Nobel Laureate Abel Laureate Advisory Board Member USERN President USERN Policy Making Council USERN Manager USERN Deputy Junior Ambassador

Major: Clinical Medicine

Field: Radiology

Farzaneh Rahmani MD, MPH.

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Twitter: @frahmanimd


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO | Jan 2020 - present

Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health (MD-MPH), Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, IR | Sep 2012 - Oct 2019

Farzanegan High School, National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET), Sanandaj, IR | Sep 2008 - Jun 2012 


Scopus: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57188027200     

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=y2jovU4AAAAJ&hl=en

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0530-2054

TUMS: https://usern.tums.ac.ir/User/CV/Farmani287


1. Software: 

  • Professional Experience with SPSS,RevMan, MRICro, SPM, and Microsoft Office program
  • Preliminary experience with R statistical software 

2. Lab Methods: 

  • Basic information and hands on experience with: PCR, RT-PCR, and Cell culture

3. Managerial Skills: 

  • External Affairs counselor/manager for 4 consecutive years at the USERN network
  • Responsible for VIP speaker’s management at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd USERN Congress  
  • Evaluating work performance of the External Affairs team at the USERN network

4. Soft Skills: 

  • Coordinated and goal-directed
  • Excellent teamwork, team management and conflict resolution according to my colleagues
  • Time management, punctuality and never missing a deadline!
  • Flexibility and adaptation regardless of the prestige of the project/position/job

Prizes, Honours, and Grants

1. Training Opportunities in Translational Imaging Education and Research (TOP-TIER) T32 Provost Position, MO, US| Class of 2020-2021


2.Winner of the 5th Avicenna Student Festival/Award in the "Outstanding and Exemplary Student" section, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, IR | February 26th 2019


3. National Outstanding Student of the Ministry of Health, The 27th Outstanding Student Award, Tehran, IR | Feb 25 2019




4. Winner of the Farin Kamangar Prize 2018, The 24th Congression of the Student's Scientific Research Center (SSRC) | May 9 2017


5. Founder of the Top active USERN Interest Group in 2017, the Neuroimaging Network (NIN), Universal Scientific Education and Research Network | Jan 2018


6. Winner of 4th Avicenna Student Festival/Award in Outstanding Student in Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) | December 2017


7. 1st Rank in the 9th Scientific Olympiads of Medical StudentsBasic Science Section, Iran’s 1st Regional Division, Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education| June 2017 





8. Winner of 2nd Avicenna Student Festival/Award in Outstanding Student in Education, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) | December 2015

9. Top Rank in the National Medical Basic Science Exam score:(212/225), Iranian Ministry of Health | March 2015

10. 1st Rank in nationwide annual university entrance contest (Konkour), Iranian Evaluation Organization | June 2012 





11. Silver Medallist in Chemistry in National Olympiads for Student, Young Scholars Club | September 2011

Professional Experience

1. Research and Development (R&D) Consultant, Arya Teb Firooz Co., Salam Holding Group, Tehran, IR | Sep 2016 – June 2019

Arya Teb Firouz (ATF) is the only manufacturer of hemodialysis machine in Iran and the Middle East and has the capacity for producing one thousand units of ATF 1022 model hemodialysis machines per year. I worked as a part-time consultant in the R&D center of ATF. My job includes translation of latest research in treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease and hemodialysis into practical knowledge and explain and discuss it with core members of the R&D group. I work part-time, about 10-12 hours a week.


2. Director of the Neuroimaging Network (NIN) junior research group,Student Scientific Research Center (SSRC) and Exceptional talents development center (ETDC), Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, IR | Oct 2016 – present (expected Oct 2019)

I founded this junior research group at Student Scientific Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) in 2016. The primary goals of our research team is to provide a better understanding of brain structure, function, and plasticity with the hope of improving, delivering, and monitoring treatment for Neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases. We are one of the most accomplished student research groups in TUMS faculty of medicine. Below you can see our pages in university websites. Disclaimer: As the director of this junior research group my job includes a voluntary, part-time student research activity based in SSRC, TUMS and does not include employment or any financial benefits.




