Department of Biology

The Department of Biology was established in 1967. The aim of this department in the B.Sc. program is to acquaint students with the basics of Biology, different theories, and applications of Biology in other fields. The minimum duration of study is 7 semesters, i.e. 3.5 years. There are 136 credit hours offered in this program.

The Department of Biology also offers Masters and Ph.D. programs. Currently, there are 8 areas of specialization (educational concentrations) offered at the M.Sc. level: Cell and Molecular Biology, Animal Physiology, Animal Biosystematics, Plant Systematic-Ecology, Plant Physiology, Microbiology, Microbial Biotechnology, Cell and Developmental Biology.

At the Ph.D. program, students can choose Cell and Molecular Biology, Animal Physiology, Animal Biosystematics, Plant Ecology, or Plant Physiology to continue their education. More

Head of the Department of Biology
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Masoumeh Bahreini
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
mbahreini@um.ac.ir
+985138804126


Concentration areas offered by the Department of Biology
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Academic staff

Parvaneh Abrishamchi
Associate Professor
Mansour Aliabadian
Associate Professor
Ali Asadollahi
Assistant Professor
Ahmad Reza Bahrami
Professor
Masoumeh Bahreini
Assistant Professor
Morteza Behnam Rassouli
Professor
Fatemeh Behnam Rassouli
Assistant Professor
Monireh Cheniany
Assistant Professor
Hamid Ejtehadi
Professor
Masoud Fereidoni
Professor
Ali Ganjeali
Associate Professor
Zahra Ghassemzadeh
Professor
Farhang Haddad
Associate Professor
Aliakbar Haddad-mashadrizeh
Assistant Professor
Roya Lari
Assistant Professor
Ali Makhdoumi
Assistant Professor
Mansour Mashreghi
Professor
Omid Mirshamsi
Associate Professor
Maryam Moghaddam Matin
Professor
Ali Moghimi
Professor
Zeinab Neshati
Assistant Professor
Atefeh Pirani
Assistant Professor
Bahar Shahnavaz
Assistant Professor
Mirza Mohammad Reza Sharifmoghadam
Assistant Professor
Roohollah Siahsarvie
Assistant Professor
Jamil Vaezi
Associate Professor
Faezeh Yazdani Moghaddam
Assistant Professor

Research

Recent journal articles

Attaran Kakhki, N., Eshghi, H., Rahimizadeh, M., Mashreghi, M., & Bakavoli, M. (2016). Genetically modified luminescent bacteria Ralostonia solanacerum, Pseudomonas syringae, Pseudomonas savastanoi, and wild type bacterium Vibrio fischeri in biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles from gold chloride trihydrate. Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology, 44 (1), 263-269.
Abbasi, S., Farzaneh Sabouni, Moghimi, A., & Saeed Ansari Majd (2016). Modulation of Lipopolysaccharide Stimulated Nuclear Factor kappa B Mediated iNOS/NO Production by Bromelain in Rat Primary Microglial Cells. Iranian Biomedical Journal, 20 (1), 33-40.
Hajimohamadi Farimani, R., Habibi Najafi, M., Edalatian Dovom, M., Bahrami, A., & Baltasar Mayo (2016). Identification, typing and functional characterization of dominantl actic acid bacteria strains from Iranian traditional yoghurt. European Food Research and Technology, 242 (4), 517-526.
Kourosh Kavousi, Taher Nejadsatari, Yunes Asri, Ejtehadi, H., & Ramezanali Khavarinejhad (2016). Floristic changes at Khersan Glacier Territory, Alamkuh Mountain, Central Alborz, North of Iran. Biodiversitas, 17 (1), 11-15.
Mirshamsi, O., Alireza Zamani (2016). A survey of Hersiliidae (Arachnida: Araneae) of Iran with description of one new genus and two new species. Journal of Natural History, 50 (23), 1447-1461.
Mohamadi, A., Behnam Rassouli, M., & Mahdavi Shahri, N. (2016). Effects of hydro-alcoholic extract of Launaea acanthodes on serum gonadotropin and testosterone levels and the structure of seminiferous tubules in hyperglycemic rats. Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine, 22 (3), 207-213.
Khazaneh Dari, M., Mirshamsi, O., & Aliabadian, M. (2016). Contribution to the Solpugid (Arachnida: Solifugae) fauna of Iran. Turkish Journal of Zoology, 40 (4), 608-614.
Akbari Rad, S., Darvish, J., & Aliabadian, M. (2016). Increased species diversity of brush-tailed mice, genus Calomyscus (Calomyscidae, Rodentia), in the Zagros Mountains, western Iran. Mammalia, 0 (0), 1-16.
M. Ghanbarifardi, H. R. Esmaeili, Z. Gholami, Aliabadian, M., & B. Reichenbacher (2016). Molecular phylogeny of three mudskippers (Gobiidae) from the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman (Makran). Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 32 (2), 416-420.
