Sarah Shahmoradian

Current Project

Structural Analysis of Human Brain from Parkinson's Disease Patients

Short Biography

Sarah Shahmoradian from America joined the Stahlberg group in March 2013 and has a Roche Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Her Ph.D. in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics (focus: cryo-electron microscopy and proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases) was obtained at the Baylor College of Medicine, USA, and her B.Sc. in Biology (focus: neurobiological research) from the James Madison University, Virginia, USA. 



Part 2: Coping with Biology

Benjamin Stecher. (Images:, Lewis, A., Shahmoradian, S., Stahlberg, H., )

Tomorrow Edition (an online blog by Benjamin Stecher about his journey in Parkinson's disease), (2018)

DOI: Tomorrow Edition


Imaging of post-mortem human brain tissue using electron and X-ray microscopy

Lewis, A., Genoud, C., Pont, M., van de Berg, W.D.J., Frank, S., Stahlberg, H., Shahmoradian, S., Al-Amoudi, A.

Current Opinion Structural Biology (submitted), (2019)


Cryo ptychographic ...

Tran, H.T., Tsai, E.H.R., Lewis, A., Moors, T., Bol, J.G.J.M., Rostami, I., Diaz, A., Joker, A.J., Guizar-Sicairos, M., Raabe, J., Stahlberg, H., van de Berg, W.D.J., Holler, M., Shahmoradian, S.

(submitted), (2019)


Lewy pathology in Parkinson's disease consists of a crowded organellar membranous medley

Shahmoradian, S., Lewis, A., Genoud, C., Graff, A., Pérez Navarro, P., Goldie, K., Sütterlin, R., Castano-Diez, D., Ingrassia, A., Rozemuller, A.J.M., Paepe, A.D., Erny, J.Staempfli, A., Hoernschemeyer, J., Niedieker, D., El-Mashtoly, S.F., Gerwert, K., Bohrmann, B., Britschgi, M., Stahlberg, H., van de Berg, W.D.J., Lauer, M.E.

Nature Neuroscience (accepted), (2019)


Cerebral Corpora amylacea are dense membranous labyrinths containing structurally preserved cell organelles

Pérez Navarro, P., Genoud, C., Castano-Diez, D., Graff-Meyer, A., Lewis, A., de Gier, Y., Lauer, M.E., Britschgi, M., Bohrmann, B., Frank, S., Hench, J., Schweighauser, G., Rozemuller, A.J.M., van de Berg, W.D.J., Stahlberg, H., Shahmoradian, S.

Scientific Reports 8(18046), (2018)



Three-Dimensional Imaging of Biological Tissue by Cryo X-Ray Ptychography

Shahmoradian, S., Tsai, E.H.R., Diaz, A., Guizar-Sicairos, M., Spycher, L., Raabe, J., Britschgi, M., Ruf, A., Stahlberg, H., Holler, M.

Scientific Reports 7(2), 6291 (2017)




2013-2016, PostDoc, now PSI

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