Department of Basic Sciences

The Department of Basic Sciences at the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences benefits from a large number of academics who are active in teaching and productive in research in different fields such as Biochemistry Physiology, Pharmacology, Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Genetics and Toxicology. The Fundamentals of structure and function of animals and human beings are comparatively studied in these fields from different perspectives such as microscopic and macroscopic, molecular, and cellular, histologic, and organismal biology. These courses provide theoretical and experimental foundations for learning physiology, different diseases, clinical and experimental courses. The Department of Basic Sciences has a number of laboratories for Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Anatomy. These labs are used for teaching and research projects. Various types of research techniques are used in these labs.

Based on its teaching and research capacities this department has started offering various postgraduate programs including the Ph.D. program for Comparative Histology since 2009, the Master’s program for Physiology since 2010, the Ph.D. program for Physiology, the Master’s program for Clinical Biochemistry since 2012, and the Master’s program for Histology since 2013. More

Head of the Department of Basic Sciences
Abbas Parham
Associate Professor
Department of Basic Sciences

Concentration areas offered by the Department of Basic Sciences
Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
Physiology  - correct_mark correct_mark
Histology  - correct_mark  -
Clinical Biochemistry  - correct_mark  -
Comparative Histology  -  - correct_mark

Academic staff

Amir Afkhami Goli
Associate Professor
Hasan Baghishani
Associate Professor
Hesam Dehghani
Behrooz Fathi Hafshejani
Associate Professor
Mohammad Mahdi Ghahramani Seno
Assistant Professor
Farshid Hamidi
Assistant Professor
Hamid Reza Kazerani
Associate Professor
Amir Moghadam Jafari
Assistant Professor
Ahmadali Mohammadpour
Abolghasem Nabipour
Abbas Parham
Associate Professor
Ahmad Reza Raji
Associate Professor


Recent journal articles

Karimzade Kooshkghazi, M., & Parham, A. (2018). Expression of leptin and leptin receptor transcripts in ovine corpus luteum. Iranian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 12 (1), 45-52.
Allah Do, P., Ghodrati, J., Zarghi, H., Saadatfar, Z., Kermanshahi, H., & Edalatian Dovom, M. (2018). Effect of Probiotic and Vinegar on Growth Performance, Meat Yields, Immune Responses, and Small Intestine Morphology of Broiler Chickens. Italian Journal of Animal Science, 17 (3), 675-685.
Movahhedizadeh, S., Raji, A., & Mirshahi, A. (2018). Histomorphometric and ultrasonographic evaluations of the abomasum in sheep. Comparative Clinical Pathology, - (27), 855-859.
Ahrari Rodi, P., Moosavi, Z., Afkhami Goli, A., Azizzadeh, M., & (2018). Histopathological Study of Protective Effects of Honey on Subacute Toxicity of Acrylamide-Induced Tissue Lesions in Rats’ Brain and Liver. Iranian Journal of Toxicology, 12 (3), 1-8.
Khosravinia, S., Akhavan Mahdavi, M., Gheshlaghi, R., Dehghani, H., & B. Rasekh (2018). Construction and Characterization of a New Recombinant Vector to Remove Sulfate Repression of dsz Promoter Transcription in Biodesulfurization of Dibenzothiophene. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9 (1578), 1-9.
Kazemirad, H., & Kazerani, H. (2018). Nitric oxide plays a pivotal role in cardioprotection induced by pomegranate juice against myocardial ischemia and reperfusion. Phytotherapy Research, 32 (10), 2069-2077.
Khazaee, E., Farzaneh, N., Mirshokraei, P., S.e. Tabatabaeizadeh, & Dehghani, H. (2018). Expression of endogenous retroviruses in pre‐implantation stages of bovine embryo. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 0 (0), 0-0.
Alhilali, M., Parham, A., A. Attaranzadeh, M. Amirian, & Azizzadeh, M. (2018). IL-5 in Follicular Fluid as a Negative Predictor of the Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection Outcome. Cytokine, (0), 0-0.
Salami, F., Tavassoli, A., J. Mehzad, & Parham, A. (2018). Immunomodulatory effects of mesenchymal stem cells on leukocytes with emphasis on neutrophils. Immunobiology, 223 (12), 786-791.
A. Arshi, Fatemeh Sadat Sharifi, Milad Khorramian Ghahfarokhi, Zahra Faghih, Abbas Doosti, Sara Ostovari, Elham Mahmoudi Maymand, & Ghahramani Seno, M. (2018). Expression analysis of MALAT1, GAS5, SRA and NEAT1 long non-coding RNAs in breast cancer tissues from young women and women over 45 years of age. Molecular Therapy - Nucleic Acids, 12 (1), 751-757.
Zahedi, M., Parham, A., Dehghani, H., & Kazemi Mehrjerdi, H. (2018). Equine bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells: optimization of cell density in primary culture. Stem Cell Investigation, 5 (31), 1-8.
Sara Soltanian, & Dehghani, H. (2018). BORIS: a key regulator of cancer stemness. Cancer Cell International, 18 (154), 1-13.
Jalil Mehrzad, Vahabi, A., Bassami, M., Mahmoud Mahmoudi, & Dehghani, H. (2018). Data on environmentally relevant level of aflatoxin B1-induced human dendritic cells' functional alteration. Data in Brief, 18 (4), 1576-1580.
Jalil Mehrzad, Abbas Bahari, Bassami, M., Mahmoud Mahmoudi, & Dehghani, H. (2018). Immunobiologically relevant level of aflatoxin B1 alters transcription of key functional immune genes, phagocytosis and survival of human dendritic cells. Immunology Letters, 197 (5), 44-52.
Yousefvand, S., Hamidi, F., , & Parham, A. (2018). Hypophagic effects of insulin is mediated via NPY1/NPY2 receptors in broiler cockerels. Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 96 (12), 1301-1307.
Zare, K., Shademan, M., Ghahramani Seno, M., & Dehghani, H. (2018). CRISPR/Cas9 Knockout Strategies to Ablate CCAT1 lncRNA Gene in Cancer Cells. Biological Procedures Online, 20 (21), 1-12.
Yousefvand, S., Hamidi, F., M. Zendehdel, & Parham, A. (2018). Interaction of neuropeptide Y receptors (NPY1, NPY2 and NPY5) with somatostatin on somatostatin- induced feeding behaviour in neonatal chicken. British Poultry Science, 0 (0), 0-0.
Tazari, M., Baghishani, H., & Moosavi, Z. (2018). Effect of betaine versus arsenite‐induced alterations of testicular oxidative stress and circulating androgenic indices in rats. Andrologia, 50 (10), 1-7.
Rashid Nezhad, A., Shahsavani, D., & Baghishani, H. (2018). Investigation of the Protective Effect of β-carotene in the Prevention of Lipid and Protein Oxidation in Carp Meat during Different Storage Times. Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology, 27 (8), 870-875.

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Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Department of Basic Science

Phone: +985138805628