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The “Cell Journal (Yakhteh)“, formerly published as “Yakhteh Medical Journal”, is a quarterly English publication of Royan Institute. This journal focuses on topics relevant to cellular and molecular scientific areas, besides other related fields. The Cell J has been certified by Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in 1999 and was accredited as a scientific and research journal by HBI (Health and Biomedical Information) Journal Accreditation Commission in 2000 which is an open access journal.

Published and Sponsord by:
Royan Institute, Iranian Academic Center for Education Culture and Research (ACECR)

Chairman:
Hamid Gourabi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Editor in Chief:
Ahmad Hosseini, Ph.D., Professor, Shahid Beheshti Medical University, Tehran, Iran

Editor Associate:
Saeid Abroun, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

Editorial Board:

Saeid Abroun, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

Kamran Alimoghadam, M.D., Associate Professor, Tehran Medical University, Tehran, Iran

Alireza Asgari, Ph.D., Professor, Baghyatallah University, Tehran, Iran

Mohammad Kazem Aghaee Mazaheri, D.D.S., Assistant Professor, ACECR, Tehran, Iran

Gila Behzadi, Ph.D., Professor, Shahid Beheshti Medical University, Tehran, Iran

Hossein Baharvand, Ph.D., Professor, Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Mary Familari, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne, Merlbourne, Australia

Hamid Gourabi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Jurgen Hescheler, MD., Professor, Institute of Neurophysiology of University Zu Koln, Germany

Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute, Karaj, Iran

Esmaiel Jabbari, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA

Suresh Jesuthasan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Bahram Kazemi, Ph.D., Professor, Shahid Beheshti Medical University, Tehran, Iran

Saadi Khochbin,ph.D., Professor , Inserm/Grenoble University,France

Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, USA

Kun Ping Lu, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Harvard Medical School , Boston, USA                

Hosseinali Mehrani, Ph.D., Professor, Baghyatallah University, Tehran, Iran

Seyed Javad Mowla, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

Mohammad Hossein Nasr Esfahani, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Toru Nakano, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

Donald Newgreen, Ph.D., Professor, Murdoch Children Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia

Mojtaba Rezazadeh Valojerdi, Ph.D., Professor, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

Mansooreh Roudbari , M.Sc., Royan Institute, Iran

Mohammad Hossein Sanati, Ph.D., Associate Professor, National Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Tehran, Iran

Eimei Sato, Ph.D., Professor, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Andreas Serra,M.D ., Professor, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Abdolhossein Shahverdi, Ph.D., Professor, Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran
Daniela Toniolo, Ph.D., Professor, Vita - Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy

Michele Catherine Studer,Ph.D., Institute of Biology Valrose, IBV University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France
Christian van den Bos, Ph.D., Managing Director MARES Ltd, Greven, Germany 

Gianpaolo Zerbini, MD., Ph.D., San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy

Shubing Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Central South University, China

Daniele Zink, Ph.D., Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Agency for Science Technology & Science, Singapore

Executive Committee:

Farideh Malekzadeh, M.Sc., Executive Manager, Royan Institute, Iran

Abdolhossein Shahverdi, Ph.D., Royan Institute, Iran
Elham Amirchaghmaghi, M.D., Ph.D., Royan Institute, Iran

Reza Omani Samani, M.D., Royan Institute, Iran

Mehrnoosh Motiei, B.Sc., Royan Institute, Iran

Leila Daliri, M.Sc., Royan Institute, Iran

Nafiseh Zarezadeh, M.Sc., Royan Institute, Iran

Mansooreh Roodbari, M.Sc., Royan Institute, Iran

Mahdi Lotfipanah, B.Sc., Royan Institute, Iran

Shohreh Roohbani, B.Sc, Royan Institute, Iran

English Editors:

Naser Ansari Pour, Ph.D., University of Tehran, Iran

Jane Elizabeth Ferrie, Ph.D., University College of London, UK

Vahid Ezzatizadeh, ph.D., Royan Institute, Iran

Haydeh Hekmat, M.Sc., Royan Institute, Iran
Mansooreh Roudbari , M.Sc., Royan Institute, Iran

Kim Vagharfard, M.Sc., Royan Institute, Iran

Graphists:
Laleh Mirza Ali Shirvani, B.Sc, Royan Instiute, Iran

Website Manager:
Zahra Rostamizadeh, B.Sc, Royan Institute, Iran

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