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Medical Parasitology and Mycology

Medical Protozoology
Leishmaniasis Laboratory
Professor & Staff
-Head: Dr. Mehdi Mohebali (supervisor); PhD Medical parasitology (Professor)
-Dr. Homa Hajjaran, PhD Medical parasitology (Professor)
-Dr. Behnaz Akhoundi, PhD Medical parasitology (Assistant Professor)
-Dr. Samira Elikaee, PhD Medical parasitology (Assistant Researcher)
-Mr. Zabihollah Zarei (MSC Parasitology)
-Ms. Zahra Kakooe (MSC Medical Parasitology)
Phone number the laboratory: +98214293308)
Laboratory responsibilities
Details Activities
-Educational activities for PhD and MSc graduate students
-Educational activities for undergraduate students (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Midwifery)
Educational
-Parasitology, Immunology, Epidemiology, Genomics and Proteomics of Leishmania spp. parasites.
-Experimental therapies and drug develompent
Research
-Diagnosis services for cutaneous leishmaniasis (microscopy, culture and molecular)
-Diagnosis services for visceral leishmaniasis (microscopy and culture), serological diagnosis (DAT, ELISA and rK39 Dipstick)
-Molecular detection of Leishmania spp. Parasites isolated from human, animal reservoirs and vectors
-Cryopreservation of Leishmania spp. Parasites
-Preservation of L. major and L .infantum parasites on susceptible animal models
Services




Protozoology Lab (National Malaria Laboratory)
Professor & Staff
-Head: Dr. Mehdi Nateghpour, PhD Medical parasitology (professor)
-Dr. Afsaneh Motevallli Haghi, PhD Medical Parasitology (Assistant Professor)
-Leyla Frivar (MSc Medical Parasitology)
-Zahra Sayyad Talaee (Expert)
-Fatemeh Asgari (Expert)
-Phone number the laboratory: +982142933061
Laboratory responsibilities
Details Activities
-Based on the curriculum for the department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology provided and course syllabus for PhD and MSc student in medical parasitology and medical students, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Midwifery. The following items are conducted;
-Teaching foreign students
-Focal Point of Training Malaria subjects.
-Holding malaria microscopy diagnostic workshops

Educational
-Implementing advanced research projects on malaria parasites  for Ph.D and MSc. Theses
-Development and implementation of research projects for malaria elimination programs in Iran.
-Collaboration with other research centers inside and outside of Iran.
-Stablishing continues culture of Plasmodium falciparum and working on Plasmodium berghei
-Maintenance and cultivation of Plasmodium strains in vivo and in vitro conditions
-Monitoring drug resistance in Plasmodia parasites in malaria endemic areas of Iran.

Research
-Laboratory diagnosis of Plasmodia species using microscopic method
-Perform advanced molecular diagnostic procedures in suspected cases
-Laboratory diagnosis of other blood parasites

Services


Protozoology Lab (Toxoplasma and serology -IFA)
Professor & Staff
-Head: Dr. Hossein Keshavarz, PhD Medical parasitology (Professor)
Dr Saeedeh Shojaee, PhD Medical Parasitology (Professor)
-Mahboobeh Salimi (MSc Medical Parasitology)
laboratory phone number: +982142933060
Laboratory responsibilities
Details Activities
- Based on the curriculum for the department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology provided and course syllabus on Toxoplasma and other coccidian parasites for PhD and MSc student in medical parasitology and medical students, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Midwifery. Educational
- Implementing advanced research projects on Toxoplasma parasite for PhD and MSc theses.
- Collaboration with other research centers inside and outside of Iran.
- Maintenance and cultivation of Toxoplasma gondii strains (RH and Tehran) in vivo and in                              vitro conditions.


 
Research
- Laboratory diagnosis of Toxoplasma using serology methods.
- Perform advanced molecular diagnostic procedures.
- Perform advanced immunological procedures (SDS PAGE and Immunoblotting).
Services