Morteza got his bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from Urmia university in Iran. Subsequently he enrolled in the master program in biomedical engineering in neuroscience track at Bogazici university under supervision of Prof. Saybasili. During his master thesis he established a trans-survival model for amyloid beta toxicity using SH-SY5Y cell line and investigated the model using Patch clamp electrophysiology and fluorescence microscopy.
After completing his thesis morteza took up research positions in the laboratory of neural micro circuitry in Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) under supervision of Prof. H. Markram and Dr. R. Perin, and later at the Karolinska Institute under supervision of Prof. G. Silberberg.
In BGP morteza combines advanced mathematical analysis with high performance videography and in-vivo photometry to provide insights to underlying mechanisms of levodopa induced dyskinesia.