ثريا نائم

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

 

NAME:  Soraya Naem

DATE OF BIRTH: November 22, 1957

GENDER:  Female

NATIONALITY:  Iranian

NATIVE LANGUAGES: Persian ( Farsi ) & Azari ( Turkish.)

POSITION: Professor

WORK ADDRESS: Nazloo Campus, Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of  Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, P.O. Box 1177,Urmia, Iran. Phone: + 98-441-2970508,

Fax: + 98-441-2971926, E-mail: s.naem@mail.urmia.ac.ir, E-mail: sorayanaem@yahoo.com            

                                                    

                           

EDUCATION: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), PhD in Parasitology

   

   Title of DVM thesis; A survey on small intestine parasites of sheep in West- Azarbyjan province, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UrmiaUniversity, Urmia, Iran, 1983.

   Title of PhD thesis; Morphological study of some parasitic helminths by using scanning electron microscope (SEM), Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Canada, 1994.   

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

 

Doing research in the field of helminthology, specially working on nematodes and trematodes; SEM, TEM, Molecular helminthology, Epidemiology and Immunology of helminthes.

 

SABBATICAL LEAVES:

 

  • Department of Nematology, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA (2009-2010).
  • Institute of Parasitology of Zurich, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstasse 266a, CH-8057, Zurich, Switzerland (2002 – 2003).

 

 

EXPERIENCES:

 

  • Lecturer, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Iran, 1984-1989.
  • Lecturer (as a part of PhD course), Faculty of Health Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, 1989-1993.
  • Research Course, Electron Microscopy Facility, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Canada, 1993-1994.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Medicine, Urmia University of Medical  Sciences, Iran, 1994-1996.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Iran, since 1996-2004.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Iran, since 2004 until now.

 

 

 

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES:

 

  • Preparation of Helminthology Class Notes and Practical Notes for veterinary students (in Farsi), College of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, 1985.
  • Preparation of Helminthology Class Notes and Practical Helminthology Notes for laboratory sciences students (in Farsi), Faculty of Health Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, 1992.
  • Preparation of Helminthology Class Notes and Practical Helminthology Notes for medical students (in Farsi), College of Medicine, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran,1995.
  • Preparation of Advance Helminthology Class Notes for veterinary students (in farsi), College of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University,Urmia, Iran. 2003.
  • Teaching for PhD students: Parasitic Zoonoses (Nematodes), Diagnosis of Parasitic Diseaes, Using of SEM in Helminthology, Working with Exotic Animals, College of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, 2006-Present.

 

EXECUTIVE ACTIVITIES:

 

  • Head, Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Iran, 1985.
  • Executive manager of Scientific Magazine of Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, 1985-1986.

·         Assistance in installation of Transmission Electron Microscope at the Research Centere of Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, 1998-1999.

·         Educational advisor of some DVM students, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, 1997-2005.

·         Member of National Board of Examination Committee, College of Veterinary Medicine, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran, 1999- 2007.

·         Member of Veterinary College Committee, Urmia University, Iran. 2005-2006.

·         Head, Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Iran. 2003-2008.

·         Member of Parasitology Committee, Veterinary Group, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Tehran, Iran. 2006-2008.

 

PROJECTS:

 

  • A survey on efficacy of Fenbendazole (Panacur) on sheep hookworm; Bunostomum trigonocephalum, Urmia, Iran, 1981.
  • A survey on small intestine parasites of sheep in West- Azarbaijan province, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, 1983(DVM thesis).
  • An investigation on the parasites of sheep by screening eggs in faeces, Urmia, Iran, 1985.
  • A survey on the wild birds of Urmia Lake, Urmia, Iran, 1987.
  • A survey on the parasites of tortoise, reptile and Trypanorhyncha in fish, Tehran, Iran, 1989 (scientific project during PhD course).
  • Experimentaly infection of mice with Schistosoma mansoni cercaria for obtaining adult worms, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, 1992.
  • Morphological study  of some parasitic helminths by using scanning electron microscope
  • (SEM), Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Canada, 1993-1994 (PhD thesis). 
  • Working on method of ELISA, Faculty of Medicine, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Iran, 1996.
  • Working on some parasitic helminths by using scanning electron microscope
  • (SEM), Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Canada, 2000.
  • A survey on parasitic helminthes of digestive system of ruminants in Jolfa region, Iran, 2002-2003.
  • Experience in: SDS PAGE, Western-blot, Dot-blot, PCR, Cultivation of Fasciola hepatica, Measuring of pepsinogen level in serum samples of ruminants, Preparation of helminths for studying under light and scanning electron microscopes, Collection of helminth eggs, Cultivation of animal faeces for obtaining larval stages of nematodes, Activation of protoscolexes of Echinococcus multilocularis, Preparation of protoscolexes antigens, Experimental infection of rodent (Meriones sp.) with metacestode of E. multilocularis  and IFA Test.
  • First Sabbatical Project, Echinococcus multilocularis, Stage Specific Antigens. Institute of Parasitology of Zurich, University ofZurich, Winterthurerstasse 266a, CH-8057, Zurich, Switzerland (2002 – 2003).
  • Research on some parasitic helminths of different hosts including ruminants, horse, cat, dog and frog by using scanning electron microscope (SEM), Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Canada, 2005.
  • A survey on parasitic helminthes of digestive tract of ruminants in Jolfa area, Iran. 2006.
  • Experience in: Rapid rejection: an ex vivo larval establishment assay (LEA), SDS PAGE & Western blotting, Excystment of Fasciola hepatica metacercariae. Monash University, Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Animal Biotechnology Research Laboratories,Melbourne, Australia, 2007.
  • Experience in: Techniques of genomic DNA isolation and purfication, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), accurate oligonucleotide primer design, PCR-based single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP; a mutation scanning method) and DNA sequencing. Faculty of Veterinary Sciences.The University of Melbourne, 2007.