Alaie Kakhki, N., Aliabadian, M., & Manuel Schwizer (2016). Out of Africa: biogeographic history of the open-habitat chats (Aves, Muscicapidae: Saxicolinae) across arid areas of the old world. Zoologica Scripta, 45 (3), 237-251.
Shiri, A., Bakavoli, M., Seyedi, S., Bahreini, M., & Fatemeh Oroojalian (2016). Microwave-assisted synthesis and antibacterial evaluation of new derivatives of 1,2-dihydro-3H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidin-3-one. Heterocyclic Communications, 22 (1), 49-53.
Fanaie, V., Karrabi, S., M. M. Amin, Shahnavaz, B., & A. Fatehizadeh (2016). Application of response surface methodology and artificial neural network for analysis of p-chlorophenol biosorption by dried activated sludge. Journal of Applied Chemical Research, 10 (2), 25-37.
Bidkhori, H., Naghmeh Ahmadiankia, Moghaddam Matin, M., Asieh Heiranitabasi, Farshchian, M., Mina Shahriyarimina Shahriyari, Dastpak, M., & Bahrami, A. (2016). Chemically primed bone‐marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells show enhanced expression of chemokine receptors contributed to their migration capability. Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, 18 (2), 14-19.
Alireza Zamani, Mirshamsi, O., Rashidi, P., Yuri M. Marusik, Majid Moradmand, & Angelo Bolzern (2016). New data on the spider fauna of Iran (Arachnida: Aranei), part III. Arthropoda Selecta, 25 (1), 99-114.
Hamidi Loyen, K., Darvish, J., & Moghaddam Matin, M. (2016). New records of the William’s Jerboa, Paralactaga cf. williamsi (Thomas, 1897) (Rodentia: Dipodidae) from northeastern Iran with notes on its ecology. Check List, 12 (2), 1-6.
Maliheh Mehrshad, Mohammad Ali Amoozegar, Makhdoumi, A., Seyed Abolhassan Shahzadeh Fazeli, Homa Farahani, Basaer Asadi, Peter Schumann, & Antonio Ventosa (2016). Halosiccatus urmianus gen. nov., sp. nov., a haloarchaeon from a salt lake. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 66 (2), 725-730.
Mohammad Ali Amoozegar, Maryam Bagheri, Makhdoumi, A., Mahdi Moshtaghi Nikou, Seyed Abolhassan Shahzadeh Fazeli, Peter Schumann, Cathrin Sproer, Cristina Sanchez-porro, & Antonio Ventosa (2016). Oceanobacillus halophilus sp. nov., a novel moderately halophilic bacterium from a hypersaline lake. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 66 (3), 1317-1322.
Asefi Yazdi, M., Moghimi, S., Kalani, H., & Moghimi, A. (2016). Dynamic modeling of SEMG–force relation in the presence of musclefatigue during isometric contractionsMoein. Journal of Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 28 (1), 41-49.
Saeinasab, M., Moghaddam Matin, M., Behnam Rassouli, F., & Bahrami, A. (2016). Blastema cells derived from New Zealand white rabbit’s pinna carry stemness properties as shown by differentiation into insulin producing, neural, and osteogenic lineages representing three embryonic germ layers. Cytotechnology, 68 (3), 497-507.
M. S. Robb, G. Sangster, Aliabadian, M., A. B. Van Den Berg, M. Constantine, M. Irestedt, A. Khani, S. B. Musavi, J. M. G. Nunes, M. Sarrouf Willson, & A. J. Walsh (2016). The rediscovery of Strix butleri (Hume, 1878) in Oman and Iran, with molecular resolution of the identity of Strix omanensis Robb, van den Berg and Constantine, 2013. Avian Research, 7 (7), 1-10.
A. Rad, Farshchian, M., M. M. Forghanifard, Moghaddam Matin, M., Bahrami, A., D. Geerts, B. Memar, & M. R. Abbaszadegan (2016). Predicting the molecular role of MEIS1 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Tumor Biology, 37 (0), 1715-1725.
Ghafarian, V., Mousavi, S., Bahreini, M., & Chamani, H. (2016). Poly (butylene succinate)/polyethersulfone/poly (ethylene glycol) membrane: influence of additive molecular weight and concentration on morphology, properties, and performance of the membrane. Desalination and Water Treatment, 57 (36), 16800-16809.
Behnam Rassouli, F., Moghaddam Matin, M., & Saeinasab, M. (2016). Cancer stem cells in human digestive tract malignancies. Tumor Biology, 37 (0), 7-21.
Boozarpour, S., Moghaddam Matin, M., Madjid Momeni-moghaddam, Dehghani, H., Mahdavi Shahri, N., Sajjad Sisakhtnezhad, Asieh Heirani-tabasi, Irfan, M., & Bahrami, A. (2016). Glial cell derived neurotrophic factor induces spermatogonial stemcell marker genes in chicken mesenchymal stem cells. Tissue and Cell, 48 (0), 235-241.
