Ameneh Zare-Shahabadi, MD, PhD

PGY-4 Resident

Biographical Sketch

Ameneh Shahabadi is a PGY-4 neurology resident with interest in general neurology, public health and epidemiology. Beginning in 2024, she will be an epilepsy fellow at UPMC. Her notable honors and awards include Du Pre Grant and Young Researcher Prize in 2nd Avicenna Student Festival. Her favorite rotations in residency are night float and consults.  Outside of the work, Ameneh is interested in neuropsychology, chess, jigsaw puzzles, sketching, sprinting, kickboxing, cooking, baking and spending time with her family. 

Education & Training

  • MD/MPH, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Selected Recent Publications

Zare-Shahabadi A, Masliah E, Johnson GV, Rezaei N. Autophagy in Alzheimer's disease. Rev Neurosci. 2015;26(4):385-95. doi: 10.1515/revneuro-2014-0076. PMID: 25870960; PMCID: PMC5039008.

Zare-Shahabadi A, Ataei A, Rezaei N. Proteins brighten the brain. Life Sci. 2016 Dec 15;167:1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2016.10.024. Epub 2016 Oct 22. PMID: 27780734.

Zare-Shahabadi A, Langroodi HG, Azimi AR, Sahraian MA, Harirchian MH, Baghbanian SM. Neuromyelitis optica and pregnancy. Acta Neurol Belg. 2016 Dec;116(4):431-438. doi: 10.1007/s13760-016-0654-x. Epub 2016 Jun 15. PMID: 27306993.

Stafford P, Johnston SA, Kantarci OH, Zare-Shahabadi A, Warrington A, Rodriguez M. Antibody characterization using immunosignatures. PLoS One. 2020 Mar 20;15(3):e0229080. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0229080. PMID: 32196507; PMCID: PMC7083272.