Ali Dehshahri is currently associate professor of pharmaceutical biotechnology at Shiraz University of Medical Science, Iran. He earned his Ph.D. at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran, in 2009, working with Prof. Mohammad Ramezani. In his thesis, he investigated the role of polymer amine content on its efficiency for gene delivery. As a distinguished Ph.D student, he was awarded a short-term research grant from the Iranian Ministry of Health to pursue his investigation at LMU, Munich, Germany under the supervision of Prof. Ernst Wagner on polymeric nanoparticles for siRNA delivery. In 2014, Dr. Dehshahri accepted an Associate Professor position at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, where he has been since that time.