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Personal Information
Adam Torkamanzehi
Department : Department of Biology
Degree : Professor
Internal Phone : 2856
External Phone : 0541-244 6251
Fax : 0541-244 6888
Email : torkamaa@hamoon.usb.ac.ir
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Address : Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Sistan and Baluchistan, Zahedan, Iran.

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Educations

Agr. Eng. (Animal Science)

Name of University: University of Tehran, Iran
Degree: BSc

Animal Genetics

Name of University: University of Sydney, Australia.
Degree: MSc.

Animal Genetics

Name of University: University of Sydney, Australia
Degree: PhD

Genetics

Name of University: McGill University, Canada.
Degree: Post-Doctoral
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Awards

International Student Exchange for Technical Experience Award (a joint award by Tehran University & Canadian Minstry of Agriculture)

Place : Ontario, Canada

Honours and High Distinction (B.Sc.)

Place : Tehran University (Iran)

M.Sc. and PhD Scholarship

Place : Ministry of Science, Research & Technology (Iran)

Smith White Award in Genetics

Place : Genetics Society of Australia (Australia)

Excellence in Teaching Award

Place : University of Sistan and Baluchistan (Iran)

Excellence in Teaching Award

Place : University of Sistan and Baluchistan (Iran)
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Conferences

Can P- elements generate quantitative genetic variation in Drosophila melanogaster?

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A. Moran, C. & Nicholas, F.W.
Conference: 33rd Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Australia. Abstracts, p. 30.
Place: Canberra, Australia.

Another test of the effect of P-elements to generate quantitative genetic variation in Drosophila melanogaster.

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A., Moran, C. & Nicholas, F.W.
Conference: 34th Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Australia. Abstracts, p. 51.
Place: Adelaide, Australia.

P-element-induced mutation in Drosophila melanogaster: response to selection and change of cytotype.

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A., Moran, C. & Nicholas, F.W.
Conference: XVIth International Congress of Genetics (Proceedings in: Genome 30, 368).
Place: Toronto, Canada.

Analysis of P element induced quantitative variation in Drosophila melanogaster using co-isogenic M and transformed P stocks.

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A. & Moran, C.
Conference: 36th Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Australia. Abstracts, p. 52.
Place: Sydney, Australia.

Transposition-induced mutation: can it be used to generate safer genetic variability?

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A.
Conference: 41st Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Australia. Abstracts, p. 87.
Place: Melbourne, Australia.

Dashtiari cattle ecotype in Baluchistan.

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A. & Birjandi, M. R.
Conference: First Seminar on the Potentials of the Province of Sistan and Baluchistan. Abstracts, p. 31.
Place: Zahedan, Iran.

Appearance, production and reproduction characteristics of Dashtiari cattle.

Authors:Birjandi, M. R. & Torkamanzehi, A.
Conference: First Seminar on Iranian Cattle and Buffalo, Proceedings, p.175.
Place: Karaj, Iran.

Polymorphism in the chicken PEPCK-M gene and its association with egg production.

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A., Aggrey, S. E. & Kuhnlein, U.
Conference: 49th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Soceity of Animal Science (Published in: Canadian Journal of Animal Science 79, 584-585).
Place: Charlottetown, Canada.

Polymorphism at the GH and GHR genes of the Iranian Holstein bulls and their association with milk production traits.

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A., Abbasi, A.R. & Hasani, A.R.
Conference: 51st Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production. Abstracts, p.9.
Place: The Hague, The Netherlands

Comparison of GH-RFLPs between an Iranian zebu cattle (Sistani) and European breeds.

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A., Hashemzehi, R. & Kaikha-Salar, A.H.
Conference:  51st Annual Conference of the Canadian Soceity of Animal Sciences. (Published in: Canadian Journal of Animal Science 81: 631.
Place: Guelph, Canada.

Molecular typing of IVF-ET produced mice offspring using micro satellite markers.

Authors:Rezaian, A.H., Zeinali, S., Kalantar, S.M., Khalili, M., Torkamanzehi A. & Movahedin, M.
Conference: 9th International Congress of Fertility and Infertility (Proceedings, p. 122-123).
Place: Tehran, Iran.

Molecular study of AluI site polymorphism within promoter region (-1182) of the growth hormone receptor gene in Sistani cattle breed.

