Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Seyed Ali Ghorashi

Dr Seyed Ali Ghorashi

DVM, PhD

Ali completed a DVM degree at Tehran University and worked in a mixed veterinary practice for five years before completion of his PhD at James Cook University in the field of Microbiology (virology). After one year of post-doctoral research at JCU, he worked as an Assistant and Associate Prof. at National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology for 10 years mainly involved in research also coordinated and taught into Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering subjects. During this time Ali was involved in a number of research projects including molecular virology, gene cloning and protein expression in prokaryote and eukaryotic cells. Then he worked as a research fellow at the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences at Melbourne University for four years on development of molecular diagnostic tests and genotyping of poultry pathogens particularly avian Mycoplasmas.

Ali joined the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at CSU as senior lecturer in 2012 and coordinates and teaches into Intensive Animal Health and Production, Animal Biotechnology and five other subjects. His research interests are molecular diagnosis and genotyping of veterinary pathogens and molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases.

Ali is member of University Biosafety committee and member of a number of editorial boards for international journals as well as professional organisations.

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  • Shahsavandi S, Salmanian AH, Ghorashi SA, Masoudi S, Ebrahimi MM (2012). Evolutionary characterization of hemagglutinin gene of H9N2 influenza viruses isolated from Asia. Research in Veterinary Science. Aug;93(1):234-239
  • Steer PA, O'Rourke D, Ghorashi SA, Noormohammadi AH (2011). Application of high-resolution melting curve analysis for typing of fowl adenoviruses in field cases of inclusion body hepatitis. Aust Vet J.89(5):184-192
  • Ghorashi SA, O'Rourke D, Ignjatovic J, Noormohammadi AH (2011) Differentiation of infectious bursal disease virus strains using real-time RT-PCR and high resolution melt curve analysis. J Virol Methods. 171(1):264-271
  • Shahsavandi S, Salmanian AH, Ghorashi SA, Masoudi S, Fotouhi F, Ebrahimi MM (2011). Development of rHA1-ELISA for specific and sensitive detection of H9 subtype influenza virus. J Virol Methods. 171(1):260-263
  • Shahsavandi S, Salmanian AH, Ghorashi SA, Masoudi S, Fotouhi F, Ebrahimi MM (2011). Specific subtyping of influenza A virus using a recombinant hemagglutinin protein expressed in baculovirus. Mol Biol Rep. Jun;38(5):3293-3298
  • Latifi-Navid S, Ghorashi SA, Siavoshi F, Linz B, Massarrat S, Khegay T, Salmanian AH, Shayesteh AA, Masoodi M, Ghanadi K, Ganji A, Suerbaum S, Achtman M, Malekzadeh R, Falush D (2010). Ethnic and geographic differentiation of Helicobacter pylori within Iran. PLoS One. Mar 22;5(3):e9645
  • Ghorashi SA, Noormohammadi AH, Markham PF (2010). Differentiation of Mycoplasma gallisepticum strains using PCR and High Resolution Melting Curve Analysis. Microbiology. 156:1019-1029
  • Feberwee A, Morrow CJ, Ghorashi SA, Noormohammadi A and Landman W J M (2009). Effect of a live Mycoplasma synoviae vaccine on the production of eggshell apex abnormalities after a dual infection with M. synoviae and IBV D1466. Avian Pathology 38 (5): 333-340
  • Pashmi M, Qanbari S, Ghorashi SA, Sharifi AR, Simianer H. (2009) Analysis of relationship between bovine lymphocyte antigen DRB3.2 alleles, somatic cell count and milk traits in Iranian Holstein population. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics. 126(4):296-303
  • Shojaee S, Sina F, Farboodi N, Fazlali Z, Ghazavi F, Ghorashi SA, Parsa K, Sadeghi H, Shahidi GA, Ronaghi M, Elahi E (2009) A clinic-based screening of mutations in exons 31, 34, 35, 41, and 48 of LRRK2 in Iranian Parkinson's disease patients. Movement Disorders. 15;24(7):1023-10237

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