Parandin, R., Behnam Rassouli, M., & Mahdavi Shahri, N. (2016). Oestrogenic action of neonatal tamoxifen on the hypothalamus and reproductive system in female mice. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 1 (1), 1-9.
Ghayour, M., Abdolmaleki, A., & Behnam Rassouli, M. (2016). The effect of Riluzole on functional recovery of locomotion in the rat sciatic nerve crush model. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, 42 (6), 1-9.
Hosseinian Yousefkhani, S., Mirshamsi, O., Yusuf Kumlutas, & Aziz Avci (2016). Ecological Niche Divergence between Trapelus ruderatus (Olivier, 1807) and T. persicus (Blanford, 1881) (Sauria: Agamidae) in the Middle East. Asian Herpetological Research, 7 (2), 96-102.
Javanmard, A., Bahrami, A., Mahmoodi, Z., Saeinasab, M., Mahdavi Shahri, N., & Moghaddam Matin, M. (2016). Studying the Expression Patterns of OCT4 and SOX2. Proteins in Regenerating Rabbit Ear Tissue. World Rabbit Science, 24 (1), 155-164.
Irfan, M., Moghaddam Matin, M., Asieh Heirani-tabasi, Bahrami, M., H. Naderi-meshkin, M. Mirahmadi, H. Hassanzadeh, Nasser Sanjar Moussavi, Hasnain Raza Shah, Mahmoud Raeesolmohaddeseen, Hamid Reza Bidkhori (2016). Adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells express keratinocyte lineage markers in a coculture model. Cellular and Molecular Biology, 62 (5), 44-54.
Naderi Meshkin, H., Moghaddam Matin, M., Heirani Tabasi, A., Mahdi Mirahmadi, Irfan, M., Mohmmad Amin Edalatmanesh, Mina Shahriyari, Naghmeh Ahmadiankia, Nasser Sanjar Moussavi, Hamid Reza Bidkhori, & Bahrami, A. (2016). Injectable hydrogel delivery plus preconditioning of mesenchymal stem cells: exploitation of SDF-1/CXCR4 axis toward enhancing the efficacy of stem cells’ homing. Cell Biology International, 40 (1), 730-741.
Aliabadian, M., Alaie Kakhki, N., Mirshamsi, O., Vincent Nijman, & Alexandre Roulin (2016). Phylogeny, biogeography, and diversification of barn owls (Aves: Strigiformes). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 119 (0), 904-918.
Haddadian Shad, H., Darvish, J., Eskandar Rastegar-pouyan, & Mahmoudi, A. (2016). Subspecies differentiation of the house mouse Mus musculus Linnaeus, 1758 in the center and east of the Iranian plateau and Afghanistan. Mammalia, 0 (0), 22-1.
Tavighi, S., Saadatfar, Z., Bahador Shojaei, & Behnam Rassouli, M. (2016). Histomorphogenesis of cranial nerves in Huso huso larvae. Veterinary Research Forum, 7 (2), 111-116.
Moshtaghi, S., Darvish, J., Mirshamsi, O. (2016). Cryptic species diversity in the genus Allactaga (Rodentia: Dipodidae) at the edge of its distribution range. Folia Zoologica, 65 (2), 142-147.
Maddahi, H., Khazaneh Dari, M., Aliabadian, M., Haji Gholi Kami, Mirshamsi Kakhki, A., & Mirshamsi, O. (2016). Mitochondrial DNA phylogeny of camel spiders (Arachnida: Solifugae) from Iran. Mitochondrial DNA, 2016 (0), 1-11.
Keykha Akhar, F., Bagheri, A., Moshtaghi, N., & Bahrami, A. (2016). Analysis of Chalcone Synthase and Chalcone Isomerase Gene Expression in Pigment Production Pathway at Different Flower Colors of Petunia Hybrida. Journal of Cell and Molecular Research, 8 (1), 8-14.
Mazangi, A., Ejtehadi, H., Mirshamsi, O., Ghassemzadeh, Z., & Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani (2016). Effects of Climate Change on the Distribution of Endemic Ferula xylorhachis Rech.f. (Apiaceae: Scandiceae) in Iran: Predictions from Ecological Niche Models. Russian Journal of Ecology, 47 (4), 349-354.
Hosseinian Yousefkhani, S., E. Rastegar-pouyani, & Aliabadian, M. (2016). Ecological niche differentiation and taxonomic distinction between Eremias strauchi strauchi and Eremias strauchi kopetdaghica (Squamata: Lacertidae) on the Iranian Plateau based on ecological niche modeling. Italian Journal of Zoology, 83 (3), 408-416.
Parinaz Khalilzadeh, Hamid Reza Rezaei, Davoud Fadakar, Malihe Serati, Aliabadian, M., James Haile, & Hamid Goshtasb (2016). Contact Zone of Asian and European Wild Boar at North West of Iran. Plos One, 11 (7), 1-11.