 

 

BOOK TRANSLATION:

 

  • Translation of a book in Farsi entitled" Georgi's Parasitology for Veterinarians" Seventh edition, 1999, by: D.D. Bowman and R. C. Lynn. (Under consideration).
  • Translation of a book in Farsi entitled" Veterinary Parasitology" Fifth edition, 2001, by: William J. Foreyt. College of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, 2006 (under consideration).

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

 

  • Structural restoration of nematodes fixed in high percentage alcohol using Dess solution and rehydration, 2010, Parasitology,
  • An Echinococcus multilocularis coproantigen is a surface glycoprotein with unique gycosylation. Glycobiology, 2010,20(1): 127–135.
  • Effects of different concentration of DMSO and glycerol on cryopreservation of Trichomonas gallinae. International Journal of Veterinary Research, 2009, 3(2): 83-86.
  • The comparative morphology of three equine habronematid nematodes: SEM observations. Parasitology Research, 2007, 101: 1303-1310.
  • Equine stomach worm, Drashia megastoma (Spirurida: Habronematidae): first SEM report. Parasitology Research, 2007, 101: 913-918.
  • First SEM observations on adult Habronema microstoma (Spirurida: Habronematidae), a parasite of the horse. Parasitology Research, 2007, 101: 743-749.
  • First description of the horse stomach worm, Habronema muscae (Spirurida: Habronematidae) by scanning electron microscopy. Parasitology Research, 2007, 101:427-432.
  • Morphological differentiation among three Thelazia species (Nematoda: Thelaziidae) by scanning electron microscopy. Parasitology Research, 2007, 101: 145-151.
  • First report of Probstmayria vivipara and its morphological description. Journal of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, 2007, 62 (3): 137-138.
  • Evaluation of Praziquantel (Droncit) bathing effective dose for treatment of diplostomiasis in Rainbow trout, Urmia, Iran. Journal ofPashohesh Va sasandeghi, 2007, 78: 372-379.
  • Thelazia rhodesi (Spirurida, Thelaziidae), bovine eyeworm: morphological study by scanning electron microscopy. Parasitology Research, 2007, 100(4): 855-860.
  • Fine structure of body surface of Thelazia skrjabini (Nematoda: Spirurida, Thelaziidae). Parasitology Research, 2007, 100(2):305-10.
  • Pathological Changes of Abomasum in Naturally Infected Makoyee Sheep with Teladorsagia circumcincta. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 2006, 9(11):2145-2148.
  • Pathological findings on natural infection with Physaloptera praeputialis in cats. Journal of Veterinarski Arhiv, 2006, 76(4):315-321.
  • Ultrastructural observations of the surface of Thelazia lacrymalis (Nematoda: Spirurida, Thelaziidae). Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 2005, 53 (2): 205-212.
  • Scanning electron microscopic observations on adult Spirocerca lupi (Nematoda: Spirurida, Thelaziidae), Parasitology Research, 2004 (92):265-269.
  • Prosthogonimus macrorchis in the albumin of the egg, Sari, Iran. Iranian Journal of Veterinary Research, 2003, 4 (2):159-162.
  • The phylogeny of the Schistosomatidae based on three genes with emphasis on the interrelationships of Schistosoma Weinland, 1858.  Parasitology, 126, 203-224 (2003).
  • A survey on parasites of gills in cultured and wild fishes of western branch of Sepid-Rood River in Gilan province, Iran and introducing new species. Iranian Journal of Veterinary Research, 2002, 3 (2):118-130.
  • Prevalence of intestinal helminths of native chikens in Urmia, Iran. Iranian Journal of Veterinary Research, 2002, 3 (2): 200-203.
  • A survey on annual infection of sheep with large intestine parasites in Urmia, Iran. Iranian Journal of Veterinary Research, 2002, 3 (1): 58-64.
  • Parasiticidal effects of peroxynitrite on ovine liver flukes in vitro. Journal of Helminthology, 2001, 75:73-76.
  • Scanning electron microscopy of adult Gongylonema pulchrum (Nematoda: Spirurida). Journal of Veterinary Medicine B, 2000, 47: 249-255.
  • Scanning electron microscopy of adult Haemonchus contortus (Nematoda: Trichostrongylidae). Journal of Veterinary Medicine.1998, 4 (53): 92-99.
  • A survey on prevalence rate of cryptosporidiosis among children with diarrhoea in Ghazvine, Iran. Pajouhesh-va-Sazandegi, 1998, 38: 102-104.
  • A survey on the crustacean parasites of fishes of Mahabad reservior damlake with new records of Tracheliastes polycolpus in Iran. Pajouhesh-va-Sazandegi.1997, 36:128-133.
  • A survey on the 4 species of parasitic leeches of Mahabad damlake in Iran. Pajouhesh-va-Sazandegi, 1997, 36: 124-127.

