Dr. Ali Farazmand


E-mail: afarazmand@khayam.ut.ac.ir



1978: B.SCI. Biology, University of Tehran, IRAN.
1986: M.SCI. (with distinction). Biology (majoring in Genetics),University of Tehran.
2000: Ph.D. Genetics, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Guelph, Canada


Professional Vitae:

2001- Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Tehran.

2003- Present: Associate faculty member, Department of Biotechnology.

2000-2003: Assistant Professor, Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, IRAN.

1981-2000: Faculty Member (Lecturer), Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran/ IRAN.

1979-1981: Teaching Assistant, OPEN University of IRAN.

1978-1979: Biology Teacher, at Kharazmi High School (Branch #1).

1987-1994: part-time Editor for Biological Texts, Iran University Press, Tehran, IRAN

1989-1994: Translator & Transnational Editor Iranian National Commission for UNESCO; Tehran, IRAN.



Head of Biological Sciences division, Iran University Press (2004-)

Associate Dean , Financial & Aminstrative, Faculty of Science (2003-)

Member (2001- present ) of Scientific Committee Board to prepare an Encyclopedia of Genetics & Biotechnology sponsored by National Center of Genetics & Biotechnology and Bonyad e’ Daneshnameh Farsi.

Member (2001- present) of Terminology Department (Biology section) of Academy of Persian Language & Literature.

Chair of Biology Division, (two courses),at Allameh Tabatabaei University.

Head of Biology Program Managing Board at Payam e’ Nor University (For one year)

Representative of Allameh Tabatabaei Universityas a member of Research Council for Ministry of Culture & Higher Education (a full two-year course).


Teaching Experiences:

Molecular and Cellular Basis of Cancer (Graduate Course)
Genetics of Sex Determination (Graduate Course).
Genetics of Prokaryotes (Graduate Course).
Regulation of Gene Expression (Graduate Course).
Genetic Principles & Genetic Counseling (Graduate Course) for Psychology Students (Majoring in Exceptional Children).
Causes and Prevention of Genetic Disease & Birth Defects for Psychology Students.
General Biology for Art and Human Science Students.
Genetics in Medicine, for Medical Students.
Human Genetics for Health Sciences.
Basic Genetics for Biology Students (majoring in Cell & Molecular Biology) .
English (Special Texts) for Biology students (Majoring in Cell & Mol. Biology).
Basic Genetics (Teaching Assistant), University of Guelph, Canada.
Molecular Cell Biology (Teaching Assistant), University of Guelph, Canada.


Research Interests:


I am, generally, interested in Gene Expression Studies. More specifically I am interested in studying genes confering sex differences between male and female (sex chromosomes and sex-linked genes) in mamalian species. Stress- induced gene expression is another area we are interested to look at. In this context, currently we have a project devoted to drug-induced gene expression using Leishmania major as a model.





Published Articles:


Farazmand A., Parvathi K. Basrur Gerald Stranzinger, Daria Graphodatskaya, Ed R. Reyes & Allan King (2004) Expression of sense and antisense strands of Xist in bovine fetal organs and cell cultures. Chromosome research 12: 275-283.

Parvathi K. Basrur, Ali Farazmand , Gerald Strazinger, Daria Graphodaatskaya, Ed R. Reyes & Allan King (2004). Expression of X-linked genes in sex chromosome aneuploid bovine cells. Chromosome research 12: 263-273.

Peippo J., Farazmand A., Kurkilahati M., Markkula M., Basrur PK., King WA. (2002). Sex-chromosome linked gene expression in in-vitro produced bovine embryos. Molecular Human Reproduction. 10: 923-929.

Farazmand A. PeippoJ., King WA., Basrur PK. (2001). Sex-linked genes are not silenced in fetal bovine testes expressing X-inactive specific transcript (Xist). Journal of Experimental Zoology. 290:327-340.

Basrur PK., Reyes Ed., Farazmand A., King WA., Popescu PC. (2001). X-autosome translocation and low fertility in a family of crossbred cattle. Animal Reproduction Sciences. 2116: 1-16.

