Born and raised in the great white north, Nima did his undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto. During his undergrad years, he worked on animal models of sepsis and on post-transcriptional regulation by RNA-binding proteins in early Drosophila development, where he found a passion for understanding the molecular underpinnings of complex biological processes. He then crossed the border and did his graduate work at MIT, working on understanding the sequence determinants and evolution of higher-order biological assemblies. Nima joined the Brangwynne lab in August 2023, and is interested in understanding sequence-structure-function relationships in condensates and other biomolecular assemblies.
Outside of lab, he enjoys spending time with his wife and cat, watching basketball (go raps), listening to drum and bass, and cycling.