The Research Center of the Stem Cells of Nervous System of Semnan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services was established in May 2011 with the approval of the University Board, the efforts of the group colleagues and the assistance of university officials. Following continuous follow-up, this center succeeded in obtaining a principled agreement from the relevant ministry in 2013.

Address of the center in the scientometric system of the Ministry of Health:





  • Development and application of human knowledge in the field of stem cell sciences, especially in the area of the nervous system
  • To carry out the basic and clinical epidemiologic research to reform the country's health care system to meet the needs of the Muslim community
  • Training the efficient researchers on the field of stem cells
  • To promote the quality and quantity of researches related to the basic medical sciences and directing them towards the challenges in treatment
  • Having attempt to collaborate with the research centers throughout the country
  • Scientific cooperation with research and educational centers of countries and international organizations considering the laws and regulations of the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • To encourage the researchers in the field of stem cells
  • To gather, compiling and classifying the documents, data, papers and related documents to publish them



 Research priorities

Retina, MS, Spinal Cord Injuries, Peripheral Nerves, Pain, Parkinson / Alzheimer, Tissue Engineering, Infertility, Memory and Diabetes, Cancer and Nervous System


Features and capabilities

Different parts of the center include: laboratories for stem cell extraction and isolation, cell and tissue culture and passage, microinjection, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence, histotechnics, histomorphometry, conference hall, library, etc.

Stem Cells Research Center is active in various fields of stem cells and cellular and molecular biology. The faculty members, research projects, and graduate students complete their dissertations on embryonic and adult stem cells, embryo culture, and cellular and molecular biology at the center.


Research Centers based in this research center

Retinal Center
MS Specialized Center
Spinal Cord Injury Center
Specialized Center for Peripheral Nerves
Pain Center
Parkinson's / Alzheimer's Center
Tissue Engineering Center
Specialized Center for Infertility
Specialized Center for Memory and Diabetes
Specialized Center for Cancer and Nervous System
Center for Inventions and Innovations


Research Center tools and equipment

Co2 Incubator
Microinjection Microscope
Tissue processor
Laminar hood
Lab/Analytical Digital Scale
Stereo Microscope
Immunofluorescence Microscope
Inverted Fluorescence Microscope
PH meter
Refrigerated Centrifuge
Liquid Nitrogen Storage Tanks
Inverted microscope
Hot plate
Hot plate stirrer
Tissue Flotation Bath
Water Bath
Parafin dispenser



  • Effects of Paraoxon Exposure on Expression of Apoptosis-Related Genes, Neuronal Survival, and Astrocyte Activation in Rat Prefrontal Cortex
  • Paraoxon-induced damage in rat hippocampus is associated with alterations in the expression of apoptosis-related proteins
  • Mesenchymal stem cells with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor reduce stress oxidative factors in parkinson's disease
  • Effects of hydroalchoholic extract of Iranian propolis on acute, chronic and visceral pain in mice
  • Adaptation of MC3T3 cell line to Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's medium
  • Co-administration of Aluminum Sulfate and Propolis Regulates Matrix Metalloproteinases-2/9 Expression and Improves the Uterine Leiomyoma in Adult Rat Model
  • Optimized Dose of Dendritic Cell-based Vaccination in Experimental Model of Tumor Using Artificial Neural Network
  • Association of adiponectin gene polymorphisms and their haplotypes with type 2 diabetes and related metabolic traits in an Iranian population
  • Adenosine blockage in tumor microenvironment and improvement of cancer immunotherapy
  • Corrosion of Al2O3-Ti composites under inflammatory condition in simulated physiological solution
  • Possible involvement of PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway in the protective effect of selegiline (deprenyl) against memory impairment following ischemia reperfusion in rat


Members of the center


Degree/ Major

Marjan Bahrami Nasab

Ph.D., Biomaterials Engineering

Saeed Shahrabi

Ph.D., Laboratory hematology and blood bank

Manoochehr Safari

Ph.D., Anatomy

Akram Alizade

Ph.D., Tissue Engineering

Hamid Reza Sameni

Ph.D., Histology

Samane Arab

Ph.D. Molecular Medicine

Sam Zarbakhsh

Ph.D. Anatomy

Majid Jadidi

Ph.D.m Medical Physics

Behpoor Yoosefi

Ph.D. Anatomy


Head of this center
Marjan bahrami nasab