Padideh Kamali-Zare, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

The founding CEO of Darmiyan, Padideh is a TEDMED Hive Innovator of 2018. She has been leading the Company for the past 5 years, taking the Company through multiple stages of development, from conception to a functioning product. Under her leadership, Darmiyan team has achieved widespread recognition in the biomedical and life science communities, through numerous awards and partnerships.    Padideh is a world-renowned geometrical modeling expert with an outside-the-box thinking approach to complex problems. Her major skill is to put things into context and visualize the big picture (story-telling). Prior to starting Darmiyan, she was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University, School of Medicine, where she previously completed three years of postdoctoral training in biophysical neuroscience, 2010-2013, under supervision of Professor Charles Nicholson, the scientific father of brain microstructure modeling. Padideh got her PhD in biological physics from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden in 2010. Her PhD thesis entitled “Biophysical mechanisms underlying cellular homeostasis” provided a non-classical explanation for the relationship between cell structure and function. In her free time Padideh enjoys teaching Persian classical music and writing blogs.