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Medical Virology

Head of Department

Dr. Jila Yavarian

Position: Head of Virology Department  & Associate Professor

Tell: +982142933103

Fax: +982188962343

Email: yavarian@sina.tums.ac.ir


PhD: Medical Virology; Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran; 2003- 2009

MD: Medicine; Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Iran; 1994-2001


  • Multiplex detection of human respiratory viruses
  • Influenza virus isolation (type and subtype identification): Cell culture and Egg inoculation
  • Influenza virus: Epidemiology, Molecular, Genetic and Phylogenetic analysis, Antiviral resistance, Reverse genetics and Sequencing
  • Identification of the viruses which may cause mental disorders: Borna viruses and Herpes viruses specially HHV-6


  1. Influenza virus but not MERS coronavirus circulation in Iran, 2013-2016: Comparison between pilgrims and general population. Yavarian J, Shafiei Jandaghi NZ, Naseri M, Hemmati P, Dadras M, Gouya MM, Mokhtari Azad T. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2017 Oct 12. pii: S1477-8939(17)30162-X. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2017.10.007.

  1. Targeting human breast cancer cells by an oncolytic adenovirus using microRNA-targeting strategy. Shayestehpour M, Moghim S, Salimi V, Jalilvand S, Yavarian J, Romani B, Mokhtari-Azad T. Virus Res. 2017 Aug 15;240:207-214. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2017.08.016. Epub 2017 Sep 1.

  1. Inhibition of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Replication by Simultaneous Targeting of mRNA and Genomic RNA Using Dual-Targeting siRNAs. Malekshahi SS, Salimi V, Arefian E, Fatemi-Nasab G, Adjaminejad-Fard S, Yavarian J, Mokhtari-Azad T. Mol Biotechnol. 2016 Nov; 58(11):767-775.

  1. Potential siRNA Molecules for Nucleoprotein and M2/L Overlapping Region of Respiratory Syncytial Virus: In Silico Design. Shatizadeh Malekshahi S, Arefian E, Salimi V, Mokhtari Azad T, Yavarian J. Jundishapur J Microbiol. 2016 Apr 23; 9(4):e34304. doi: 10.5812/jjm.34304.

  1. Multiplex SYBR Green Real-Time PCR Assay for Detection of Respiratory Viruses. Sultani M, Mokhtari Azad T, Eshragian M, Shadab A, Naseri M, Eilami O, Yavarian J. Jundishapur J Microbiol. 2015 Aug 1; 8(8):e19041. doi: 10.5812/jjm.19041v2.

  1. The etiology of Rubella IgM positivity in patients with rubella-like illness in Iran from 2011 to 2013. Khorrami SM, Mokhtari-Azad T, Yavarian J, Nasab GS, Naseri M, Jandaghi NZ. J Med Virol. 2015 Nov; 87(11):1846-52. doi: 10.1002/jmv.24250. 

  1. Cluster of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infections in Iran, 2014. Yavarian J, Rezaei F, Shadab A, Soroush M, Gooya MM, Azad TM. Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Feb; 21(2):362-4. doi: 10.3201/eid2102.141405.

  1. Genotype circulation pattern of human respiratory syncytial virus in Iran. Faghihloo E, Yavarian J, Jandaghi NZ, Shadab A, Azad TM. Infect Genet Evol. 2014 Mar; 22:130-3. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2014.01.009. 

  1. Epidemiological aspects of pandemic influenza A(H1N1) virus from 2009 to 2011 in Iran. Yavarian J, Naseri M, Shadab A, Shafiei Jandaghi NZ, Mokhtari Azad T. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2012 Nov; 6(6):e74-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-2659.2012.00357.x.

  1. Molecular detection of respiratory viruses in clinical specimens from children with acute respiratory disease in Iran. Malekshahi SS, Azad TM, Yavarian J, Shahmahmoodi S, Naseri M, Rezaei F. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Oct;29(10):931-3.