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Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology consists of three sub groups including Parasitology, Mycology and Entomology. It is formerly established as department of pathobiology and then carried on as department of Parasitology and Mycology since 1991. Academic staff include seven parasitologist, five Mycologist and one Entomologist .The research area in this Department are leishmaniasis, hedadic cyst, toxoplasmosis, intestinal parasites, candidiasis, dermatophytosis, aspergilosis and vector born dideases. In this department students are trained to diagnose infectious agents due to protozoa, helminthes, fungi and insects. Also this department is referral center for diagnosis of parasitic and fungal infection in Isfahan province.
1-To provide a convenient environment for training students in the field of parasitology and mycology.
2- To set up molecular, immunological and conventional techniques for routine and advanced detection of parasites and fungi.
3- To search for new drugs for control and treatment of parasitic and fungal infections.
4- To search for beneficial effects of parasites on treatment of human chronic diseases.
5- To set up antifungal susceptibility tests for clinical isolates
The department has two teaching labs and seven research labs which are including: Protozology, Helminthology, Immuniparasitology, Molecular parasitology, Molecula mycology, cell culture and taxonomy labs.