Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Center

Brief Overview
Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Center established in 2001. The first project was a cell therapy in regeneration of the brain and spinal cord injuries that carried out by some of our distinguished professors in Tehran University of Medical Sciences. The project initiated its clinical trial after being approved in animal studies. As a result of the outstanding outcomes of this therapeutic method, the foundation of Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research, Neuroscience Institute, was proposed in 2005. After one year, the center confirmed by research council of Tehran University of Medical Sciences and initiated its service and activity in 2006. Now, the center has vanous active groups in education, research and therapeutic fields.



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Our goal is to contribute to the sustainable and development of brain and spinal cord injury research through the research and clinical activity. I hope that you will join us and open new paths for the future.



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Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Center intends to iinprove the society's health. We are expecting to explore the mechanism of cellular and 1nolecular, structural and functional disturbance of the SCI, Glioblasto1na multiform tumor and related brain disorders. Furthermore, we focus on identifying new therapeutical and alleviating methods to overcome the observed dysfunctions in brain and spinal cord injuries. Vision Statement: We aim to develop research in every aspect of reconstruction of brain and spinal cord injuries to achieve higher positions as an authenticated research center in the region and country.



Research Fields and Interests
  • Neuroscience
  • Chronic pain
  • Nutrition
  • Preventive Medicine and Social Health
  • Sexual Health
  • Cellular and molecular research in brain and spinal cord
  • Injury
  • Epilepsy
  • gene therapy
  • Behavioral neuroscience


International Collaborations
Hanover center, International neuroscience institute INI

Degree and Non-Degree programs offered by Research
We offered several programs as follows
~ PhD by research
~ Postdoctoral fellowship
These programs approved by the Ministry of Health and Tehran University of Medical Sciences.


Faculty Members   PhD
  • Dr Seyed Mohammad GHodsi, Professor of Neurosurgery

  • Dr Abbas Norouzi Javidan,Ph Din Physiology

  • Dr Mahmoudreza Hadjighassem, Associate professor of translationalNeuroscience l 6-dr%2 Ohaj ighasem( I). pdf

  • Dr Zahra Khazaeipour, Associate Professor of Preventive and Community Medicine

  • Dr Effat Merghati Khoei, Associate professor of Health Promotion-Sexologist

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  • Dr babak babakhani, assistant professor, Anesthesilogist, Pain fellowship

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  • Dr Mostafa Farzin, Radiation- Oncologist, assistant professor Neuroscience
  • Dr Mohamadreza Hajiabadi, assistant professor of Neurosurgery
  • Dr Meysam Alimohamadi, assistant professor of Neurosurgery
  • Dr Arash Heroabadi, assistant professor of Neuroanesthesiologist
  • Dr seyed amir hossein javadi, assistant professor of neurosurgery,Fellowship of neuro-oncology

  • Dr Davood Fathi, assistant professor of Neurologist,
  • Dr. Behzad Damari, associate of Social Medicine,



Selected Publications

1- Social support and its association with depression, gender and socioeconomic indicators in individuals with spinal cord injury in Iran.
2- Association between detrusor muscle function and level of the spinal cord injury.
3- Nitric oxide involvement in additive antidepressant-like effect of agmatine and lithium in mice forced swim test.
4- A New Approach in Gene Therapy of Glioblastoma Multiforme: Human Olfactory Ensheathing Cells as a Novel Carrier for Suicide Gene Delivery.
5- Involvement ofNMDA receptors and L-arginine/nitric oxide/cyclic guanosine monophosphate pathway in the antidepressant-like effects of topiramate in mice forced swimming test.
6- Antidepressant effect of pra1nipexole in 1nice forced swimming test: A cross talk between dopa1n ine receptor and NMDA/nitric oxide/cGMP pathway. 



1- Health services
2- research
Health services: Clinic, para clinic, Section of Hospital, clean room facility



Clean room facility

Clean room facility established According to principles of good manufact uring practices (GMP) .it has been prepared and processed stem cells for clinicalt rials and cell basedt herapies.












Research lab
Cellular and Molecular Lab

Cellular and Molecular Lab have been used different fields such as basic sciences, fundamental and practical researches. The main purpose of th is cent er provides services to professors, students and researchers to make a contribution in promoting the research levels. As a dynamic and constantly changing team, we cu rrently have researchers consisting of post-doctoral researchers, PhD students, and master's students. The laboratory has advanced cel l and molecular facil ities that includes cell culture room, Laminar flow hoods cabinets, microscope, incubator, laboratory, centrifuge, nit rogen, tanks western blot, PCR, Elect rophoresis, gel documentation and etc.










Behavioral neuroscience lab
The Behavioral neuroscience lab establ ished for basic and fundamental projects. Different an imal models of spina l cord injuries such as aneurysm clip compression and weight-drop contusion are carried out in mice and rats. Besides, various animal models especial ly in neuroscience are also created. The la boratory has various facilities and systems such as -70 and -20 freezers and refrigerated centrifuge.


Last Update At : 09 February 2020