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Pathobiology Department

Vetarinary Medicine
Vetarinary Medicine

The Department of Pathobiology is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in veterinary parasitology and anatomical pathology. Department of Pathobiology established in 1975 under the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Urmia University. In 1996, the Department of Pathobiology was divided into two independent disciplines namely Department of microbiology, and Department of pathobiology. the Department of Pathobiology is the one of seven Departments established under this faculty. This department is organized into two divisions: Pathology and parasitology.There are 8 distinguished academic staffs in this Department and faculty members teach courses in these subject areas to undergraduate, graduate, and DVM students. The mission of the department is to train and educate students at graduate and post graduate levels. Also a major goal of the Department is to educate and train the future generation of young researchers. the Division of parasitology is mainly centered on the applied aspects comprising epidemiologic, experimental, biochemical and molecular investigations as well as diagnosis, control and chemotherapy. Prof. Mousa Tavassoli, Prof. Soraya Naem, Prof. Mohammad Yakhchali, Dr. Bijan Esmailnejad and Dr. Farnaz Malekifard are distinguished academic staffs in this Division. The parasitology Division offers two different post-graduate programs including MSc of Veterinary Parasitology and PhD of Veterinary parasitology. This Division is well-equipped with research facilities and laboratories including Laboratory of Parasitology Research, Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology Research (Pre-PCR  and Post-PCR), The protozoa and entomology Lab, The helminthology Lab. and The Malacology Lab. The Anatomical Pathology section is popular with  well qualified; highly  passionate and dedicated staff in Urmia University.the pathology faculty are dedicated to provide high quality diagnostic, teaching and research services not only to graduate and undergraduate students , but  also collaborate with other colleagues and students both within and beyond the university.   The pathology department has a  unique opportunity among other basic sciences, it can work side-by-side with their clinician colleagues  to identify infectious and toxic diseases in different kind of animals from mouse, snake, birds and crocodile as well as a number of livestock,  to huge animal species like elephant. Anatomic pathology laboratory facilities in the Department are diverse and among other things include,Electron microscopy, Immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence, Necropsy services, countless of cell injury and neoplastic  microscopic slides, and  Surgical pathology laboratory.


Head of Department
Bejan Esmaeilnejad
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