Other Experience and Positions

1. Member of the Volunteer Organizing Committee in a Joint IFMSA-IR/UNAIDS project, Worlds AIDS Day Campaign for increasing public awareness of HIV/AIDS, Tehran, IR | December 2013 

2. Junior researcher at Research Center for Immunodeficiencies (RCID), Children’s Medical Center (CMC), Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, IR | Sep 2013 – Sep 2016

Disclaimer: My job included a voluntary, part-time research activity in RCID, TUMS, and does not include any financial benefits from RCID.

3. Abstract Reviewer, 22th Annual Organization of Human Brain Mapping Meeting (OHBM 2016), Geneva | March 2016

4. Member of the volunteer organizing committee of the 1st , 2nd and 3rd USERN Congress and USERN Prize Awarding Festival, Tehran, IR | Nov 8-10 2016, 2017, & 2018

The Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN) is a non-profit organization based in Tehran University of Medical Sciences with the primary goal of scientific networking. USERN advisory board members are world’s top 1% scientists who gather in form of research interest groups to provide ground for international scientific collaboration and resource sharing. Our job as volunteer students in the organizing committee was to take care of the scientific program of the event, help with management of invited speakers, registration desk etc. Disclaimer: This was a voluntary student activity in TUMS and does not include employment or any financial benefits.  





5. Volunteer Deputy in Charge of External Affairs, Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, IR | Jan 2016 - Jan 2017


6. Invited Panellist, National Motahari Festival, Razi Congress Hall | April 2017       

7. Invited Panelist, International Youth Day Celebration in Tehran, Iranian National Commission of UNESCO (in cooperation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and UNISEF), Tehran, IR | August 12 2017



8. Volunteer Manager in Charge of External Affairs, Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, IR | Jan 2017 - Jan 2018


9. Editor at the Journal of Immunological Sciences, December 2017-present

10. Editor at the Psychology & Psychological Research International Journal | January 2018 - present


11. Abstract Reviewer, 24nd Annual Organization of Human Brain Mapping Meeting (OHBM 2018) | March 2018

12. Invited Speaker, 4th Research Education Meeting (REM), SSRC, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, IR | April 17 2018





13. Invited Panellist, Motahari Festival, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) | April 23, 2018

13. MD-MPH Dissertation Defence Session, Rouzbeh Psychiatry Hospital, Tehran, IR | June 26 2018


14. Editor and Writer at the Journal of Immunology Network, Student Scientific Research Center (SSRC), Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) | December 2018 - present


15. Students Referee for the 5th Student Avicenna Award | February 2019


16. Volunteer Counsellorof External Affairs, Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, IR | Jan 2019 – present



Journal Papers

Projects Submitted or Under Revision

  1. White Matter Microstructural Adaptations in Bilingualism as A Continuum of Language Experiences: A Diffusion Connectometry Study (REVISED: Journal of Neurolingusitics)
  2. Intact Microstructure of the Right Corticostriatal Pathway Predicts Creative Ability (REVISED: Brain and Behaviour)
  3. Graph AD (HBM: reversible rejection)
  4. WAS Case (NMJI)


1. Nazari M, Mahmoudi M, Rahmani F, Akhlaghi M, Beigy M, Azarian M, et al. (2015) Association of Killer Cell Immunoglobulin- Like Receptor Genes in Iranian Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0143757.


2. Farzaneh Rahmani & Nima Rezaei (2016) Therapeutic targeting of Toll-like receptors: a review of Toll-like receptors and their signaling pathways in psoriasis, Expert Review of Clinical Immunology, 12:12, 1289-1298.


3. Assari, R., Aghighi, Y., Ziaee, V., Sadr, M., Rahmani, F., Rezaei, A., Sadr, Z., Moradinejad, M. H., Raeeskarami, S. R. and Rezaei, N. (2018), Pro‐inflammatory cytokine single nucleotide polymorphisms in Kawasaki disease. Int J Rheum Dis, 21: 1120-1126.


