BRC Editorial Board
M. Anwar Hossain, PhD
Dept. of Bioichemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Dhaka
Anwar obtained his bachelor’s and master’s from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Dhaka in 1971 and 1972 respectively. He did his MSc thesis under the supervision of Kamaluddin Ahmad. Anwar joined Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Dhaka as a lecturer on 1 January 1975. In 1982 Anwar was awarded a Monbukagakusho Scholarship
with which he pursued doctoral studies at Kyoto University
, Japan under the supervision of Kozi Asada. His Ph.D. thesis was titled “Photosynthesis: Plant’s Defence Mechanism against Photo-Oxidative Damage” and was awarded the degree in 1985. He became an Assistant Professor at 1985 and Associate Professor at 1990. From 1994 to till date he is working as a Selection Grade Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka. He was Chairman of the Department from 2001–2003. Hossain was elected as Dean of the Biological Sciences and the Founding Project Director of Dhaka University’s Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering. He has, in the past, served as the elected General Secretary and President of the Dhaka University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) for multiple terms. Professor Hossain was elected as the Vice-Chancellor
of Jahangirnagar University
(JU) on 17 July 2012, a position which he served till January 2014.
Haseena Khan, PhD
Dept. of Bioichemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Dhaka
Scopus Author ID: 7201739156
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Haseena Khan is a Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka. She has served in the first National Executive Committee on Biotechnology, (2004-2006). She has helped in the development of National Biotechnology Guidelines. She is a member of the Board of Governors, National Institute of Biotechnology, member of Forensic DNA Laboratory Advisory Council (2016-) and a member of the National Technical Committee on Biotechnology (2016 – till date). She has served on the Board of Studies (2016 – 2018), Faculty of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, South Asian University New Delhi, India where she had earlier worked as a Visiting Professor for one year. Professor Khan is a Fellow of the Bangladesh Academy of Science and a Fellow of The World Academy of Science. She has been awarded the Bangladesh Academy of Science-M.O. Ghani Memorial Gold Medal in 2011 and the Kazi Mahbubullah Gold Medal in 2015 and Moni Singh – Farhad Memorial Trust Award, 2016. She was been awarded the Independence Day Award, 2019. She has many publications to her credit.
Sharif Akhteruzzaman, PhD
Dept. of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
University of Dhaka
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Dr. Sharif Akhteruzzaman is a professor and the former chairman of the Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Dhaka. He has been serving the University at many different capacities since he joined the university as a lecturer in 1989. During the last twenty-nine years of his academic career he has been actively engaged in teaching and research in contemporary fields of biotechnology. Currently he is also working as the Director of the Biotechnology Research Centre, University of Dhaka.
In addition to his PhD research conducted at the University of Tokyo, Japan, he also received advanced training on Forensic DNA Technology, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics from Strathclyde University, UK, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, India and International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India.
He published more than 70 research articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals which are uniquely focused in Biotechnology, Population Genetics and Molecular Diagnosis.
Dr. Sharif pioneered the introduction of DNA Profiling technology in Bangladesh through the establishment of the National Forensic DNA Profiling Laboratory at Dhaka Medical College, which is the first of its kind in Bangladesh. He is the recipient of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences Gold Medal Award-2015 for his outstanding contribution in the field of Biological Science.
Md. Abdul Khaleque, PhD
Dept. of Microbiology and Biotechnology
North South University,
Scopus ID: 56618249500
ORCID ID: 0002-6873-9165
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Prof. Abdul Khaleque is a prominent Molecular Biologist and Biotechnologist with over a decade of experiences in basic research, teaching, administration, entrepreneur and industrial settings. He earned his Ph.D in Molecular Genetics from Kumamoto University, Japan and M.S in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from Dhaka University, Bangladesh.
Abdul Khaleque has returned to Dhaka in 2007 after almost 10 years with the commitment and dedication to work in the area of Biotechnology and Bioscience. He is currently working at North South University as Professor of Biochemistry in the Dept. of Biochemistry & Microbiology. He served as the Chair of the same department for more than 6 years. He was also the Director, Undergraduate Admissions for about 3 years. Based on his service, quality of work, capability and dedication towards NSU, authority has given him the honor to be the Marshal for the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st Convocation. He is doing all these extracurricular assignments in addition to his regular teaching and research.
Before joining to NSU, Dr. Abdul Khaleque has worked with Invitrogen Corp. California, USA, where he worked closely with Quality Assurance and Quality Control to identify potential areas of improvement as they pertain to regulatory or scientific issues. Prior to Invitrogen Corp., Abdul Khaleque worked in Boston University and Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA. In both institutes he was actively involved in cancer research directed at understanding the role of heat shock proteins in cancer metastasis. He is well acquainted with general molecular biology, molecular pathology and biochemistry techniques.
