Academic Staff

Lecturer
Omid IRAVANI

(MD, PhD, ECA Cytogenetics Dip)

 

Tel: +65 6516 8246
Email: antoi@nus.edu.sg
Office: MD10 #01-02G


Research Interests
  • Cancer Biomarker Discovery
  • Medical Genetics/ Molecular Genetics/ Cytogenetic
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Anatomical Variations and pathologies
  • Medical Education
  • Forensic Sciences
Teaching Interests
  • Question-Based Learning (QBL) [a novel pedagogical innovation in medical education]
  • Gross Clinical Anatomy/ Histology/ Embryology
  • Medical Genetics/ Molecular Genetics/ Cytogenetic
  • Forensic Sciences
Selected Publications
  • Omid Iravani, Boon-Huat Bay, George Wai-Cheong Yip. “Silencing HS6ST3 inhibits growth and progression of breast cancer cells through suppressing IGF1R and inducing XAF1”, Exp Cell Res. 2017 350(2), 380-389 [1]
  • Omid Iravani, George Wai-Cheong Yip, Aye Aye Thike, Pei Jou Chua, Olivia Jane Scully, Puay-Hoon Tan, Boon-Huat Bay. “Claudin 12 predicts survival in estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer”, J Clin Pathol. 2016 doi:10.1136 [1]
  • Omid Iravani. Question-based learning: An innovative approach to teaching clinical anatomy in medical education. CDTL Brief, 18(1), pp. 7-13, 2015 [2]
  • Omid Iravani, Ern-Wei Tay, Boon-Huat Bay, Ng Yee Kong, “Unilateral ureteric stone associated with gross hydronephrosis and kidney shrinkage: a cadaveric report”, Anatomy & Cell Biology Journal, 2014 [3] 
  • Omid Iravani, Benjamin Wei-Rong Tay, Pei-Jou Chua, George W Yip, Boon-Huat Bay. “Claudins and Gastric Carcinogenesis”, Experimental Biology and Medicine”, 2013 [4]
  • Mohammad Fazilati, Omid Iravani, Mohammad Hassan Ghadyani,, "Comparison of ethanol concentrations between vitreous humor and peripheral blood of corps suspected to ethanol abuse". Forensic Medicine Organization, Isfahan, Iran, 2008 [5]
  • Mohammad Fazilati, Omid Iravani, Mohammad Hassan Ghadyani, "Comparison of ethanol concentrations between vitreous humor of right and left eyes of corps suspected to ethanol abuse". Forensic Medicine Organization, Isfahan, Iran, 2008 [6]
  • Omid Iravani, Boon-Huat Bay, George W Yip. “HS6ST3, a novel prognostic biomarker and therapeutic target in breast cancer” (Manuscript under revision)
Local and International Conference Papers
  • A. Sabouri, A. Ghodousi, K. Baghori, O. Iravani. "Extraction and Amplification of nuclear DNA from tooth samples by modified guanidine thiocyanate silica method", Forensic Medicine Organization, Isfahan, Iran. 17th Meeting of International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS2005) Hong Kong, 2006
  • A. Ghodousi, M. Ghadipasha, K. Baghori, Omid Iravani. "Opiate-related death in Medicine, Iran", Forensic Medicine Organization, Isfahan, Iran. 17th Meeting of International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS2005) Hong Kong, 2006
  • Omid Iravani, Boon-Huat Bay, George W Yip. “RNA knock down of HS6ST3 in breast cancer modulates cellular response to cisplatin and 5-fuoracil”. Presented at International Anatomical Sciences and Cell Biology Conference, Singapore, 2010
  • Omid Iravani, Boon-Huat Bay, George W Yip. “RNA knock down of HS6ST3 in breast cancer modulates cellular behavior in vitro”. Awarded presentation at Annual Meeting of Singapore Microscopy Society, 2010
  • Omid Iravani, Boon-Huat Bay, George W Yip. “Functional roles of HS6ST3 in human breast cancer in vitro”. Presented at 102nd Annual meeting of American Association of Cancer Research, Orlando, USA, 2011
  • Omid Iravani, Boon-Huat Bay, George W Yip. “HS6ST3, a novel adjuvant target in breast cancer therapy”, International Conference on Pharmacology and Drug Development, Singapore, 2013
  • Omid Iravani and George W Yip. HS6ST3 regulates growth and death of the breast cancer cells. Invited speaker at the 31th Microscopy society of Thailand (MST), Thailand, 2014
  • Omid Iravani, Ng Geok Lan, Pan Feng, Ern-Wei Tay, Boon-Huat Bay. “Introduction of a modified double-staining technique of Alizarin Red-Toluidine Blue in a formalin-fixed human embryo”. Invited speaker at International Anatomical Sciences and Cell Biology Conference (IASCBC), Taiwan, 2014
  • Omid Iravani, "Question-Based Learning (QBL): An Innovative Teaching Approach for Clinical Anatomy". Invited speaker at 7th Asia Pacific International Congress of Anatomists, Singapore, 2016
  • Muthukrishnan Chandrika, Krishnan Jayabharathi, Omid Iravani. "Learning Anatomy –A journey through the web". 7th Asia Pacific International Congress of Anatomists, Singapore, 2016
  • Krishnan Jayabharathi, Muthukrishnan Chandrika, Omid Iravani. "Traditional but effective: Teaching Anatomy by simple drawings". 7th Asia Pacific International Congress of Anatomists, Singapore, 2016
Honours & Awards
  • Honor Medical Student, 1993-2000
  • A*STAR International Graduate Student (IGS) Scholarship Award, 2007-2009
  • National University of Singapore Scholarship Award, 2009-2011
  • Singapore Microscopy Society Award for the Best Presentation, 2010
  • American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) Credential Letter, 2012
  • Outstanding Award for the Best Poster Presentation at International Conference on Pharmacology and Drug Development, Singapore, 2013
  • Liew Weng Chee Scholarship Award to attend Classical and Molecular Cytogenetic training under European Cytogenetic Association (ECA) in France, Nimes, 2014
  • Academic Medicine Development Award (AMDA), National University Health System (NUHS), Singapore, 2016
  • Travel Award for Oral Presentation, Microscopy Society of Singapore, 2016
Other Appointments and Positions
  • Pasts President, Graduate Student Committee in Anatomy Department, 2009-2010
  • Council Member of Microscopy Society of Singapore (Link), 2012-2018
  • Member of Stem Cell Society of Singapore, 2009-present
  • Member of American Society of Cancer Research (AACR), 2011-present
  • Member of Singapore Neuroscience Association (SNA), 2012-present
  • Editorial Board of Forensic Medicine and Anatomy Research (FMAR) (Link), 2013 present
  • Editorial Board of Austin Journal of Anatomy (Link), 2014-present
  • Editorial Board of Austin Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology (Link), 2014-present
  • Editorial Board of Journal of Forensic, Legal & Investigative Sciences (Link), 2014-present
  • Editorial Board of Journal of Human Anatomy & Physiology (Link), 2015-present
  • Editorial Board of ARC Journal of Forensic Science (Link), 2016-present
  • Editorial Board of Nessa Journal of Forensic Science & Criminology (Link), 2016-present.