 

 CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS:

 

  • Strongyloidiasis in patients with AIDS. November 13, 1990, Faculty of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
  • A survey on the parasites of central nervous system. February 7, 1990, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
  • A survey on the human and animal hookworms. June 3. 1991, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences,Iran.
  • Scanning electron microscopy observations on adult Dicrcoelium dendriticum. December 11, 1993, Electron Microscopy Facility,Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Canada.
  • Scanning electron microscopy of some parasitic trematodes and nematodes. November 21, 1994, Electron Microscopy Facility, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Canada.
  • New method for indentification of Strongyloides stercoralis. April 24, 1995, Faculty of Medicine, Urmia University of Medical Sciences,Iran.
  • Morphological study of Dicrocoelium dendriticum using scanning electron microscope (SEM). The Second Congress of Parasitic Diseases in Iran, October 19-22, 1997, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Hydatidosis. January 27, 1999, Faculty of Medicine, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
  • Effect of peroxynitrite on the viability of ovine liver flukes. The 17th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, August 15-19, 1999, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Effect of peroxynitrite on the viability of ovine liver flukes. The 26th World Veterinary Congress September, 23-26, 1999, Lyon, France.
  • A survey on prevalence rate of cryptosporidiosis in children with diarrhoea in Ghazvin, Iran. The 4th National Congress of Zoonoses, April 22-24, 2000, Tehran, Iran.
  • Study on prevalence rate of Spirocerca lupi (Nematoda: Spirurida) in stray dogs in Urmia, Iran. The International Veterinary Congress, April 25-29, 2000, Amterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Study of prevalence rate of Spirocerca lupi  (Nematoda: Spiurida) in stray dogs in Urmia, Iran. The International Veterinary Congress, April 25-29, 2000, Amterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Study on prevalence rate of Spirocerca lupi (Nematoda: Spirurida) in stray dogs in Urmia, Iran. Canadian Society of Zoologists, Annual Meeting, May 2-6, 2000, New Brunswick, Canada.
  • Prevalence rate of esophagus and stomach parasitic helminthes of stray dogs in Urmia, Iran. The 2000 joint meeting of The American Society of Parasitologists & the Society of Protozoologists, June 24-29, 2000, . San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • A survey on prevalence rate of cryptosporidiosis in children with diarrhoea in Ghazvin city, Iran. The 3rd Seminar on Food-Borne Parasitic Zoonoses, December 6-8, 2000, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Study on prevalence rate of Spirocerca lupi (Nematoda: Spirurida) in stray dogs in Urmia, Iran. American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, 45th Annual Meeting, July 22-25, 2000, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
  • Study on liver parasites of sheep in slaughterhouse of Marand, Iran. The 5th International Sheep Veterinary Congress, January 21-25, 2001. Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  • A survey on the species of parasitic helminthes of large intestine of sheep in Urmia, Iran. The 5th International Sheep Veterinary Congress, January 21-25, 2001, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  • A survey on parasitic helminthes of digestive tract of buffalo in Marand, Iran. The 12th Veterinary Congress of Iran, February 12-14, 2001,Tehran, Iran.
  • A survey on human hydatidosis in Urmia, Iran. The XXth International Congress of Hydatidology, June 4-8, 2001, Kusadasi, Turkey.
  • Study of prevalence rate of Physaloptera spp(Nematoda: Spirurida) in stray cats in Urmia, Iran. The Fourth International Nematology Symposium in Russiam, June 10-14, 2001, Moscow, Russia.
  • Prevalence rate of cryptosporidiosis in domestic and industrial poultry in Urmia, Iran. The 46th Annual AAVP Meeting, July 14-17, 2001, Boston, USA.
  • Intestinal parasitic helminthes of stray cats in Urmia, Iran. The 46th Annual AAVP Meeting, July 14-17, 2001, Boston, USA.
  • A survey on prevalence rate of cryptosporidiosis in buffalo in Urmia, Iran. Accepted for oral presentation in the Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting, August 8-10, 2001, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Prevalence of cystic echinococcosis (CE) in ruminants in Urmia, Iran. The Second International Congress of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, October 9-11, 2001, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • A study on prevalence rate of cryptosporidiosis in domestic and industrial poultry in Urmia, Iran. The Second International Congress of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, October 9-11, 2001, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • A study on prevalence rate of cryptosporidiosis in buffalo in Urmia, Iran. The Second International Congress of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, October 9-11, 2001, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • A survey on parasites of gills in cultured and wild fishes of western branch of Sepid-Rood River in Gilan province, Iran and introducing new species. The 10th International Congress of Parasitology, August 4-9, 2002, Vancouver, Canada.