Over the past 20 years his research works have focused on many contemporary issues related to the cancer biology, mitochondrial protein transport, regulation of protein phosphorylation in signal transduction pathways, antioxidant contents of Bangladeshi fruits and vegetables and food safety. His research finding has been published in several international journals including Journal of Biological Chemistry, Oncogene, Journal of Immunology, Trends in Biochemical Sciences, Signal Transduction Insights, British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research etc.
Abdul Khaleque also worked as a visiting researcher at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia (2002) and Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan (1997). He has been awarded with several prestigious awards, including Oncology Fellowship (2005) from Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA; Monbusho Scholarship (1997) from Ministry of Education and Science, Japan; Chancellor award from the President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (1987).
Dr Khaleque possesses good communication, organizational, supervisory, research and teaching skills. In addition, he strives to be friendly and treat people with warmth and respect with his own interpersonal dealings.
Dr. Khaleque is happily married with two daughters and two sons. As a man he is self-driven and target oriented with a decent and simple life-style.
S. Ashraf Ahmed, PhD
United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
Systems and Structural Biology Division, USAMRIID, 1425 Porter Street, Fort Detrick, Maryland 21703
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Obtained MSc in Biochemistry from Dhaka University in 1974 and PhD in Microbial Biochemistry from Kyoto University in 1983. After a 3 year Post-Doctoral research at NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, served as a Research Assistant Professor at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Currently Research Advisor of the Associateship Program of the National Research Council, a component of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. Area of expertise include Enzyme structure and function, protein toxin, assay development.
AKM Khyrul Wara, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Center for Excellence in Vascular Biology, Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, NRB-742, Boston, MA 02115, USA
ph: +617-535-4368; fax: +1-617-525-4380
My research interest is to understand transcriptional mechanisms governing cellular growth and differentiation focusing on cell types relevant to cardiovascular biology. Specifically, I have been focused on a family of transcription factors termed Kruppel –like factors and their roles in endothelial, smooth muscle, macrophage, and cardiac biology. Approaches to the study of these transcriptional regulators range from in vitro to in vivo using gene-targeting approaches in mice.
My key aspects of current research projects involving the role of a transcription factor KLF10 in CD4 and T regulatory cell biology in different cardiovascular disease states. We have CD4-specific knockout mice for KLF10 and are using it to explore its role on T regulatory cells in:
2) angiogenesis and peripheral artery disease
3) obesity/insulin resistance
4) proangiogenic cells (PACs) originate from the BM are capable of being recruited to sites of ischemic injury where they contribute to neovascularization.
Altaf Hossain Sarker, PhD.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road, MS 977-250, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
I received training in protein biochemistry and enzymology and characterized proteins involved in repair of DNA damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) in my graduate study. During my tenure at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL), I studied mechanism of transcription-coupled repair (TCR), a process for faster repair of lesions from the transcribed-strand of active gene then non-transcribed or genome overall and proposed a novel model for the early steps of TCR.
M. Nasir Uddin FAHA, PhD
Texas A&M HSC College of Medicine
Lab at Temple Health & Bioscience District, Room # 109 1802 S. 1st Street, Temple, Texas 76504
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Nasir Uddin, PhD, FAHA is the Founder Executive & Scientific Director of Orion Institute for Translational Medicine and Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Emergent Biotechnology, LLC., Temple, Texas. Dr. Uddin is serving as an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University College of Medicine. Dr. Uddin is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and also serves as a Councilor of the Central Texas Society for Clinical and Translational Research. A major long-term goal of his lab is to determine the pathogenesis and molecular signaling in preeclampsia and ovarian cancer and to evaluate potential therapeutic interventions. He has published more than 150 peer reviewed articles and has presented more than 300 abstracts in national and international meetings. Dr. Uddin mentored more than 150 medical students, medical residents and fellows, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. He is a member of several professional societies and also a peer review member of several Journals and funding agencies at USA and several other countries.
Mohammad Rubayet Hasan, PhD
Clinical Molecular Microbiologist
Department of Pathology Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Sidra Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College – Qatar
Level 2M, Office H2M-24093, PO BOX 26999, Doha, Qatar
Ph: +974 3003 5501;
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4658-7949
Google Scholar URL: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=HiNZjXMAAAAJ&hl=en
2002-2006 PhD in Bioscience and Bioinformatics
Kyushu Institute of Technology, Iizuka, Japan.
