The founding CEO of Darmiyan, Padideh is a 2020 Fortune 40 under 40 global healthcare leader/ influencer, and a 2018 TEDMED Hive Innovator. She has been leading the Company for the past 5 years, taking the technology through multiple stages of development, from conception to a functioning product. Under her leadership, Darmiyan team has achieved widespread recognition in the biomedical and life science communities, through numerous awards and partnerships. Padideh is a world-renowned geometrical modeling expert with an outside-the-box thinking approach to complex problems. Her major skill is to put things into context and visualize the big picture (story-telling). Prior to starting Darmiyan, she was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University, School of Medicine, where she previously completed three years of postdoctoral training in biophysical neuroscience, 2010-2013, under supervision of Professor Charles Nicholson, the scientific father of brain microstructure modeling. Padideh got her PhD in biological physics from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden in 2010. Her PhD thesis entitled “Biophysical mechanisms underlying cellular homeostasis” provided a non-classical explanation for the relationship between cell structure and function. In her free time Padideh enjoys teaching Persian classical music and writing blogs, including the Psychology Today
series on Cognitive Future.
Kaveh is a nuclear medicine physician, sub-specialized in PET/CT and PET/MR from Stanford University and NYU Langone Medical Center. He has been a savvy computer programmer since the age of 13, coding numerous projects in computational mathematics, physical simulations, and medical image processing.
Kaveh received his MD degree in 2003 and performed his postdoctoral research at UCSF, followed by clinical specialty training in nuclear medicine at St. Louis University. His professional experience ranges from tissue engineering (stem cells and biomaterials) to radiology and molecular imaging. In his free time, Kaveh enjoys playing violin and chess and making iPhone apps.
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Thomas is a top microscopy expert with world-acclaimed innovations in fluorescence imaging techniques, including live cell imaging and super-resolution microscopy. He has a wide range of experience in neuroscience, molecular biology, biochemical engineering and nanotechnology. Before joining Darmiyan full-time, he was a postdoctoral associate at Rockefeller University in New York. Thomas received his PhD in neuroscience from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden in 2013. In his PhD thesis, entitled “Implications of localization and transport regulation of postsynaptic membrane proteins for synaptic function and psychiatric disorders,” he described novel mechanisms for neuronal function and signal regulation in the brain.