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Amir Mohsen Assadi-Rad, Ph.D.




Amir Assadi-Rad was born in Tehran, Iran. He traveled with his family to many different cities as he was growing up because of his father’s job. He started primary school in the city of Qum, Iran. He remained there until the eighth grade, when he went to Isfahan for his freshmen year. He stayed with his sister in the hopes that she would be a good influence on him. He returned to Qum for the tenth grade and then came to the United States of America in 1978, when he was only 16 years of age. He stayed with his brother in Grand Forks, North Dakota and finished high school there. In 1979, he started his undergraduate studies in Biology at Winona State University, in Winona, Minnesota. He worked for a short period of time and then attended Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky in 1984. He obtained two masters from Murray State University; one in biology and the other in agriculture. After his masters, he worked in several research laboratories, where people with higher levels of education inspired him. Therefore, in the fall of 1989, he started a Ph. D. program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He graduated from Tennessee in July of 1993. In December of 1993 he moved to California. Soon after, in January 1994, he taught at some Community Colleges in the San Francisco Bay-Area. Amir started teaching at Delta College August of 1995. His future goal in life is to help other people as others have done for him.





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