Associate Professor


Dr. Mojtaba Salouti received his Ph.D in Radioimmunoscintigraphy field from Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Tehran, Iran in 2006. He serves currently as an associate professor at the Biology Research Center, Zanjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zanjan, Iran. His research area is in the field of bioconjugation of monoclonalantibodies, peptides, antibiotics with nanoparticles, radionuclides to produce targeting agents for diagnosis,therapy of breast cancer and infectious diseases. He served as a head of faculty of sciences from 2008 to 2011 and serves as a vice chancellor for education since 2011 at Zanjan Branch, Islamic Azad University. He is a member of research committee of Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology Research Center in Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran. Dr. Mojtaba Salouti serves as a member of editorial board of several international journals and also as a referee for many international journals in the related fields. He was also a frequent speaker at national and international conferences in his field and in some of them as an invited speaker. He has received numerous honors and awards during his career. He supervised more than 30 MSc and Ph.D students most in the related fields of nanobiotechnology,nanomedicine.


Area of Interest

2)Monoclonal antibody fragmentation and purification
3)Nuclear medicine and radiology imaging Techniques

top publication

1- M. Salouti, H. Rajabi, M. H. Babaei, M. J. Rasaee, R. Najafi, M. Paknejad, Z. Mohammad Hasan, T. M. Altarihi, J. Mohammad nejad. A New Monoclonal Antibody Radiopharmaceutical for Radioimmunoscintigraphy of Breast Cancer: Direct Labeling of Antibody and Its Quality Control, DARU 2006; 14(1): 14-19

2- A. R. Jalilian, M. Akhlaghi, B. Shirazi, R. Abouzadeh, G. Raisali, M. Salouti, M. H. Babaei. [201Tl](iii)-bleomycin for tumor imaging, Radiochim. Acta 2006; 94: 453-459

3- Amir R. Jalilian, Reza Aboudzadeh, Mehdi Akhlaghi, Behrooz Shirazi, Sedighe Mradkhani, Mojtaba Salouti, Alireza Karimian, Mohammad H. Babaii, Gholamreza Raisali. Production and biological evaluation of [201Tl(III)]bleomycin. Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals 2007, 50: 556-557.

4- M. Salouti, H. Rajabi, M. H. Babaei, M. J. Rasaee. Breast Tumor Targeting with 99mTc-HYNIC-PR81 Complex as a New Biologic Radiopharmaceutical. Nuclear Medicine and Biology 2008; 35: 763-768

5- F. Saghatchi, M. Salouti, A. Eslami. Assessment of Annual Effective Dose Due to Natural Gamma Radiation in Zanjan (Iran). Radiation Protection Dosimetry 2008; 132(3): 346-349

6- S. Rasaneh, H. Rajabi, M. H. Babaei, F. Johari Daha, M. Salouti. Radiolabeling of trastuzumab with 177Lu via DOTA, a new radiopharmaceutical for radioimmunotherapy of breast cancer. Nuclear Medicine and Biology 2009; 36: 363-369

7- F. Saghatchi, M. Salouti, A. Eslami, A. Sharafi. Natural Radioactivity Levels of 226Ra and 40K in Soil of Zanjan Province, Iran. Radiation Protection Dosimetry 2010; 1-4.

8- Javad Mohammadnejad, Mohammad Javad Rasaee, Mohammad Hosein Babaei, Malihe Paknejad, Zahir Mohammad Hasan, Mojtaba Salouti, Mostafa Gandomkar,Keyvan Sadri. Radioimmunotherapy of MCF7 breast cancer cell line with 131I-PR81 monoclonal antibody against MUC1: Comparison of direct and indirect radioiodination methods. Human Antibodies 2010; 19: 15–25

9- Javad Mohammadnejad, Mohammad Javad Rasaee, Mohammad Hosein Babaei, Malihe Paknejad, Zahir Mohammad Hasan, Mojtaba Salouti, Rajabi A. B., Mazidi M. A new radiopharmaceutical compound (131I-PR81) for radioimmunotherapy of breast cancer: Labeling of antibody and its quality control. Human Antibodies 2010; 19 (4): 79–88

