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Ahmad Reza Shahverdi

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Address: Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences,Tehran,Iran
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Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
CV last edited on: 2023/26/01


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Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , 1987-1993


Biotechnology, Pasteur Institute of Iran , Tehran, , Iran, 1993-1997





Asian Biomedicine



Daru (Iran)




Amelioration of experimental colitis by a novel nanoselenium-silymarin mixture.

Authors: Miroliaee AE , Esmaily H , Vaziri-Bami A , Baeeri M , Shahverdi AR , Abdollahi M ,
Toxicology mechanisms and methods, No. 1537-6524 (Electronic), Year. 20110218,

Purification and biochemical characterization of extracellular laccase from the ascomycete Paraconiothyrium variabile.

Authors: Forootanfar H , Faramarzi MA , Shahverdi AR , Yazdi MT , Copyright A(c) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Bioresource technology, No. 1873-2976 (Electronic), Year. 20110103,

of substituents on the isatin ring on the reaction between isatins with ortho-phenylenediamine

Authors: Dowlatabadi, R., Khalaj, A., Rahimian, S., Montazeri, M., Amini, M., Shahverdi, A., Mahjub, E
Synthetic Communications, Vol.41, No.11, Year. 2011, Page:1650-1658,

Green synthesis of gold nanoparticles by the marine microalga Tetraselmis suecica.

Authors: Shakibaie M , Forootanfar H , Mollazadeh-Moghaddam K , Bagherzadeh Z , Nafissi-Varcheh N , Shahverdi AR , Faramarzi MA ,
Biotechnology and applied biochemistry, No. 1470-8744 (Electronic), Year. 20101129,

Post-antibacterial effect of thymol.

Authors: Zarrini G , Delgosha ZB , Moghaddam KM , Shahverdi AR ,
Pharmaceutical biology, No. 1744-5116 (Electronic), Year. 20100721,

Flavonoids, cinnamic acid and phenyl propanoid from aerial parts of Scrophularia striata.

Authors: Monsef-Esfahani HR , Hajiaghaee R , Shahverdi AR , Khorramizadeh MR , Amini M ,
Pharmaceutical biology, No. 1744-5116 (Electronic), Year. 20100721,

Biosynthesis and recovery of selenium nanoparticles and the effects on matrix metalloproteinase-2 expression.

Authors: Shakibaie M , Khorramizadeh MR , Faramarzi MA , Sabzevari O , Shahverdi AR ,
Biotechnology and applied biochemistry, No. 1470-8744 (Electronic), Year. 20100525,

ZnO nanoparticles enhanced antibacterial activity of ciprofloxacin against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.

Authors: Banoee M , Seif S , Nazari ZE , Jafari-Fesharaki P , Shahverdi HR , Moballegh A , Moghaddam KM , Shahverdi AR , (c) 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials, No. 1552-4981 (Electronic), Year. 20100408,

The antifungal activity of Sarcococca saligna ethanol extract and its combination effect with fluconazole against different resistant Aspergillus species.

Authors: Mollazadeh Moghaddam K , Arfan M , Rafique J , Rezaee S , Jafari Fesharaki P , Gohari AR , Shahverdi AR ,
Applied biochemistry and biotechnology, No. 1559-0291 (Electronic), Year. 20100402,

Chemopreventive effect of Cousinia shulabadensis Attar & Ghahraman ethanol extract.

Authors: Shahverdi AR , Khoramizadeh MR , Ghahramani MH , Golyaee A , Attar F , Ghahraman A ,
African journal of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicines : AJTCAM / African Networks on Ethnomedicines, No. 0189-6016 (Electronic), Year. 20100217,

Purification and characterization of two extracellular endochitinases from Massilia timonae.

Authors: Adrangi S , Faramarzi MA , Shahverdi AR , Sepehrizadeh Z , (c) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Carbohydrate research, No. 1873-426X (Electronic), Year. 20100127,

Biosynthesis of selenium nanoparticles using Klebsiella pneumoniae and their recovery by a simple sterilization process

Authors: Fesharaki, P.J., Nazari, P., Shakibaie, M., Rezaie, S., Banoee, M., Abdollahi, M., Shahverdi, A.R
Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, Vol.41, No.2, Year. 2010, Page:461-466,

Genetically engineered phage harbouring the lethal catabolite gene activator protein gene with an inducer-independent promoter for biocontrol of Escherichia coli.