·         A survey on gastrointestinal parasites of buffalo in Marand, Iran. The 27th World Veterinary Congress, September 25-29, 2002,Tunis.

·         A survey on prevalence rate of Diplostomum spataceum metacercaria in Cyprinus fishes of Babol-Rood River, Iran. The 27th World Veterinary Congress, September 25-29, 2002, Tunis.

  • Measurement of vitamin A and β-carotene of infected sheep with Dicrocoelium dendriticum. The 4th National Iranian Congress of Parasitology & Parasitic Diseases, October13-16, 2003, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
  • Measurement of vitamin A and β-carotene of infected sheep with Fasciola hepatica. The 4th National Iranian Congress of Parasitology & Parasitic Diseases, October13-16, 2003, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
  • A survey on parasitic helminthes of respiratory system of sheep in slaughterhouse of Sari. The 14th Iranian Veterinary Congress, February 10-14, 2004. Tehran, Iran.

·         Evaluation of effective dosage of Praziquantel (Droncit) in treatment of Rainbow trout with Diplostomum. 1th Asian Congress of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine and the 4th Annual Scientific Seminar of MSPTM, March 23-25, 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

·         A survey on parasitic helminthes of sheep in slaughterhouse of Sari. The14th Iranian Veterinary Congress, February 20-22, 2005,Tehran, Iran.

·         Scanning electron microscopy of adult Thelazia rhodesi (Nematoda:Spirurida, Thelaziidae).The 20th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, October 16-20 2005,Christchurch, New Zealand.

·         Intestinal parasitic helminthes of goat in Urmia, Iran. The 20th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, October 16-20 2005, Christchurch, New Zealand.

·         Morphological comparison of two intestinal hookworms, Uncinaria stenocephala and Bunostomum trigonocephalum (Nematoda: Ancylostomatidae) by scanning electron microscopy. The 5th National Iranian Congress of Parasitology, November 15-17, 2005,Tehran, Iran.

·         Morphological observations on adult Schistosoma mansoni (Trematoda: Schistosomatidae) by scanning electron microscopy. The 5th National Iranian Congress of Parasitology, November 15-17, 2005, Tehran, Iran.

·         Ancylostoma caninum (Nematoda: Ancylostomatidae): ultrastructural observations on intestinal hookworm. The 5th National Iranian Congress of Parasitology, November 15-17, 2005, Tehran, Iran.

·         Parasitic helminthes of digestive tract of ruminants in Jolfa area, Iran. The 5th National Iranian Congress of Parasitology, November 15-17, 2005, Tehran, Iran.

·         Drashia megastoma (Nematoda: Habronematidae), horse stomach worm: morphological observations by scanning electron microscopy. Xth International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA XI), August 6-11, 2006, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

·         Ultrastructural observations on the surface of Habronema microstoma (Nematoda: Habronematidae) by scanning electron microscopy. Xth International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA XI), August 6-11, 2006, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

·         Scanning electron microscopic observations on adult Habronema muscae (Nematoda: Habronematidae). Xth International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA XI), August 6-11, 2006, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

·         Occurrence of Trichinella spiralis (Nematoda:Trichinellidae) in stray dogs in Urmia, Iran. Xth International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA XI), August 6-11, 2006, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

·         Scanning electron microscopic observations on adult Ornithobilharzia turkestanicum (Trematoda: Schistosomatidae). Xth International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA XI), August 6-11, 2006, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

·         A survey on digestive tract and body cavity metazoan parasites of fishes of Mahabad dam Lake. 14th National & 2nd International Conference of Biology. August 29-31, 2006, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

·         A survey on Dirofilaria immitis in stray cats in Urmia city, Iran. Pathogenic helminthes, May 1-7, 2007, Dakar, Senegal & Tendaba, the Gambia.

