a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy. She completed her Ph.D. from the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), with part of her doctoral research performed at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests include regenerative medicine, tissue injury and repair and tissue engineering. Her research will be an extension and combination of previous experience in cell culture and methodologies to assess tissue repair with new skills and knowledge of developing and testing engineered tissue scaffolds, particularly vascularized osteo-mucosal tissue constructs using 3D-printing technology.

Rizwan Bader

Rizwan Bader

D.D.S. Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Email: rizwan.bader@marquette.edu


Rizwan Bader is currently attending Marquette University School of Dentistry. He was raised in Racine, Wisconsin and has been engaged in a myriad of activities since a young age. Rizwan is passionate about his research interests of dental materials and bone tissue engineering. He is working on projects related to polymeric and ceramic 3D printed bone scaffolds. Currently, Rizwan is excited to investigate the degradation and mechanical properties of calcium phosphate scaffolds. He loves working with the team and looks forward to new opportunities.

Brett Barton

Brett Barton

D.D.S. Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Email: brett.barton@marquette.edu


Brett grew up in the Central Wisconsin Area and attended Marquette University. He graduated in 2019 with a degree in biomedical sciences. He currently attends Marquette University School of Dentistry and is focusing on research of reinforced scaffolds for bone tissue engineering.

Alexandra Gelin

Alexandra Gelin

D.D.S. Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Email: alexandra.gelin@marquette.edu


Alexandra Gelin is from Long Island, New York, and moved to Milwaukee last year. She is a full-time NIH-funded researcher and her research topic is development of an integrated 3D-printed osteo-mucosal model using collagen substrate. She has always had an interest in research and is excited to be working in the lab.

Soren Paape

Soren Paape

D.D.S. Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Email: soren.paape@marquette.edu


Soren is currently a dental student that thoroughly enjoys research that we are doing here at Marquette. I like to spend my free time checking out different food spots in Milwaukee and hanging out with my pup, Scottie.

John Peters

John Peters

D.D.S. Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Email: john.peters@marquette.edu


John Peters is from East Lansing, Michigan. He went to Marquette University for his undergraduate degree, and is currently studying at Marquette University School of Dentistry as a DDS student.

Dave Wertz

Dave Wertz

D.D.S. Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Email: david.wertz@marquette.edu


David grew up in the Milwaukee area and attended the Marquette University. He graduated in May of 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and began schooling at Marquette University School of Dentistry in August of 2018. He is currently researching polymer-based scaffolding.

Former members

Parisa Amjadi

Parisa Amjadi, D.D.S.

Research Associate, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Pouya Amrollahi

Pouya Amrollahi

M.Sc. Student

Matthew Bures

Matthew Bures

D.D.S. Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Kyle Boonyong

Kyle Boonyong

Undergraduate (Pre-Dental), Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Marquette University

Erfan Dashtimoghadam

Erfan Dashtimoghadam

Postdoctoral Researcher, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Farahnaz Fahimipour

Farahnaz Fahimipour

Research Associate, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Mina Fahmy

Mina Fahmy

D.D.S. Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Hossein Jazayeri

Hossein Jazayeri

Researcher, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Alexander Karkazis

Alexander Karkazis

D.D.S. Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Emelia Karkazis

Emelia Karkazis

D.D.S. Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

John Karkazis

John Karkazis

Undergraduate Student, Marquette University Biological Sciences

Kimia Khoshroo

Kimia Khoshroo, D.D.S.

Research Associate, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Zachery Finnegan

Zachery Finnegan

D.D.S. Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Zachary Jacobs

Zachary Jacobs

Undergraduate Student (Pre-Dental), Biomedical Sciences, Marquette University

Stephan Kakos

Stephan Kakos

Undergraduate Student (Pre-Dental), Physiological Sciences, Marquette University

Sridivya Kasinadhuni

Sridivya Kasinadhuni, B.D.S., M.S.

Dental Research Associate, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Wonhee Lee

Wonhee Lee, D.D.S.

Endodontics Resident, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Valmore Malskis

Valmore Malskis, D.D.S.

Research Associate, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Zohra Metalwala

Zohra Metalwala, D.D.S.

Research Scholar, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Leila Mohammadiamirabad

Leila Mohammadiamirabad

Research Associate, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Michael Del Monico

Michael Del Monico

Undergraduate Student (Pre-Dental), Marquette University

Masoud Mozafari

Masoud Mozafari

Research Associate

Nidhi Nangia

Nidhi Nangia, D.D.S.

Research Scholar, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Amin Nozariasbmarz

Amin Nozariasbmarz

Ph.D. Student

Aatif Nowman

Aatif Nowman

D.D.S. Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Steven Pitcher

Steven Pitcher

D.D.S. Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Armin Tahmasbi Rad

Armin Tahmasbi Rad

Research Associate

Morteza Rasoulianboroujeni

Morteza Rasoulianboroujeni

Research Scientist

Mehdi Razavi

Mehdi Razavi

Research Scholar

Martin Rodriguez

Martin Rodriguez

Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University

Parvaneh Rouhani

Parvaneh Rouhani

Ph.D. Student

Erfan Salahinejad

Erfan Salahinejad

Research Associate

Ethan Schuler

Ethan Schuler

D.D.S. Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Massoud Seifi

Massoud Seifi, D.D.S.

Research Associate, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Vahid Shabafrooz

Vahid Shabafrooz

Research Scholar

Brinda Shah

Brinda Shah, D.D.S.

Orthodontics Resident, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Pinkesh Shah

Pinkesh Shah

D.D.S. Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Austin J. Smith

Austin J. Smith

D.D.S. Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Neha Solanki

Neha Solanki, B.D.S.

Research Associate, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Mohammadreza Tahriri

Mohammadreza Tahriri

Postdoctoral Researcher, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Sanaz Tajik

Sanaz Tajik

Research Associate, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Shawn Tipple

Shawn Tipple

D.D.S. Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Nikita Tongas

Nikita Tongas

Research Scholar, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Joshua White

Joshua White

D.D.S. Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Amir Yadegari

Amir Yadegari

Research Associate, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Wiley Yao

Wiley Yao

D.D.S. Student, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Mostafa Yazdimamaghani

Mostafa Yazdimamaghani

Ph.D. Student

Christin Zito

Christin Zito

Undergraduate Student, Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center (OREC)