4. Ansari, M., Rahmani, F., Dolatshahi, M., Pooyan, A., Aarabi, M. H., (2017), Brain pathway differences between Parkinson’s disease patients with and without REM sleep behavior disorder, Sleep Breath, 21: 155.


5. Rahmani, F., Kamalian, A. and Aarabi, M. H. (2017), New evidence comes to light: How is α‐synuclein aggregation related to mitochondrial protein import in Parkinson's disease?. Mov Disord., 32: 107-107.


6. Sarfi, M. and Rahmani, F. (2017), Evidence brings hope for high‐yield dopaminergic human‐induced pluripotent stem cell transplant. Mov Disord., 32: 526-526.


7. M. Movahedi, M. Tavakol, F. Rahmani, A.A. Amirzargar, A.Z. Bidoki, K. Heidari, M. Gharagozlou, A. Aghamohammadi, M. Nabavi, S. Soltani, N. Rezaei,. (2017). Single nucleotide polymorphisms of IL-2, but not IL-12 and IFN-gamma, are associated with increased susceptibility to chronic spontaneous urticaria, Allergologia et immunopathologia. 45(4):333-338.


8. Assari, R., Aghighi, Y., Ziaee, V., Sadr, M., Rezaei, A., Rahmani, F., Sadr, Z., Raeeskarami, S. R., Moradinejad, M. H. and Rezaei, N. (2018), Interleukin‐4 cytokine single nucleotide polymorphisms in kawasaki disease: a case‐control study and a review of knowledge. Int J Rheum Dis, 21: 266-270.


9. Sanjari Moghaddam, H., Zare-Shahabadi, A., Rahmani, F., Rezaei, N. (2017). Neurotransmission systems in Parkinson’s disease. Reviews in the Neurosciences, 28(5), pp. 509-536.


10.  Rahmani, F. & Aarabi, M.H. (2017). Does apolipoprotein A1 predict microstructural changes in subgenual cingulum in early Parkinson?. J Neurol. 264(4): 684-693


11.  Rahmani, F., Aghamohammadi, A., Ochs, H. D., Rezaei, N. (2017). Agammaglobulinemia: comorbidities and long-term therapeutic risks, Expert Opinion on Orphan Drugs. 5(7):559-574.


12.  Haghshomar M and Rahmani, F. (2017) Cognitive Challenge to Choose Healthier Food Is Reflected in Heart Rate Variability. Front. Neurosci. 11:353.


13.  Rahmani, F., Sobhani, S. & Aarabi, M.H. (2017). Sequential language learning and language immersion in bilingualism: diffusion MRI connectometry reveals microstructural evidence. Exp Brain Res. 235(10):2935-2945.


14.  Mayeli M and Rahmani, F. (2017). Commentary: Activation of Pedunculopontine Glutamate Neurons Is Reinforcing. Front. Behav. Neurosci. 11:150.


15.  Eskandari, V., Amirzargar, AA., Mahmoudi, MJ., Rahnemoon, Z., Rahmani, F., Sadati, S., Rahmati, Z., Gorzin, F., Hedayat, M., Rezaei, N. (2018). Gene expression and levels of IL-6 and TNFα in PBMCs correlate with severity and functional class in patients with chronic heart failure. Ir J Med Sci. 187(2):359-368


16.  Dehghani, R., Rahmani, F. & Rezaei, N. (2017). MicroRNA in Alzheimer’s disease revisited: implications for major neuropathological mechanisms. Reviews in the Neurosciences, 29(2):161-182.


17.  Sobhani, S., Rahmani, F., Aarabi, MH., Sadr, AV. (2017) Exploring white matter microstructure and olfaction dysfunction in early parkinson disease: diffusion MRI reveals new insight. Brain imaging and behavior. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11682-017-9781-0


18.  Haghshomar, M., Rahmani, F., Aarabi, MH., Shahjouei, S., Sobhani, S., Rahmani, M. (2017). White Matter Changes Correlates of Peripheral Neuroinflammation in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Neuroscience. Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroscience.2017.10.050


19.  Ostad Rahimi, H. and Rahmani, F.,. (2017). Commentary: Sure I'm Sure: Prefrontal Oscillations Support Metacognitive Monitoring of Decision Making. Front Psychol, 8:2331.


