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  • Curriculum vitae

    Date of birth: 9 July 1982
    Nationality: Iranian, German
    Tel: +49 251-83-55566

    Academic degrees and professional appointments:

    Since 2016: Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Physiologie I, Westfälische Wilhelms University Münster, Germany.
    2013 - 2016: PhD project entitled: “The role of potassium pacemaker channels on thalamocortical oscillations” under supervision of Prof. Dr. Thomas Budde, institute of Physiologie I, Westfälische Wilhelms University Münster, Germany.
    June 2016: Awarded Ph.D. degree in Neurophysiology from Westfälische Wilhelms University Münster, Germany.
    2011 - 2013: Postgraduate internship, Department of Biological Psychology, Donders Institute of Brain, Cognition and Behavior (DCC), Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
    2009 - 2010: Research assistant, Buali Research Institute of Medical Science, Mashhad, Iran.
    2007: MSc. in animal physiology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
    2004: BSc. in general biology, Open University of Mashhad, Iran.


    1. Innovative Medizinische Forschung (IMF),Medizinische Fakultät Münster, Duration: 2019-2020.
    2. Innovative Medizinische Forschung (IMF), Medizinische Fakultät Münster, Duration: 2021-2024
  • Publications


    1. Patberg, M., Oniani, T., Disse, P., Peischard, S., Vinnenberg, L., Zobeiri, M., Romanelli, M. N., Epping, L., Wiendl, H., Meuth, S. G., Hundehege, P., Seebohm, G., Budde, T., & Junker, A. (2023). Optimized synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of HCN channel inhibitor EC18. Archiv Der Pharmazie, 356(6), 2200665.

    2. Labbaf, A., Dellin, M., Komadowski, M., Chetkovich, D. M., Decher, N., Pape, H. C., Seebohm, G., Budde, T., & Zobeiri, M. (2023). Characterization of Kv1.2-mediated outward current in TRIP8b-deficient mice. Biological Chemistry, 404(4), 291–302.


    1. Chaudhary, R., Albrecht, S., Datunashvili, M., Cerina, M., Luttjohann, A., Han, Y., Narayanan, V., Chetkovich, D. M., Ruck, T., Kuhlmann, T., Pape, H. C., Meuth, S. G., Zobeiri, M., & Budde, T. (2022). Modulation of Pacemaker Channel Function in a Model of Thalamocortical Hyperexcitability by Demyelination and Cytokines. Cereb Cortex.

    2. Oniani, T., Vinnenberg, L., Chaudhary, R., Schreiber, J. A., Riske, K., Williams, B., Pape, H.-C., White, J. A., Junker, A., Seebohm, G., Meuth, S. G., Hundehege, P., Budde, T., & Zobeiri, M. (2022). Effects of Axonal Demyelination, Inflammatory Cytokines and Divalent Cation Chelators on Thalamic HCN Channels and Oscillatory Bursting. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23(11), 6285.


    1. Romanelli, M. N., Lungo, M. Del, Guandalini, L., Zobeiri, M., Gyökeres, A., Árpádffy-Lovas, T., Koncz, I., Sartiani, L., Bartolucci, G., Dei, S., Manetti, D., Teodori, E., Budde, T., & Cerbai, E. (2019). EC18 as a Tool To Understand the Role of HCN4 Channels in Mediating Hyperpolarization-Activated Current in Tissues. ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 10(4), 584–589.
    2. Zobeiri, M., Chaudhary, R., Blaich, A., Rottmann, M., Herrmann, S., Meuth, P., Bista, P., Kanyshkova, T., Lüttjohann, A., Narayanan, V., Hundehege, P., Meuth, S. G., Romanelli, M. N., Urbano, F. J., Pape, H. C., Budde, T., & Ludwig, A. (2019). The hyperpolarization-activated HCN4 channel is important for proper maintenance of oscillatory activity in the thalamocortical system. Cerebral Cortex, 29(5), 2291–2304.
    3. Zobeiri, M., van Luijtelaar, G., Budde, T., & Sysoev, I. V. (2019). The Brain Network in a Model of Thalamocortical Dysrhythmia. Brain Connectivity, 9(3), 273–284.