Authors: Moradpour Z , Sepehrizadeh Z , Rahbarizadeh F , Ghasemian A , Yazdi MT , Shahverdi AR ,
FEMS microbiology letters, No. 1574-6968 (Electronic), Year. 20090728,

1-methyl malate from Berberis integerrima fruits enhances the antibacterial activity of ampicillin against Staphylococcus aureus.

Authors: Alimirzaee P , Gohari AR , Hajiaghaee R , Mirzaee S , Jamalifar H , Monsef-Esfahani HR , Amin G , Saeidnia S , Shahverdi AR , (c) 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Phytotherapy research : PTR, No. 1099-1573 (Electronic), Year. 20090527,

Semi-biosynthesis of magnetite-gold composite nanoparticles using an ethanol extract of Eucalyptus camaldulensis and study of the surface chemistry

Authors: Shahverdi, A.R., Al Din Haratifar, E., Shahverdi, H.R., Shakibaie, M., Mollazadeh Moghaddam, K., Amini, M., Montazeri, H
Journal of Nanomaterials, Year. 2009,

Microbiological leaching of al from the waste of bayer process by some selective fungi

Authors: Ghorbani, Y., Manouchehr, O., Shahverdi, A.R
Iranian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Vol.28, No.1, Year. 2009, Page:109-115,

Biological synthesis of very small silver nanoparticles by culture supernatant of Klebsiella pneumonia: The effects of visible-light irradiation and the liquid mixing process. (

Authors: Mokhtari, N., Daneshpajouh, S., Seyedbagheri, S., Atashdehghan, R., Abdi, K., Sarkar, S., Minaian, S., Shahverdi, H.R., Shahverdi, A.R.
Materials Research Bulletin, Vol.44, No.6, Year. 2009, Page: 1415-1421,

Diversolides A-G, guaianolides from the roots of Ferula diversivittata.

Authors: Iranshahi M , Hosseini ST , Shahverdi AR , Molazade K , Khan SS , Ahmad VU ,
Phytochemistry, No. 0031-9422 (Print), Year. 20081210,

Enhancement of the antibacterial activity of ciprofloxacin against Staphylococcus aureus by 3-alkyl esters and 3-aryl esters of hexahydroquinoline derivatives.

Authors: Lak P , Amini M , Safavi M , Shafiee A , Shahverdi AR ,
Arzneimittel-Forschung, No. 0004-4172 (Print), Year. 20081031,

Cancer chemopreventive activity of terpenoid coumarins from Ferula species.

Authors: Iranshahi M , Kalategi F , Rezaee R , Shahverdi AR , Ito C , Furukawa H , Tokuda H , Itoigawa M ,
Planta medica, No. 0032-0943 (Print), Year. 20080220,

Screening of medicinal plant methanol extracts for the synthesis of gold nanoparticles by their reducing potential

Authors: Ramezani, N., Ehsanfar, Z., Shamsa, F., Amin, G., Shahverdi, H.R., Monsef Esfahani, H.R., Shamsaie, A., Bazaz, R.D., Shahverdi, A.R.
Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical Sciences, Vol.63, No.7, Year. 2008, Page:903-908,

Antimicrobial and cytotoxicity potential of Peganum harmala smoke

Authors: Shahverdi, A.R., Ostad, S.N., Khodaee, S., Bitarafan, L., Monsef-Esfahani, H.R., Jamalifar, H., Nikavar, B., Mohsenin, M.
Pharmacognosy Magazine,, Vol.4, No.15, Year. 2008, Page:236-240,

Optimization of medium and cultivation conditions for chitinase production by the newly isolated: Aeromonas sp

Authors: Al Ahmadi, K.J., Yazdi, M.T., Najafi, M.F., Shahverdi, A.R., Faramarzi, M.A., Zarrini, G., Behravan, J
Biotechnology, Vol.7, No.2, Year. 2008,

Isolation and characterization of a chitionolytic enzyme producing microorganism, Paenibacillus chitinolyticus JK2 from Iran.