20.  Rahmani, F., & Rezaei, N. (2018). Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Role in Autism Remains Elusive: A Flashback on the Route That Has Brought Us Here. Acta Med Iranica. 55(12):733-5.


21.  Rashid Chehreh Bragh, S., Rahmani, F., Rezaei, N. (2018). Regulatory T Lymphocytes in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Emerging Evidence to Support Adaptive Immunotherapy?. Acta Med Iranica. 56(2):74-6.


22.  Rashid Chehreh Bargh S, Tafakhori A, Masoumi F, Rahmani, F., Ahmadi M, Namdar A, Azimi M, Tavasolian P, Habibi S, Zamani B, Maserrat M, Sadr M, Noorbakhsh F, Rezaei N. (2018). Evaluation of regulatory T lymphocytes and IL2Ra and FOXP3 gene expression in peripheral mononuclear cells from patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Irish journal of medical science. 187(4):1065-71.


23.  Ghazi Sherbaf, F, Rahmani, F., Jooyandeh, SM., Aarabi, MH. (2018). Microstructural changes in patients with Parkinson disease and REM sleep behavior disorder: depressive symptoms versus non-depressed. Acta neurologica Belgica. 118(3):415-21.


24.  Mayeli, M., Rahmani, F., and Aarabi, MH. (2018) Comprehensive Investigation of White Matter Tracts in Professional Chess Players and Relation to Expertise: Region of Interest and DMRI Connectometry. Front. Neurosci. 12:288.


25.  Kheiri, G., Dolatshahi, M., Rahmani, F., Rezaei, N. (2018). Role of p38/MAPKs in Alzheimer’s disease: implications for amyloid beta toxicity targeted therapy. Reviews in the Neurosciences, 30(1): 9-30.


26.  Rahmati Z, Amirzargar AA, Saadati S, Rahmani, F., Mahmoudi MJ, Rahnemoon Z, Eskandari V, Gorzin F, Hedayat M, Rezaei N. Association of levels of interleukin 17 and T-helper 17 count with symptom severity and etiology of chronic heart failure: a case-control study. (2018). Croatian medical journal. 59(4):139-48.


27.  Rahmani, F., Saghazadeh A, Rahmani M, Teixeira AL, Rezaei N, Aghamollaii V, Ardebili HE. (2019). Plasma levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in patients with Parkinson disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Brain research. 1704:127-36.


28.  Eghbali A, Rahmani,F., Aryan Z, Borkhardt A, Tanzifi P, Zoghi S, Rezaei N. (2018). Non-Pathogenic Heterozygous Polymorphism in RAB27A Gene in a Case Suspicious to Griscelli Syndrome, Type II. Acta Med Iranica. 56(8):494-7.


29.  Yousefi A, Najafi M, Motamed F, Mahmoudi E, Bidoki AZ, Sadr M, Rahmani, F., Farhmand F, Khodadad A, Fallahi G, Rezaei N. Association of Interleukin-6 and Interleukin-1 Family Gene Polymorphisms in Autoimmune Hepatitis. (2018). Annals of hepatology. 17(6):1021-5.


30.  Farhadi E, Mahmoudi M, Rahmani, F., Yousefi B, Sarafnejad A, Kavosi H, Karimizadeh E, Jamshidi A, Gharibdoost F. (2018). Attenuation of aquaporin‐3 and epidermal growth factor receptor expression and activation in systemic sclerosis dermal fibroblasts. J Cell Physiol. 1–8.