Akbari Rad, S., Darvish, J., & Aliabadian, M. (2016). Phylogeography of Calomyscus elburzensis (Calomyscidae, Rodentia) around the Central Iranian Desert with Description of a New Subspecies in Center of Iranian Plateau. Journal of Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran, 27 (1), 5-21.
Akbari Rad, S., Darvish, J., & Aliabadian, M. (2016). Molecular, chromosomal and morphometric variation in Calomyscus hotsoni and C. elburzensis (Calomyscidae, Rodentia) in the east of Iran. Folia Zoologica, 65 (1), 27-37.
Lari, Z., Moradi Kheibari, N., Ahmadzadeh, H., Abrishamchi, P., Navid Reza Moheimani, & Marcia A. Murry (2016). Bioprocess engineering of microalgae to optimize lipid production through nutrient management. Journal of Applied Phycology, 0 (0), 0-0.
Cephidian, A., Makhdoumi, A., Mashreghi, M., & Mahmudy Gharaie, M. (2016). Removal of anthropogenic lead pollutions by a potent Bacillus species AS2 isolated from geogenic contaminated site. International journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 13 (9), 2135-2142.
Abdolmaleki, A., Moghimi, A., Ghayour, M., & Behnam Rassouli, M. (2016). Evaluation of neuroprotective, anticonvulsant, sedative and anxiolytic activity of citicoline in rats. European Journal of Pharmacology, 12 (789), 275-279.
Hosseini, M., Mashreghi, M., & Eshghi, H. (2016). Biosynthesis and antibacterial activity of gold nanoparticles coated with reductase enzymes. Micro and Nano Letters, 11 (9), 484-489.
Ghayour, M., Abdolmaleki, A., & Behnam Rassouli, M. (2016). The Effec of Memantine on Functional Recovery of the Sciatic Nerve Crush Injury in Rats. Turkish Neurosurgery, 1 (1), 1-7.
Fanaie, V., Karrabi, S., Mohammad Mehdi Amin, Shahnavaz, B., & Ali Fatehizadeh (2016). A comparative study between dried anaerobic digested sludge and dried activated sludge for the removal of 4-chlorophenol from aqueous solutions. International Journal of Environmental Health Engineering, 5 (1), 1-8.
Attaran Dowom, S., Abrishamchi, P., & Javad Asili (2016). Essential oil (EO) composition and antioxidant activity of two Salvia leriifolia Benth. (Lamiaceae) populations from Iran. Nova Biologica Reperta, 3 (2), 108-117.
Beyk Khormizi, A., Abrishamchi, P., Ganjeali, A., & Parsa, M. (2016). Effect of Vermicompost on Some Morphological, Physiological and Biochemical Traits of Bean (Phaseolus vulgarisL.) Under Salinity Stress. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 39 (6), 883-893.
Hooshmand, K., Asoodeh, A., & Behnam Rassouli, F. (2016). GL-9 peptide regulates gene expression of CD44 cancer marker and pro-inflammatory cytokine TNF-α in human lung epithelial adenocarcinoma cell line (A549). Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 423 (1), 141-149.
Haddadian Shad, H., Darvish, J., & Eskandar Rastegar Pouyan (2016). Genetic Variation in Populations Of Field Mouse Apodemus Witherbyi (Thomas, 1902) (Rodentia: Muridae) in Iran Inferred from Mitochondrial Cytochrome B Gene Sequences and Geometric Morphometrics. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 68 (3), 311-320.
F. Keykha, Bagheri, A., Moshtaghi, N., Bahrami, A., & A. Sharifi (2016). RNAi-induced silencing in floral tissues of Petunia hybrida by agroinfiltration: a rapid assay for chalcone isomerase gene function analysis. Cellular and Molecular Biology, 62 (10), 26-31.
Mahjoobin Tehran, M., Shahnavaz, B., Ghazi Birjandi, R., Mashreghi, M., & Jamshid Fooladi (2016). Optimization of Protease Production by Psychrotrophic Rheinheimera sp. with Response Surface Methodology. Applied Food Biotechnology, 3 (4), 236-245.
Reza Ghasemnezhad Targhi, Vahid Changizi, Haddad, F., Mansour Homayoun, & Shokouhozaman Soleymanifard (2016). Origanum vulgare leaf extract protects mice bone marrow cells against ionizing radiation. Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine, 6 (6), 678-685.
Mohammad Ali Amoozegar, Maryam Bagheri, Makhdoumi, A., Maliheh Mehrshad, Maryam Didari, Peter Schumann, & Antonio Ventosa (2016). Oceanobacillus longus sp. nov., a moderately halophilic bacterium isolated from a salt lake. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 66 (10), 4225-4230.
Farzam, M., & Ejtehadi, H. (2016). Effects of drought and slope aspect on canpy facilitation in a mountainous rangeland. Journal of Plant Ecology, 9 (4), 1-8.
Hashemi, N., Ashouri, A., Aliabadian, M., Mahmudy Gharaie, M., & Julien Louys (2016). First report of Quaternary mammals from the Qalehjough area, Lut Desert, Eastern Iran. Palaeontologia Electronica, 19 (3), 1-12.
