Anatomical Science Research Center

About us

Anatomical Science Research Center is an organization which is affiliated to Anatomical Sciences Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran, and was established in 2007 by Dr. Hossein Nikzad as a research center for Reproductive biology and Neuroscience. In 2010 this center was approved by Vice-Chancellor of Research Affairs, Ministry of Health and Medical Education. Now this center acts as frontier of reproductive biology and neuroscience. It has 20 scientific members and 45 researchers and lab technicians. The majority of our members are engaged in research and teaching. They work across a broad spectrum of subject areas within the anatomical sciences, including morphological aspects of cell biology, reproductive biology, stem cells and regeneration, neurosciences, educational anatomy, anthropology medical, dental and veterinary anatomy.  We are keen to recruit students, young researchers, teaching fellows and clinicians with an interest in anatomy.


- To promote and encourage cell, molecular and anatomical research activities
- To discuss the progress of ongoing research projects among master students.
- To discuss and propose new research protocols.
To develop, expand, disseminate, promote and improve anatomical, cell and molecular research and scholarly activity among scientists, educators, clinicians and students


Research Areas

- Anthropology
- Educational Anatomy
- Neurosciences
- Stem Cells and Regeneration
- Reproductive Biology
- Cell and Molecular Biology

Main Activities

- Design and implementation of research projects
- Approval and dissemination and publication of research findings
- Conducting fundamental research with the aim of expanding the knowledge boundaries
- Providing guidelines on relevant topics based on research results
- Achieving new and advanced diagnostic & therapy technologies
- Clinical and community-based research aimed at promoting community health
- Expansion of scientific communication with national and international research center
- Collaboration with international scientists
Other activities
Holding workshops
Organizing symposiums
Holding educational courses 
Contributing to product-oriented projects

Research Center Units

  • Stem cell research
  • Genetic variations studies 
  • Biotechnology
  • Embryology
  • Neuroscience
  • Histology 

Research Center Members  (Faculty & Staff)

Board of Faculties
Dr. Hossein Nikzad, Anatomy, Full Professor
Dr. Abolfazl Azami Tameh, Anatomy, Associated Professor
Dr. Mohammad Karimian, Cell biology, Assistant Professor
Dr. Hammed Haddad Kashani, Biotechnology, Assistant Professor
Dr. Elaheh Seyyed Hosseini, Reproductive biology, Researcher
Dr. Javad Amini Mahabadi, Reproductive biology, Researcher

Research Center Facilities

There are also different labs from cell culture to molecular biology, histology, reproductive biology, and neuroscience which provide some essential grants for valid research projects



 Nikzad H, Karimian M, Sareban K, Khoshsokhan M, Colagar AH. MTHFR-Ala222Val and male infertility: a study in Iranian men, an updated meta-analysis and an in silico-analysis. Reproductive biomedicine online. 2015 Nov 1;31(5):668-80.

Jamali S, Karimian M, Nikzad H, Aftabi Y. The c.− 190 C> A transversion in promoter region of protamine1 gene as a genetic risk factor for idiopathic oligozoospermia. Molecular biology reports. 2016 Aug 1;43(8):795-802.

Karimian M, Nikzad H, Azami-Tameh A, Taherian A, Darvishi FZ, Haghighatnia MJ. SPO11-C631T gene polymorphism: association with male infertility and an in silico-analysis. Journal of family & reproductive health. 2015 Nov;9(4):155

Zamani-Badi T, Karimian M, Azami-Tameh A, Nikzad H. Association of C3953T transition in interleukin 1β gene with idiopathic male infertility in an Iranian population. Human Fertility. 2019 Apr 3;22(2):111-7.

