August 1, 2006.
Bahram Moasser joined the department as an assistant professor in the summer of 2006. Bahram has moved into Professor Pope’s old office and labs on the sixth floor of Reiss where he is hoping to channel some of the excellent karma from Professor Pope’s legacy of scholarship and education to launch his own academic career.
A native of Iran, Bahram immigrated to the US in 1978 and became a naturalized US citizen in 1995. After graduating from Cornell University and receiving his M.S. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, he went on to the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. There he received his Ph.D. degree under the tutelage of Professor Wayne L. Gladfelter where his research involved the mechanistic study of a highly regioselective Rh-hydroformylation catalysis. Bahram worked at the General Electric Global Research Center in Niskayuna, NY ( Albany area) for ten years prior to joining Georgetown. At GE, Bahram was involved in a variety of projects ranging from catalysis to biomedical imaging. He hopes to draw from his eclectic scientific background to shape his research program at Georgetown which revolves around the areas of chemical biology, bioorganometallic chemistry and biomedical imaging.
Bahram and his wife Marcie live in Gaithersburg, MD with their two cats, Gobi and Tweeter. Moving to the DC area from upstate NY has brought about many changes, including transitioning to townhouse living. Also, after spending years learning the art of eating pasta with a twirling spoon, Bahram and Marcie are now dealing with the challenges of dissecting crab. Besides spending time with Marcie and the cats, Bahram enjoys listening to music, watching hockey (go Islanders!), reading and taking walks.