Ameneh Rezayof, PhD


Room: 100

Phone: +98 (021) 6111 2483

Fax: +98 (021) 6649 2992


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Address: Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Animal Biology, School of Biology, College of Science, University of Tehran, Enghelab Avenue, Tehran 14155-6955, Iran



  • Ph.D. (2003), Animal Physiology, University of Tehran, Iran.
  • M.Sc. (1993), Animal Physiology, University of Tehran, Iran.
  • B.Sc. (1990), Animal Biology, University of Tehran, Iran.


Research interests

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology of Memory Formation
  • Neurophysiopharmacology of  Reward and Addiction
  • Neurophysiopharmacology of Emotional Behaviours


Selected publications

  • Hosseinian S, Arefian E, Rakhsh-Khorshid H, Eivani M, Rezayof A, Pezeshk H, Marashi SA. A meta-analysis of gene expression data highlights synaptic dysfunction in the hippocampus of brains with Alzheimer's disease. Sci Rep. 2020 May 20;10(1):8384.


  • Karimani F, Delphi L, Rezayof A. Nitric oxide blockade in mediodorsal thalamus impaired nicotine/ethanol-induced memory retrieval in rats via inhibition of prefrontal cortical pCREB/CREB signaling pathway. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2019 Jul;162:15-22.


  • Seddighfar M, Ghasemzadeh Z, Rezayof A. The blockade of 5-HT1A receptors in the ventral tegmental area inhibited morphine/dextromethorphan-induced analgesia in pain rat models. Brain Res. 2019 Jul 15;1715:27-34.


  • Tolou-Dabbaghian B, Delphi L, Rezayof A. Blockade of NMDA Receptors and Nitric Oxide Synthesis Potentiated Morphine-Induced Anti-Allodynia via Attenuating Pain-Related Amygdala pCREB/CREB Signaling Pathway. J Pain. 2019 Jan 29. pii: S1526- 5900(19)30411-0.


  • Keshavarzian E, Ghasemzadeh Z, Rezayof A. The basolateral amygdala dopaminergic system contributes to the improving effect of nicotine on stress-induced memory impairment in rats. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2018 Aug 30;86:30-35.


  • Ghasemzadeh Z, Rezayof A. Neuromodulatory effects of the dorsal hippocampal endocannabinoid system in dextromethorphan/morphine-induced amnesia. Eur J Pharmacol. 2017 Jan 5;794:100-105.


  • Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse, Volume 1: Foundations of Understanding, Tobacco, Alcohol, Cannabinoids and Opioids, Chapter 15: Ameneh Rezayof, and Shiva Hashemizadeh. "Critical Role of Cannabinoid CB1 Receptors in Nicotine Reward and Addiction" California: Elsevier, 2016.



  • Ghasemzadeh Z, Rezayof A. Role of hippocampal and prefrontal cortical signaling pathways in dextromethorphan effect on morphine-induced memory impairment in rats. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2016 Feb; 128: 23-32.