Meet Dastan Board Members

Hosein Hashemizadeh
Shadie
Rezazadeh
Ellie
Gholami
Dr. Parisa 
Shams
Mahdi
Mazidi
Alireza
Aghajamali

Hosein Hashemizadeh

 

I conducted most of my studies back in Iran and now doing my Ph.D. in Astronomy at the University of Western Australia. I have always had a dream to establish a not-for-profit organization for supporting research and talented researchers. Now here is my dream comes true. Our country generously offered us tremendous opportunities now it’s time to give a part of that back to the country. The Dastan foundation provides an amazing platform to share times, ideas and donations to make bigger things happen. I’m proud of being part of Dastan as it puts science first. Science is truly the gate to a brighter future, I believe. No matter how prominent is my contribution, being involved in the spectacular goals of the Dastan foundation I am delighted to cooperate in building a better future. 

Mahdi Mazidi

Mahdi Mazidi

 

I am from the beautiful city of Yazd and currently a Ph.D. student of psychology at the University of Western Australia. I joined Dastan as I firmly believe the cause of this foundation in putting Science first. Science is not perfect, but it is still by far our best tool in facing life’s challenges. By selecting, supporting and presenting high-quality and productive research in specific areas we hope to take small but persistent steps towards a brighter future for Iran.

I am from the beautiful city of Yazd and currently a Ph.D. student of psychology at the University of Western Australia. I joined Dastan as I firmly believe the cause of this foundation in putting Science first. Science is not perfect, but it is still by far our best tool in facing life’s challenges. By selecting, supporting and presenting high-quality and productive research in specific areas we hope to take small but persistent steps towards a brighter future for Iran.

Shadie Rezazadeh

 

I am a biotechnologist with a high passion for bio-pharming research and finding the solution for current invasive research methods. There is a quote from a Nobel Prize winner biochemist that goes like “Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought”. Isn’t great to give an opportunity to people who can make great changes in the world by applying their thoughts in research? Conducting research and have a contribution to scientific development and discoveries is the most important motivation for me to choose research as my ultimate career and why I am here in Dastan. I believe by working together we can make this world a better place to live. 

Dr. Parisa Shams

 

I completed my PhD in English and Cultural Studies at The University of Western Australia and currently work as a tutor and researcher in Humanities. My decision to collaborate with Dastan Foundation comes from a belief—shared by all founders and contributors to this non-for-profit organisation—in valuing education as the cornerstone of humanity and a bridge to a brighter future. 

Alireza Aghajamali

 

I am a PhD candidate in Physics (Computational Condensed Matter) at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Before starting my PhD, I completed my Masters and Bachelor of Science degrees in Shiraz, Iran. My main reason for joining Dastan Foundation lies in a famous poem by Iranian poet Saadi Shirazi, which has decorated the entrance to the United Nations building:

         The sons of Adam are limbs of each other,

         Having been created of one essence.

         When the calamity of time affects one limb

         The other limbs cannot remain at rest.

         If you have no sympathy for the troubles of others,

         You are unworthy to be called by the name of a Human.

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