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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



Curriculum Vitae

Since Octoberl 2021 Postdoc at Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr-University Bochum
April 2021 Visiting Researcher at the Department of Biopsychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
2017 - 2022 - Assistant professor. Academic member in Basic sciences department at Faculty of veterinary medicine,
University of Tehran-Iran
- Head of the Animal Lab of faculty of veterinary medicine. University of Tehran-Iran
July 2017 Study of interaction between dopamine and central endocannabinoid receptors on food intake in layers (ICV method). Prof. Dr. Morteza Zendehdel 
2013 - 2017 Ph.D.  (Physiology) University of Tehran, faculty of veterinary medicine. Located at Tehran, Iran.
May 2013 Investigation of Antioxidant Activity of Palmitoleic Acid on Oxidative Stress induced by Palmitic Acid in Adult Rat Cardiomyocytes (primary cell culture method). Prof. Dr. Farzad Asadi Jamnani
2007 - 2013 DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine), University of Tehran, faculty of veterinary medicine. Tehran, Iran.


Methods and Skills

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

Research Interests

  • 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., 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.





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