Researcher biography

Dr. Hamid Khataee received his Ph.D. in Mathematical and Computational Biology from Griffith University in 2016. His Ph.D. thesis focused on the mechanics of molecular motor proteins, which transport molecular cargos inside eukaryotic cells. After completion of his degree, he continued his research in the Howard Lab at Yale University as a postdoc, where he studied the mechanical interactions between multiple motor proteins and the morphology of dendrites in neurons. He joined the University of Queensland in 2018. His current research focuses on the development of theoretical models for the collective cell migration, which is essential for morphogenesis and tissue regeneration. He is interested in how the migration of cells propagates into neighboring cells, depending on the mechanical properties of cells and their interactions.