·         The occurrence of parasitic Helminthes in stray cats in Urmia city, Iran. Pathogenic Helminthes, May1-7, 2007, Dakar, Senegal & Tendaba, the Gambia.

·         Fasciola gigantica (Trematoda: Fasciolidae): morphological observations using scanning electron microscopy. WAAVP, August19-23, 2007, Gent, Belgium.

·         Bird caecal worm, Heterakis gallinarum (Ascarida: Heterakidae): ultrastructural observations. WAAVP, August19-23, 2007, Gent,Belgium.

·         Morphological differences among three Thelazia species (Nematoda: Thelaziidae) by scanning electron microscopy. WAAVP, August19-23, 2007, Gent, Belgium.

·         َAn investigation of dirofilariosis in shepherd dogs of West Azarbijan. International Veterinary Congress. April 27-28, 2007,Amesterdam, Netherlands.

·         Prosthogonimus macrorchis in the albumin of the egg from Sari, Iran. The 1st International Veterinary Poultry Congress. February 19-20, 2008, Tehran, Iran.

  • Scanning electron microscopic observations on adult Fascioloa hepatica (Trematoda: Fasciolidae). The Second Laboratory Medicine Congress. May 12-15, 2008, Tehran, Iran.
  • Pathological findings on natural infection with Physaloptera praeputialis in cats. The Second Laboratory Medicine Congress. May 12-15, 2008, Tehran, Iran.
  • Pathological Changes of Abomasum in Naturally Infected Makoyee Sheep with Teladorsagia circumcincta. The Second Laboratory Medicine Congress. May 12-15, 2008, Tehran, Iran.
  • Comparison of genetical characters between Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati, using PCR-RFLP. The Second Laboratory Medicine Congress. May 12-15, 2008, Tehran, Iran.
  • The comparative morphology of three equine habronematid nematodes: SEM observations. The Second Laboratory Medicine Congress. May 12-15, 2008, Tehran, Iran.
  • Fereydoonkenar
  • Morphological characterization of the giant liver fluke Fasciloides magna (Trematoda:Fasciolida): first SEM report. ICOPA XII, August 15-20, 2010, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Parasitic Ventriculitis in Pigeons, AAAP/AVMA, June 31-August 4, 2010, Georgia, Atlanta,USA.

 

 

 

ATTENDING IN CONFERENCES:

 

  • The Second Iranian Congress of Alergy and Immunology. Mashad, Iran, October 19-21, 1990.
  • The Second Continuing Education Course of Alergy and Immunology. Tehran University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, Iran, May 1-6, 1991.
  • The First Seminar of Leishmaniosis in Iran. Emam Hosein University, Tehran, Iran, January 1-2, 1991.
  • The First Iranian Congress of Malaria. Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran. February 22-26, 1992.
  • The First Congress of Laboratory Diagnosis in Clinical Medicine. Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran, August 23-25, 1991.
  • 21st Annual Meeting of Electron Microscopical Society of Canada (MSC). University of Montreal, Montreal,Canada, June 12-15, 1994.
  • The First International Meeting of Ivermectin. Tehran, Iran, June 1, 1996.
  • The Third Iranian Congress of Veterinary Students. Urmia University, April 23-26, 1997.
  • The Second Congress of Parasitic Diseases in Iran. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, October 19-22, 1997.
  • The seminar of Hydatidosis. Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran, January 27, 1999.
  • The role of Mast Cells in non-IgE Dependent Mucosal Inflammation and Hyperactivity. Urmia University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia, Iran, May 23, 1999.
  • The 26th World Veterinary Congress, Lyon, France, September 23-23, 1999.
  • The 4th National Congress of Zoonoses, Tehran, Iran, April 22-24, 2000.
  • The Tenth International Congress of Parasitology, Vancouver, Canada, August 4-9, 2002.

·         Iranian Veterinary Congress, Tehran, Iran, February 10-14, 2004.

·         The 20th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, October 16-20 2005,Christchurch,New Zealand.

 

ATTENDING IN WORKSHOPS:

 

  • The Educational Evaluation and Teaching Methods Workshop. Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran, January 14-16, 1996.
  • Teaching Methods. Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, July, 2-3, 2001.

·         An Introduction on Transmission Electron Microscope and Preparation of Biological Specimens. Urima University, Urmia, Iran, 2001.

·         Photodelux, AcDsee, Ifilm, Photoshop and Power-point Workshop. Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, 2001.