Tavighi, S., Saadatfar, Z., B. Shojaei, & Behnam Rassouli, M. (2016). Midbrain Morphogenesis in Beluga Sturgeon (HUSO HUSO) Larvae. Bulgarian Journal Of Veterinary Medicine, 0 (0), 0-0.
Saboormaleki, S., Behnam Rassouli, F., Moghaddam Matin, M., & Moussavi, S. (2016). Anticancer effects of valproic acid on esophageal stem-like carcinoma cells. Progress in Biochemistry and Biophysics, 43 (9), 903-909.
Saboormaleki, S., Behnam Rassouli, F., Moghaddam Matin, M., & Mehrdad Iranshahi (2016). Auraptene attenuates malignant properties of esophageal stem-like cancer cells. Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, 1 (1), 1-9.
Najme Gord-noshahri, Mohsen Fathi Najafi, Makhdoumi, A., Behjat Majidi, & Mohsen Mehrvarz (2016). Identification and cloning of highly epitopic regions of Clostridium novyi alpha toxin. Turkish Journal of Biology, 40 (6), 1219-1226.
Farshchian, M., Moghaddam Matin, M., Bahrami, M., Dirk Geerts, Mahtab Dastpak, Shahriyari, M., Massoumeh Tajeran, Mahdi Mirahmadi, & Bahrami, A. (2016). Pluripotency induction in HEK293T cells by concurrent expression of STELLA, OCT4 and NANOS2. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 480 (4), 635-640.
Mirahmadi, M., Nakhaei Rad, S., Moghaddam Matin, M., Shahriyari, M., Saeinasab, M., Mahmoodi, Z., Haghighitalab, A., Mahdavi Shahri, N., & Bahrami, A. (2016). Dedifferentiation Effects of Rabbit Regenerating Tissue on Partially Differentiated Cells. Cellular Reprogramming, 18 (5), 333-343.
Hoseiny Mehr, M., Moghaddam Matin, M., Hamid Sadeghian, Bahrami, A., & Kaseb Mojaver, N. (2016). 8-Farnesyloxycoumarin induces apoptosis in PC-3 prostate cancer cells by inhibition of 15-lipoxygenase-1 enzymatic activity. Anti-Cancer Drugs, 27 (9), 854-862.
Hassanzadeh, H., Bahrami, A., Hamid Sadeghian, Rahimizadeh, M., & Moghaddam Matin, M. (2016). Cytotoxic and anticancer activities of an acridine derivative; 11-chloro-3-methyl-3H-imidazo[4,5-a]acridine on 5637 cells. Medicinal Chemistry Research, 25 (9), 1852-1860.
Mishan, M., Naghmeh Ahmadiankia, & Bahrami, A. (2016). CXCR4 and CCR7: Two eligible targets in targeted cancer therapy. Cell Biology International, 40 (9), 955-967.
Naghmeh Ahmadiankia, Hamid Kalalian Moghaddam, Mishan, M., Bahrami, A., Hojjat Naderi Meshkin, Bidkhori, H., Maryam Moghaddam, & Seyed Jamal Aldin Mirfeyzi (2016). Berberine suppresses migration of MCF-7 breast cancer cells through down-regulation of chemokine receptors. Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, 19 (2), 125-131.
Shirin Toosi, H. Naderi-meshkin, F. Kalalinia, M. Taghi Peivandi, Hossein Hosseinkhani, Bahrami, A., Asieh Heirani-tabasi, Mahdi Mirahmadi, & J. Behravan (2016). PGA-incorporated collagen: Toward a biodegradable composite scaffold for bone-tissue engineering. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 104 (8), 2020-2028.
S.toosi, H. Naderi-meshkin, F. Kalalinia, M. Taghi Peivandi, H. Hosseinkhani, Bahrami, A., A. Heirani-tabasi, M. Mirahmadi, & J. Behravan (2016). Comparative characteristics of mesenchymal stem cells derived from reamer-irrigator-aspirator, iliac crest bone marrow, and adipose tissue. Cellular and Molecular Biology, 62 (10), 68-74.
Rafati, S., Shahnavaz, B., & Makhdoumi, A. (2016). Isolation and Identification of a New Cold and Alkaline Tolerant Antibiotic Producing Streptomyces sp. From Soil. Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology, 9 (12), 1-8.
Asadollahi, A., & Eric I. Knudsen (2016). Spatially Precise Visual Gain Control Mediated by a Cholinergic Circuit in the Midbrain Attention Network. Nature Communications, 7 (13472), 1-9.
Yazdi, M., Yavarmanesh, M., Bahreini, M., & Mohebbi, M. (2016). Preliminary Source Tracking of Male-Specific (F+) RNA Coliphage on Lettuce as a Surrogate of Enteric Viruses Using Reverse Transcription-PCR. Food and Environmental Virology, 9 (1), 103-113.