31. Bahrami A, Soltani Z, Fazlollahi MR, Rahmani, F, Houshmand M, Mazinani M, Rezaei N. Adenoid Hyperplasia in a Patient With a Rare Type of Hyper Immunoglobulin M Syndrome Due to CD40 Deficiency. (2018) Acta Med Iranica. 56(12):811-814.


32. Sanjari Moghaddam H, Rahmani, F., Aarabi MH, Nazem-Zadeh MR, Davoodi-Bojd E, Soltanian-Zadeh H. White matter microstructural differences between right and left mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. (2019). Acta neurologica Belgica. P.1-9


33. Masoudi M., Akhavanpour, H., and Rahmani, F. Cannabis Use and Brain Structure: Are we there for an Answer?; Theranostics Brain Disord. (2017) 2(5): 555597 (not indexed in pubmed)


34. Rahmani F, Keshavarz-Fathi M, Hanaei S, Aminorroaya A, Delavari F, Paryad-Zanjani S, Sadat Ahmadi N, Akbari P, Ashkevarian S, Barghi F, Ebadirad S, Jaberipour A, Kolahi MR, Moallemian M, Pourebrahimi A, Samimiat A, Vahedi Z, Ladi Seyedian S-S, Rezaei N. Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN): Step Strong in Scientific Networking. (2019); Acta Med Iranica. 57(1):1-4


35. Ashraf-Ganjouei, A., Rahmani, F., Aarabi, M. Sanjari Moghaddam, H., Nazem-Zadeh, M., Davoodi-Bojd, E., Soltanian-Zadeh, H. White matter correlates of disease duration in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy: updated review of literature. (2019); J Neurol Sci. P 1-8


36. Mohammadi, S., Dolatshahi, M., Zare-Shahabadi, A., and Rahmani, F. Untangling Narcolepsy and Diabetes: Pathomechanisms with Eyes on Therapeutic Options. (2019); Brain research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2019.04.013


37. Ebrahim Soltani, Z., Rahmani, F., Rezaei, N., (2019). Autoimmunity and cytokines in Guillain-Barré syndrome revisited: review of pathomechanisms with an eye on therapeutic options. Eur Cytokine Netw.


38. Pourmirbabaei, S., Dolatshahi, M., Rahmani, F. Pathophysiological clues to therapeutic applications of glutamate mGlu5 receptor antagonists in levodopa-induced dyskinesia. (2019), Eur J Pharmacol. 855:149-159


39. Pasquini, L., Rahmani, F., Maleki-Balajoo, S., La Joie, R., Zarei, M., Sorg, C., Drzezga, A., Tahmasian, M., Medial Temporal Lobe Disconnection and Hyperexcitability Across Alzheimer’s Disease Stages. (2019), Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Reports, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 103-112


39. Pasquini, L., Rahmani, F., Maleki-Balajoo, S., La Joie, R., Zarei, M., Sorg, C., Drzezga, A., Tahmasian, M., Medial Temporal Lobe Disconnection and Hyperexcitability Across Alzheimer’s Disease Stages. (2019), Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Reports, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 103-112


40. Rahmani, F., Sanjari Moghaddam, H., & Aarabi, M. H. (2019). Microstructural changes and internet addiction behaviour: A preliminary diffusion MRI study. Addict Behav, 98, 106039. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.106039


41. Mayeli, M., Mirshahvalad, S. M., Aghamollaii, V., Tafakhori, A., Abdolalizadeh, A., Rahmani, F.*, & Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging, I. (2019). Plasma Neurofilament Light Chain Levels Are Associated With Cortical Hypometabolism in Alzheimer Disease Signature Regions. Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology, 78(8), 709-716. doi:10.1093/jnen/nlz054


42. Amirsardari, Z., Rahmani, F., & Rezaei, N. (2019). Cognitive impairments in HCV infection: From pathogenesis to neuroimaging. Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 1-14. doi:10.1080/13803395.2019.1652728


43. Farzaneh, R., Vahid, Z., Raheleh, A., Maryam, S., Arezou, R., Zeinab, S.,…,Nima, R. (2019). Interleukin 10 and Transforming Growth Factor Beta Polymorphisms as Risk Factors for Kawasaki Disease: A Case-Control Study and Meta-Analysis. Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology, 11(4), 325-333.