Authors: Jami Al Ahmadi, K., Tabatabaei Yazdi, M., Fathi Najafi, M., Shahverdi, A.R., Faramarzi, M.A., Zarrini, Gh., Behravan, J.
Research Journal of Microbiology, Vol.3, No.6, Year. 2008, Page:395-404,

Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oils from Geum kokanicum

Authors: Faramarzi, M.A., Moghimi, M., Monsef-Esfahani, H.R., Shahverdi, A.R., Khodaee, S
Chemistry of Natural Compounds,, Vol.44, No.6, Year. 2008, Page:811-813,

Corrigendum to "Diversolides A-G, guaianolides from the roots of Ferula diversivittata"

Authors: Iranshahi, M., Hosseini, S.T., Shahverdi, A.R., Molazade, K., Khan, S.S., Ahmad, V.U.
Phytochemistry, Vol.69, Year. 2008, Page:2753-2757,

Inhibitory effect of aerial parts of Scrophularia striata on matrix metalloproteinases expression.

Authors: Hajiaghaee R , Monsef-Esfahani HR , Khorramizadeh MR , Saadat F , Shahverdi AR , Attar F , Copyright (c) 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Phytotherapy research : PTR, No. 0951-418X (Print), Year. 20071206,

Trans-cinnamaldehyde from Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark essential oil reduces the clindamycin resistance of Clostridium difficile in vitro.

Authors: Shahverdi AR , Monsef-Esfahani HR , Tavasoli F , Zaheri A , Mirjani R ,
Journal of food science, No. 1750-3841 (Electronic), Year. 20071112,

Galbanic acid from Ferula szowitsiana enhanced the antibacterial activity of penicillin G and cephalexin against Staphylococcus aureus.

Authors: Shahverdi AR , Fakhimi A , Zarrini G , Dehghan G , Iranshahi M ,
Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin, No. 0918-6158 (Print), Year. 20070910,

A cylinder-plate method for microbiological assay of clavulanic acid.

Authors: Hamedi J , Shahverdi AR , Samadi N , Mohammadi A , Shiran M , Akhondi S ,
Pharmeuropa scientific notes, No. 1814-2435 (Print), Year. 20070813,

Synthesis and effect of silver nanoparticles on the antibacterial activity of different antibiotics against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.

Authors: Shahverdi AR , Fakhimi A , Shahverdi HR , Minaian S ,
Nanomedicine : nanotechnology, biology, and medicine, No. 1549-9642 (Electronic), Year. 20070618,

A TLC bioautographic assay for the detection of nitrofurantoin resistance reversal compound.

Authors: Shahverdi AR , Abdolpour F , Monsef-Esfahani HR , Farsam H ,
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, No. 1570-0232 (Print), Year. 20070430,

Comparison of essential oils from three plants for enhancement of antimicrobial activity of nitrofurantoin against enterobacteria.

Authors: Rafii F , Shahverdi AR , Copyright 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Chemotherapy, No. 0009-3157 (Print), Year. 20070118,

Trans-cinnamaldehyde from Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark essential oil reduces the clindamycin resistance of Clostridium difficile in vitro

Authors: Shahverdi, A.R., Monsef-Esfahani, H.R., Tavasoli, F., Zaheri, A., Mirjani, R.
Journal of Food Science, Vol.72, No.1, Year. 2007, Page:S55-S58,

Effects of piperitone on the antimicrobial activity of nitrofurantoin and on nitrofurantoin metabolism by Enterobacter cloacae

Authors: Abdolpour, F., Shahverdi, A.-R., Rafii, F., Fazeli, M.-R., Amini, M
Pharmaceutical Biology, Vol.45, No.3, Year. 2007, Page: 230-234,

Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oil of Ferula szovitsiana D.C

Authors: Dehghan, G., Solaimanian, R., Shahverdi, A.R., Amin, G., Abdollahi, M., Shafiee, A.
and Fragrance Journal,, Vol.22, No.3, Year. 2007, Page:224-227,

Rapid synthesis of silver nanoparticles using culture supernatants of Enterobacteria: A novel biological approach

Authors: Shahverdi, A.R., Minaeian, S., Shahverdi, H.R., Jamalifar, H., Nohi, A.-A.
Process Biochemistry, Vol.42, No.5, Year. 2007, Page:919-923,

Concomitant chemopreventive and antibacterial effects of some Iranian plants from the genus Cousinia (Asteraceae).

