Attention Joslin Patients:

Mask wearing and COVID-19 screening will continue at Joslin until further notice. To expedite building entry, please access COVID Pass the day of your on-site appointment to answer screening questions to receive a pass. We encourage all Joslin patients, including kids 5 and over, to get a COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots as recommended.

Also, please see our main COVID-19 web page for important updates regarding the availability of telehealth appointments at Joslin.
The information is available in English and Spanish.

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Farnaz received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Tehran, Iran. She obtained her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine from Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany. She joined Dr. Tseng’s laboratory at the Joslin Diabetes Center in 2015. Her research interests revolve around the regulation of adipose tissue development and function. Farnaz is a recipient of the Max-Planck Society Scholarship, American Diabetes Association Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the K01 Career Development Award from NIH/NIDDK.

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