Ali Ebrahimi

Postdoc | MIT |


Ali is an SNSF postdoctoral fellow in Parsons lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is interested in understanding the mechanisms that control microbial processes at the micrometer scale and their impact on the ecosystem functions such as the carbon cycle. Ali received his MSc in Chemical Engineering from Iran and he completed his Ph.D. at ETH Zurich, focusing on developing mechanistic models for microbial processes in soil aggregates where he received ETH medal for his PhD dissertation. Ali is also the recipient of two PostDoc Mobility Fellowships from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Selected Publications:

Ebrahimi Ali, Schwartzman Julia and Cordero Otto X. (2019). Multicellular behaviour enables cooperation in microbial cell aggregates Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B37420190077

Ali Ebrahimi, Julia Schwartzman and Otto X. Cordero (2019). Cooperation and spatial self-organization determine rate and efficiency of particulate organic matter degradation in marine bacteria. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, November 12, 2019 116 (46) 23309-23316

Research Interests

Mathematical modeling, microbial ecology

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Ali Ebrahimi