Javad Jamshidi completed his BSc degree in cellular and molecular biology in 2009 and then completed a Master’s degree in human genetics in 2012 in Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran. After graduation, he joined Fasa University of Medical Sciences (FUMS) as a lecturer for five years. Besides teaching, he actively continued his research career and collaborations with other researchers which resulted in a number of publications in his fields of interest: human genetics, neurogenetics and psychiatric genetics. Demonstrating excellence in research, Javad was awarded the “Outstanding Researcher Award” by FUMS twice in 2014 and 2017. He is also an investigator on the largest cohort study in Iran, the “PERSIAN Cohort”, a prospective study aiming to recruit 170,000 Iranian participants (35-70 years) to identify the risk factors of the most prevalent chronic diseases. Holding a prestigious UNSW Scientia PhD scholarship awarded by University of New South Wales, he is now a PhD student in NeuRA working on the genetics and neuroscience of wellbeing and resilience.