Department of Medical Physiology

The department of medical physiology, as a part of the school of medicine, began its work in 1989. Since then, the department has been developed with more faculty members and laboratories with more facilities. The first postgraduate student was admitted for the Master’s program in physiology in 2002 and finally in 2010, the first series of PhD students were hired. Today the department is consisting of 8 full time faculty members and 24 postgraduate students (13 Master’s and 11 PhD’s).

Physiology laboratory

The laboratory for physiology is located in the department and provides the students of different medical fields with basic laboratory courses in physiology, such as; measuring blood pressure, electrocardiography, spirometry,  blood cell counts, cardiac recording of changes in rate under different physiological conditions of chemical or electrical stimulations and pain measurements.


Research in physiology

Currently, the focuses of most of the researches at the department are mainly consisted of neurobiology of stress (behavioral and molecular aspects), learning and memory (behavioral and molecular aspects), neuropathic pain, nerve conduction studies and wound healing, opiate dependency, pathophyisology of cardiovascular system such as high blood pressure and brain hemodynamic and cerebral ischemia. The laboratories are located at the ‘Physiology Research Center’, which is also in the main campus of the University. For more information about the laboratories and research programs please refer to the ‘Physiology Research Center’ at

Faculty members of the physiology department are listed as below:

  Degree/Major Name
CV Full Professor Ali Rashidipur
CV Full  Professor Abbas Ali Vafaie
CV Full Professor Abedin Vakili
CV  Associate Professor Hossein Miladi Gorji
CV Assistant Professor. Katayoun Sedaghat
CV Associate Professor Mehdi Zahedi Khorasani
CV Assistant Professor. Ali ghanbari
CV Assistant Professor. Morteza Jarrahi
CV .Msc Mr Hossein-Ali Safakhah

For more information regarding the courses and research programs please contact Dr Katayoun Sedaghat at:

Phone: +98 023 33654170 (ext 571)


Head of Department:

Dr Hossein Miladi Gorji