Jalil Tavakol Afshari

Dr. Jalil Tavakol Afshari

Jalil Tavakol Afshari, M.Sc., Ph.D., MT(ASCP), CLS(NCA)

Bu-Ali Research Institute

Immunogenetic & Tissue Cultlure Dept.

Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS)

Bu-Ali sq.

Mashhad - IRAN

Tel.:+98 051 37112471

Fax:+98 051 37112596

E-mail: TavakolAJ(AT)


Last Update : 2017-12-12 06:10:02

University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K. PhD, Cellular and Molecular Immunology, 1995
 Greater Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, Bakersfield, CA, USA Internship program in Clinical Pathology. 1988
University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
MSc, Clinical Laboratory Science, 1986
California State University Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA, USA BSc in Health Sciences-Clinical Laboratory Technology, 1985 BSc in Biology, 1984
 Analysis of T cell antigen receptor Vb-chain gene repertoires in allo-reactive T lymphocytes.
Development of a rapid spectrophotometer screening method for quantitation of acetaminophen in human serum                                                                                                                                             TOP
 2011- 2014 Vice Chancellor for Education, Mashhad Univ. of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Mashhad, IRAN
                    Professor, Allergy and Immunology Dept., Medical School, Mashhad Univ. of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Mashhad, IRAN
                    Head, Immunogenetics & Tissue Culture Dept., Bu-Ali Research Institute. Mashhad Univ. of Medical Sciences (MUMS). Mashhad, IRAN
                    Head, Clinical Immunology Laboratory, Ghaem Medical Center, Mashhad Univ. of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Mashhad, IRAN
2006 - 2011 Vice Chancellor for Research, Mashhad Univ. of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Mashhad, IRAN
1998 - 2005 Director, Immunology Research Group, Bu-Ali Research Institute, Mashhad Univ. of Medical Sciences (MUMS). Mashhad, IRAN
                     Post-graduate education coordinator, Allergy and Immunology Dept., Medical School, Mashhad Univ. of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Mashhad, IRAN
                     Member, University research council, Mashhad Univ. of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Mashhad, IRAN
                     Member, Postgraduate council, Medical school, Mashhad Univ. of Medical Sciences(MUMS), Mashhad, IRAN
                     Member, research council, Bu-Ali Research Institute, Mashhad Univ. of Medical Sciences. Mashhad (MUMS), IRAN
 1992 - 1995 Research Assistant/Ph.D. student, Immunology Research Group, School of Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K.
 1986 - 1987 Research Associate, R&D Dept, MAST Immunosystems Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA. 94043.
 1985 - 1986 Bench Medical Technologist, Pathology Laboratory, Los Gatos, CA., USA. 95030.                                                                                                                                        TOP
 1991-1992 Scholarship award for higher education by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of Iran.
1992-1995 Overseas Research Students Grant (ORS), United Kingdom higher education council, London, UK
1993 Travel Grant for Annual Congress of Immunology, Harrogate, UK
2005 The best researcher of the year                                                                                          TOP
 Stem cell therapy, autoimmune diseases treatment
 HTLV-I and Cellular Immune Response
Tissue Culture using variety of mammalian cell line. Hybridoma production, establishment of cell lines, and clones
Development of ELIZA for cytokines using recombinant cytokines
DNA cloning and expression in mammalian and prokaryotic vectors
DNA sequencing
Purification and analysis of Proteins. Affinity chromatography, Ion-exchange, and electrophoresis methods chromatography
Cell proliferation analysis; MTT assay and 3[H]-thymidine uptake assay
Cytotoxicity analysis; 51Cr release assay
HLA Typing. Microcytotoxicity and molecular methods
 Cytokines profile and polymorphisms analysis in autoimmune diseases; RA, SLE,….                        TOP
 Current research interests include stem cell therapy for autoimmune diseases (e.g. M.S.), immune response against HTLVI, cellular and molecular biology of cytokines as signaling molecules with a pivotal role in cell-cell interactions, mediator of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, allergic diseases and understanding their mechanism of action is providing novel strategies for use in the development of anti-inflammatory drugs. Polymorphism within cytokine, cytokine receptor, and receptor antagonist genes has been identified in a growing number of cases but in most instances, few if any systematic polymorphism studies have been reported. In my laboratory we are investigating the Cytokine Polymorphism and study the genomic variability that characterizes genes encoding certain cytokine molecules.Other research interest involves study of anti-proliferative effect of herbal and natural products against tumor cell lines in vitro                                                                    TOP
American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP). License # 163309.
California Medical Technology. License # 33256.
National Certification Agency-Clinical Laboratory Scientist. license # 0926269                                 TOP    

Professional Socities

 British Society for Immunology (BSI).
 British Transplantation Society (BTS).

 Fellow member for American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP).

 California Society of Medical Technologist.

 Iranian Society for Allergy and Immunology

 Iranian Society for Biotechnology


Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Contact Details:
Main address: University St., Ghoraishy Building 91375-345 Mashhad, Iran ,
Tel:( 98 511) 841 2081-5 , Fax:( 98 511) 8430249 , E-mail: Info(at) Members: - Schools and Hospitals School: Dentistry , School: Health , School: Medicine , School: Nursing & Midwifery , School: Paramedical , School: Pharmacy , School: Traditional Medicine , Hospital: Dr.Sheikh , Hospital: Dr.Shariati , Hospital: Emam Reza , Hospital: Ghaem , Hospital: Hashemi Nezhad , Hospital: Ibn-e-Sina , Hospital: Khatam-al-Anbia , Hospital: Montaserie , Hospital: Ommul-Banin , Hospital: Omid , Hospital: Shahid Kamyab , Hospital: Taleghani , History: Mashhad Faculty of Medicine was officially opened on Nov. 23, 1949 by Dr Zanganeh, the minister of culture. The school started out with 61 students, one associate professor and seven tutors. In 1956, when the school of Arts opened, the two schools merged to form the University of Mashhad. In 1989, the faculties offering Medical Sciences' degrees across the country separated from the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education. New emerging Medical Universities have gone under management of Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education. Thus the original University of Mashhad was divided into two independent universities: "Ferdowsi University of Mashhad" and "Mashhad University of Medical Sciences'. Mashhad University of Medical Sciences operates at present with 8 faculties, 32 hospitals, 179 rural and 147 urban health centers. It covers an enormous area stretching from the north east to the central parts of the country, which makes it the largest university of Medical Sciences providing health care and treatment services. With 597 teaching staff, 1645 MDs with different specialties, 138 dentists, 123 pharmacists and 25, 402 employees, the university provides health care and medical services to the area's large population as well as to over 25 million tourists a year.

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