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The Department of Physiology of the SBMU School of Medicine has been active since 1962. Its original site was at the previously called “Melli University”(so called “national University”). The first department Chair had been Professor Mohsen Shokoohi Nedjad. Before the Islamic Revolution, the academic staff members of the department included Professors Movvasaghi, Yazdani, and Amin. Following the Islamic Revolution, the MSC Program Period has been offered at the department since 1981, and since 1989 the PhD Program Period has been offered at the department. The department chairs since the Islamic Revolution have respectively been Professors Rasaiyan (for two years), Motamedi (for thirteen years), Forootan (for two years), Menhaji (for two years), Jan Ahamadi (for two years), Elyasi (for two years), Menhaji (for two years), and presently, Professor Jan Ahmadi is the Chairperson of the department.

The Department of Physiology of the SBMU School of Medicine has been one of the most outstanding physiology departments at the national level. The department has always been a pioneer in developing modern research techniques; among which one may note to Immuno-histo-chemistry techniques, and various electro-physiology techniques, such as the ones in extra-cellular and intra-cellular recordings and Patch Clamp. There have been numerous articles published by the department researchers in international journals.  Among the important activities of the department, the holding of the 9th International Conference of Physiology & Pharmacology with the presence of more than 1000 researchers and academic staff, as well as holding numerous educational and research workshops may be mentioned. Professor Fereshteh Motamedi, one of the academic staff members of the department had for four years been the Director General of the Asia Oceania Physiology Federation (1998-2002). She is presently the Editor-In-Chief of this Federation’s Journal. The department is also the central office of the Iranian Physiology & pharmacology Journal whose editor-In-Chief is one of the academic staff members of the department. 

The Facilities:

The facilities currently available at the Department of Physiology of the SBMU School of Medicine include the following:

  1. Patch Clamp Lab, used for electro-physiologically recording the cultured and differentiated cells, which is run by Professor Jan Ahmadi;
  2. Patch-Clamp & Intracellular Recording Lab which is used for studying the neurons electro-physiologically in neuro-degenerative diseases and epilepsy, which is run by Professor Jan Ahmadi;
  3. Pain Cellular & Molecular Study Lab run by Professor Zarrin Ghalam;
  4. Potential Recording Lab, run by Professor Hosseinmardi;
  5. Neuro-Endocrine Lab, run by Professor Zardooz;
  6. Cell Membrane Structure & Function Ion Canals & Intracellular Organelle Membrane Lab, run by Professor Elyasi;
  7. Pain Behavior & Physiology Study Lab, run by Professor Menhaji;
  8. Neurobiology Lab 

The research lines and priorities :

  1. Inflammatory pain (Cellular-molecular diagnoses; recording mechanisms, electrophysiological recordings, neuro-endocrine, animal behavior);
  2. Pain & neuro- pathic pain (Cellular-molecular diagnoses; recording mechanisms, electrophysiological recordings, neuro-endocrine, animal behavior);
  3. Addiction (Cellular-molecular diagnoses; recording mechanisms, electrophysiological recordings, neuro-endocrine, animal behavior);
  4. Medicinal plants effective in CNS & epilepsy (treatment mechanisms and animal behavior);
  5. Memory & learning;
  6. Neuro-degenerative diseases & protection (ataxia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and MS);
  7. Hypo-thyroids;
  8. Membrane ion canal functional mechanisms 

 

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