Researcher biography

Dr. Hamid Khataee main research interests are in theoretical biology. He joined the University of Queensland in 2018, after his postdoctoral career in the Howard Lab at Yale University, USA. An important aspect of his research is understanding how the migration of cells propagates into neighbouring cells at the tissue level, which is essential for morphogenesis and tissue regeneration. He is also interested in the mechanics of molecular motor proteins, which transport molecular cargos inside eukaryotic cells, how the mechanical interactions between individual molecular motors give rise to their ensemble properties—force and velocity. To explore these questions, he uses various mathematical and computational modelling techniques and image analysis methods.