Maryam Safdar

Maryam Safdar

Maryam Safdar

Position Title

 Ph.D. Candidate

Joint Appointments

 MD/PhD program

Areas of Interest

Endurance exercise as a rescue for negative health outcomes resulting from circadian rhythm disturbances in Drosophila 

Narrative Bio


  1. Ahmed S, Safdar M, Morton C, Soave N, Patel R, Castillo K, Lalande S, Jimenez L, Mateika JH, Wessells R. Effect of virtual reality-simulated exercise on sympathovagal balance. PLoS One. 2020 Jul 16;15(7):e0235792. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0235792. PMID: 32673347
  2. Sujkowski A, Spierer AN, Rajagopalan T, Bazzell B, Safdar M, Imsirovic D, Arking R, Rand DM, Wessells R. Mito-nuclear interactions modify Drosophila exercise performance. Mitochondrion. 2019 Jul;47:188-205. doi: 10.1016/j.mito.2018.11.005. PMID: 30408593


 BS in Biology, Wayne State University


Robert Wessells, Ph.D.

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