  • Using Advanced Methods in Teaching and Paper Presentaion Workshop. Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, January 26-28, 2002.
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Workshop. Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, 2004.
  • Power Point, Transition and Animation Workshop. Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, 2004.
  • Writing Scientific Articles in Farsi and English Workshop. Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, 2005.
  • EndNote Workshop. College of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Iran, 2008.

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

 

  • Iranian Society for Biotechnology (ISB) 2002-present
  • Iranian Society of Microbiologists (ISM) 1997-present
  • Iranian Society of Parasitology (ISP) 1996-present
  • Iranian Veterinary Medicine Association (IVMA) 1984-present
  • American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) 1998-2007
  • American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP) 1991-present
  • American Heartworm Society (AHS) 1998-2005
  • Association for Women  Veterinarians (AWV) 1998-2002
  • Canadian Society of Zoologists (CSZ) 1996-2003
  • Microscopical Society of Canada (MSC) 1996-present
  • Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) 1995-2007
  • Society of Nematologists (SON) 1999-2007
  • Southwestern Association of Parasitologists (SWAP) 1991-2001
  • The American Society of Parasitologists (ASP) 1998-present
  • The Australian Society for Parasitology (ASP) 1998-2003
  • The Helminthological Society of Washington (HSW) 2002-2004

 

 

STUDENT THESES:

 

  • A survey on small intestine parasites of domestic poultry in Urmia city, Iran, 1994-1995 (Supervisior).
  • A survey on parasitic infection of respiratory system of goat in Urmia city, Iran, 1994-1995 (Advisor and referee).
  • A survey on large intestine parasites of sheep in Urmia city, Iran, 1996 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on cryptosporidiosis prevalence in children under two years old in Ghazvin city, Iran, 1996 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on cryptosporidiosis prevalence in buffalo in Urmia, Iran, 1997 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on hydatitosis in man and animals in Urmia, Iran, 1999 (Supervisor).
  • An abattoir study on liver infection of sheep in Marand city, Iran, 1999 (One of two supervisors).
  • An abattoir study on Fasciola hepatica and F. gigantica and their relation with snails as intermmediate hosts in Urmia city, Iran, 1999(Advisor and referee).
  • A survey on parasites of gills in cultured and wild fishes of western branch of Sepid-Rood river, Gilan province, Iran and introducing new species, 1999 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on parasitic helminths of esophagus and stomach of dog in Urmia, Iran,1999  

      (Supervisor).

  • A survey on parasitic helminths of digestive system and peritoneal cavity of aqua-culture fishes in Urmia, 1999 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on trematodes (Monogenea) of aqua-culture fishes in Urmia, Iran, 1999 (One of two supervisors).
  • A survey on Diplostomum metacercaria in aqua-culture fishes in Urmia, Iran, 1999 (One of two supervisors).
  • A survey on Diplostomum metacercaria in fishes in Baboll-Rood, Iran, 1999 (One of two supervisors).
  • A abattoir study on sheep liver distomatosis in Khoy, Iran, 1999 (Supervisor).
  • An abattoir study on liver parasites of sheep in Marand, Iran, 1999 (One of two supervisors).
  • A survey on parasitic helminths of domestic fowl in Baboll, Iran, 1999 (One of two supervisors).
  • A survey on sheep pediclosis in Meyandoab, Iran, 2000 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on cattle pediclosis in Naghadeh, Iran, 2000 (Supervisor).
  • Study of histopathological lesions of abomasum in naturally infected sheep with Ostertagia circumcinctata., Urmia, Iran, 2000 (One of two supervisors).
  • A survey on histopathologic lesions of large intestine of sheep caused by Trichuris spp., Urmia, Iran, 2000 (One of two supervisors).
  • A survey on prevalence rate of cryptosporidiosis in domesticated and industrialized poultry in Urmia, Iran, 2000 (Supervisor).
  • Study of histopathological lesions of stomach in naturally infected cats with Physaloptera praeputialis. Urmia, Iran, 2001 (One of two supervisors).
  • A survey on abomasum parasites of buffalo in Marand, Iran, 2001 (One of two supervisors).
  • A survey on small intestine parasites of buffalo in Marand, Iran, 2001 (One of two supervisors).
  • A survey on large intestine parasites of buffalo in Marand, Iran, 2001 (One of two supervisors).
  • A survey on parasitic helminths of Iranian yellow deer (Cerus damamesopotamica) in Urmia Lake Islands by screening of eggs in feces, Iran, 2001 (Advisor).
  • Evaluation of Praziquantel (Droncit) bathing effective dose for treatment of diplostomiasis in Rainbow trout, Urmia, Iran, 2002(Supervisor).
  • A survey on abomasum parasites of goat in Urmia, Iran, 2002 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on small intestine parasites of goat in Urmia, Iran, 2002 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on large intestine parasites of goat in Urmia, Iran, 2002 (Supervisor).
  • Measurement of vitamin A and β-carotene of infected sheep with Dicrocoelium dendriticum.          Urmia, Iran, 2002 (Supervisor).
  • Measurement of vitamin A and β-carotene of infected sheep with Fasciola hepatica.               Urmia, Iran, 2002 (Supervisor).
  • Prevalence rate of pediculosis in cattle in Urmia, Iran, 2002 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on dust mites and its importance in producing asthma in human and animal in Urmia, Iran, 2003 (Supervisor)
  • Evaluation of different dilutions of lime on sporulation of Eimeria spp. oocysts. Urmia, Iran, 2003 (Advisor).
  • Assessment the preservation of Trichomonas gallinea in freeze conditions. Urmia, Iran, 2003 (Advisor).
  • Study on infection rate of adult Echinococcus granulosus in dogs and effect of Praziquantel (Droncit) on infected animals in Urmia.Urmia, Iran, 2003 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on abomasums parasites of cattle in Amol city, Iran, 2004 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on abomasums parasites of cattle in Rasht city, Iran, 2004 (Supervisor).
  • An investigation on Trichinella spiralis in stray dogs in Urmia, Iran, 2004 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on Thelazia callipaeda in stray dogs in Urmia, Iran, 2006 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on gastrointestinal, liver and lung parasitic helminthes of stray cats in Urmia, Iran, 2006 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on Dirofilaria immitis in stray cats in Urmia, Iran, 2006 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on Thelazia callipaeda and Thelazia calliforniensis in stray cats in Urmia, Iran, 2006 (Supervisor).
  • Comparison of genetical characters between Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati, using PCR-RFLP, 2006 (Supervisor).
  • An investigation on gastro-intestinal parasitic helminthes of sheep in Feraydoon-Kenar city, Iran, 2008 (Supervisor).
  • Pathological findings on natural infection with Crenosoma striatum in hedgehogs. Urmia, Iran, 2010 (One of two Supervisors).