Farazmand A., Koykull W., King WA., Basrur PK. (2000). Expression of X-inactive specific Transcript (Xist) and testicular morphogenesis in bovine fetuses. Animal Biotechnology. 11: 51-61.


Published Abstracts:

Farazmand A., Basrur PK., Stranzinger J., King WA. (2002). Expression of sense and antisense strands of Xist in bovine species. Biology of Reproduction. Supplemenmt 2002.

Farazmand A., Peippo J., King WA., Basrur PK., (2000). Expression of X- linked genes in male and female bovine tissues. Biology of Reproduction, Vol. 62, Supplement.

Peippo J., Farazmand A., Kurkilahti M., Basrur PK., King WA. (2000). Hypoxanthine phosphoribosyl transferase (HPRT) is inactivated before glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) in day 8-9 female blastocyst produced in vitro. 14th International Congress on Animal Reproduction, 2-6 July, Stockholm, Sweden. Abstracts, Vol. 2, 18:42.

Peippo J., Farazmand A., Markkula M., Basrur PK., King WA. (2000). Expression of sex-chromosome linked genes during pre-attachmment development in vitro. Theriogenology. Abstracts: 58: 408.

Farazmand A. Basrur PK., King A. ( 2002). Expression of X-linked genes in Bovine cell cultures. 34th Annual Meeting of Society for the Study of Reproduction (July 28- August 1), University of Ottawa. Biol.of Reprod. l. 64, Suppl. 1.

Farazmand A. Basrur PK., King A. (2003). X-Inactive Specific Transcript (XIST) and X chromosome inactiveation in Bovine species. 8th Iranian Genetic Congress (May 20-22, 2003).

Yagghmaei M., Farazmand A., Ghafari S.H., Alimoghadanm K., Ghavamzadeh A. (2004). Detection and quantification of minimal residual disease (MRD) after bone marrow transplantation (BMT) in patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia. 12th Iranian Biology Conference (31 Aug- 2 Sep. 2004).

Sedaghat M. Valian S., Farazmand A. (2004). Study of principal parameters in PCR-MSP method for analysis of p16 gene promoter methylation pattern. 12th Iranian Biology Conference (31 Aug- 2 Sep. 2004).

Published Persian Translation:

Genetics in Medicine. Thompson & Thompson, 5th Edition (1991) W.B. SAUNDERS Company.


Genetics in Medicine. Thompson & Thompson, 4th Edition (1986), W.B. Saunders Company.

Human Genetics, Sam Singer 2th Edition (1986). W. H. Freeman Company.

Biotechnology, John E. Smith (1989). Edward Arnold (LTD).

Genes & Mind, Tswang M. (1981). Oxford University Press.

Fragile Forest (Courier Magazine Series, # 224 ) whole issue. Published by Iranian National Commission for UNESCO.

Biotechnology (Challenges & Promises), Nature & Resources Series; # 2 in Persian serial number, whole issue. Published by Iranian National Commission for UNESCO.

Several articles in Official Publications of Iranian National Commission for UNESCO.

General Biology (co-author )in persian, by Iran University Press (2000).

Editor of following texts:

Photosynthesis. Iran University Press.

Introductory Microbiology. J. Levy, J.R. Cambell, T. H. Blackburn. John Wiley & Sons, 1973. Iran University Press (announced as Year Book).

Plant Systematic. Samual B. Johns, Arlene E. Luchsinger. MC. Grow Hill, 1979. Iran University Press.

Microbiology, Essentials & Applications. Larry MC. Kane, Judy Kandel. MC. Grow Hill, 1989. Iran University Press.

Microbiology in Practice. Lois Beishir. 3rd Edition (1983). Iran University Press.

Current topics in Pediatrics, Bavardaran Publishing Co.

Allergy in Children, Allameh Tabatabaei University.

Psychology. Carlson (1990). Roshd Publication Co.




Address: Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

P. O. Box: 14155-6455
Phone: (021) 6112622, (021) 6112462 & (021) 6495292
Fax: (021) 6405141
Email: afarazmand@khayam.ut.ac.ir


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