2000-2001 Master of Environmental Management
Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
1990 -1997 B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2014 – present Clinical Molecular Microbiologist, Division of Pathology Sciences, Department of Pathology, Sidra Medicine (January – )
2011- 2014 Laboratory Scientist, Microbiology Laboratory, BC Children’s & Women’s Hospitals, Vancouver, BC (August-October)
2015-present Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), Doha, Qatar (June-present)
2013-2015 Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada (July –August)
Abdul Kalam Azad, PhD
Oxford Institute of Radiation Oncology
University of Oxford, Oxford, OX3 7LE
M. Emdadul Haque, PhD
Dept. of Biochemistry
College of Medicine and Health Sciences
POBox.17666, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE
Phone:+9713-7137517; Cell: +971-566020940;
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Dr. Emdadul Haque has received his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from Okayama University, Japan. After completing his Ph.D., he joined the Department of Brain Science, Okayama University Medical School, Japan, to study neurodegenerative disease pathogenesis. In the year 2003, he joined the laboratory of Prof. Bingwei Lu of Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA to study Parkinson’s disease in genetic model of Drosophila. In the year 2005, he moved to Ottawa University, School of Medicine, Canada after receiving a fellowship from the Parkinson’s Society of Canada to study the “role of the Pink1 gene in neurodegeneration”. His research work was highly appreciated and highlighted in Nature Reviews Neuroscience. He joined at the department of Biochemistry, UAE University in the year 2012. His current research interest includes:
• Molecular mechanism of neurodegeneration
• Investigate the cellular function of Parkinson’s disease associated genes.
• Identification of drug targets to treat neurodegeneration.
Prof. Shahidul Islam, PhD
Department of Biochemistry
School Life Sciences
College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science
University of KwaZulu-Natal (Westville Campus)
Westville X54001, Durban 4000, South Africa
Phone:+27 31 260 8717
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Prof. Md. Shahidul Islam has completed his BSc (hons) and MSc degrees in Biochemistry from the Department of Biochemistry, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1997 and 1999, respectively. He has also completed his PhD in Nutritional Science from the Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University, Japan in September 2004. Subsequently, he has completed two consecutive Postdoctoral Fellowships from the Seoul National University, South Korea and North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa during 2005-2006 and 2006-2008, respectively. Very recently, Prof. Islam also spent considerable amount of time as a “Visiting Research Fellow” at the Department of Biochemistry and Stem Cell Research, National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad, India and as a “Visiting Associate Professor” at St. Claraspital Hospital, Basel, Switzerland. Currently, he is serving as an “Associate Professor of Biochemistry” and Head of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology disciplines under the School of Life Sciences; College of Agriculture, Engineering and Sciences of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. He achieved “Distinguished Teacher Award 2015” and “Top30 Researcher Award 2017” from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. He also achieved a number of awards from International Endocrine Society, Korean Endocrine Society, Japan Diabetes Society, Japanese Society for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition, Pacific Science Association, International Diabetes Federation and many others in the previous years. Prof. Islam’s research focuses the development of novel non-genetic animal model of type 2 diabetes and obesity and investigating the antidiabetic and anti-obesogenic potentials and underlying mechanisms of various antidiabetic and anti-obesogenic drugs, medicinal and functional foods, sugar substitutes and artificial sweeteners, medicinal plant extracts, fractions and their isolated pure compounds targeting novel drug discovery. Prof. Islam has been rated as a committed young researcher by the National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa. Currently, he is serving as a regular reviewer of more than 20 international peer reviewed journals in the field of his expertise and working as a Member of the Editorial Board of 5 international journals such as Frontiers in Pharmacology and Drug Discovery (Switzerland), Food and Nutrition Report (England), Journal of Biochemical and Pharmacological Research (USA), Recent Patents in Food, Nutrition and Agriculture (UAE), World Journal of Diabetes (China); and as a Lead Guest Editor of two international peer reviewed journals (Molecules and Journal of Diabetes Research). So far Prof. Islam published 8 peer reviewed book chapters, more than 112 research articles in the international peer reviewed journals including 6 reviews and one editorial since 2004. He has successfully supervised the research projects of 3 Postdoctoral Fellows, 5 PhD, 7 MSc and 17 Honors level students and currently supervising the research projects of 5 PhD, 2 MSc, 2 Honors levels students. His current h-index: 23, i10-index: 45 and total citation 2024 as per given Google scholar link.
AR-Rafi Md. Faisal
Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
AR-Rafi Md. Faisal obtained his bachelor’s and master’s from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka in 2016 and 2017 respectively. He was awarded the prestigious Dean’s award in his bachelor’s for outstanding result in the Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka. He was also awarded the Gold Medal from The Duke of Edinburgh, United Kingdom for his excellent social and extracurricular activities. He did his MS thesis on downregulation of a transcription factor, DST (Drought and Salt Tolerance) to obtain a noble combination of higher yield and stress tolerance characteristics at the same time in the same rice variety. Faisal joined at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the University of Dhaka as a lecturer on 28 February, 2018.