Marzieh Ayati

Meet Marzieh Ayati. She’s an award-winning computer scientist who studied at Case Western Reserve University and researches biological data to develop new medical treatments. She currently teaches computer science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and works with middle and high school students to foster their development in the STEM fields.

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  • Earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University
  • Focuses her research in bioinformatics, using biological data to improve diagnosis and develop drug treatments for various diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis
  • Currently, serves as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Recipient of the “Choose Ohio First” Scholarship, a National Science Foundation Travel Award, and the Association for Computing Machinery Travel Award
  • Recognized by the Iranian American Academics and Professionals for her Outstanding Academic Achievement & Excellent Service to the Iranian- American Community
  • Serves community by mentoring middle and high school students and promotes STEM fields to young girls




Case Western Reserve University