Cheniany, M., & Ganjeali, A. (2016). Developmental Role of Phenylalanine-ammonia-lyase (PAL) and Cinnamate 4-Hydroxylase (C4H) Genes During Adventitious Rooting of Juglans Regia L. Microshoots. Acta Biologica Hungarica, 67 (4), 379-392.
Mousavi Kouhi, S., Lahouti, M., & Ganjeali, A. (2016). Anatomical and ultrastructural responses of Brassica napus after long-term exposure to excess zin. Turkish Journal of Biology, 40 (1), 652-660.
Rahmatollah Parandin, Behnam Rassouli, M., & Mahdavi Shahri, N. (2016). Effects of Neonatal Exposure to Zearalenone on Puberty Timing, Hypothalamic Nuclei of AVPV and ARC, and Reproductive Functions in Female Mice. Reproductive Sciences, 23 (12), 1-11.
Jamshidi, S., Lahouti, M., Mohammad Taher Boroushaki, Ganjeali, A., Ahmad Ghorbani, & Mehdi Bihamta Toosi (2016). Protective Effect of Diosgenin against H2O2-Induced Oxidative Stress on H9C2 Cells. Journal of Cell and Molecular Research, 8 (2), 58-64.
Dianat, M., Darvish, J., Aliabadian, M., Haddadian Shad, H., Khajeh, A., & V. Nicolas (2016). Integrative taxonomy of Meriones persicus (Rodentia, Gerbillinae) in Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics, 12 (1), 77-95.
A. Haghani, Aliabadian, M., J. Sarhangzadeh, & A. Setoodeh (2016). Seasonal habitat suitability modeling and factors affecting the distribution of Asian Houbara in East Iran. Heliyon, 2 (8), 42-42.
Hosseinian Yousefkhani, S., & Aliabadian, M. (2016). Ecological niche differentiation and taxonomic distinction between Eremias strauchi strauchi and Eremias strauchi kopetdaghica (Squamata: Lacertidae) on the Iranian Plateau based on ecological niche modeling. Italian Journal of Zoology, 83 (3), 408-416.
Dianat, M., Darvish, J., R . Cornette, Aliabadian, M., & V. Nicolas (2016). Evolutionary history of the Persian Jird, Meriones persicus, based on genetics, species distribution modelling and morphometric data. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 55 (1), 29-45.
Hamidi Loyen, K., Darvish, J., & Moghaddam Matin, M. (2016). Ecological survey of two Calomyscidae species; Goodwin's brush-tailed mouse and Hotson's brush-tailed mouse (Rodentia) in the eastern parts of Iran. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 37 (1), 105-114.
Ameri, M., Lahouti, M., Bagheri, A., Sharifi Sharif Abad, A., & Keykha Akhar, F. (2016). Indirect regeneration from cotyledonary explants of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) at in vitro culture. International Journal of Advanced Research, 4 (11), 1451-1458.

Recent theses and dissertations

Moussavi, S. (2016). Studying effects of Auraptene ( 7-geranyloxycoumarin ) on colon carcinoma cells sensitivity to anti-cancer therapeutic approaches. , ( Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hashemi, M. (2016). The effects of coating nifedipine by cyclodextrin on seizures induced by Pentylenetetrazole in male rats. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rezazadeh, E. (2016). Taxonomic revision and phylogeny of the Calomyscidae (Rodentia) from northwestern Iran. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hosseinian Yousefkhani, S. (2016). Taxonomic revision of spider geckos of the genus Agamura Blanford, 1874 (Squamata: gekkonidae) in Iran: molecular and morphological approaches. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Javaheri Tehrani, S. (2016). Taxonomic study of the Great Tit complex Parus major (Linnaeus 1758) in Iran using morphological and molecular approach. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shafaie, S. (2016). Phylogeny of Pardosa C. L. Koch, 1847 in Iran, morphological and molecular approach. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Moodi, B. (2016). Biosystematic study of acarian ectoparasites (Acari) of passerine birds (Aves: Passeriformes). , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Tahouri, A. (2016). Taxonomic study of Pieris (napi) pseudorapae (Verity, [1908]) species-complex in Iran, using geometric morphometric and DNA barcoding.. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nakhaee Sistani, R. (2016). coparisonal study of Lappula barbata and Lappula microcarpa (Boraginaceae) based on morphology, anatomy and palynological character. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Fardanian, S. (2016). Biosystematic study of Alburnoides Jeitteles 1861 from Caspian sea and Tedzen basins (Actinoptergii: Cyprinidae). , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Pouraskar, M. (2016). Investigation phylogeny subfamily chat s (Open habitat chats) using the vocal data and comparing it with molecular data (Aves, Muscicapidae: Saxicolinae). , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Karami, M. (2016). Molecular identification of paseeriformes in khuzestan province Based on the sequence of mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase C subunit 1 gene. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Arghiani, N. (2016). Investigating the application of mesenchymal stem cells as new vehicles for targeted and effective delivery of anti-miR21 to colon cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Smailzadeh, S. (2016). Autecological study of Phlomidoschema parviflorum Vved. (Benth.) in Khorassan-Razavi Province. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alizadeh, F. (2016). Autecological study of Colutea gifana Parsa in North Khorassan Province. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jafari, F. (2016). Effect of inoculation of Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) on growth characteristics, essential oil and herb of Nepeta binaludensis. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bayat, F. (2016). the effect of mycorrhizal fungi on growth , oil mixtures and i medicina of Nepeta binaludensis jamzad. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hashemyan, M. (2016). Effect of non-biolotic Elicitors on the synthesis of pharmacological and antioxidant compounds in Teucrium polium L in vitro. