Omid Akbari received his M.A. degree and a Diploma in general and medical microbiology from the University College London, UK. He then obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Division of Molecular Immunology at the National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK. He performed postdoctoral work at Stanford University, where he was promoted to a position of a Senior Scientist. He became an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and an Associate in medicine at the Division of Immunology, Children's Hospital Boston. He is a recipient of the American Lung Association Fellowship Award, the American Lung Association Career Development Grant, and in 2005, he was the winner of two international awards: the Pharmacia Award and Henning Loewenstein Research Award for his research in the field of allergy and immunology. He is also a recipient of the 2007 Eleanor and Miles Shore Scholarship for Research in Medicine from Harvard Medical School and a 2007 Children's Hospital grant. Currently, he serves as an Associate Professor of immunology at University of Southern California.
Biography Updated on 9 October 2011