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Mina Bissell

Mina J. Bissell, Ph.D., is an Iranian American biologist and a world-recognized leader in the area of the role of extracellular matrix (ECM) and microenvironment in regulation of tissue-specific function, with special emphasis on breast cancer. She was born in Tehran, Iran and brought up in a well-educated and well-to-do family. By the time she ...
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Cyrus Amir-Mokri

Cyrus Amir-Mokri is the Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions at the U.S. Treasury Department and has lived in the United States since 1981 since his family immigrated from Iran following the 1979 Iranian revolution. After attending Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin for one year, Amir-Mokri attended Harvard College, graduating in 1986 with a degree ...
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Cyma Zarghami

Cyma Zarghami is an Iranian-American cable television executive currently serving as the president of Nickelodeon and MTV Networks’ Kids & Family Group. Zarghami was born in Abadan, Iran to an Iranian father, Gholam, and a Scottish mother, Catherine. The family later moved to Canada and finally to Englewood, New Jersey, where she graduated in the ...
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Esfandiar Baharmast

Esfandiar Baharmast is a retired Iranian-American football (soccer) referee best known for supervising two matches during the 1998 FIFA World Cup held in France. At that tournament, he was briefly vilified for giving a controversial late penalty to Norway in the dying minutes of their first-round game with Brazil, only to be vindicated the following ...
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Nazanin Boniadi

Born in Tehran at the height of the Iranian Revolution, Ms. Boniadi’s parents relocated to London shortly thereafter. Later she moved to the United States to attend the University of California Irvine where she received her Bachelor’s Degree, with Honors in Biological Sciences. Ms. Boniadi then decided to study acting, which included training in Contemporary ...
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