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Mohadetheh Moulana, PhD

Assistant Professor
Director of Curriculum Development
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Office: G108
(601) 984-6696


  • BSc, Kuwait University, Zoology/Microbiology
  • MSc, Kuwait University, Molecular Immunology
  • PhD, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Molecular Immunology
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Cardiovascular Disease

Research interest

  • Neuroimmunology and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Immune System Activation, Hyperandrogenemia, and Mood Disorders
  • Neuroinflammation and Mood Disorders
  • Pedagogical Research and Innovative Approaches to Medical Education

Current research

My research interests focus on two areas: 1) exploring the role of immune cells in neuroinflammation, microglia activation, and associated mood disorders; and 2) T cell-mediated immune activation, hyperandrogenemia (HA) in females, and associated psychiatric disorders. My research is a multi-disciplinary approach that bridges immunology, molecular and behavioral neuroscience, physiology, and endocrinology.

Select publications

  • Moulana M. and Maranon R. Regulation of Blood Pressure is Influenced by Gender: A Study in Obese Zucker Rats. Life Sciences. 2018.
  • Rajkowska G, Legutko B, Moulana M, Syed M, Romero DG. Stockmeier CA, Miguel-Hidalgo JJ. Astrocyte Pathology in the Ventral Prefrontal White Matter in Depression. Journal of Psychiatric Research. 2018; 102:150-158. PMID: 29660602.
  • Taylor EB, Moulana M, Stuge TB, Quiniou S, Bengten E, and Wilson M. A leukocyte immune-type receptor (LITR) subset is a marker of antiviral cytotoxic cells in channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus. The Journal of Immunology. 2016; 196 (6):2677-89. PMID: 26856701. 
  • Moulana M, Hosick K, Stanford JK, Zhang H, Roman R, Reckelhoff JF. Sex differences in blood pressure control in SHR:  Lack of a role for EETs. Physiological Reports. 2014; 2 (5): e12022, PMID: 24844641.
  • Moulana M, Taylor EB, Edholm E, Quiniou S, Wilson M, Bengtén E. Identification and characterization of TCRγ and TCRδ chains in channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus. Immunogenetics. 2014; 66 (9-10): 545-561. PMID: 25129471.
  • Complete list of published work in MyBibliography