Dr. Moussavi received her PhD in physiology (comparative neuroendocrinology) from the University of Calgary. She is currently a principal member of the teaching faculty for physiology courses in the School of Medicine, Physician Assistant School, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences, and School of Dentistry. Her primary focus is teaching, advising, and mentoring students, with academic interests in curriculum design, active learning methodologies, case-based learning, team-based learning, and integration of clinical scenarios in the basic sciences. Dr. Moussavi currently serves as the director for the Cardiovascular System and Renal System modules in Principles Integrating Science and Medicine (PrISM), as well as course director of Physician Assistant Physiology. She is also a lecturer in Division of Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS) and Dental Medicine programs.
Dr. Moussavi’s teaching roles encompass areas of neurophysiology, cardiovascular physiology, respiratory physiology, nephrology, and endocrinology.
Dr. Moussavi also serves as an advisor to students in the MAMS program and is the new program leader for career and professional development [previously known as Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) program]. As program leader, Dr. Moussavi will implement programs and workshops for graduate students to broaden their professional skills, discover training opportunities and introduce them to a variety of STEM career paths. She is committed to assisting MSc and PhD candidates as well as post-doctoral researchers in identifying their career goals and filling the gaps needed to achieve them.
Dr. Moussavi’s research expertise is in the field of molecular neuroendocrinology, with a particular interest in the multi-factorial control of the reproductive and somatic axis.
- Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
- University of Calgary, PhD
- University of Calgary, BSc
- Published on 11/1/2014
Moussavi M, Wlasichuk M, Chang JP, Habibi HR. Seasonal effects of GnIH on basal and GnRH-induced goldfish somatotrope functions. J Endocrinol. 2014 Nov; 223(2):191-202. PMID: 25319842.
- Published on 5/1/2013
Moussavi M, Wlasichuk M, Chang JP, Habibi HR. Seasonal effect of gonadotrophin inhibitory hormone on gonadotrophin-releasing hormone-induced gonadotroph functions in the goldfish pituitary. J Neuroendocrinol. 2013 May; 25(5):506-16. PMID: 23331955.
- Published on 12/3/2011
Moussavi M, Wlasichuk M, Chang JP, Habibi HR. Seasonal effect of GnIH on gonadotrope functions in the pituitary of goldfish. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2012 Mar 05; 350(1):53-60. PMID: 22155567.
- Published on 12/2/2011
Chang JP, Habibi HR, Yu Y, Moussavi M, Grey CL, Pemberton JG. Calcium and other signalling pathways in neuroendocrine regulation of somatotroph functions. Cell Calcium. 2012 Mar-Apr; 51(3-4):240-52. PMID: 22137240.
- Published on 12/24/2008
Moussavi M, Nelson ER, Habibi HR. Seasonal regulation of vitellogenin by growth hormone in the goldfish liver. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2009 Mar; 161(1):79-82. PMID: 19138687.