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bayeste Tork Josh, B. (2016). Stady of tanshinone production in adventitious root cultures of Perovskia abrotanoides Karel. Under elicitation by Ag+ ione, Ag+nanoparticle and yeast extract.. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Lomei, A. (2016). Potential assessment of hybridization of the genus Rosa L. based on ecological evidences in Khorassan Razavi province. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Tashakkori, M. (2016). The study of spider fauna of Angouran protected area, Zanjan Province, Iran (Arachnida: Araneae) using usiing morphological characters. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khademan, F. (2016). Identification of Psychrophile and Psychrotroph unicellular green algae in Cheshme Sabz lake and molecular record of the most resistant species using DNA barcoding. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Diyanat, S. (2016). Evaluation of Allelopathic Potential of Aqueous Leaf Extract of Pinus eldarica on Morphophysiological and Biochemical Characteristics of Phaseolus vulgaris L. CV,Chiti bean,and Phaseolus vulgaris L. CV,White bean and Weeds of Panicum miliaceum L. and Abutilion theophrasti Medicus. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Golestani, Z. (2016). Biosystematic study of Salvia tebesana Bunge in South Khorassan Province. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hesari, F. (2016). Study of the effects of phenytoin (a voltage gated sodium channels blocker) systemic administration on neuropathic pain induced by CCI method in male rat.. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Javanshiri, Z. (2016). Investigation of Memantine (an NMDA receptor antagonist) intraperitoneal treatment effects on neuropathic pain induced by sciatic nerve ligation using CCI method in male rat. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jalaly, A. (2016). Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Aqueous and Hydroalcoholic Extract of Melia azedarach Leaves on Male Rats. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zargari Orozaki, R. (2016). Optimization of production and purification of antimicrobial compound from Streptomyces sp. AC116 isolated from Oman Sea. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sadeghzadeh Baygi, S. (2016). Optimization of production and purification of antimicrobial compound from Streptomyces sp. AC135 isolated from Oman Sea. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Farmanesh, E. (2016). Behavioral and Electrophysiological study of epileptogenic effect of Haplophyllum Robustum hydroalcoholic extract leaves in Wistar rat. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Yaghmaee, R. (2016). Allelopathic Effects of Leaf Extract and Leaf Litter of Eucalyptus globulus Labill. on Some Morphophysiological and Biochemical Characters of Cucumber Varieties (Cucumis sativus L. cv. Super Dominus and cv. Beth Alpha) and Two Kinds of Weeds (Fumaria officinalis L. and Solanum nigrum L.). , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Masoudi, M. (2016). Biosynthesis of TiO2 nanoparticles by luminescent bacteria and investigation some of their biological applications. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Safapour, B. (2016). Complementary Study of Small Mammals of Ghaenat township in Southern khorasan Province based on Biosystematic studies. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Barani, M. (2016). Investigation on the potential of luminescent and other marine bacteria for production of ZnO Nanoparticles and its antibacterial properties. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Aminimostafaabadi, Z. (2016). Investigating the effects of lead on somites development process in chick embryo (Gallus gallus domesticus) in vitro.. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kazemi Taklimi, S. (2016). Investigating the effects of cadmium on process of somites, development in chick embryo (Gallus gallus domesticus) in vitro conditions. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Asiaee, F. (2016). Allelopathic Effects of Leaf Extract and Leaf Liitter of (Eucalyptus globulus Labill.) on Some Morphophysiological and Biochemical Characters of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) and Corn (Zea mays L.) and Two Kinds of Weeds, Wild Millet (miliaceum L. Panicum) and Barnyard Grass (Echinochloa crus galli. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Razi Siyahsanghi, M. (2016). A complementary study of eastern Khorasan Razavi( Zaveh region) Small Mammals ( Insectivora, Chiroptera and Rodentia ) , in subspecies level.. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jafari, M. (2016). Survey of larvicidal activity of bacterial isolates from gardens in Mashhad against Ephestia kuehniella and Galleria mellonella larva in capmarison to silver nano particle. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Morid Shahi, R. (2016). optimization and purification of Keratinase from Bacillus sp.FUM120. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mehraban, S. (2016). Optimization of Culture Conditions for Keratinase Production by Bacillus sp. FUM-2 of Poultry Waste. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sharifi Moien, M. (2016). Study of the effects of I.C.V injection of norepinephrine on spatial memory using Moris Water Maze apparatus in the model of Alzheimer's created by I.C.V injection of streptozotocin in adult male rats. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khosh Nejad, A. (2016). Study of the effects of intracerebroventricular(I.C.V) injection of norepinephrine on hippocampus histology in a model of Alzheimers disease induced by(I.C.V)injection of streptozotocin (STZ) in adult male rats. