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Farshid Noorbakhsh

Contact Information
Academic Rank
Associate Professor
CV last edited on: 2017/08/03



Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad, Iran, September 1992-October 1999


Tehran University of Medical Sciences- University of Calgary, Tehran- Calgary , Iran- Canada, January 2000- January 2006

Postdoctoral fellowship

Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, October 2006-July 2010

Postdoctoral fellowship

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, July 2010-January 2011

National University Entrance Exam; 7th rank among ~300000 participants


National Medical Basic Sciences Comprehensive Exam; 1st rank among ~2000 Medical Students


National Ph.D. Entrance Exam (Immunology), 1st rank among 175 participants


World Intellectual Properties Organization (WIPO) gold medal for Best Young Investigator on the occasion of Khwarizmi International Award


Khwarizmi International Award in Basic Sciences, Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology- IROST


Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) fellowship award


Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) fellowship award


Ranked among the first 1% of the applicants


Paul Man Award for Excellence in Translational Research


 Department of Medicine Annual Research Day, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada


Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (MSSC) fellowship award


Scientific Position


Assistant professor

Department of Immunology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences Faculty of Medicine, Tehran, Iran, 2011-present



Advanced Molecular Biology








Cell and Molecular Biology




MD & Pharm D



TUMS,MD & Pharm D.



Neurobiology of Disease

Authors: Christopher Power and Farshid Noorbakhsh
Publisher: Academic Press, 2006, Original
Abstract :

Central nervous system viral infections: Clinical Aspects and Pathogenic Mechanisms” Chapter 44 in “Neurobiology of Disease”, edited by Sid Gilman




Interaction between the protective effects of cannabidiol and palmitoylethanolamide in experimental model of multiple sclerosis in C57BL/6 mice

Authors: Rahimi A, Faizi M, Talebi F, Noorbakhsh F, Kahrizi F, Naderi N
Neuroscience, Year. 2015,

Protective Effect of a cAMP Analogue on Behavioral Deficits and Neuropathological Changes in Cuprizone Model of Demyelination

Authors: Vakilzadeh G, Khodagholi F, Ghadiri T, Darvishi M, Ghaemi A, Noorbakhsh F, Gorji A, Sharifzadeh M
Molecular Neurobiology, Year. 2014,

Allopregnanolone and neuroinflammation: a focus on multiple sclerosis

Authors: Farshid Noorbakhsh, Glen B Baker, Christopher Power
Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, Year. 2014,

Tropisetron diminishes demyelination and disease severity in an animal model of multiple sclerosis

Authors: Atefeh Aminian, Farshid Noorbakhsh, Mahmoud Ghazi-Khansari, Laya Kafami, Shiva Javadi, Gholam Hassanzadeh, Reza Rahimian, Ahmad Reza Dehpour, Shahram E Mehr
Neuroscience, Year. 2013,

A cAMP analog reverses contextual and tone memory deficits induced by a PKA inhibitor in Pavlovian fear conditioning

Authors: Nassireslami E, Nikbin P, Payandemehr B, Amini E, Mohammadi M, Vakilzadeh G, Ghadiri T, Noorbakhsh F, Sharifzadeh M
Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior, Year. 2013,

Neurosteroid-mediated regulation of brain innate immunity in HIV/AIDS: DHEA-S suppresses neurovirulence

Authors: Ferdinand Maingat, Maria Polyak, Amber Paul, Pornpun Vivithanaporn, Farshid Noorbakhsh, Samir Ahboucha, Glen B. Baker, Keir Pearson, Christopher Power
FASEB J, Vol.27, No.2, Year. 2013, Page:725-37,

Targeting proteinase-activated receptors: therapeutic potential and challenges

Authors: Rithwik Ramachandran, Farshid Noorbakhsh, Kathryn DeFea, Morley Hollenberg
Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, Vol.11, No.1, Year. 2012, Page:69-86,

Nicotine attenuates spatial learning deficits induced by sodium metavanadate

Authors: Azami K, Tabrizian K, Hosseini R, Seyedabadi M, Shariatpanahi M, Noorbakhsh F, Kebriaeezadeh A, Ostad SN, Sharifzadeh M
Neurotoxicology, Year. 2012,

Neuroinflammation and endoplasmic reticulum stress are coregulated by crocin to prevent demyelination and neurodegeneration

Authors: Deslauriers AM , Afkhami-Goli A , Paul AM , Bhat RK , Acharjee S , Ellestad KK , Noorbakhsh F , Michalak M , Power C , Andre Deslauriers, Amir Afkhami-Goli, Amber Paul, Rakesh K. Bhat, Shaona Acharjee, Kristofor K Ellestad, Farshid Noorbakhsh, Marek Michalak, Christopher Power
The Journal of Immunology, Vol.187, No.9, Year. 2011, Page:4788-99,