Authors: Shahverdi, A.R., Khorramizadeh, M.R., Attar, F., Saadat, F., Vahid, S., Ghahraman, A.
Brazilian Journal of Pharmacognosy, Vol.17, No.3, Year. 2007, Page:325-330,

Sophoraflavanone G from sophora pachycarpa enhanced the antibacterial activity of gentamycin against Staphylococcus aureus.

Authors: Fakhimi A , Iranshahi M , Emami SA , Amin-Ar-Ramimeh E , Zarrini G , Shahverdi AR ,
Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung. C, Journal of biosciences, No. 0939-5075 (Print), Year. 20061201,

Two matrix metalloproteinases inhibitors from Ferula persica var. persica.

Authors: Shahverdi AR , Saadat F , Khorramizadeh MR , Iranshahi M , Khoshayand MR ,
Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology, No. 0944-7113 (Print), Year. 20061106,

Recovery of copper from melting furnaces dust by microorganisms

Authors: Oliazadeh, M., Massinaie, M., Bagheri, A.S., Shahverdi, A.R.
Minerals Engineering, Vol.19, No.2, Year. 2006, Page:209-210,

analysis of Ferulogo Bernardii Tomk & M.Pimen

Authors: Khalighi-Sigaroodi, F., Hadjiakhoondi, A., Shafiee, A., Mozaffarian, V.A., Shahverdi, A.R., Alavi, S.H.R
Daru, Vol.14, No.4, Year. 2006, Page:214-221,

Antimicrobial activity and main chemical composition of two smoke condensates from Peganum harmala seeds.

Authors: Shahverdi AR , Monsef-Esfahani HR , Nickavar B , Bitarafan L , Khodaee S , Khoshakhlagh N ,
Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung. C, Journal of biosciences, No. 0939-5075 (Print), Year. 20051202,

Bleaching of Serratia marcescens by some coumarins: a spectrophotometric study.

Authors: Shahverdi AR , Mirjani R , Amin G , Shafiee A , Iranshahi M , ((c) 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim).
Journal of basic microbiology, No. 0233-111X (Print), Year. 20051128,

Umbelliprenin from Ferula persica roots inhibits the red pigment production in Serratia marcescens.

Authors: Iranshahi M , Shahverdi AR , Mirjani R , Amin G , Shafiee A ,
Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung. C, Journal of biosciences, No. 0939-5075 (Print), Year. 20050407,

of antifungal compounds from Ferula persica var. persica

Authors: Mirjani, R., Shahverdi, A.-R., Iranshahi, M., Amin, G., Shafiee, A
Pharmaceutical Biology, Vol.43, No.4, Year. 2005, Page:293-295,

Bioassay-guided isolation and identification of an antibacterial compound from Ferula persica var. persica roots.

Authors: Shahverdi, A.-R., Iranshahi, M., Mirjani, R., Jamalifar, H., Amin, G., Shafiee, A.
Daru, Vol.13, No.1, Year. 2005, Page:17-19,

Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Ferulago bernardii Tomk. and M. Pimen

Authors: Khalighi-Sigaroodi, F., Hadjiakhoondi, A., Shahverdi, A.R., Mozaffarian, V.-A., Shafiee, A.
Daru, Vol.13, No.3, Year. 2005, Page:100-104,

Piperitone from Mentha longifolia var. chorodictya Rech F. reduces the nitrofurantoin resistance of strains of enterobacteriaceae.

Authors: Shahverdi AR , Rafii F , Tavassoli F , Bagheri M , Attar F , Ghahraman A , Copyright 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Phytotherapy research : PTR, No. 0951-418X (Print), Year. 20041227,

Synthesis and antibacterial activity of 2-(4-substituted phenyl)-3(2H)-isothiazolones.