Authors:Javanmard, A., Miraei-Ashtiani, S.R., Torkamanzehi, A., Esmailzadeh, A. & Moradi-Shahrbabak, M.
Conference: Second National Biotechnology Congress.
Place: Karaj, Iran.

Polymorphism in the promoter region of the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR): Impulsivity and paroxetine binding in eating-disordered and normal-eater women.

Authors:Steiger, H., Joober, R., Israël, M., Bruce, K., Ying Kin, N.M.K.N., Gauvin, L., Young, S., Joncas, Y., & Torkamanzehi, A.
Conference: Annual Meeting of the Eating Disorders Research Society (Abstracts, p. 111).
Place: Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

Prepulse inhibition of tactile startle response in recombinant congenic strains of mice and association with genetic markers.

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A., Joober, R., Rouleau, G., Skamene, E., & Boksa, P.
Conference: XIth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (published in: American Journal of Medical Genetics 122B: 122).
Place: Quebec City, Canada.

Amphetamine induced hayerlocomotion in recombinant congenic strains of mice and association with genetic markers.

Authors:Ayoubi, M., Torkamanzehi, A., Boksa, P., Rouleau, G., Skamene, E. and Joober, R.
Conference: XIth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (published in: American Journal of Medical Genetics 122B: 123).
Place: Quebec City, Canada.

COMT Val108/158-Met polymorphism does not modulate executive functions in children with ADHD.

Authors:Taerk E., Grizenko N., Ben Amor L., Lageix P., Mbekou V., Deguzman R., Torkamanzehi A., Ter Stepanian M., Baron C. & Joober R.
Conference: XIth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (published in: American Journal of Medical Genetics 122B: 56).
Place: Quebec City, Canada.

The Dopamine D4 receptor gene and response to methylphenidate in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Authors:Ben Amor, L., Grizenko, N., Schwartz, G., Lageix, P., Baron, C., Mbekou, V., M. Ter-Stepanian, Torkamanzehi, A. & Joober, R.
Conference: XIth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (published in: American Journal of Medical Genetics 122B: 93).
Place: Quebec City, Canada.

Combining QTL mapping in mouse models and micro-array techniques to identify candidate genes implicated in schizophrenia.

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A., Sengupta, S.M., Boksa, P., Ayoubi, M., Fortier, M. Gallouzi, I., Rouleau, G. & Joober, R.
Conference: 25th Anniversary of the Douglas Hospital Research Center Scientific Conference on Mental Health
Place: Montreal, Canada.

Identification of informative lines and provisional QTL mapping of Amphetamine induced locomotion in recombinant congenic lines of mice.

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A., Boksa, P., Ayoubi, M., Fortier, M., Skamene, E., Rouleau, G. & Joober, R.
Conference: XIIth World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics (published in: American Journal of Medical Genetics 130B: 150-151).
Place: Dublin, Ireland.

Association between three polymorphisms in the Dopamine receptor D4 (DRD4) gene and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): A pharmacogenetic study.

Authors:Ben Amor, L., Grizenko, N., Schwartz, G., Ter-Stepanian, N., Torkamanzehi, A., Sengupta, S., Lageix, P., Baron, C., Mbekou, V. & Joober, R.
Conference:  XIIth World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics (published in: American Journal of Medical Genetics 130B: 92).
Place: Dublin, Ireland.

Quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping for behavioral traits in recombinant congenic lines of mice.

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A., Joober, R. & Boksa, P.
Conference: 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, Abstracts, p. 363.
Place: Toronto, Canada.

Dairy characteristics of the Sistani cows in rural production conditions.

Authors:Birjandi, M.R. & Torkamanzehi, A.
Conference: Annual meeting of the British Society of Animal Science.
Place: UK

Analysis of growth hormone and growth hormone receptor genes in two Iranian Sarabi (Bos taurus) and Sistani (Bos indicus) cattle breeds.

Authors:Javanmard, A., Miraei-Ashtiani, S. R. & Torkamanzehi, A., Moradi Sharbabak, M., Esmailzadeh, M., Nassiry, M.R. Elyasi-Zarringabayi, G.
Conference: 56th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production, G2-S9.
Place: Uppsala, Sweden.

Analysis of allelic variants in exon 5 of the growth hormone gene in Sistani and Dashtiari breeds of cattle.

Authors:Emrani, H. & Torkamanzehi, A.
Conference: 56th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production, G6-S32.
Place: Uppsala, Sweden.

