Samadian, Hajar

About this team member

Hajar received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology in 2012 and 2015 respectively. Her field of research in Master was wastewater treatment using a biological method. After graduation, she spent her time working in pharmaceutical research laboratories. She began her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Monash University in 2019.
She is interested in applied pharmaceutical sciences. Thus, she joined the Banaszak Holl group. During her graduate research degree, she will work on folate binding protein (FBP) as a delivery agent for cancer treatment.
She is also expert in photography and spending her spare time doing voluntary work for children as well as bushwalking.

You can learn more about Hajar’s amazing contributions to COVID-19 diagnostic development. Her article was a 2020 Most-Read article in ACS Sensors and a 2020 Australian Research Council research highlight. It was also included in the ACS 2021 Virtual Issue on Advances in COVID-19 Testing.

She describes here thesis project in her Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition entry.


  • Anti-tumor Effect of Folate-Binding Protein: In Vitro and In Vivo Studies Molecular Pharmaceutics 2022 19 843-852
  • Rapid Gel Card Agglutination Assays for Serological Analysis Following SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Humans ACS Sensors 2020 5 2596-2603