Department of Pathobiology

The faculty members of the Department of Pathobiology are active in teaching and productive research in different subjects including Pathology, Immunology, Bacteriology and Bacterial Diseases, Virology and Viral Diseases, Mycology and Fungal Diseases, Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, and Biotechnology. The well-equipped labs of this department support teaching and research activities in Immunology, Virology, Parasitology, Bacteriology, Mycology, and Cell Culture. In addition to teaching and research activities, this department supports laboratory services for the faculty’s clinic. For example, the Pathology section provides autopsy and histopathology.
The Department of Pathobiology has been offering postgraduate programs such as a Ph.D. program for Biotechnology and Parasitology since 2007, a Master’s program for Parasitology since 2009, a Master’s program for Bacteriology since 2011, a Ph.D. program for Veterinary Pathology, and a Ph.D. program for Bacteriology since 2015.

Head of the Department of Pathobiology
Abbas_Parham Abbas Parham
Associate Professor
Department Of Basic Sciences Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Concentration areas offered by the Department of Pathobiology
Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
Veterinary Pathology
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Veterinary Parasitology
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Academic staff

Soodeh Alidadi
Assistant Professor
Mahdi Askari Badouei
Assistant Professor
Hassan Borji
Elaheh Ebrahimzadeh Abkooh
Associate Professor
Samaneh Eidi
Assistant Professor
Gholamreza Hashemi Tabar
Mohsen Maleki
Associate Professor
Hadi Mohebalian
Assistant Professor
Zahra Moosavi
Assistant Professor
Ali Moshaverinia
Associate Professor
Hossein Nourani
Associate Professor
Gholam Reza Razmi


