Curriculum Vitae

Moosa Rezwani Public CV

Contact Information


  • Ph.D.
    • Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Science
    • 2022-2026
    • Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    • ULB Center for Research in Immunology (U-CRI) - Institute for Medical Immunology (IMI) - Department of Pharmacotherapy and Pharmaceutics
    • Advisor: Prof. David Vermijlen
  • M.Sc.
    • Medical Immunology
    • 2016-2019
    • Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
    • Department of Immunology - Faculty of Medical Sciences
    • Thesis: "Natural Killer Cells Extraction from Used Leuko-Reduction Filters in Blood Transfusion"
    • Advisor: Prof. Ali Akbar Pourfathollah
  • B.Sc.
    • Cell and Molecular Biology
    • 2010-2015
    • University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
    • Faculty of Cell and Molecular Biology - School of Biology

Researches and Projects

  • Disturbances in NK Cells and Tumors' Protein-Protein Interaction Network, a Pan-Cancer Analysis
    • 2019-Present
    • This is still an unpublished project.

  • Establishing Blood Transfusion waste products as a source of NK cells (Part of M.Sc. Thesis)
    • 2017-2019
    • Our project was part of a series conducted by the Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization to introduce blood transfusion waste products as a sustainable and cost-effective source of bio-molecules and cells. This is particularly important in under-developed countries where fundings and resources are limited. Methods including flow cytometry, immune cells isolation, ELISA, cell culture, and killing assays were used. NK cells obtained by our approach is comparable to peripheral blood’s NK cells in term of viability, Sub-populational composition, and function.

  • rbioapi: User-Friendly R Interface to Biologic Web Services' API
    • 2020-2021
    • Open-source R package software
    • Links:
    • The R package, rbioapi, is an interface to biological and medical databases and web services. This package provides consistency, a smooth learning curve for the users, and scalability for the developers. To date, rbioapi fully supports Enrichr, JASPAR, miEAA, PANTHER, Reactome, STRING, and UniProt. I aim to expand this list and make rbioapi as comprehensive as possible by inviting collaborations and contributions.

  • parapurrr: Do purrr in Parallel
    • 2021
    • Open-source R package software
    • Links:
    • The R package, parapurrr, offers a simple yet fully customizable way to iteratively run functions in R using multiple CPU cores (instead of the default, one). The package parapurrr deliver that by bridging purrr to foreach package and its adaptors. All of purrr’s mapping functions and every foreach adaptor available in CRAN are supported.

Skills and Experiences

  • Laboratory Skills:
    • Flow cytometry, Mammalian cells culture, ELISA, qPCR, Immune cells isolation (FACS, MACS), Western blotting (familiar with), General genetics lab skills (RNA isolation, Transduction, Genes cloning, Gel electrophoresis, etc.), General biochemistry lab skills (Chromatography, Spectrophotometry, Density gradient centrifugation, etc.), Mouse handling
  • Bioinformatics and Data Science:
    • R programming language, RNA-seq analysis, Software development, High-throughput data analysis, Systems biology, Graphs and network analysis, Data processing, Machine learning, Big data, Bioconductor, Primer design
  • Tools:
    • Git, Unix/Linux shell and Bash scripting, Cloud computing and working with remote servers, Python (familiar with), FlowJo, SPSS, SQL (familiar with), Microsoft Office


  • Moosa Rezwani, Ali Akbar Pourfathollah, Farshid Noorbakhsh, rbioapi: user-friendly R interface to biologic web services’ API, Bioinformatics, Volume 38, Issue 10, 15 May 2022, Pages 2952–2953,
  • Moosa Rezwani, Abdulbaset Mazarzaei, Zahra Abbasi-Malati, Ali Akbar Pourfathollah, Leukocyte-Reduction Filters as Reliable and Economic Source of Natural Killer Cells‎. Iranian Journal of Immunology, 2022 (Accepted, Manuscript ID IJI-2108-2158)


  • English : Proficient
  • Arabic : Proficient
  • Persian: Native
  • Larestani: Native