Dr. Mina Khodadadi

Ruhr-University Bochum
Fakultät für Psychologie
AE Biopsychologie
D-44780 Bochum, Germany

Room: IB 6-137

Phone: +49 234 32 26845

Fax: +49 234 32 14377




  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Animal Physiology
  • Avian cognition and behaviour
  • Behavioral experiments
  • Functional MRI (fMRI)

  • Physiology and function of the avian brain
  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (FMRI)
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI)
  • Electrophysiology (Single cell recording)
  • Pharmacology

  • Medical and animal Physiology (undergraduate DVM courses)
  • Animal behaviour (undergraduate DVM courses)
  • Animal research Ethics and animal welfare (undergraduate DVM courses)

Publication List


  • Baghaeikia, S., Fallah, H., Khodadadi, M., Yousefvand, S., Mahdavi, K., Zendehdel, M., Rahmani, B. (2022). Opioid receptor μ, not δ and κ, modulate food intake induced by ghrelin in laying chickens. Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Ghashghayi, E., Zendehdel, M., Khodadadi, M., Rahmani, B. (2022). Central dopaminergic, serotoninergic, as well as GABAergic systems mediate NMU-induced hypophagia in newborn chicken. International Journal of Neuroscience
  • Rahmani, B., Ghashghayi, E., Zendehdel, M., Baghbanzadeh, A., Khodadadi, M. (2022). Molecular mechanisms highlighting the potential role of COVID-19 in the development of neurodegenerative diseases. Physiology International
  • Rahmani, B., Ghashghayi, E., Zendehdel, M., Khodadadi, M., Hamidi, B. (2021) The Crosstalk Between Brain Mediators Regulating Food Intake Behavior in Birds: A Review. International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics.
  • Rahimi, J., Zendehdel, M., Khodadadi, M. (2021). Mediatory role of the dopaminergic system through D1 receptor on glycine-induced hypophagia in neonatal broiler-type chickens. Amino Acids
  • Moosadoost Y., Zendehdel M., Khodadadi M. The Effect of RFamide‑Related Peptide‑3 (RFRP‑3 or NPVF) on Food Intake in Neonatal Chickens: The Role of MC3/MC4 and CRF1/ CRF2 Receptors. International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics. (2020)
  • Shojaei M., Yousefi A., Zendehdel M., Khodadadi M. Food Intake Regulation in Birds: The Role of Neurotransmitters and Hormones (A review) (2020) Iranian Journal of Veterinary Medicine Volume 14- Issue 01. DOI:10.22059/IJVM.2019.285059.1005006
  • Zendehdel, M., Khodadadi, M., Vosughi, A., Mokhtarpouriani, K., Baghbanzadeh, A. β2 adrenergic receptors and leptin interplay to decrease food intake in chicken. British Poultry Science (2019).
  • Khodadadi, M., Zendehdel, M., Baghbanzadeh, A., Babapour, V. Consequence of dopamine D2 receptor blockade on the hyperphagic effect induced by cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors in layers. British Poultry Science (2017) 58(5).
  • Ahmadi F., Zendehdel M., Babapour V., Panahi N., Hassanpour S., Khodadadi M. Modulatory function of NMDA glutamate receptor on MC3/MC4receptors agonist-induced hypophagia in neonatal meat-type chicken. Veterinary Research Communications (2017) 41(4) 241-248.  DOI:  10.1007/s11259-017-9693-x.
  • Zadeh Hashem E., Koohi M., Eslami M., Asadi F., Taleb Zadeh R., Khodadadi M., Hassani-Dizaj S. Ameliorative Role of Palmitoleic Acid on Palmitate Induced Lipotoxicity in the Rat Cardiomyocytes. Iranian Journal of Toxicology (2016) 10(5) 45-52. DOI: 10.29252/arakmu.10.5.45.