Nasim Vousooghi became Pharm. D. At the age of 26 and completed her PhD of pharmacology at the age of 33 years from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. She is working in the Department of Neuroscience and Addiction Studies at Tehran University of Medical Sciences from 2010 till now. She was the director of research deputy in the mentioned department in the years 2010-2017. She is also the head of the genetics laboratory of the Iranian National Center for addiction studies (INCAS). Her main area of interest is the molecular mechanisms of drug and behavioral addictions and genetics and epigenetics of drug abuse. She is also interested in finding biomarkers that may predict one’s vulnerability to drug addiction. She has published more than 40 papers in prestigious journals.