Dr. Ehsan Pourkarimi Daryakenari | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Ehsan Pourkarimi Daryakenari

Ehsan Pourkarimi Daryakenari (PhD)

Assistant Professor
College of Health and Life Sciences

  • Office locationB137B, LAS Building


Dr. Ehsan Pourkarimi obtained his undergraduate degree from Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest, Hungary. 

After receiving a Cancer Research Fellowship, he moved to the United Kingdom to join Professor Anton Gartner at the Wellcome Trust Center for Gene Regulation and Expression at the University of Dundee. During his post-doctoral work, Dr. Pourkarimi focused his research on understanding the effect of chromatin modifiers in cellular response during acute stress conditions. He then moved to New York City and worked as a Research Associate in the lab of Dr. Iestyn Whitehouse at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he studied DNA replication.



Research Interests

  • Transgenerational Inheritance of Epigenetic Information
  • Establishing an all-in-one Toolkit for Epigenome Editing
  • Understanding the Role of Histone Modification in DNA Damage-Induced Apoptosis


Research Associate

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

2016 - 2018
  • Post Doctoral Fellow

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

    2013 - 2016
  • Post Doctoral Fellow

    University of Dundee, UK

    2012 - 2013


Ph.D in Genetics

Wellcome Trust Center For Gene Regulation and Expression, University of Dundee, United Kingdom

2007 - 2012
  • M.Sc. in Genetics

    Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

    2001 - 2007

Selected Publications

  • Spatiotemporal coupling and decoupling of gene transcription with DNA replication origins during embryogenesis in C. elegans, eLife

    Ehsan Pourkarimi, James M Bellush, Iestyn Whitehouse

  • Deep Proteome Analysis Identifies Age-Related Processes in C. elegans, Cell Syst

    Vikram Narayan, Tony Ly, Ehsan Pourkarimi, Alejandro Brenes Murillo, Anton Gartner, Angus I. Lamond, and Cynthia Kenyon

  • Global Proteomics Analysis of the Response to Starvation in C. elegans, Molecular & Cellular Proteomics

    Mark Larance*, Ehsan Pourkarimi*, Bin Wang, Alejandro Brenes Murillo, Robert Kent, Angus I. Lamond and Anton Gartner

  • Dynamic SUMO modification regulates mitotic chromosome assembly and cell cycle progression in Caenorhabditis elegans, Nature Communications

    Federico Pelisch, Remi Sonneville, Ehsan Pourkarimi, Ana Agostinho, J. Julian Blow, Anton Gartner & Ronald T. Hay

  • NDK-1, the homolog of NM23-H1/H2 regulates cell migration and apoptotic engulfment in C. elegans, PLOS ONE

    Luca Fancsalszky, Eszter Monostori, Zsolt Farkas, Ehsan Pourkarimi, Neda Masoudi, Balázs Hargitai, Maja Herak Bosnar, Martina Deželjin, Annamária Zsákai, Tibor Vellai, Anil Mehta, Krisztina Takács-Vellai

  • RNA-binding protein GLD-1/quaking genetically interacts with the mir-35 and the let-7 miRNA pathways in Caenorhabditis elegans, OPEN BIOLOGY

    Alper Akay , Ashley Craig , Nicolas Lehrbach , Mark Larance , Ehsan Pourkarimi , Jane E. Wright , Angus Lamond , Eric Miska and Anton Gartner

  • The NM23-H1/H2 homolog NDK-1 is required for full activation of Ras signaling in C. elegans.

    Neda Masoudi*, Luca Fancsalszky*, Ehsan Pourkarimi*, Tibor Vellai, Anita Alexa, Attila Reményi, Anton Gartner, Anil Mehta, Krisztina Takács-Vellai.

  • If you don't want them shed them, Cell Research

    Ehsan Pourkarimi & Anton Gartner

  • Evidence that CED-9/Bcl2 and CED-4/Apaf-1 localization is not consistent with the current model for C. elegans apoptosis induction, Cell Death & Differentiation

    Ehsan Pourkarimi, Sebastian Greiss & Anton Gartner

  • The Opportunistic Pathogen Serratia marcescens Utilizes Type VI Secretion To Target Bacterial Competitors, Journal of Bacteriology

    Sarah L. Murdoch, Katharina Trunk, Grant English, Maximilian J. Fritsch, Ehsan Pourkarimi, Sarah J. Coulthurst

  • Stable-isotope labeling with amino acids in nematodes, Nature Methods

    Mark Larance, Aymeric P Bailly, Ehsan Pourkarimi, Ronald T Hay, Grant Buchanan, Sarah Coulthurst, Dimitris P Xirodimas, Anton Gartner & Angus I Lamond