Recent journal articles

Abbas Barrin, Askari Badouei, M., Arash Ghalyanchi Langeroudi, Louis Temple, Suheyla Turkyilmaz, Shafigh Salagh, & Mohammad Hassan Bozorgmehri Fard (2020). A study on isolation and molecular identification of Bordetella avium from Iranian commercial and backyard broiler turkeys; 2016-2018. Archives of Razi Institute, (), -.
Lavai Mashhadi, M., Eidi, S., & Khoramian Toosi, B. (2020). High prevalence of Prototheca spp. and isolation of fungal species in milk samples from cows suffering from mastitis in Mashhad city, northeast Iran. Iranian Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology, 11 (2), 21-26.
Askari Badouei, M. (2020). Public health aspects of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains in sheep and goats of Bakhtiari pastoral tribe, Iran. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 52 (5), 2721-2724.
Hemati, F., Mohebalian, H., & Borji, H. (2020). Marshallagia marshalli Antigen Strengthens Dendritic Cell Medi-ated T Lymphocyte Regulation on Asthmatic Patients. Iranian Journal of Parasitology, 15 (1), 40-47.
Salamatian, I., Ghaniei, A., Nourani, H. (2020). Outbreak of avian mycobacteriosis in a commercial turkey breeder flock. Avian Pathology, 49 (3), 296-304.
Tavassoli, A., Soleymani, S., Haghparast, A., Hashemi Tabar, G., Bassami, M., & Dehghani, H. (2020). Reverse Genetics Assembly of Newcastle Disease Virus Genome Template Using Asis-Sal-Pac BioBrick Strategy. Biological Procedures Online, 22 (1), -.
Bakhshani, A., Parandeh Shirvan, S., Maleki, M., Haghparast, A., & Borji, H. (2020). Evaluation of the effect of Toxocara cati infection in the mouse model of allergic asthma: Exacerbation of allergic asthma symptoms and Th2 types of response. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 71 (0), 101488-101494.
Kordi, B., Borji, H. (2020). Filarial worms: a systematic review and meta-analysis of diversity in animals from Iran with emphasis on human cases. Parasitology, 147 (9), 909-921.
Sasan Nezhad, N., Khoshnegah, J., Bakhshani, A., & Borji, H. (2020). Survey of Toxocaraeggs on Dog Hair as a Potential Transmis- sion Route in Human Toxocariasis in Northeastern Iran. Iranian Journal of Parasitology, 15 (2), 248-252.
Amiry, M., Yaghfoori, S., & Razmi, G. (2020). Molecular detection of Theileria annulata in dairy cattle and vector ticks in the Herat area , Afghanistan. Archives of Razi Institute, (), -.
Rahmatimoghadam, M., Zaeemi, M., & Razmi, G. (2020). Preliminary study of Cytauxzoon felis infection in outdoor cats in Mashhad, Iran. Parasitology Research, 119 (12), 4177-4183.
Rafatizomorodi, A., Rad, M., Hashemi Tabar, G. (2020). Molecular Typing Of Cephalosporin Resistant Serovars Of Salmonella Enterica From Poultry And Farm Animals. Bulgarian Journal Of Veterinary Medicine, 23 (2), 178-186.
Hosseini Dolatabadi, S., Bassami, M., Haghparast, A., Mojtaba Sankian, & Hashemi Tabar, G. (2020). Identification of Aptamers that Specifically Bind to A1 Antigen by Performing Cell-on Human Erythrocytes. Galen Medical Journal, 9 (), 1657-1666.
Rafatpanah Baigi, S., Rad, M., Movassaghi, A., & Khoshnegah, J. (2020). Clinical, bacteriological and histopathological aspects of first-time pyoderma in a population of Iranian domestic dogs: a retrospective study. Iranian Journal of Veterinary Research, 21 (2), 130-135.
Heidary, M., Hassanabadi, A., & Mohebalian, H. (2020). Effects of in ovo injection of nanocurcumin and vitamin E on antioxidant status, immune responses, intestinal morphology and growth performance of broiler chickens exposed to heat stress. Journal of Livestock Science and Technologies, 8 (1), 17-27.
Kalateh Rahmani, H., Hashemi Tabar, G., Askari Badouei, M., & Khoramian Toosi, B. (2020). Development of three multiplex-PCR assays for virulence profiling of different iron acquisition systems in Escherichia coli. Iranian Journal of Microbiology, (), -.
Tohidi, E., Ghaniei, A., Hamidreza Farzin, & Haghparast, A. (2020). Humoral immunity provided by a novel infectious bronchitis vaccine supplemented by bacterium-like particles (BLPs). Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 44 (3), 534-541.
Bakhshani, A., Khodaverdi Azghandi, M., & Borji, H. (2020). Distribution of Toxocara cati larvae in experimentally infected BALB/c mice. Veterinary Parasitology, (), -.
Keivani Rad, N., Mohri, M., Seifi, H., & Haghparast, A. (2020). The Effects of administration of different parts of banana (Musa cavendish) fruit extracts and peel powder on the oxidative/antioxidative characteristics and some mineral concentrations in neonatal dairy calves. Iranian Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology, 12 (1), 1-10.
Soleymani, N., Barbara Darnhofer, Ruth Birner Gruenberger, Khalil Abnous, & Borji, H. (2020). Proteomic analysis of soluble protein extract of adult Toxocara cati. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 73 (), 101528-101535.
Zahra Salmasi, Maryam Hashemi, Elahe Mahdipour, Nourani, H., Khalil Abnous, & Mohammad Ramezani (2020). Mesenchymal stem cells engineered by modified polyethylenimine polymer for targeted cancer gene therapy, in vitro and in vivo. Biotechnology Progress, (), -.
Fatemeh Izadi Yazdanabadi, Mohebalian, H., Gholamali Moghaddam, Mehdi Abbasabadi, Hadi Sarir, Seyyed Javad Hosseini Vashan, & Haghparast, A. (2020). Influence of Eimeria spp. infection and dietary inclusion of arginine on intestine histological parameters, serum amino acid profile and ileal amino acids digestibility in broiler chicks. Veterinary Parasitology, 286 (), 109241-109248.
Hashemi Tabar, G., Bassami, M., Haghparast, A. (2020). توسعه و یافتن الیگونوکلئوتیدها برای مارکرهای گلبول قرمز تیپ B با هدف کاربرد در انتقال دارویی. , (), -.
Roozbeh, B., Moazzami, M., Rashidlamir, A., Moosavi, Z., & Javadmanesh, A. (2020). The effects of short term growth hormone administration and resistance training on the histopathology and mutation of the BRAF gene (T1799A) in thyroid tissue of the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus). Veterinarski Archiv, 90 (4), 403-412.
Baratzadeh Poustchi, F., Tabatabaei Yazdi, F., Heiari, A., & Moosavi, Z. (2020). Evaluation of chromium accumulation and resulting histopathological changes in Libyan jirds (Mammals, Rodentia), affected by effluent from Ghazghan leather industrial town, Iran. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 27 (31), 39343-39353.
Nemati, A., Hashemi Tabar, G., & Rad, M. (2020). تایپینگ مولکولی و تفکیک گونه های بروسلا جداسازی شده از سقط جنین دام های اهلی در شمال و شرق ایران. , 15 (2), 91-100.
Ramin Jahangirfard, Raji, A., Moghadam Jafari, A., & Nourani, H. (2020). Ameliorating Effects of Vitamin E on Morphological and Histological Alterations and Oxidative Stress Factors Assessment Against Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticle-Induced in Mice Testis. Journal of Fasa University of Medical Sciences, 10 (2), 2197-2205.
Samira Barangi, Soghra Mehri, Moosavi, Z., A Wallace Hayesd, Russel J Reiter, Daniel P Cardinali, & Gholamreza Karimi (2020). Melatonin inhibits Benzo(a)pyrene-Induced apoptosis through activation of the Mir-34a/Sirt1/autophagy pathway in mouse liver. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 196 (15), 110556-110566.
Amani, F., Hashemi Tabar, G., Ghaniei, A., & Hamidreza Farzin (2020). Antimicrobial resistance and virulence genes in the Escherichia coli isolates obtained from ostrich. Tropical Animal Health and Production, (), -.
Rad, H., Nourani, H., & Razmi, G. (2020). Histopathological, ultrastructural and molecular examination of Sarcocystis spp. in sheep of Mashhad area, Khorasan Razavi Province, Iran. Iranian Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology, (), -.
Alidadi, S. (2020). Nanoscale bioceramics in bone tissue engineering- An Overview. Indian journal of veterinary sciences and biotechnology, 16 (2), 7-11.
Haiffa Helalat, Seyedeh Elham Rezatofighi, Mohammad Roayaei Ardakani, Luis Fernando Dos Santos, & Askari Badouei, M. (2020). Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) isolates from diarrheic children: An unresolved diagnostic paradigm exists. Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, 23 (7), 915-921.
Soleymani, S., Tavassoli, A., Hashemi Tabar, G., Kalidari, G., & Dehghani, H. (2020). Design, development, and evaluation of the efficacy of a nucleic acid-free version of a bacterial ghost candidate vaccine against avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC) O78:K80 serotype. Veterinary Research, 51 (1), -.
Ghorbani Ranjbary, A., Mehrzad, J., Dehghani, H., Abbas Abdollahi, & Saman Hosseinkhanin (2020). Correction to: Variation in Blood and Colorectal Epithelia’s Key Trace Elements Along with Expression of Mismatch Repair Proteins from Localized and Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients. Biological Trace Element Research, (), -.