Authors: Khalaj A , Adibpour N , Shahverdi AR , Daneshtalab M ,
European journal of medicinal chemistry, No. 0223-5234 (Print), Year. 20040727,

Sourdough-isolated Lactobacillus fermentum as a potent anti-mould preservative of a traditional Iranian bread

Authors: Fazeli, M.R., Shahverdi, A.R., Sedaghat, B., Jamalifar, H., Samadi, N.
European Food Research and Technology, Vol.218, No.6, Year. 2004, Page:554-556,

Enhancement of antimicrobial activity of furazolidone and nitrofurantoin against clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae by piperitone

Authors: Shahverdi, A.R., Rafii, F., Fazeli, M.R., Jamalifar, H
International Journal of Aromatherapy, Vol.14, No.2, Year. 2004, Page:77-80,

Bioflotation of the low grade Sarcheshmeh copper sulfide

Authors: Kolahdoozan, M., Yazdi, S.M., Yen, W.T., Tabatabaei, R.H., Shahverdi, A.R., Oliazadeh, M., Noaparast, M., Eslami, A., Manafi, Z.
Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, Vol.57, No.5, Year. 2004, Page:485-490,

Bioflotation of sarcheshmeh copper sulfide ore

Authors: Kolahdoozan, M., Tabatabaei, Y.S.M., Tabatabaei, R.H., Shahverdi, A.R., Oliazadeh, M., Noaparast, M., Eslami, A., Manafi, Z.
Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Publication Series, Vol.2, Year. 2004,

Inhibition of nitrofurantoin reduction by menthol leads to enhanced antimicrobial activity.

Authors: Shahverdi AR , Fazeli MR , Rafii F , Kakavand M , Jamalifar H , Hamedi J ,
Journal of chemotherapy (Florence, Italy), No. 1120-009X (Print), Year. 20031105,

Expert system in activated sludge process operation

Authors: Shahverdi, M.R., Jalili, S., Shahverdi, A.R., Badkoubi, A
Progress in Water Resources, Vol.9, Year. 2003, Page:323-331,

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Therapy (UK)



Nicotine inhibition of lycopene cyclase enhances accumulation of carotenoid intermediates by Dunaliella salina CCAP 19/18

Authors: Fazeli, M.R., Tofighi, H., Madadkar-Sobhani, A., Shahverdi, A.R., Nejad-Sattari, T., Sako, M., Jamalifar, H
European Journal of Phycology, Vol.44, No.2, Page:215-220,

Langmuir (USA)



Cytotoxic activities of silver nanoparticles and silver ions in parent and tamoxifen-resistant T47d human breast cancer cells and their combination effects with tamoxifen against resistant cells

Authors: Ostad, S.N., Dehnad, S., Nazari, Z.E., Fini, S.T., Mokhtari, N., Shakibaie, M., Shahverdi, A.R
Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology, Vol.2, No.4, Page:187-196,

The surface chemistry and stability of gold nanoparticles prepared using methanol extract of Eucalyptus camaldulensis. (

Authors: Golmoraj, V.E., Khoshayand, M.R., Amini, M., Moghadamd, K.M., Amin, G., Shahverdi, A.R
Journal of Experimental anoscience, Vol.6, No.2, Page:200-208,

A sunlight-induced method for rapid biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using an Andrachnea chordifolia ethanol extract.

Authors: Karimi Zarchi, A.A., Mokhtari, N., Arfan, M., Rehman, T., Ali, M., Amini, M., Faridi Majidi, R., Shahverdi, A.R
Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, Vol.103, No.2, Page:349-353. ,

Iranian Journal of Biotechnology


Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences (Iran)


International Journal of Green Pharmacy (India)


Journal of essential oil bearing plant (India)


Journal of Medical Hypothesis (Iran)


Member of Medicinal Plants Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences.Tehran Iran

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authorized representative of Tehran Medical Sciences University in biotechnology committee, Administration of Health and Medical Education, Research Department

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fully authorized representative of Industries and Mining Ministry in Bio safety committee, EPO, Iran

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as fully authorized representative of Industries and Mining Ministry in Biotechnology Commission, National research council of Iran

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G & A member (Society of Medicinal plants research)

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Medical Council of the I.R. of Iran

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Iranian Society of Pharmacists

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Iranian Society of Biotechnology

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1. Cancer and infection
2. Nanobiotechnology
3. Minerals and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology