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Iman Saramipoor Behbahan


M.D., Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, 2004

Current position

Postdoc fellow at Department of Biological Chemistry, UCLA


  1. Behbahan, I. S., Keating, A., and Gale, R. P. (2013). Concise review: Bone marrow autotransplants for liver disease? Stem Cells 31(11): 2313-29.
  2. Ma, X., Duan, Y., Tschudy-Seney, B., Roll, G., Behbahan, I. S., Ahuja, T. P., Tolstikov, V., Wang, C., McGee, J., Khoobyari, S., Nolta, J. A., Willenbring, H. and Zern, M. A. (2013). Highly efficient differentiation of functional hepatocytes from human induced pluripotent stem cells. Stem Cells Transl Med 2(6): 409-419.
  3. McBrian, M.A., Behbahan, I.S., Huang, T., Li, K., Hong, C.S., Christofk, H.R., Vogelauer, M., Seligson, D.B. and Kurdistani, S.K. (2013). Regulation of intracellular pH by histone acetylation. Mol Cell 49(2): 310-21.
  4. Behbahan, I. S., Duan, Y., Lam, A., Khoobyari, S., Ma, X., Ahuja, T. P. and Zern, M. A. (2011). New approaches in the differentiation of human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells toward hepatocytes. Stem Cell Rev 7(3): 748-759.
  5. Behbahan, I.S. and Zern, M.A. (2012). hESC-Derived Hepatocytes, Book 1: Advances in Stem Cell Research edited by Hossein Baharvand. Humana Press, Springer, USA. 49-66.
  6. Duan, Y., Ma, X., Zou, W., Wang, C., Bahbahan, I. S., Ahuja, T. P., Tolstikov, V. and Zern, M. A. (2010). Differentiation and characterization of metabolically functioning hepatocytes from human embryonic stem cells. Stem Cells 28(4): 674-686.
  7. Emami, M. H., Behbahan, I. S., Zade, H. D. and Daneshgar, H. (2009). New interpretation for diagnostic yield of ileoscopy: A prospective study and a brief review. J Res Med Sci 14(3): 157-163.
  8. Emami, M. H. and Behbahan, I. S. (2007). How to intubate ileum easier. Indian J Gastroenterol 26(3):148-9.
Protocols by Iman Saramipoor Behbahan
  1. A Protocol for Measurement of Intracellular pH