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Nakisa Ghanbarian

Ph.D. in Mathematics


I earned my B.S. in Pure Mathematics at the University of Isfahan in Iran. I taught a variety of courses in mathematics including pre-calculus, calculus, geometry, combinatorics, and differential equations for about six years before moving to the U.S. I have been teaching at the University of Nevada, Reno as an LOA and teaching assistant since 2016, and I received the Outstanding TA Award from the Mathematics and Statistics Department in 2020. I'm currently a Ph.D. student in Pure Mathematics and I have been a research assistant granted by my advisor, Dr. Jabuka, since 2019. I submitted my paper "THE NON-ORIENTABLE 4-GENUS FOR KNOTS WITH 10 CROSSINGS" for publication and the result of the research is available on the KnotInfo database. I also earned the COS graduate student award in 2020.

Research interests

  • Knot Theory
  • Low Dimensional Topology


  • Ph.D., Pure Mathematics, University of Nevada, Reno (2019-present)
  • B.S. in Pure Mathematics at University of Isfahan, Iran (2008-2013)

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