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nakhaeepour, Z. (2016). Biosynthesis of copper nanoparticles by luminescent bacteria and studying their anti-bacterial and anti-cancer properties. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Lashani, E. (2016). Isolation and identificaton of cold tolerant bacteria from Oshtorankuh mountains and survey of their extracellular enzymes. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hashemzahi, A. (2016). Isolation of moderate and extremely halophilic prokaryotes from Chabahar solar salterns and qualitative survey for hydrolytic enzymes production. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Eramabadi, P. (2016). Comparison of Platinum nanoparticle characteristics biosynthesized by luminescent bacteria with other microorgnisms. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abdollahnia, M. (2016). Production and charachterization of silver nanoparticles by moderate and extremely halophilic prokaryotes isoalted from Chabahar solar salterns. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ramroudi, M. (2016). Autecological study of Phlomoides binaludensis Salmaki & Joharchi in Khorassan-Razavi Province. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Babaie, M. (2016). The Evaluation of phenolic and flavonoids content in water, ethanolic and metanolic extraction of Salvia tebesana Bunge with focus on antioxidant potential. , (Master's thesis of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Erfanian Taleii Noghan, M. (2016). Investigation of plant phylogenetic, functional and species diversity along an elevational gradient in Dowlat Abad area, Khorassan Razavi Province. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bashghareh, S. (2016). Evaluation of the genetic diversity and morphology of birds of prey along Caspian Sea region, Iran. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rahmanian, S. (2016). An Investigation on Diversity-Invasibility of plant community across grazing and watering stress gradients in North East of Iran. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Pashirzad, M. (2016). An investigation on structure, pattern and assembly processess of plant communities across elevation gradient from the ecological and phylogenetic prespectives in Hezarmasjed region, Razavi Khorassan province. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Saeinasab, M. (2016). Investigating the expression of some SOX2OT variants and the effects of its gene expression modification on characteristics of colon cancer cells. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nikbakhti, R. (2016). Identification of cold adapted bacteria producing protease from Binaloud Mountains and enzymatic characterization. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nazari, Z. (2016). Distribution modeling and suitable habitat of some endemic species of Ferula L. and Dorem D.DON on the basis of climatic factors in Iran. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sargazi, Z. (2016). Design, simulation and cloning of a novel immunotoxin cassette effective on MAGE related malignant. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Tavakoli, S. (2016). An investigation on phytosociology and response curve of indicator species in a Hyrcanian temperate forest, Northern Iran.. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Haghighitalab, A. (2016). Investigating the consequences of IDO1 overexpression on immunomodulation of human mesenchymal stem cells. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Vafadar Ghasemi, L. (2016). The effects of Benfotiamine administration on bio-structural alterations of decellularized sciatic nerve scaffold in rat diabetic model induced by STZ. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Razavi, S. (2016). 1. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alwahhash, O. (2016). Isolation, Identification and determination of phenanthrene degrading characteristics in bacterial strains from Basra oil wells soil. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Pesaraklou, A. (2016). Investigating the effects of cerium oxide nanoparticles on survival and growth of adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells on human skin scaffold. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Dezhman, M. (2016). Taxonomic revision of genus Calomyscus (Rodentia: Calomyscidae) in the South & South West of Iran using integrative approach. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Maddahi, H. (2016). Taxonomic revision of the genus Rhagodes Pocock, 1897 in Iran (Solifugae; Rhagodidae): An integrative taxonomy approach. , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Pourebrahimi, S. (2016). Phylogenetic biogeography of passerines in Alborz and Zagros mountains Poecile lugubris (Temminck, 1820) complex phylogeography (Passeriformes:Paridae). , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Pourshabanan, A. (2016). Molecular phylogeny of sub-family Leuciscinae (Minnows) in Iran with an emphasis on genera Leuciscus , Squalius and Petroleuciscus (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae). , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abdilzadeh, R. (2016). A Re-evaluation of Phylogenetic Relationships Within Old World Warblers Family in Iran With Emphasis on Sylvia (Scopoli, 1769) Genus: (Aves; Sylviidae). , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Elahi, M. (2016). Molecular phylogeny of True woodpeckers subfamily with an emphasis on Picus Linnaeus, 1758 and Dendrocopos Koch, 1816 genera in Iranian plateau (Aves: Picinae). , (Doctoral dissertation of Biology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

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Neshati, Zeinab,moghaddam Matin, Maryam (2016). Studying the effects of triterpenoid compounds on the expression of some basic cardiogenic markers in human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells

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