Department of Clinical Biochemistry

TUMS is the oldest and most well-known medical center in Iran, nationally as well as internationally. TUMS, as one of the country’s top research universities, accepts applications from the most qualified students. It also has the largest schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, rehabilitation, allied medical sciences, public health, advanced technologies in medicine, nutritional sciences and dietetics, and nursing and midwifery in Iran as well as a virtual school.



The Department of Medical Chemistry, also called the Department of Biological Chemistry, started its work in 1952. The department had one laboratory to teach the subject Chemistry of Biology to medical students. In 1965, the workforce for this department consisted of two Full Professors, three Associate Professors, three Assistant Professors and two staff members. Currently, there are nine faculty and eight staff members active in this department.


Faculty Members and Research Interests

  • Dr. Reza Meshkani: Diabetes
  • Dr. Parvin Pasalar: Oxidative Stress, Molecular Biology
  • Dr. Mahood Doosti: Lipidemia, Atherosclerosis
  • Dr. Abolfazl Golestani: Enzymology, Protein Chemistry
  • Dr. Mahdi Aminian: Biochemistry of Pharmaceutical Peptides and Proteins
  • Dr. Maliheh Paknejad: Immunochemistry & Targeted Drug Delivery
  • Dr. Azin Nowrouzi: Diabetes and Medicinal Plants
  • Dr. Ehsan Khalili: Cancer Metabolism
  • Dr. Solaleh Emamgholipur: Metabolic Disease



Facilities and Equipment

  • Cold Room
  • Invert Fluorescent Microscopy
  • Invert Microscopy
  • Freeze Dryer
  • Gel Doc
  • Centrifuge
  • Ultracentrifuge
  • Water Purifier
  • Cell Culture Rooms
  • Freezers (-80 C)
  • HPLC
  • GC
  • Plate Reader
  • Real Time PCR
  • Thermo-Cycler
  • Animal Room
  • Spectrophotometer


Head of Department

Dr. Reza Meshkani

Tel.: (+98 21) 8895 3004

Fax: (+98 21) 6405 3385

Mailing Address: Main Office, Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Poursina St., Enghelab Ave., Tehran 14176-13151, Iran


Contact Person

Dr. Azin Nowrouzi

Tel.: (+98 21) 6405 3318

Fax: (+98 21) 6405 3385


Mailing Address: Room 21, Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Poursina St., Enghelab Ave., Tehran 14176-13151, Iran



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