Department of brain and cognitive sciences


Faculty and students in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences department are working on a wide range of research questions across the domains of cognition, treatment, and neuroscience from basic sciences to clinics to understand the brain, its development and its disorders

Initially, this department was established in 2017. Current main researches are:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Eye disorders
  • Parkinson
  • Alzheimer
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurodevelopmental biology
  • Cognitive sciences

Precise information about research activities is given under each principal investigator.


Dr. Koroush Shahpasand, Alzheimer

Dr. Sahar Kiani, Spinal cord injury

Dr. Leila Sattarian, Eye disorders

Dr. Seyed Mahdi Khaligh Razavi, Cognition

Dr. Mohammad Javan, Multiple sclerosis