Arash Aghamohammadi Sereshki

Arash Aghamohammadi Sereski

B.Sc., in Animal Biology, University of Tehran, 2006
M.Sc., in Animal Physiology, Kharazmi University, 2010
PhD Student in Neuroscience


When I was a bachelor student I figured out that I am interested in physiology and during my master course I found the most complicated part of our world is the brain. I was captivated by the neurobiology and psychopharmacology of anxiety and depression disorders, so I carried out three research projects on anxiety. My master thesis was “Nicotine-induced anxiogenic-like behaviours of rats in the elevated plus-maze: possible role of NMDA receptors of the central amygdala.” Also, I carried out two more research projects entitled “Involvement of rat dopaminergic system of nucleus accumbens in nicotine-induced anxiogenic-like behaviors,” and “The anxiety-like behavior of Nicotine in Amygdala, ventral hippocampus and VTA in rats in the elevated plus-maze.” After graduating I decided to pursue my education in Neuroscience at the University of Alberta under the supervision of Dr. Nikolai Malykhin. One of the reasons that motivated me to do research in Nikolai’s lab was I liked to do research on human brain after working 3 years on rats. In the future I like to work with neuroimaging methods in mental disorders or cognitive neuroscience.


1. Mohammad Reza Zarrindast, Arash Aghamohammadi-Sereshki, Ameneh Rezayof, Parvin Rostami. Involvement of NMDA receptors of the rat central Amygdala in the nicotine- induced anxiogenic-like behaviors in rats. Journal of Psychopharmacology. September 24, 2011.

2. Mohammad Reza Zarrindast, Khalifeh S, Rezayof A, Rostami P, Aghamohammadi Sereshki A, Zahmatkesh M. Involvement of rat dopaminergic system of nucleus accumbens in nicotine-induced anxiogenic-like behaviors. Brain Res. 2012 Jun 15;1460:25-32. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2012.04.036. Epub 2012 Apr 26.