Mohammad Abdollahi (MA) acquired a PharmD in 1988 from the University of Tehran and then finished a PhD in Toxicology and Pharmacology in 1994 from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). He gained a postdoctoral training in Mechanistic and Clinical Toxicopharmacology at the University of Toronto in 2001. MA has obtained the honor of full professorship of TUMS since the second half of 2002. Since 1997, he contributed in the establishment of Tehran Drug and Poison Information Center for 8 years. MA has chaired the Department of Toxicology & Pharmacology since the second half of 2005. Also MA has been the Director of National Board of Toxicology for 9 years and Chair of National Society of Toxicology for 8 years. MA has been involved in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center of TUMS as a Chief Founder, Vice-Chair, and Ethics Board Manager since 2003. He chaired the Central Library of TUMS between 2004 and 2006. Since 2014, MA was assigned as the Chair of the Drug Discovery and Evaluation Department in the National Institute of Medical Research Development. He was the Vice-Chair for International Affairs of the Faculty of Pharmacy, TUMS between 2015 and 2016. Since 2015, MA has directed the Secretariat of the Council of Pharmaceutical Sciences Education. In 2013, MA founded Mohit Palayesh Arya (MPA™) as a Knowledge-Based Company to uncover the critical mechanistic connections between the toxicity of chemicals and the etiology of human diseases and the introduction of new medicines to protect humans and the environment.
So far, MA has contributed in authoring more than 700 papers in prestigious journals and authoring 50 book chapters and editing 12 books by Elsevier, Springer Nature, and Wiley (USA). MA has been listed among top scientists of ESI/ISI and OIC Member States. According to GS, current H-index, total citations, and i10 index of MA are 68, >18000, and 370, respectively. Besides having the position of DARU Editor-in-Chief (EiC) a journal of TUMS published by BMC Springer Nature, MA is a member of the BMC Editors Advisory Group (UK) and also the EiC to another journal titled “Journal of Medical Hypotheses & Ideas” published by the Elsevier (Netherlands). He has also served on the editorial board of many other journals and is a member of many academic societies.
MA has cooperated with some key international organizations such as the OPCW (Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) as a Scientific Advisory Board in the Hague, Netherlands (since 2012), WHO (World Health Organization) as a Member of Guideline Developing Group for Prevention of Lead Poisoning in Switzerland (since 2011), Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues as a Roster of Experts in Biological Sciences, (2003-2011), COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) as a Council Member in the UK (since 2013), World Library of Toxicology as the Country Correspondent (2008), IAS (Islamic-World Academy of Sciences) as a Fellow (since 2007), International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Iran Chapter as a Founder and Board of Directors (since 2013), Life Sciences (Elsevier) as the Ethics Board for the Middle East & Iran (since 2014), and Asian Council of Science Editors as the Board of Directors (since 2014).
In addition to more than ten prestigious national awards, MA has received the prominent award of IAS-COMSTECH in 2005 in the field of Pharmacology & Toxicology. The main research interests of MA are Mechanistic and Environmental Toxicology, Evidence-Based Medicine, and Pharmacology. MA’s contributions to this field is attested by an extensive array of citations in papers and books. MA has uncovered the critical mechanistic connections between the toxicity of chemicals and the etiology of human diseases.