    1. Zobeiri, M., Chaudhary, R., Datunashvili, M., Heuermann, R. J., Lüttjohann, A., Narayanan, V., Balfanz, S., Meuth, P., Chetkovich, D. M., Pape, H.-C., Baumann, A., van Luijtelaar, G., & Budde, T. (2018). Modulation of thalamocortical oscillations by TRIP8b, an auxiliary subunit for HCN channels. Brain Structure and Function, 223(3), 1537–1564.
    2. Datunashvili, M., Chaudhary, R., Zobeiri, M., Lüttjohann, A., Mergia, E., Baumann, A., Balfanz, S., Budde, B., van Luijtelaar, G., Pape, H.-C., Koesling, D., & Budde, T. (2018). Modulation of Hyperpolarization-Activated Inward Current and Thalamic Activity Modes by Different Cyclic Nucleotides. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 12, 369.
    3. Silbernagel, N., Walecki, M., Schäfer, M. K.-H., Kessler, M., Zobeiri, M., Rinné, S., Kiper, A. K., Komadowski, M. A., Vowinkel, K. S., Wemhöner, K., Fortmüller, L., Schewe, M., Dolga, A. M., Scekic-Zahirovic, J., Matschke, L. A., Culmsee, C., Baukrowitz, T., Monassier, L., Ullrich, N. D., … Decher, N. (2018). The VAMP-associated protein VAPB is required for cardiac and neuronal pacemaker channel function. The FASEB Journal, fj.201800246R.


    1. Zobeiri M, Chaudhary R, Datunashvili M, Heuermann RJ, Lüttjohann A, Narayanan V, Balfanz S, Meuth P, Chetkovich DM, Pape H-C, Baumann A, van Luijtelaar G, Budde T (2017)
      Modulation of thalamocortical oscillations by TRIP8b, a brain-specific auxiliary subunits for HCN channels. Brain Structure & Function,
      Available at: [Accessed November 27, 2017]
    2. van Luijtelaar G, Zobeiri M, Lüttjohann A & Depaulis A (2017) Experimental treatment options in absence epilepsy. Curr. Pharm. Des. 23:
      Availableat: [Accessed November 2, 2017]


    1. Leist M, Datunashvilli M, Kanyshkova T, Zobeiri M, Aissaoui A, Cerina M, Romanelli MN, Pape HC, Budde T (2016)
      Two types of interneurons in the mouse lateral geniculate nucleus are characterized by different h-current density. Sci Rep. 6:24904.


    1. Kanyshkova T, Ehling P, Cerina M, Meuth P, Zobeiri M, Meuth SG, Pape HC, Budde T (2014)
      Regionally specific expression of high-voltage-activated calcium channels in thalamic nuclei of epileptic and non-epileptic rats. Mol Cell Neurosci. 61:110-22.
    2. van Luijtelaar G, Zobeiri M (2014)
      Progress and outlooks in a genetic absence epilepsy model (WAG/Rij). Curr Med Chem. 21(6):704-21. Review.


    1. Zobeiri M, van Luijtelaar G (2013)
      Noninvasive transcranial direct current stimulation in a genetic absence model. Epilepsy Behav 26(1): 42-50.


    1. Tavalaee SH, Zobeiri M, Haghighat-Khazaee Z, Hasanzadeh-Khayat M, Nassirli H, and Malaekeh-Nikouei B, Ghayour-Mobarhan M (2012)
      Serum Vitamin E Concentration in Iranian Population with Angiography Defined Coronary Artery Disease. Asian Biomedicine 6(1): 2012; 19-25.


    1. Zobeiri M, Moghimi A, Attaran D, Fathi M, Ashari AA (2009)
      Self-Hypnosis in Attenuation of Asthma Symptoms Severity. Journal of Applied Sciences 9(1): 188-192.
  • Research Projects

    1. Neuregulin I type III overexpression as a link between schizophrenia spectrum disorder and epilepsy 
    2. Mechanisms underlying the sleep-promoting effect of Japanese sake yeast and its efficacy in comorbid insomnia