Amphetamine-induced locomotion and microsatellite marker association in recombinant congenic strains of mice.

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A., Boksa, P. Ayoubi, M., Ng-Ying-Kin, K., Skamene, E. Rouleau, G. & Joober, R.
Conference: 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, Abstracts.
Place: Salt Lake City, USA.

Identification of QTLs by SSLP and microarray analyses in recombinant congenic strains of mice.

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A. Sengupta, S.M. & Joober, R.
Conference: Joint Colloquium of the Canadian Society of Animal Science, Canadain Society of Agronomy and Canadian Society of Horticultural Science. Proceedings, p 54.
Place: Halifax, Canada.
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Journals

P-element-induced mutation and quantitative variation in Drosophila melanogaster: lack of enhanced response to selection in lines derived from dysgenic crosses.

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A., Moran, C. & Nicholas, F.W.
Journal:Genetical Research 51, 231-238

P-element and quantitative variation in Drosophila.

Authors:Moran, C. & Torkamanzehi, A.
Journal:Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics of Drosophila. Chapter 6, pp. 99-117. New York: Plenum Press.

P element transposon-induced quantitative genetic variation for inebriation time in Drosophila melanogaster.

Authors:Frankham, R., Torkamanzehi, A. & Moran, C.
Journal:Theoretical and Applied Genetics 81, 317-320.

P- element transposition contributes substantial new variation for a quantitative trait in Drosophila melanogaster.

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A., Moran, C. & Nicholas, F.W.
Journal:Genetics 131, 73-78.

Transposition-induced response to selection: lessons from Drosophila.

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A.
Journal:Proceedings of the Australian Association of Animal Breeding and Genetics 11, 275-278.

Genotypic and phenotypic potentials of the Iranian indigenous cattle breeds in the province of Sistan and Baluchistan.

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A.
Journal:Proceedings of the 1st Iranian Agricultural Economics Conference, vol 2, pp. 783-790.

Chromosomal description and karyotype of native Iranian chicken breeds.

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A., Majidi, M.R., Khazab, M. & Nik-Khah, A.
Journal:Iranian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 27, 21-31.

Protein polymorphism and electrophoretic catalogue in Iranian silkworm (Bombyx mori).

Authors:Mirhosaini, S.Z., Torkamanzehi, A., Nadermanesh, H., Massoudinejad, A. & Firozie, M.
Journal:Iranian Journal of Agricultural Knowledge 8, 19-23.

Cytogenetics of Sistani and Sarabi cattle breeds.

Authors:Rahimi, M., Torkamanzehi, A. & Miraei Ashtiani, S.R.
Journal:Proceedings of the First Seminar on Iranian Cattle and Buffalo. pp. 149-155.

Effect of ewe size at mating on reproduction traits in Balouchi sheep at rural production systems.

Authors: Emami Meybody, M.A., Torkamanzehi, A., Kashan, N.EJ., Rahimi, S., Garedaghi, A.A. & Torshizi, R.W.
Journal:Iranian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 30: 673-683.

The evaluation of Kleiber ratio as a selection criterion for ram selection in Lori-Bakhtiari sheep breed.

Authors:Asadi-Khoshoei, E., Miraei-Ashtiani, S.R., Torkamanzehi, A., Rahimi, Sh. & Torshizi, R.W.
Journal:Iranian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 30: 649-655.

Reproduction characters and genetic parameters of some growth traits in a Baluchi sheep flock of Yazd province.

Authors:Emami-Mibodi, M., Torkamanzehi, A., Vaez-Torshizi, R. & Khani-Saneej M.H.
Journal: Iranian Journal of Research and Development 51: 12-16.

Identification of relationship between promoter region (-1182) of bovine growth hormone receptor gene with birth weight data in Sistani cattle breed.

Authors:Javanmard, A., Miraei-Ashtiani, S.R., Torkamanzehi, A., Moradi-Shahrbabak, M., Esmailzadeh, M. & Aghaei, A.
Journal:Proceedings of the First Seminar on Application of Genetics to Livestock, Poultry & Aquatics. Tehran University, Karaj, Iran.

Alleles of cytosolic phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK): Trait association and interaction with mitochondrial PEPCK in a strain of White Leghorn chickens.

