Medical Parasitology and Mycology Department

About Us

The department of parasitology is one of the oldest departments among the scientific departments in the school of medicine and began its mission at the same time as the establishment of Kashan school of medical sciences in 1986 under the name of the department of Pathobiology. 7 years later, in 1993, this became known as one of the major departments of the faculty, and at that time this department continued to function under the name of the "Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology". This is one of the twenty sixth departments in the school of medicine. Currently this department includes four sub-departments: protozoology, helminthology, entomology and mycology and has 6 academic staffs. The department is active in two sections: education and research. In education section, the department trains undergraduate students in all faculties of KAUMS including: medicine, dentistry, para-medicine, hygiene, nursing and midwifery, and also post-graduate students in medical parasitology, microbiology, etc. Investigation is done in parasitological  sciences that managed by academic members of the department.

Missions
-Training and educating parasitology and mycology to undergraduate and post-graduate students in medical parasitology, microbiology, etc
-Providing and understanding knowledge to medical and health sciences students in its fields of expertise as well as diagnosis and addressing issues related to parasitic and mycological diseases
-Practical training of students in specialized laboratory in various fields of parasitology and mycology 
-Enabling students to recognize the importance of diagnostic parasitology and mycology  in clinical application
-Encouraging future interest in research and specialization in parasitology and mycology 
Vision
- To make the department as one of the most credible teaching and research department via expanding the boundaries of parasitic and mycological knowledge in medicine to control and prevent diseases arising from such issues
Research Interest Areas
Molecular Helminthology
 
Interested Areas
- Molecular identification of Trematoda
- Molecular identification of Cestoda
- Molecular identification of Nematodes
- Molecular identification of zoonosis helmintics
Research Group
- Dr. Mohsen Arbabi
- Dr. Hoosein Hooshyar 
- Dr. Mahdi Delavari
 
 
     
Molecular Protozoalogy - Tissue Protozoa
 
Interested Areas
- Molecular identification of Toxoplasma
- Molecular identification of Leishmania
- Molecular identification of Free living Amoeba
- Molecular identification of gasrointestinal parasites
Research Group
- Dr. Sima Rasti
- Dr. Mohsen Arbabi 
- Dr. Hoosein Hooshyar 
- Dr. Mahdi Delavari 
 
     
Application of Nanoparticles
 
Interested Areas
- Effect of metal nanoparticles on platyhelminths
Research Group
- Dr. Mohsen Arbabi
- Dr. Hoosein Hooshyar 
- Dr. Mahdi Delavari
 
 
     
Treatment of Parasitic Diseases 
 
Interested Areas
-Treatment of hydatidosis
-Treatment of Leishmaniasis
-Treatment of worms disease
Research Group
- Dr. Mahdi Delavari 
- Dr. Mohsen Arbabi
- Dr. Hoosein Hooshyar  
 
     
Treatment of fungai infections   
Interested Areas
-Treatment of cutaneous fungal diseases
-Treatment of subcutaneous fungal diseases
-Treatment of viseral cutaneous fungal diseases
Research Group
- Dr. Mahdi Nazeri 
- Dr. RezvanTalayi 
- Dr. Mohammad Reza Sharif 
- Dr. Reza Razaghi 
 
     
Epidemiology and control of vector-born dieases
 
Interested Areas
- Epidemiology and control of Leishmaniasis
- Epidemiology and control of Malaria
Research Group
Abbass droudgar
- Staff of helth system
 

 

 
 
Facilities
The educational facilities of the department such as dissection halls, student classroom and different labs such as education, cell culture and molecular  assay are all located in the department.
 
Faculty Members
 
hoshyar_h@kaums.ac.ir 
 
arbabi@kaums.ac.ir 
 
rasti_s@yahoo.com
 
m1delavari@gmail.com
 
mehdinazeri@yahoo.com 
 
adoroudgar@kaums.ac.ir

Head of Department

Dr. Mohsen Arbabi (arbabi@kaums.ac.ir )
5km of Qotb–e Ravandi Blvd. P.O. Box: 8715988141, Kashan, IRAN
Tel: (+98 31) 55240021(3519)
Fax: (+98 31) 55541112

Administrative Officer

Azadeh Zahiri (azadeh zahiri48@yahoo.com)