Curriculum Vitae

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Ph.D. in Botany from Highest Attestation Committee of the Council of Ministers of USSR, Moscow, USSR, 1989
M.S., Biology Department, Baku State University, 1981


1994–present, Post-doctoral Research Associate, Research Associate, and currently Adjunct Assistant Professor (teaching Herbal Medicine class), Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

2005–2010, Teaching Ethnobotany class, Mount Holyoke College.

Research work at Komarov Institute of Botany, USSR Academy of Sciences, and Moscow Lomonosov University.

Research Interests

  • Ethnobotany
  • Ethnopharmacology
  • Phytotherapy
  • Traditional Herbal Medicine
  • Plant taxonomy
  • Essential oil analyses
  • Biological activities of chemical constituents of medicinal plants, especially antibacterial, antifungal activities, insecticidal activity, antioxidant and cytotoxic activity

Recent Publications (2015-2020)

Mamadalieva N.Z. and N.A.Mamedov, 2020, Taxus brevifolia a High-Value Medicinal Plant, as a Source of Taxol. In: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of North America. Editor: Akos Mathe, Spinger Verlag, pp. 201-218

Mamedov, N., 2019, Pharmacological activities of Deer root (Rghaponticum carthamoides, Asteraceae), Proceedings of 2nd Annual Congress on Plant Science and Biodiversity, London, UK, p.34

Mamedov N. and D.Egamberdieva, 2018, Phytochemical Constituents and Pharmacological Effects of Licorice: a Review. In: Plant and Human Health, Phramacology and Therapeutic Uses/Eds.M.Ozturk and K.R.Hakeem, Springer Verlag, pp.1-21

Mamedov N. 2018, Foreword, In: Vegetation of Central Asia and Environs/D.Egamberdieva and M.Ozturk, Spinger Verlag, pp.1-3

Letchamo, W., Ozturk, M, Altay, V., Musayev, M., Mamedov, N.A. and K.R.Hakeem, 2018, An Alternative Potential Natural Genetic Resource: Sea Buckthorn [Elaeagnus rhamnoides (syn.: Hippophae rhamnoides)]. In.: Global Perspectives on Underutilized Crops/Eds.M.Ozturk, K.R.Hakeem, M.S.A.Ashraf, Springer Verlag, pp.25-81

Letchamo, W., Hartman, T., Gosslin, A., Mamedov, N., & Craker, L., 2018. The Accumulation of Phenolic Compounds in Genetically Selected Amaranthus hybridus is Influenced by Endophytic Natural Growth Regulator. International Journal of Secondary Metabolite, 5(1): 12-19.

Mamedov N.A., A.Pasdaran and N.Mamadalieva, 2018, Pharmacological studies of Syrian rue, International Journal of Secondary Metabolite, Vol.5, Issue 1, pp. 1-6

Lasgari A., Pasdaran A, and Nazim Mamedov, 2017, Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activities of the Volatile Composition of the Flower and Fruit of Solanum sisymbriifolium (Litchi Tomato), Pharmaceutical Sciences, 23, pp.66-71

Mamedov, Nazim, N.Z. Mamadalieva, A.A. Janibekov, Lyle E. Craker, 2017, Screening some of plants from Silene Genus for 20-Hydroxyecdysone, International Journal of Secondary Metabolite, Vol.4, Issue 2, pp.74-77

Mamedov N. and N.Mamadalieva, 2016, Medicinal plants of former USSR used for Treatment of depression. In.: Herbal Medicine in Depression: From traditional Medicine to innovative drug delivery, Editor: Clara Grosso,Spinger Verlag, pp.183-258

Egamberdieva, Dilfuza; Nazim Mamedov; Elisa Ovidi; Antonio Tiezzi; and Lyle Craker. 2016. "Phytochemical and Pharmacological Properties of Medicinal Plants from Uzbekistan: A Review." Journal of Medicinally Active Plants 5 (2): 59-75. Available at:

Pasdaran A., Hamedi A. and N.Mamedov, 2016, Antibacterial and insecticidal activity of three algae species of Oman Sea, International Journal of Secondary Metabolite, Vol.3, Issue 2, pp.66-73

Mamedov N. and D.Ergamberdieva, 2015, Potential use of Licorice in phytoremediation of salt affected soils. In: Plants, Pollutants and Remediation/Eds.M.Ozturk, M. Ashraf, A. Aksoy, M.S.A. Ahmad, K.R. Hakeem, Springer Verlag, pp.22-51

Mamedov N.A., M.Urbanowski and L.E.Craker, 2015. Study of Antimicrobial activity of Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) against Helicobacter pylori, Acta Horticulturae,1098:91-94

Mamedov, Nazim, N.P. Mehdiyeva, Lyle E. Craker. 2015. "Medicinal Plants Used in Traditional Medicine of the Caucasus and North America," Journal of Medicinally Active Plants 4(Vol 4 Issues 3-4):42-66.
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Letchamo W., Mamedov N., Craker L., Lechamo D. and T.Hartman, 2015. Genetically selected Omega 3 rich chia introduced to Ethiopia for the first time as a potential source of nutraceutical, Proceedings of International Symposium on EuroAsian Biodiversity, Baku, Azerbaijan, p.11