44. Sobhani, S., Rahmani, F., Rahmani, M., Askari, M., & Kompani, F. (2019). Serum ferritin levels and irregular use of iron chelators predict liver iron load in patients with major beta thalassemia: a cross-sectional study. Croatian medical journal, 60(5), 405–413. doi:10.3325/cmj.2019.60.405


45. Rahmani, M., Rahmani, F., & Rezaei, N. (2019). The Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor: Missing Link Between Sleep Deprivation, Insomnia, and Depression. Neurochemical research, 10.1007/s11064-019-02914-1. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s11064-019-02914-1


46. Sabahi, M., Jabbari, P., Alizadeh Haghighi, M., Soltani, S., Soudi, S., Rahmani, F., & Rezaei, N. (2020). Proposing a Tandem AND gate CAR T cell Targeting Glioblastoma Multiforme. Medical Hypotheses, 109559. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2020.109559


47. Kamali A, Ghazi Sherbaf F, Rahmani F, Khayat-khoei M, Aein A, Gandhi A, Shah EG, Sair HI, Riascos RF, Esquenazi Y, Zhu J-J, Keser Z, Hasan KM (2020). A direct visuosensory cortical connectivity of the human limbic system. Dissecting the trajectory of the parieto-occipito-hypothalamic tract in the human brain using diffusion weighted tractography. Neuroscience Letters, 134955. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2020.134955        


48. Mohamed K, Rodríguez-Román E, Rahmani F, Zhang H, Ivanovska M, Makka SA, Joya M, Makuku R, Islam MS, Radwan N, Rahmah L, Goda R, Abarikwu SO, Shaw M, Zoghi S, Irtsyan S, Ling I, Cseprekal O, Faten AB, Hazar E, Tbalvandany CS, Grancini G, Rezaei N. (2020). Borderless collaboration is needed for COVID-19; a disease that knows no borders. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Apr 22:1-7. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.162.


49. Saadati, S., Eskandari, V., Rahmani, F., Mahmoudi, M. J., Rahnemoon, Z., Rahmati, Z., Gorzin, F., Hedayat, M., Amirzargar, A. A., & Rezaei, N. (2020). Gene Expression and Levels of TGF-B in PBMC Is Associated with Severity of Symptoms in Chronic Heart Failure. Avicenna journal of medical biotechnology, 12(2), 132–134.


50. Mohammadi, S., Dolatshahi, M., & Rahmani, F. (2020). Shedding light on thyroid hormone disorders and Parkinson disease pathology: mechanisms and risk factors. Journal of endocrinological investigation, 10.1007/s40618-020-01314-5. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40618-020-01314-5

51. Farzaneh Rahmani, Elham Rayzan, Mohammad Reza Rahmani … Mirjam Vanderberg, Daniel Kotlarz, Christoph Klein & Nima Rezaei (2020) Clinical and Mutation Description of the First Iranian Cohort of Infantile Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The Iranian Primary Immunodeficiency Registry (IPIDR), Immunological Investigations. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08820139.2020.1776725             

52. Rahmani, F., Sanjari Moghaddam, H., Rahmani, M. et al. Metabolic connectivity in Alzheimer’s diseases. Clin Transl Imaging 8, 157–166 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40336-020-00371-3   

53. Moradi Majd R, Mayeli M, Rahmani F. Pathogenesis and promising therapeutics of Alzheimer disease through eIF2α pathway and correspondent kinases [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 17]. Metab Brain Dis. 2020;10.1007/s11011-020-00600-8.