Recent theses and dissertations

Zarei, Z. (2020). Evaluation of Safety, Immunogenicity and Amount of Live Mutation Protection in Acquired Leishmania Infantum Standard strain MCAN / IR / 14 / M14- by Knockout Centrin- Knockout Method as a Vaccine Candidate against Visceral Leishmaniasis in dogs. , (Doctoral dissertation of Pathobiology). Faculty of Veterinary medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Yazdani, F. (2020). Feasibility study of antifungal probiotic film preparation from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. , (Doctoral dissertation of Pathobiology). Faculty of Veterinary medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sharifi Darvazeh, Z. (2020). Investigation of infection with Cestodes in wild canides in the northern, northeastern and northwestern regions of Iran with emphasis on phylogenetic evaluation and genetic diversity of one species of large and prevalent Taenia. , (Doctoral dissertation of Pathobiology). Faculty of Veterinary medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rahimifard, B. (2020). Evaluation of the role of iron acquisition systems and pathogenicity islands -PAI- in biofilm formation in multi-drug resistant Uropathogenic Escherichia coli -UPEC- strains.. , (Doctoral dissertation of Pathobiology). Faculty of Veterinary medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sabeti Noghabi, Z. (2020). Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of sulfonamide resistance in uropathogenic Eschershiacoli strain and screening for effective bacteriophage against sulfonamide resistance XDR strains. , (Doctoral dissertation of Pathobiology). Faculty of Veterinary medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bavafa Toosi, M. (2020). Investigation of antiparasitic and hepatic effects of caffeic acid in mice infected with hydatid cyst. , (Doctoral dissertation of Pathobiology). Faculty of Veterinary medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Salajeghe, S. (2020). The bioinformatics evaluation and evaluation of role of miR-429 related target genes in lymph node invasion and metastasis in breast cancer cells. , (Doctoral dissertation of Pathobiology). Faculty of Veterinary medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Department of Pathobiology

Phone: +985138805650