Voorhees Biology professor publishes her thirteenth scientific article


Voorhees Biology professor publishes her thirteenth scientific article

February 09, 2016

Denmark, S.C. –Zhabiz Golkar, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, Division of Health and Natural Sciences, will have her latest article published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases on the ebola virus.

In the Journal of Infectious Diseases, Golkar’s article, “Inhibition of Ebola Virus by Anti-Ebola miRNAs in silico,” will be featured in this month’s issue. The journal previously published her work in 2014 for her article, “Bacteriophage Therapy: A potential solution for the antibiotic-resistance crisis.”

Her other research article, “CRISPRs/Cas9 May Provide New Method for Drug discovery and Development” was published in the Journal of Cells and Developmental Biology. This is Golkar’s fourth scientific article published since she joined Voorhees College.

Golkar’s research has allowed her the opportunity to submit a full chapter, “Utility of potent anti-viral microRNAs in Emerging Infectious Diseases” for the book, RNA Interference, which could be used as an approach to down regulate genes in order to alleviate disease pathology.

Golkar earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology, a master’s degree in clinical microbiology and a doctorate degree in molecular biology.

“Through my research and teaching, I have learned it is necessary to develop our values and social responsibilities,” Golkar said. “Referring to Bill Gates, ‘To whom much is given, much is expected,’ so I pass my knowledge on to my students.”

Golkar joined the Voorhees College family in 2014 in the Division of Health and Natural Sciences following her postdoctoral scholars program as a molecular biologist funded by the Department of Defense at Claflin University.

For more information, contact Megan Freeman, director of communications, at 803-780-1191 or at mfreeman@voorhees.edu