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Mahmoud Kiani

Mahmoud Kiani

Assistant Professor

- Ph.D. in Physiology and Breeding of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), 2013, Tehran, IRAN.

- M.SC. in Horticultural Science, Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), 2008, Tehran, IRAN.

- Bachelor of Crop Production Engineering, Shahre Kord University, 2004, Shahre Kord, IRAN.

  • Languages: Farsi (Native), English (Fluent)
  • Computer skills: statistical software (SPSS, MiniTab, MSTAT-C); genetic/phylogenetic analytical software (Sequencher, DNA Star & MEGA)

  • Good proficiency in  GC (Gas Chromatography) & HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography)
  • Excellent  proficiency in DNA markers and molecular phylogeny
Research Interests
- Formulation of cosmetics and cosmeceuticals.
- Phylogeny and evolution of medicinal & aromatic plants
- Application of molecular markers in evaluation of medicinal & aromatic plants
- Breeding of medicinal & aromatic plants
- Evolution of medicinal & aromatic plants
- Chemotaxonomy of medicinal & aromatic plants
Honors and Awards

- Ranked first student in a nation-wide Ph.D. entrance examination (2009)

- Ranked 14th student in a nation-wide M.Sc. entrance examination (2006)

Professional Membership
  • Horticultural Science Association of Iran
  • Member of the referees committee of the Iranian Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Teaching Experiences

Lecturer at Shahed University of Tehran/University of Yasuj

- Cultivation and subsequent maintenance of several medicinal plants species along with relevant theoretical sessions at Shahed University of Tehran.

- Holding a course of lectures on Floriculture & Ornamental plants at Shahed University of Tehran.

- Holding a course of lectures on Lawn & Cover plants at Shahed University of Tehran.

- Holding a course of lectures on Ornamental trees & Shrubs at Shahed University of Tehran.

- Holding a course of lectures on phytochemistry combined with laboratory practices covering secondary metabolites extraction and plant material drying methods at University of Yasuj.

- Holding a course in Principal of horticulture at University of Yasuj and startup of a series of greenhouses/nurseries as the applied and practical part of the related course.

- Provision of required education counseling as the education adviser to the undergraduate students of Shahed University of Tehran.

Research Projects
- Cosmeceuticals of plant origin
- Antimicrobial and antiparasitical activities of plant extracts, exudates and essential oils.
- Biodiversity and evolution of Liliaceae (Fritillaria spp & Tulipa spp.)

Updated: 6/5/2018 2:37:39 AM
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