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

Mahdi Askari Badouei
Assistant Professor
Hassan Borji
Elaheh Ebrahimzadeh Abkooh
Associate Professor
Samaneh Eidi
Assistant Professor
Alireza Haghparast
Associate 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

Keyvanlou, A., Salari Sedigh, H., Azizzadeh, M., & Razmi, G. (2018). Evaluating the performance of IFAT, RDT, and semi-nested PCR for detection of Leishmania infantum infection on sera sample in symptomatic dogs. Comparative Clinical Pathology, 27 (1), 225-229.
Housaindokht, M., Verdian, A., Sheikhzadeh, E., Pordeli, P., Rouhbakhsh Zaeri, Z., Janati Fard, F., Nosrati, M., Mashreghi, M., Haghparast, A., Nakhaei Pour, A., Esmaeili, A., & Soleymani, S. (2018). A sensitive electrochemical aptasensor based on single wall carbon nanotube modified screen printed electrode for detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7. Advanced Materials Letters, 0 (0), 0-0.
Ataei, Z., Borji, H., M. Moazeni, M. Saboor Darbandi, & Heidarpour, M. (2018). Zataria multiflora would attenuate the hepatotoxicity of long-term albendazole treatment in mice with cystic echinococcosis. Parasitology International, 67 (2), 184-187.
T. Zeinali, Jamshidi, A., K. Ghazvini, Bassami, M., & Rad, M. (2018). Prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in cerebrospinal fluid obtained from hospitalized patients. Comparative Clinical Pathology, 26 (6), 1-7.
Abdolrasoul Namjou, Sadegh Shirian, Iraj Karimi, Nourani, H., & Mahdi Farid (2018). Clinical and pathological findings of enzootic nasal adenocarcinoma of goat. Comparative Clinical Pathology, 0 (0), 1-5.
Abbasnia Baze, T., Asoodeh, A., Gholamreza Habibi, & Haghparast, A. (2018). Isolation and purification of glycosylphosphatidylinositols (GPIs) in the schizont stage of Theileria annulata and determination of antibody response to GPI anchors in vaccinated and infected animals. Parasites and Vectors, 11 (82), 1-10.
Ebrahimi Nik, H., Bassami, M., Mohri, M., Rad, M., & (2018). Bacterial ghost of avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC) serotype O78:K80 as a homologous vaccine against avian colibacillosis. PLOS One, 13 (3), 1-16.
Sarioseiri, A., Moshaverinia, A., Haddad Khodaparast, M., & Kalidari, G. (2018). In vitro acaricidal effect of Melia azedarach ripe fruit extract against Dermanyssus gallinae (Acari: Dermanyssidae). Persian Journal of Acarology, 7 (2), 203-208.
Borji, H., Yaghfoori, S., Abedi, V., Ghanbarifardi, M., & Soltany, M. (2018). Detection of Grillotia erinaceus (Cestoda: Trypanorhyncha) in Megalaspis cordyla (Linnaeus, 1758) (Perciformes: Carangidae) from the Persian Gulf. Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 5 (1), 81-85.
Soleimani Roudi, P., Golian, A., Bassami, M., Haghparast, A., & Majidzadeh Heravi, R. (2018). Effect of In Ovo Injection of VG/GA Vaccine, an Apathogenic Enteric Strain of Newcastle Disease Vaccine and Aluminum Hydroxide as an Adjuvant on Hatchability and Immune Response of Commercial Pullets. Poultry Science Journal, 6 (1), 11-18.
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.
Hajimohammadi, K., Heidarpour, M., & Borji, H. (2018). Allium Sativum Methanolic Extract (garlic) Improve Therapeutic Efficacy of Albendazole Against Hydatid Cyst: In Vivo Study. Journal of Investigative Surgery, 0 (0), 1-8.
Soleimani Roudi, P., Golian, A., Haghparast, A., Bassami, M., & Majidzadeh Heravi, R. (2018). Effect of adjuvants on in ovo vaccination against Newcastle disease on hatchability, performance and antibody titres in commercial pullets. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 102 (4), 1-8.
Barati, A., & Razmi, G. (2018). A Parasitologic and molecular survey of hepatozoon canis infection in stray dogs in northeastern Iran. Journal of Parasitology, 104 (4), 413-417.
Nazifi, N., Tahmoorespur, M., Sekhavati, M., Haghparast, A., & M. A. Behroozikhah (2018). Engineering, Cloning and Expression of DNA Sequence Coding of OMP31 Epitope of Brucella melitensis linked to IL-2 in Escherichia coli. International Journal of Infection, 5 (3), 1-7.
Khozeimeh, A., Majid Mirsadraee, & Borji, H. (2018). Toxocara sero-prevalence and its relationship with allergic asthma in asthmatic patients in north-eastern Iran.. Journal of Helminthology, 0 (0), 0-0.
Dehghan, H., Moshaverinia, A., Haddad Khodaparast, M., & Kalidari, G. (2018). In vitro evaluation of acaricidal activity of aqueous ozone against Dermanyssus gallinae. Iranian Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology, 10 (1), 53-56.
Hajimohammadi, K., Heidarpour, M., & Borji, H. (2018). In vivo therapeutic efficacy of the Allium sativum ME in experimentally Echinococcus granulosus infected mice. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 60 (1), 23-27.
Asghar Khajeh, Darvish, J., Razmi, G., Ghorbani, F., Ali Mohammadi, Iraj Mobedi, & Ahmad Reza Shahrokhi (2018). A survey on endoparasites in wild rodents of the Jaz Murian depression and adjacent areas, southeast of Iran. Journal of Parasitic Diseases, 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.
Borji, H., Mostafa Mehrabi Bahar, Naghibi, A., & Seyed Hossein Fattahi (2018). Genotyping of human cystic echinococcosis in Northeastern Iran. Annals of Parasitology, 64 (4), 323-329.
Rezaee Oghazi, M., Maleki, M., Movassaghi, A., & Zahra Kamyabi-moghaddam (2018). Expression of interleukin-15 in canine mammary carcinoma: relationships with histologic grades, Bcl-2, recurrence, and overall survival. Comparative Clinical Pathology, (0), 0-0.
Soodmand, J., J., Zeinali, Kalidari, G., Hashemi Tabar, G., & Razmyar, J. (2018). Antimicrobial Susceptibility Profile of Enterococcus Species Isolated from Companion Birds and Poultry in the Northeast of Iran. Archives of Razi Institute, 73 (3), 207-213.
Moeeni, M., Kalidari, G., Hashemi Tabar, G., & Razmyar, J. (2018). جداسازی، شناسایی و تعیین حساسیت آنتیبیوتیکی استرپتوکوکوسهای گروه PCR غیرانتروکوکی- در برخی پرندگان با روشهای کشت و - D و C. , 4 (3), 89-96.
Yadegar, F., Peyman Nakhaei, Hashemi Tabar, G., Kalidari, G., Mohammad Rashtibaf, & Razmyar, J. (2018). Major and minor toxins of Clostridium perfringens isolated from healthy and diseased sheep. Small Ruminant Research, 168 (11), 1-5.

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Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Department of Pathobiology

Phone: +985138805650