54. Kamali, A., Sullivan, K. C., Rahmani, F., Gandhi, A., Aein, A., Arevalo, O., . . . Riascos, R. F. (2020). Indentation and Transverse Diameter of the Meckel Cave: Imaging Markers to Diagnose Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension. American Journal of Neuroradiology. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A6682


54. Kamali, A., Sullivan, K. C., Rahmani, F., Gandhi, A., Aein, A., Arevalo, O., . . . Riascos, R. F. (2020). Indentation and Transverse Diameter of the Meckel Cave: Imaging Markers to Diagnose Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension. American Journal of Neuroradiology. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A6682


55. Mohamed, K., Rezaei, N., Rodríguez-Román, E., Rahmani, F., Zhang, H., Ivanovska, M., A Makka, S., Joya, M., Makuku, R., Md Shahidul Islam, Nesrine Radwan, Laila Rahmah, Goda, R., Sunny O Abarikwu, Mujtaba Shaw, Zoghi, S., Irtsyan, S., Ling, I., Orsolya Cseprekal, Attig-Bahar, F., … Giulia Grancini (2020). International Efforts to Save Healthcare Personnel during COVID-19. Acta bio-medica : Atenei Parmensis, 91(3), e2020044. https://doi.org/10.23750/abm.v91i3.9891


56. Sadeghmousavi, S., Eskian, M., Rahmani, F. et al. The effect of insomnia on development of Alzheimer’s disease. J Neuroinflammation 17, 289 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12974-020-01960-9


57. Rahmani, F, Sanjari Moghaddam, H, Aarabi, MH. Intact microstructure of the right corticostriatal pathway predicts creative ability in healthy adults. Brain Behav. 2020; 10:e01895. https://doi.org/10.1002/brb3.1895


58. Sabahi, M., Jabbari, P., Alizadeh Haghighi, M., Soltani, S., Soudi, S., Rahmani, F., & Rezaei, N. (2020). Proposing a tandem AND-gate CAR T cell targeting glioblastoma multiforme. Medical Hypotheses, 137, 109559. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2020.109559


59. Mohamed, K., Rodríguez-Román, E., Rahmani, F., Zhang, H., Ivanovska, M., Makka, S., Rezaei, N. (2020). Borderless collaboration is needed for COVID-19—A disease that knows no borders. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 41(10), 1245-1246. doi:10.1017/ice.2020.162


60. Momtazmanesh, S., Rahmani, F., Delavari, F., Vahedi, Z., Ebadirad, S., KeshavarzFathi, M., ... & Raei, N. (2020). U100: An Innovative USERN Platform for Education and Research Without Borders. Acta Medica Iranica.


Conference Papers

1. IHBM (Iranian Human Brain Mapping) 2017 Oral Presentation (Best Oral Presentation):

Comorbid Depression and REM Sleep Behavior Disorder is Eye-opener to Prodromal Parkinson disease?


2. SFN (Society for NeuroScience) 2016 Abstracts:  

a) Whole plasma associates with brain structural changes in early Parkinson disease: a DTI study: Poster Presentation

b) An exploratory whole-­brain cohort study of structural connectivity of Parkinson disease progression


3. Proceedings of the Ophthalmic Medical Image Analysis International Workshop (University of Iowa, October 2016)



a) Evaluation of the Areas Involved in Visual Cortex in Parkinson's Disease Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging


4. OHBM (Organization for Human Brain Mapping) 2016 abstracts:


a) Does Apolipoprotein A1 Predict Microstructural Changes in Subgenual Cingulum in Early Parkinson?

b) Working memory deficit in recent onset SZ associated with WM integrity: a connectometry approach 

5. ISBI (International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging) 2016 abstracts:

a) The association between structural brain connectivity with plasma APO-A1 levels in Parkinson disease: a connectometry approach

6. ISMRSM (International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine) 2016 abstract (accepted):

a) The Association between Structural Brain Connectivity with Plasma APO-A1 Levels In Parkinson Disease: Connectometry Approach

7. The 16th National and 6th International Research Congress of Iranian Medical Sciences:

a) Poster: Analysis of Inhibitory Killer Cell Immunoglobulin- Like Receptor Genes in Iranian Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

