Masih Shokrani Ph.D., MT(ASCP) - NIU - College of Health & Human Sciences

About the College

Masih Shokrani Ph.D., MT(ASCP)

Masih Shokrani

Title: Associate Professor
DivisionAllied Health & Communicative Disorders
Unit: Medical Laboratory Sciences
Office Location: DuSable Hall 165
Office Phone: (815) 753-6323
Office Fax : (815) 753-1653

Courses Taught

  • AHLS 301 Immunology
  • AHLS 311 Immunology Lab
  • AHLS 448 Intro to Research in Medical Lab Sciences
  • AHLS 344 Medical Diagnostic Biochemistry
  • AHLS 345 Medical Diagnostic Biochemistry Lab
  • AHLS 475 Medical Lab Sciences Competency
  • AHLS 471 Medical Lab Sciences Lecture Series
  • AHLS 470C Topics in Medical Biochemistry
  • AHLS 470D Topics in Medical Serology/Immunology
  • UHHS 460 Intro to Research in Health & Human Sciences


Ph.D., Microbiology/Immunology
Meharry Medical College 

B.S., Medical Technology
Tennessee State University


ASCP certified as a Medical Technologist


ASCP licensed to work in the states

Research Interests

  • Immunology/Medical Microbiology & Virology (HIV & Hepatitis), & Medical Biochemistry/Hematology/Cancer
  • Diabetes; Study of Autimmune Disorders; Cytokines; Elucidation of signal transduction pathways
  • Education Studies for Medical Laboratory Sciences discipline

Selected Publications

*Shokrani M. Emerging approaches to the examination of lipoproteins for cardio-metabolic risk stratification. Medical Laboratory Observer. 2014 January issue volume 46. NO 1, published as Clinical Issues.

*Lukaszuk JM, Prawitz AD, Shokrani M, Umoren J, Norman E. Methylmalonic Acid Levels in Non-Elderly Adult Chronic PPI Users. J Hum Nutr Food Sc., 2013, 1:1004.

*Shokrani M. Inflammatory bowel disease: diagnosis and research trends. Medical Laboratory Observer, 2012, August issue volume 44. No. 8, published as Cover Story.

*Shokrani M. Cytokines: utility and laboratory measurement. Medical Laboratory Observer, 2011, December issue volume 43. No. 12, published as Cover Story Plus.

*Degel J, Shokrani M. Validation of the Efficacy of a Practical Method for Neutrophils Isolcation from Peripheral Blood. Clin Lab Sci. 2010 Spring;23(2):94-8. (#senior and corresponding author).

*Kundranda MN, Henderson M, Carter KJ, Gorden L, Binhazim A, Ray S, Baptiste T, Shokrani M, Leite-Browning ML, Jahnen-Dechent W, Matrisian LM, Ochieng J. The serum glycoprotein fetuin-A promotes Lewis Lung carcinoma tumorigenesis via adhesive-dependent and adhesive-independent mechanisms.  Cancer Res. 2005 Jan 15; 65(2):499-506

*Shokrani M, Terrell F, Turner EA, Aguinaga, MdP. Chromatographic measurements of hemoglobin Ain blood samples that contain sickle hemoglobin. Ann. Clin. Lab. Sci. 2000 Apr; 30(2):191-4.

Textbook Chapter Contributor

*Masih Shokrani, authored Virology in Intracellular Microorganism Chapter (pages 808-839) in Clinical LaboratoryMicrobiology, a practical method, by Kiser et al,. 2010. Pearson Education Inc: Upper Saddle River, NJ. ISBN: 13:978-0-13-092195-6

(*= peer-reviewed)