Ali Masoudi-Nejad received his Ph.D. in genomics with Prof. Takashi Endo from Kyoto University, Japan. He then did his first Post-Doc with Prof. Robbie Waugh at James Hutton Institute in Scotland and Prof. Paul H. Dear from MRC-LMB, Cambridge, UK. He returned to the Kyoto University and did two consecutive Post-Docs with Prof. Minoru Kanehisa, co-founder of GenBank and founder of the KEGG (http://www.kanehisa.jp/en/kanehisa.html) in bioinformatics and systems biology, respectively. He then returned to Iran in 2006 and founded the Laboratory of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, LBB (http://LBB.ut.ac.ir) at University of Tehran. He is now associate professor of systems biology and bioinformatics. His main research interest focuses on computational systems biology, cancer modeling, analysis of biological networks, network motif discovery, MicroRNA and RNAi pathway reconstruction, genome-scale pathway modeling and molecular communication in biological networks.