8. EMBC (IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society)


a) Accurate Diagnosis of SWEED vs. Parkinson in Using Microstructural Changes of Cingulum Bundle: Tract Based Analysis

b) Differences in white matter microstructure between Parkinson's disease patients with and without REM sleep behavior disorder: 



a) Structural brain network analysis in schizophrenia using minimum spanning tree: 


b) High angular resolution diffusion imaging correlates of depression in Parkinson’s disease: a connectometry study



1. Chief Editor and Author, Pediatric Autoimmunity and Transplantation: A Case-Based Collection with MCQs, Volume 3, Editors: Rahmani, Farzaneh, Rezaei, Nima (Eds), Volume III: Springer, 2019, doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-26280-8

Vol 3: Pediatric Autoimmunity and Transplantation: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030262792#aboutAuthors   

Ch.1: Introduction to Autoimmunity, Secondary Immunodeficiency, and Transplantation

Ch.82: Concerning Weight Loss Over Three Weeks by Rahmani, F. and Rezaei, N.

Ch.83: Toddler with Bruising on Knees by Rahmani, F. and Rezaei, N.

2. Assistant Editor and Author, "Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology", Volume I & II: Springer, 2019, doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-18282-3, 10.1007/978-3-030-21262-9

Vol 1: Pediatric Allergy: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030182816

Ch.1: Introduction to Allergy

Ch.12: Persistence of Rhinorrhea After Use of Nasal Spray by Rahmani, F., and Rahmani, M.

Ch.14: Vomiting and Angioedema After Eating Chocolate by Rahmani, F.

Ch.45: Yellow-Colored Facial Skin Rash by Kianiamin, M., Rahmani, F. and Rezaei, N.

Ch.53: Allergy to Bus by Mohammadzadeh, I., Rahmani, F. and Rezaei, N.

Vol 2: Pediatric Immunology: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030212612  

Ch.1: Introduction to Primary Immunodeficiencies

Ch.67: Lethargy in a Toddler by Rahmani, F. and Rezaei, N.

Ch.74: Refractory Oral Thrush by Rahmani, F. and Rezaei, N.

Ch.80: Skin Abscess and Blonde Hair by Rahmani, F., Eghbali, A., and Rezaei, N.

3. Chapter Book, Farzaneh Rahmani, Mohammad Reza Rahmani and Nima Rezaei (2017). Introductory Chapter: Introduction on Physiology and Pathology of Immunology, Physiology and Pathology of Immunology, Dr. Nima Rezaei (Ed.), InTech, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.70429. Available from


4. Chapter Book, Biophysics and Neurophysiology of the Sixth Sense (2019), Amene Saghazadeh and Nima Rezaei (ed.), Chapter: Neurocircuitry of Intuition, Rahmani, F. Springer, p. 329-337


5. Chapter Book, Biophysics and Neurophysiology of the Sixth Sense (2019), Amene Saghazadeh and Nima Rezaei (ed.), Chapter: Cortex, Insula, and Interoception, Rahmani, F. and Rahmani, M. Springer, p. 59-68


6. Chapter Book, Mathematics and Visualization book series (MATHVISUAL), International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention MICCAI 2016: Computational Diffusion MRI, Accurate Diagnosis of SWEDD vs. Parkinson Using Microstructural Changes of Cingulum Bundle: Track-Specific Analysis, May 2017


7. Chapter Book, Mathematics and Visualization book series (MATHVISUAL), International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention MICCAI 2016: Computational Diffusion MRI, Working Memory Function in Recent-Onset Schizophrenia Patients Associated with White Matter Microstructure: Connectometry Approach


Membership in Professional Societies

2016-2017 Society for Neuroscience (SFN)

2016-2017 Organization of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)

2017-2018 Junior Member European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)

2017-2020 In-training level member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)

2017-2018 Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS)

2017-2018   World Allergy Organization (WAO)

2017-2018   European Respiratory Society (ERS)

2012- present   Qualified as a member of National Foundation of Elites, IR

2017-pres Member of Junior Research Review Board, Students Scientific Research Center (SSRC), Tehran University of Medical Science



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