10- Mojtaba Salouti, Mohammad Hossein Babaei, Hossein Rajabi, Haleh Foroutan, Mohammad Javad Rasaee, Ahmad Bitarafan Rajabi, Javad Mohammadnejad, Mohammad Shafiee, Mohammad Mazidi, Fariba Johari Daha. Comparison of 99mTc labeled PR81 and its F(ab')2 fragments as radioimmunoscintigraphy agents for breast cancer imaging. Ann Nucl Med 2011; 25(2): 87-92.

11- Mojtaba Salouti, Mohammad Hossein Babaei, Hossein Rajabi, Mohammad Javad Rasaee. Preparation and biological evaluation of 177Lu conjugated PR81 for radioimmunotherapy of breast cancer. Nuclear Medicine and Biology 2011, 38(6): 849-855.

12- Zeinab Sheikhloo, Mojtaba Salouti, Farzad Katiraee. Biological Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles by Fungus Epicoccum Nigrum. Journal of Cluster Science 2011, 22(4): 661-665.

13- Neda Faghri Zonooz, Mojtaba Salouti. Extracellular biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using cell filtrate of Streptomyces sp. ERI-3. Scientia Iranica F 2011, 18 (6): 1631–1635.

14- Neda Faghri Zonooz, Mojtaba Salouti, Reza Shapouri, Javad Nasseryan. Biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles by Streptomyces sp. ERI-3 supernatant and process optimization for enhanced production. Journal of Cluster Science 2012, 23: 375-382.

15- Zeinab Sheikhloo, Mojtaba Salouti, Intracellular Biosynthesis of Gold Nanoparticles by Fungus Phoma macrostoma. Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic and Nano-Metal Chemistry 2012, 42: 65-67.

16- Fatemeh khadivi Derakhshan, Alireza Dehnad, Mojtaba Saluoti. Extracellular Biosynthesis of Gold Nanoparticles by Metal Resistance Bacteria: Streptomyces griseus. Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic, and Nano-Metal Chemistry 2012, 42(6): 868-871.

17- Neda Faghri Zonooz. Mojtaba Salouti. Biological Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles by Cell Free Supernatant of Streptomyces sp. ERI-3. Asian Journal of Chemistry 2012, 24(10): 4647-4649.

18- Zahra heidari, Mojtaba Salouti. Targeting Molecular Imaging of Breast Cancer by Radioimmunodetection Method in Nuclear Medicine (Review Paper). Current Molecular Imaging 2012, 1: 26-43.

19- Azam Ahangari, Mojtaba Salouti, Zahra Heidari, Ali Reza Kazemizadeh, Ali Asghar Safari. Development of Gentamicin-Gold Nanospheres for Antimicrobial Drug Delivery to Staphylococcal Infected Foci. Drug Delivery 2013, 20 (1): 34-39.

20- Akram Fazli, Mojtaba Salouti, Gholamreza Ahmadi, Fatemeh Mirshojaei, Mohammad Mazidi, Zahra Heydari. Radiolabeling of Ceftriaxone with 99mTc as a Targeting Radiopharmaceutical for Staphylococcus Aureus Detection in Mouse Model. Iranian Journal of Medical Physics 2012; 9(2): 103-110.

21- Omolbanin Shivai Karkaj, Mojtaba Salouti, Rahim Sorouri Zanjani, Fatemeh Khadivi Derakhshan. Extracellular Deposition of Silver Nanoparticles by Bacillus Megaterium. Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic, and Nano-Metal Chemistry 2013, 43: 903-906.

22- Hamed Alizadeh, Mojtaba Salouti, Reza Shapouri. Intramacrophage antimicrobial effect of silver nanoparticles against Brucella melitensis 16M. Scientia Iranica F 2013, 20 (3): 1035–1038.