 

 

Ø  I have been the referee of 78 DVM theses, few scientific projects and abstracts.

 

STUDENT PROJECTS:

 

  • An abattoir study on Cysticercus bovis in Damavand, Iran, 1998 (Supervisor).
  • An abattoir study on liver parasites in sheep in Shahreh-Kord, Iran, 1999 (Supervisor).
  • An abattoir study on liver parsites in sheep in Broogen, Iran, 1999 (Supervosor).
  • An abattoir study on Stilesia hepatica in sheep in Urmia, Iran, 1999 (Supervisor).
  • An abattoir study on Cysticercus bovis  in Mianeh, Iran, 1999 (Supervisor).
  • An abattoir study on Cysticercus tenuicollis in sheep in Marand, Iran, 1999 (Supervisor).
  • Survey on parasitic helminths of skin, eye, esophagus and stomach of stray cats in Urmia, Iran, 1999 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on parasitic helminths of small intestine of stray cats in Urmia, Iran, 1999             (Supervisor).
  • A survey on parasitic helminths of large intestine and cardiovascular system of stray cats in Urmia, Iran, 1999 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on parasitic helminths of lung, liver, kidney and heart of stray cats in Urmia, Iran, 1999 (Supervisor).
  • Study of parasitic helminths of mouse by screening of eggs in faeces in Urmia, Iran, 2001(Supervisor).
  • Study of parasitic helminths of rabbit by screening of eggs in faeces in Urmia, Iran, 2001             (Supervisor).
  • Different methods in activation of protoscoleces of hydatid cyst of sheep, Urmia, Iran, 2004 (Supervisor).
  • Preparation of tegument antigen from protoscoleces of hydatid cyst of sheep, Urmia, Iran, 2004 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on Trichinella spiralis in stray dogs in Urmia, Iran, 2004 (Supervisor).
  • Mass production of eggs from digestive tract, liver and lung parasites of sheep, 2004 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on ascarids in stray dogs in Urmia, Iran, 2004 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on parasitic helminthes of frog, 2004 (Supervisor).
  • Preparation of somatic and Excretory-Secretory antigens from Dirocoelium dendriticum collected from sheep, 2005 (Supervisor).
  • Preparation of somatic and Excretory-Secretory antigens from Fasciola hepatica collected from sheep, 2005 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on parasitic helminthes of lung and liver of camel in Sabzevar City, Iran, 2005 (Supervisor).
  • An investigation on parasites of Ostrich by screening eggs in faeces. Urmia, Iran, 2005 (Supervisor).
  • Comparison of different media cultures in viability of Dicrocoelium dendriticum in vitro. Urmia, Iran, 2005 (Supervisor).
  • .Comparison of different media cultures in viability of Fascioloa hepatica in vitro. Urmia, Iran, 2005(Supervisor).
  • A survey on parasitic helminthes of liver of stray dogs in Urmia, Iran, 2007 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on parasitic helminthes of lung of stray dogs in Urmia, Iran, 2007 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on parasitic helminthes of pigeons in Urmia, Iran, 2007. (Supervisor).
  • A review on efficacy of Triclabendazole (Fasinex) on trematodes of liver of ruminants. Urmia, Iran, 2008 (Supervisor).
  • A review on efficacy of Fenbendazole (Panacur) on abomasums nematodes of ruminants. Urmia, Iran, 2008 (Supervisor).
  • A survey on parasitic helminthes of Ratus ratus in Urmia,  Iran, 2010. (Supervisor).