Impaired neurosteroid synthesis in multiple sclerosis

Authors: Noorbakhsh F , Ellestad KK , Maingat F , Warren KG , Han MH , Steinman L , Baker GB , Power C , Farshid Noorbakhsh, Kristofor K. Ellestad, Ferdinand Maingat, Kenneth G. Warren, May H. Han, Lawrence Steinman, Glen B. Baker, Christopher Power
Brain, Vol.134, No.Part 9, Year. 2011, Page:2703-21,

Interactions between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 Vpr expression and innate immunity influence neurovirulence

Authors: Na H , Acharjee S , Jones G , Vivithanaporn P , Noorbakhsh F , McFarlane N , Maingat F , Ballanyi K , Pardo CA , Cohen EA , Power C , Hong Na, Shaona Acharjee, Gareth Jones, Pornpun Vivithanaporn, Farshid Noorbakhsh, Nicola McFarlane, Ferdinand Maingat, Klaus Ballanyi, Carlos A. Pardo, Eric Cohen, Christopher Power
Retrovirology, Vol.8, No.44, Year. 2011,

The human microbiome in multiple sclerosis: pathogenic or protective constituents

Authors: Power C , Antony JM , Ellestad KK , Deslauriers A , Bhat R , Noorbakhsh F , Christopher Power, Joseph M. Antony, Kristofor K. Ellestad, Andre Deslauriers, Rakesh Bhat, Farshid Noorbakhsh
The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, Vol.37, No.Supp 2, Year. 2011,

HIV-1 viral protein R causes peripheral nervous system injury associated with in vivo neuropathic pain

Authors: Acharjee S , Noorbakhsh F , Stemkowski PL , Olechowski C , Cohen EA , Ballanyi K , Kerr B , Pardo C , Smith PA , Power C , Shaona Acharjee, Farshid Noorbakhsh, Patrick L. Stemkowski, Camille Olechowski C, Eric Cohen, Klaus Ballanyi, Bradley Kerr, Carlos Pardo, Peter A. Smith, Christopher Power
FASEB Journal , Vol.24, No.11, Year. 2010, Page:4343-53,

MicroRNA profiling reveals new aspects of HIV neurodegeneration: caspase-6 regulates astrocyte survival

Authors: Noorbakhsh F , Ramachandran R , Barsby N , Ellestad KK , LeBlanc A , Dickie P , Baker G , Hollenberg MD , Cohen EA , Power C , Farshid Noorbakhsh, Rithwik Ramachandran, Nicola Barsby, Kristofor K. Ellestad, Andrea Leblanc, Peter Dickie, Glen Baker, Morley D. Hollenberg, Eric Cohen, Christopher Power
FASEB Journal, Vol.24, No.6, Year. 2010, Page:1799-812,

CXCR3 activation by lentivirus infection suppresses neuronal autophagy: neuroprotective effects of antiretroviral therapy

Authors: Zhu Y , Vergote D , Pardo C , Noorbakhsh F , McArthur JC , Hollenberg MD , Overall CM , Power C , Yu Zhu, David Vergote, Carlos Pardo, Farshid Noorbakhsh, Justin C. McArthur, Morley D. Hollenberg, Christopher M. Overall, Christopher Power
FASEB Journal, Vol.23, No.9, Year. 2009, Page:2928-41,

NeuroAIDS: a watershed for mental health and nervous system disorders

Authors: McCombe JA , Noorbakhsh F , Buchholz C , Trew M , Power C , Jennifer McCombe, Farshid Noorbakhsh, Craig Buchholz, Michael Trew, Christopher Power
Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, Vol.34, No.2, Year. 2009, Page:83-5,

Deciphering complex mechanisms in neurodegenerative diseases: the advent of systems biology

Authors: Noorbakhsh F , Overall CM , Power C , Farshid Noorbakhsh, Christopher M Overall, Christopher Power
Trends in Neurosciences, Vol.32, No.2, Year. 2009, Page:88-100,

Wee Yong, Quentin Pittman, Christopher Power C. Early life immune perturbation suppresses experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis: regulatory T cells influence neuropathogenesis

Authors: Kristofor Ellestad, Shigeki Tsutsui, Farshid Noorbakhsh, Kenneth Warren, V
The Journal of Immunology, Vol.183, No.1, Year. 2009, Page:298-309,

Neonatal inflammation produces selective behavioural deficits and alters NMDA receptor subunit mRNA in the adult rat brain

Authors: Eva-Marria. Harré, Michael. Galic, Abdesalam Mouihate, Farshid Noorbakhsh, Quentin Pittman
European Journal of Neuroscience , Vol.27, No.3, Year. 2008, Page:644-53,