23- Akram Fazli, Mojtaba Salouti, Mohammad Mazidi. 99mTc-ceftriaxone, as a targeting radiopharmaceutical for scintigraphic imaging of infectious foci due to Staphylococcus aureus in mouse model. J Radioanal Nucl Chem 2013, 298:1227–1233

24- Zahra Heidari, Mojtaba Salouti, Reyhaneh Sariri. Application of Radiolabeled Antibodies in Targeting Therapy of Breast Cancer (Review Paper). Current Molecular Imaging 2013, 2: 120-129.

25- Hamed Alizadeh, Mojtaba Salouti, Reza Shapouri. Bactericidal Effect of Silver Nanoparticles against Intramacrophage Brucella abortus 544. Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology 2014, 7(3): e9039.

26- Farzaneh Moghtader, Mojtaba Salouti, Mustafa Turk, Erhan Piskin. Nanoemulsions and nonwoven fabrics carrying AgNPs: Antibacterial but may be cytotoxic. Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology 2014, 42: 392–399

27- Somayeh Mousavi, Mojtaba Salouti, Reza Shapoury, Zahra Heidari. Optimization of Keratinase Production for Feather Degradation by Bacillus subtilis. Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology 2013, 6(8): e7160.28- Zahra Heidari, Reyhaneh Sariri, Mojtaba Salouti. Gold nanorods-bombesin conjugate as a potential targeted imaging agent for detection of breast cancer. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 2014, 130: 40-46.

28- Behrouz Mohammad, Mojtaba Salouti. Extracellular Bioynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles by Penicillium chrysogenum and Penicillium expansum. Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic, and Nano-Metal Chemistry 2015, 45: 844–847.

29- Mojtaba Salouti, Zahra Heidari, Azam Ahangari, Somayeh Zare. Enhanced delivery of gentamicin to infection foci due to staphylococcus aureus using gold nanorods. Drug Delivery. In press

30- Akram Fazli, Mojtaba Salouti. Targeting molecular imaging approach for detection of infection and inflammation by diagnostic nuclear medicine techniques. Current Medical Imaging Review 2014, 10 (3): 215-233.

1-Mojtaba Salouti, Zahra heidari. Breast cancer: Radioimmunoscintigraphy and Radioimmunotherapy (in 12 Chapters on Nuclear Medicine). ISBN 978-953-307-802-1. InTech Publishing House. December 2011. Vienna, Austria. Pages 166-198
2- Mojtaba Salouti, Akram Fazli. Infectious Foci Imaging with Targeting Radiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Medicine (in Medical Imaging in Clinical Practice). ISBN 978-953-51-0986-0. InTech Publishing House. February 2013. Vienna, Austria. Pages 193-229
3- Mojtaba Salouti, Azam Ahangari. Nanoparticle based Drug Delivery Systems for Treatment of Infectious Diseases (In Application of Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery). ISBN 980-953-307-1111-8. InTech Publishing House. July 2014, Vienna, Austria. Pages 155-192

1- Awarded in International Symposium on Trends in Radiopharmaceuticals (ISTR-2005), November 14-18, 2005, Vienna, Austria (IAEA)
2- Awarded in 17th International Symposium on Rdiopharmaceutical Sciences, 30 April- 4 May 2007, Aachen, Germany
3- Awarded in 7th International Conference on Nuclear and Radiochemistry, August 24-29, 2008, Budapest, Hungry
4- Top Distinguished Researcher, Zanjan Branch, Islamic Azad University (2008)
5- Awarded in International Conference on Advances in Radiation Oncology (ICARO), April 27-29, 2009, Vienna, Austria (IAEA)
6- Awarded in 18th International Symposium on Radiopharmaceutical Sciences (ISRS18), July 12-17, 2009, Edmonton, Canada (Wiley Global Publication Award)
7- Top Distinguished Researcher, Zanjan Branch, Islamic Azad University (2010)
8- Top Distinguished Researcher, Zanjan Branch, Islamic Azad University (2012)