 

AWARDS & HONORS:

 

  • One of the best lecturers. Selected by veterinary students, The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Urmia, 1999 and 2000.
  • One of the best lecturers. Selected by medical students, The Faculty of Medicine, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, 2000.
  • One of the most popular lecturers. Selected by veterinary students, The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Urmia, 2002.
  • One of the best researchers. Selected by Urmia University, Urmia, 2007.
  • One of the best researchers. Selected by Veterinary Department of West-Azrabyejan Province, Urmia, 2007.
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MANUSCRIPTS REVIEW FOR JOURNALS:

 

  • Journal of Helminthology (2010)
  • Journal of Cell and Animal Biology (2008)
  • Journal of Wildlife Diseases (2006-present)

·         Medical Science Monitor (2005-present)

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:

 

  • English

 

HOBBIES:

 

v  Painting ( water-color )

v  Playing tennis, Walking, Bicycle riding

v  Reading books

v  Listening to the classic music

v  Watching movie

v  Gardening

v  Cooking

 

THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF REFERENCES:

 

1- Professor Gerard T. Simon

    Dept of Pathology & Molecular Medicine
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5

    Canada

    E-mail: simong@IHIS.CMH.on.ca

 

Home address:

    25 ParkLane

    Ancaster, Ont.L9G 1K9

    Canada

    Fax: +1 (905) 648 9584

 

2- Professor Larry A. Arsenault
    Dept of Pathology & Molecular Medicine
    McMaster University
    Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5

    Canada

    Phone: + 1(905) 525 9140.  Ext 22496

    E-mail:alalab@mcmaster.ca

 

3- Professor Johannes Eckert

    Institute of Parasitology of Zurich

    University of Zurich

    Winterthurerstrasse 266a

    CH-8057 Zurich

    Switzerland.

    E-mail: johannes.eckert@bluewin.ch

    FAX:+43 (1) 635  89 07

 

Home address:

    Im Glockenacker 50

    CH-8053 Zurich

    Switzerland

    Phone: +41 (1) 422 14 54

    FAX: +41 (1) 422 14 07

    E-mail: johannes.eckert@bluewin.ch

 

4 – Dr.Christine M. Budke

      Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

      Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences

      College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

      Texas A&M University

      College Station, TX, USA 77843-4458

      Tel: +1 979 458-2154

      Fax: +1 979 847-8981

      Email: CBudke@cvm.tamu.edu

 

5 - Professor Els N.T. Meeusen

    Centerfor Animal Biotechnology

     School of Veterinary Science

     The University of Melbourne, 3010, Victoria

     Australia.

     Tel.: 61 3 9905 2593.

     Fax: 61 3 9905 2547

     E-mail: e.meeusen@unimelb.edu.au

 

- Professor David Piedrafita

     Department of Physiology

     Monash University,

     Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria 3800,

     Australia.

     Tel.: 61 3 9905 2593.

     Fax: 61 3 9905 2547

     E-mail: david.piedrafita@med.monash.edu.au

    

7- Professor Ian Beveridge

     Department of Veterinary Science

     The University of Melbourne

     Veterinary Clinical Centre, Werribee 3030, VIC

     Australia.

       Tel.: +61 3 97312000

     Fax: +61 3 97312366.

     E-mail: ibeve@unimelb.edu.au

 

8 - Professor Robin B. Gasser

      Associate Dean International

      Department of Veterinary Science

      The University of Melbourne, Werribee 3030, VIC

      Australia.

         Tel.: +61 3 97312000

      Fax: +61 3 97312366.

      E-mail address: robinbg@unimelb.edu.au

 

9 - Professor Steve A. Nadler

     ASP President

     Chair, Department of Nematology

     University of California, Davis

     Davis, CA 95616

     USA

       Tel.: (530) 752-6905

     Fax: (530) 752-5809

 

     E-mail: sanadler@ucdavis.edu