Authors:Parsanejad, R., Torkamanzehi, A., Zadworny, D. & Kuhnlein U.
Journal:Poultry Science 82: 1708-15.

The 5HTTLPR polymorphism, psychopathological symptoms, and platelet [3H-] paroxetine binding in bulimic syndromes.

Authors:Steiger, H., Joober, R., Israël, M., Young, S.N., Ying Kin, N.M.K. Ng., Gauvin, L., Bruce, K. R., Joncas J. & Torkamanzehi, A.
Journal:International Journal of Eating Disorders 37: 57-60.

Identification of Informative Strains and Provisional QTL Mapping of Amphetamine (AMPH)-Induced Locomotion in Recombinant Congenic Strains (RCS) of Mice.

Authors:Torkamanzehi, A., Boksa, P., Ayoubi, M., Fortier, M.E., Ng Ying Kin, N.M., Skamene, E., Rouleau, G. & Joober, R.
Journal:Behavior Genetics 36: 903-13. PMID:16710777

Dopamine Transporter 3'-UTR VNTR Genotype and ADHD: a Pharmaco-Behavioural Genetic Study with Methylphenidate.

Authors:Joober, R., Grizenko N, Sengupta S, Amor, L.B., Schmitz, N., Schwartz, G., Karamam, S., Lageix, P., Fathalli, F., Torkamanzehi, A. & Stepanian, M.T.
Journal: Neuropsychopharmacology. [Epub ahead of print], PMID:17063150

Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val108/158 Met polymorphism does not modulate executive function in children with ADHD.

Authors:Taerk, E., Grizenko, N., Ben Amor, L., Lageix, P., Mbekou, V., Deguzman, R., Torkamanzehi, A., Ter Stepanian, M., Baron, C. & Joober, R.
Journal:BMC Medical Genetetics 5:30-40. PMID:15613245
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Memberships

American Association of Human Genetics




Canadian Soceity of Animal Science




Iranian Soceity of Biotechnology




Iranian Soceity of Animal Science




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Research Interests

Genetic polymorphisms and association with complex traits in human and animals.

QTL mapping for complex traits in human and animals.

Molecular techniques in genetic improvement and conservation of domestic animals.

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Research Projects

Analysis of the P-M system of hybrid dysgenesis in Drosophila melanogaster collected from Sistan.

Researcher : Torkamanzehi, A.
Start Date : 1990
End Date : 1992
Place :

Population study of Iranian Dashtiari Cattle

Researcher : Torkamanzehi, A. & Birjandi, M.R.
Start Date : 1992
End Date : 1995
Place :

Molecular characterization of genes controlling production traits in Sistani cattle.

Researcher : Torkamanzehi, A.
Start Date : 1998
End Date : 2000
Place :

Application of molecular genetics techniques in conservation and improvement of indigenous cattle breeds of Sistan and Baluchistan.

Researcher : Torkamanzehi, A.
Start Date : 1999
End Date : 2001
Place :

QTL mapping of amphetamine (AMPH)-induced locomotion in recombinant congenic strains (RCS) of mice.

Researcher : Joober, R., Boksa, P. & Torkamanzehi, A.
Start Date : 2001
End Date : 2005
Place :
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Works

Associate Professor; Director of the International Affairs

University of Sistan and Baluchistan, Zahedan, Iran.


Visiting Scientist (Post-Doctoral)

Douglas Hospital Research Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.


Associate Professor; Director, Industrial Relations; Head, Dept. of Animal Science

University of Sistan and Baluchistan, Zahedan, Iran. (Also, affiliated lecturer at the University of Tehran, University of Tarbiat Modarres and University of Shiraz.)


Visiting Scientist

Department of Animal Science, McGill University, Canada.


Assistant Professor; Head, Dept. Animal Science

University of Sistan and Baluchistan, Zahedan, Iran. (Also, affiliated lecturer at the University of Tehran, University of Tarbiat Modarres and University of Shiraz.)


Graduate Research Assistant

Dept. of Animal Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.


Graduate Teaching Assistant

Dept. of Plant Breeding and Genetics and Dept. of Animal Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.


MSc and PhD student

Dept. of Animal Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.


Academic Staff (Tutor); Educational Deputy Dean, Faculty of Agriculture

University of Sistan and Baluchistan, Zahedan, Iran


Vice-Chancellor (Planning & Development)

University of Sistan and Baluchistan, Zahedan, Iran.