Sheema Rahmanseresht, Ph.D.

Sheema  Rahmanseresht, Ph.D.


I received my B.S. and M.S. in Physics from Sharif University of Technology in Iran. In 2016, I graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Physics from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where I investigated structural changes of an RNA complex with protein binding using single molecule sensitive FRET measurements.


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Lab Group

A member of the Michael Previs Laboratory

Research Description

I am mainly interested in using fluorescence microscopy and single molecule biophysics techniques to understand the molecular mechanism governing different biological systems. In Previs lab, I am studying the molecular basis of cardiac contractility. I am currently using super resolution microscopy (STORM) to study the interaction of myosin binding protein C with actin and myosin in cardiac muscles.


Highlighted Publications

Sh. Rahmanseresht, P. Milas, K.P. Ramos, B.D. Gamari, L.S. Goldner, Single-Molecule-Sensitive FRET in Freely-Diffusing Attoliter Droplets Applied Physics Letters (2015)

P. Milas, B. D. Gamari, L. Parrot, B. P. Krueger, Sh. Rahmanseresht, J. Moore, L. S. Goldner, Indocyanine Dyes Approach Free Rotation at the 3′ Terminus of A-RNA: A Comparison with the 5′ Terminus and Consequences for Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer The Journal of Physical Chemistry.B (2013)