Talebi E, Karimian M, Nikzad H. Association of sperm mitochondrial DNA deletions with male infertility in an Iranian population. Mitochondrial DNA Part A. 2018 May 19;29(4):615-23

Rafatmanesh A, Nikzad H, Ebrahimi A, Karimian M, Zamani T. Association of the c.‐9C> T and c. 368A> G transitions in H2BFWT gene with male infertility in an Iranian population. Andrologia. 2018 Feb;50(1):e12805

Karimian M, Aftabi Y, Mazoochi T, Babaei F, Khamechian T, Boojari H, Nikzad H. Survivin polymorphisms and susceptibility to prostate cancer: a genetic association study and an in silico analysis. EXCLI journal. 2018;17:479.

Nejati M, Atlasi MA, Karimian M, Nikzad H, Tameh AA. Lipoprotein lipase gene polymorphisms as risk factors for stroke: a computational and meta-analysis. Iranian journal of basic medical sciences. 2018 Jul;21(7):701.

Tameh AA, Karimian M, Zare-Dehghanani Z, Aftabi Y, Beyer C. Role of steroid therapy after ischemic stroke by N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor gene regulation. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 2018 Nov 1;27(11):3066-75.

Noureddini M, Mobasseri N, Karimian M, Behjati M, Nikzad H. Arg399Gln substitution in XRCC1 as a prognostic and predictive biomarker for prostate cancer: Evidence from 8662 subjects and a structural analysis. The journal of gene medicine. 2018 Oct;20(10-11):e3053.

Tajalli-Nezhad S, Karimian M, Beyer C, Atlasi MA, Tameh AA. The regulatory role of Toll-like receptors after ischemic stroke: neurosteroids as TLR modulators with the focus on TLR2/4. Cellular and molecular life sciences. 2019 Feb 15;76(3):523-37.

 Mobasseri N, Nikzad H, Karimian M. Protective effect of oestrogen receptor α-PvuII transition against idiopathic male infertility: a case-control study and meta-analysis. Reproductive biomedicine online. 2019 Apr 1;38(4):588-98.

 Bafrani HH, Ahmadi M, Jahantigh D, Karimian M. Association analysis of the common varieties of IL17A and IL17F genes with the risk of knee osteoarthritis. Journal of cellular biochemistry. 2019 May 29

Bagheri-Mohammadi S, Alani B, Karimian M, Moradian-Tehrani R, Noureddini M. Intranasal administration of endometrial mesenchymal stem cells as a suitable approach for Parkinson’s disease therapy. Molecular biology reports. 2019 May 23:1-0.

Bagheri‐Mohammadi S, Karimian M, Alani B, Verdi J, Tehrani RM, Noureddini M. Stem cell‐based therapy for Parkinson’s disease with a focus on human endometrium‐derived mesenchymal stem cells. Journal of cellular physiology. 2019 Feb;234(2):1326-35.

Mazoochi T, Karimian M, Ehteram H, Karimian A. Survivin c.-31G> C (rs9904341) gene transversion and urinary system cancers risk: a systematic review and a meta-analysis. Personalized medicine. 2018 Nov 22;16(1):67-78.

Mobasseri N, Babaei F, Karimian M, Nikzad H. Androgen receptor (AR)-CAG trinucleotide repeat length and idiopathic male infertility: a case-control trial and a meta-analysis. EXCLI journal. 2018;17:1167.

Barati E, Nikzad H, Karimian M. Oxidative stress and male infertility: current knowledge of pathophysiology and role of antioxidant therapy in disease management. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. 2019 Aug 3:1-21

Rafatmanesh A, Behjati M, Mobasseri N, Sarvizadeh M, Mazoochi T, Karimian M. The survivin molecule as a double‐edged sword in cellular physiologic and pathologic conditions and its role as a potential biomarker and therapeutic target in cancer. Journal of cellular physiology. 2019 Jun 27.


Research Center address 

Anatomical Sciences Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Qotb‐e Ravandi Blvd, 8715988141, Kashan, Iran



Head of research center: Dr. Hossein Nikzad, Anatomy, Full Professor
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Telephone: (00983155621158)