The cellular and molecular biology research center has been approved to support the research faculty members of Babol University of Medical Sciences and other researchers in the field of cellular and molecular sciences on April 13, 2014. Scientific projects about the molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of non-infectious diseases including cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases are only part of the strategic goals of this center. Regenerative medicine is one of the major areas of activity in the center and with completion of a clean room at Ayatollah Rouhani Hospital of Babol in 2016; a new phase of research has been started. The center sincerely welcomes researchers and scientists for performing research projects and announces its readiness for scientific collaboration at various levels. So far, the cellular and molecular biology research center has six PhD by research students.
Head of research Center
Hadi Parsian, PhD of Clinical Biochemistry- Professor of Biochemistry
Deputy of research
Maryam Ghasemi-Kasman, PhD of Physiology- Assistant Professor of Physiology
- Stem cells therapy
- Common genetic diseases in the region
- Investigating the role of genetic factors in the incidence of common cancers in the region
- Cellular and molecular pharmacology
- Herbal medicine
- Autoimmunity and central nervous system-related disorders
- Genomics and proteomics
Laboratories of research centers
The laboratories of research centers with an area of 175 square meters were set up in 2006, located at the university campus consisting of two cellular and molecular parts:
- Cell culture laboratory has been equipped with two cell culture rooms for isolation, culture and cellular analysis
- Molecular analysis laboratory for detection of DNA and protein levels of samples
Cell Therapy Unit
Cell therapy unit of cellular and molecular biology research center with an area of over 100 square meters is located on the ground floor of the Ayatollah Rouhani Hospital and is ready for exploitation. This unit requires full hygienic conditions in accordance with international standards to conduct a clinical research using human mesenchymal cells or tissue engineering. The clean room of this unit will conform to the standards of ISO and Ministry of Health and Medical Education. Knowledge-based companies that are active in the field of cell therapy or the production of sterile products to use in the patient’s body are collaborating with this unit.
The International Journal of Molecular and Cellular Medicine (IJMCM) was launched in 2012 and indexed in (Thomson Reuters Web of Science), ESC, PubMed and Scopus databases. The director is Dr. Ebrahim Zabihi and the Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Haleh Akhavan Niaki. This journal includes all aspects of the cellular and molecular biology such as genetic basis of the disease, diagnosis and treatment various types of disorders, genomics and proteomics, bioinformatics, computer programs in human biology, stem cells and tissue engineering, medical biotechnology, nanomaterial, cellular growth-related processes, death and survival, clinical biochemistry, molecular and cellular immunization, molecular and cellular aspects of infectious diseases and cancer research.