Post-infectious encephalomyelitis: clinical and pathogenesis features

Authors: Farshid Noorbakhsh, Richard T. Johnson, Christopher Power
Neurologic Clinics , Vol.26, No.3, Year. 2008, Page:759-80,

Proteinase-activated receptor-2 exerts protective and pathogenic cell type-specific effects in Alzheimer's disease

Authors: Afkhami-Goli A , Noorbakhsh F , Keller AJ , Vergnolle N , Westaway D , Jhamandas JH , Andrade-Gordon P , Hollenberg MD , Arab H , Dyck RH , Power C , Amir Afkhami Goli, Farshid Noorbakhsh, Avril J. Keller, Nathalie Vergnolle, David Westaway, Patricia Andrade-Gordon, Arthur W. Clark, Morley D. Hollenberg, Hosseinali Arab, Richard H. Dyck, Christopher Power
The Journal of Immunology, Vol.179, No.8, Year. 2007, Page:5493-503,

Brain-derived human immunodeficiency virus-1 Tat exerts differential effects on LTR transactivation and neuroimmune activation

Authors: Boven LA , Noorbakhsh F , Bouma G , van der Zee R , Vargas DL , Pardo C , McArthur JC , Nottet HS , Power C , Leonie A. Boven, Farshid Noorbakhsh, Gerben Bouma, Linda P.M. Cox, Ruurd van der Zee, Carlos Pardo, Justin C. McArthur, Hans S.L.M. Nottet, Christopher Power
Journal of Neurovirology, Vol.13, No.2, Year. 2007, Page:173-84,

Lentivirus envelope protein exerts differential neuropathogenic effects depending on the site of expression and target cell

Authors: Noorbakhsh F , Tang Q , Liu S , Silva C , van Marle G , Power C , Farshid Noorbakhsh, Qing Tang, Shuhong Liu, Claudia Silva, Guido van Marle, Christopher Power
Virology, Vol.348, No.2, Year. 2006, Page:260-76,

Proteinase- activated receptor-2 Modulates Neuroinflammation in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis and Multiple Sclerosis

Authors: Farshid Noorbakhsh, Shigeki Tsutsui, Nathalie Vergnolle, Leonie A. Boven, Neda Shariat, Mohammed Vodjgani, Kenneth Warren, Patricia Andrade- Gordon, Morley D. Hollenberg and Christopher Power
The Journal of Experimental Medicine, Vol.203, No.2, Year. 2006, Page:425-35,

RON-regulated innate immunity is protective in an animal model of multiple sclerosis

Authors: Tsutsui S , Noorbakhsh F , Sullivan A , Henderson AJ , Warren K , Toney-Earley K , Waltz SE , Power C , Shigeki Tsutsui, Farshid Noorbakhsh, Andrea Sullivan, Andrew Henderson, Kenneth Warren, Kenya Toney-Earley, Susan E. Waltz, Christopher Power
Annals of Neurology, Vol.57, No.6, Year. 2005, Page:883-95,

Proteinase-activated receptor-2 induction by neuroinflammation prevents neuronal death during HIV infection

Authors: Noorbakhsh F , Vergnolle N , McArthur JC , Silva C , Vodjgani M , Andrade-Gordon P , Hollenberg MD , Power C , 23. Farshid Noorbakhsh, Nathalie Vergnolle, Claudia Silva, Mohammed Vodjgani, Janet Holden, Patricia Andrade-Gordon, Morley D. Hollenberg and Christopher Power
The Journal of Immunology, Vol.174, No. 11, Year. 2005, Page:7320-9,

A1 adenosine receptor upregulation and activation attenuates neuroinflammation and demyelination in a model of multiple sclerosis.

Authors: Tsutsui S , Schnermann J , Noorbakhsh F , Henry S , Yong VW , Winston BW , Warren K , Power C , Shigeki Tsutsui, Jurgen Schnermann, Farshid Noorbakhsh, Scot Henry, V. Wee Yong, Brent W. Winston, Kenneth Warren, Christopher Power
The Journal of Neuroscience , Vol.24, No.6, Year. 2004, Page:1521-9,

Proteinase-activated receptors in the nervous system

Authors: Noorbakhsh F , Vergnolle N , Hollenberg MD , Power C , Farshid Noorbakhsh, Nathalie Vergnolle, Morley D. Hollenberg, Christopher Power
Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Vol.4, No.12, Year. 2003, Page:981-90,

Proteinase-activated receptor expression and function in the brain

Authors: Farshid Noorbakhsh, Christopher Power
Drug Development Research, Vol.60, No.1, Year. 2003, Page:51-57,
1. Neurodegenerative disorders, pathogenesis and neuroimmunology
2. Systems biology and its applications to disease pathogenesis research
3. Bioinformatics
4. Computational biology
5. Philosophy of Science