Mohammed Mostajo-Radji

Research & Institution

Institutional Contact

University of California Santa Cruz

Genomics Institute

Biography

Mohammed Mostajo-Radji is an Assistant Research Scientist at the Genomics Institute of the University of California Santa Cruz. His work focuses on understanding and overcoming the nuclear plasticity of postmitotic neurons of the mammalian central nervous system. He received his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University and completed his postdoctoral training at the Department of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research of the University of California San Francisco.

In addition to his work as a Neuroscientist, Mohammed is interested in the development of technologies and programs for science education. He has led several international collaborations in education between the United States and Latin America. These have included the creation of multinational workshops that have trained thousands of university students.

Finally, Mohammed is passionate about science diplomacy and the relationship between technology and society. Having had the title of science, technology and innovation ambassador of Bolivia, he has been the first Latin American technodiplomat to hold the rank of ambassador. Applying his interests in science and technology studies and his expertise  in molecular biology, Mohammed designed the COVID-19 strategic response for several developing countries.

Awards & Affiliations

Awards

Latino 30 under 30 - El Mundo Boston

Honorary Doctorate - Jose Ballivian Universiy

Person of the Year 2015 - El Deber

Franz Tamayo Medal - Bolivian Senate

Projects