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Dr. Mohammad Nami

Department of Neuroscience, School of Advanced Medical Science and Technologies, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

Brief Biography:

He is a medical doctor graduated from Fars Province Medical University in Iran in 2004. Following completion of research and post doctoral training in the American University of Beirut in 2006 he pursued his career in neuroscience. He holds an associate degree of neuroscience from the Southern California University, since Oct. 2010. Dr Torabi Nami is currently a senior PhD candidate in neuroscience at the institute for cognitive science studies in Tehran. During his MD and PhD dissertation, his area of research has been:  Neuro-cognitive burden of sleep deprivation,  Sleep , biorhythms and neuro-cognitive functions,  Neuro-degeneration and brain circuitries ( Alzhiemer’s and Parkinson’s), Exploring the linkage between common abnormal findings in sleep testing (mainly PSG) with cognition including vigilant attention, learning, memory, reasoning, planning, decision making and executive functions. He has completed over 10 formal training courses on neuroscience and sleep medicine in European, Asian and American programs over the past 4 years. Over 40 posters and oral presentations on neuroscience and sleep medicine have been delivered by him in well known national and international events. Some of his national and international awards are:  MEDICAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR with presidential award-2001,  ELITE RESEARCHER AWARD-2006 and Young Scientists’ Colloquium award in NSMC, India-2010. He is currently the chief editor of the World Research Journal of Brain and Cognitive Sciences- bioinfo and serves as an editorial board member in some other international peer-reviewed neuroscience journals. In May 2012, he was elected as the president of IBRO-APRC alumni chapter during the 2nd Tehran IBRO school of Neuroscience. Dr. Torabi Nami has published over 15 papers and a book in the field of sleep and neuroscience.  He has investigated the effect of sleep deprivation on memory, anxiety like behaviors, beta-amyloid deposition and tau protein hyperphosphorylation in male Wistar rat’s hippocampus.


Academic positions:

 Jan. 2012- date: Lecturer- Department of Neuroscience. School of Advanced Medical Science and Technologies, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran/  Sep.2009 - date: PhD fellow, Department of Neuroscience, Cognitive Studies, ICSS, SBMU, Tehran, Iran/.  July 2008 - date: Specialty care medical division (Medical Advisor). MSD pharmaceutical. Represented by Behestandarou PJS. Tehran, Iran /  May 2007-Feb 2008: Post-doctoral training and practice, American University of Beirut Medical Center (The leading tertiary medical care centers in Middle East), Beirut, Lebanon/  Sep. 2006 - Apr. 2007 : General medical Practice as a family physician in ambulatory care also emergency medicine field in private sector- Shiraz ,Iran/  Oct. 2004 - Sep.2006: Treatment affairs Deputy office. Army Insurance administration, Military service, Shiraz, Iran/  Jan 2003 - July 2004: Internship in Shiraz University affiliated hospitals, Shiraz, Iran/  Feb. 2002 - July 2004 : Member of the students research committee .Organizer and planner of overall research strategies ,conferences and domestic publication in med school.


Research interests:

• Basic and clinical (translational) neuroscience • Neuro-cognitive disorders | cognitive studies • Neuro-cognitive burden of sleep deprivation • Sleep , biorhythms and neuro-cognitive functions • Neuro-degeneration and brain circuitries ( Alzhiemer’s and Parkinson’s) • Polysomnography (mainly neurophysiologic) findings in total vs. chronic sleep deprivation in animal models also in MS, Alzheimer’s, depression and movement disorder patients. • Efficacy of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in symptomatic and neuro-cognitive improvement in major depressive disorder patients. • Exploring the linkage between common sleep testing features - Polysomnography (PSG),Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), sleep quality index - and neuro-cognitive assessment findings in distinct neurologic and psychiatric disease conditions • Exploring the extent of adverse effect of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Shift-Work on different aspects of neuro-cognitive functions including vigilant attention, learning, memory, reasoning, planning, decision making and executive functions.


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