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Md. Zakir Hossain Howlader, Ph.D.

Email: hhzakir@yahoo.com and hhzakir@du.ac.bd

 

Present Position:

Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Dhaka

Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

 

Employment details:

 

From March 2008 to till date: Serving as a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka.

 

From September 2009 to March 2011 served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Lab of Physiological Functions of Foods in Kyoto University, Japan.

 

From July 2004 to February 2008: Served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka.

 

From September 2002 to July 2004: Served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka.

 

From April 2002 to September 2002: Served as a Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka.

 

From October1998 to March 2002: Involved in research in laboratory of Nutrition, Tohoku University, Japan as a Ph.D student.

 

From June 1995 to September 1998: Served as a Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka.

 

From September 1994 to June 1995: Served as a Scientific Officer in the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR).

 

Academic details:

Postdoctoral Fellow:

1.      Worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in laboratory of physiological functions of food, faculty of Agriculture in Kyoto University, Japan. From April 2010-March 2011.

  1. Worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Laboratory of Nutrition, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai 981-8555, Japan. From September 2009-March 2010.

 

Doctor of philosophy (Ph. D.) obtained from Laboratory of Nutrition, Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan, in March 2002.

Title of Doctoral Thesis: “Studies on oxidized LDL mediated inhibition of Lecithin:Cholesterol Acyltransferase (LCAT) activity.’’

 

Master of Science (M. Sc.) obtained from Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1993 (1989 Exam) with thesis and secured 1st class 2nd position.

 

Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) obtained from Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1991 (1988 Exam), and secured 1st class 1st position.

 

 

Field of Specialization: Clinical and Nutritional Biochemistry.

 

Conference Proceedings:

1. Hosen MB, Abdullah ATM, How lader MZH, Kabir Y. Dietary exposure of mineral and trace elements through cereals commonly consumed by Dhaka city residents. Presented in 2nd International South Asian Biotechnology Conference, 5-6 February, 2016 Dhaka, Bangladesh. Poster No. H-025, Page-190-191.

 

2. Afrin M, Hasan MM, Hosen MB, Howlader MZH, Kabir Y. Oxidative stress, DNA damage and XRCC 1 gene polymorphism in welders in Dhaka city of Bangladesh. Presented in 2nd International South Asian Biotechnology Conference, 5-6 February, 2016 Dhaka, Bangladesh. Poster No. H-007, Page-183-185.

 

3. Akhter A, Faruk MO, Hosen MB, KabirY and Howlader MZH. Oxidative stress and related health hazards in tannery workers. Presented in 2nd International South Asian Biotechnology Conference, 5-6 February, 2016 Dhaka, Bangladesh. Poster No. P-E180, Page-171-172.

 

4. Moli MA, Hasan MM, Hosen MB, Howlader MZH, Kabir Y. Association of TNF-α gene polymorphism and lipid profile with type 2 diabetes in Bangladeshi Population. Presented in 21st Diabetes and Endocrine Conference, 17-19 December, 2015, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Page 21-22.

 

5. Hosen MB, Abdullah ATM, Howlader MZH, Kabir Y. Dietary exposure of heavy metals, minerals and trace elements through fruits consumed by urban population. Presented in 12th FENS International Nutrition Conference, Berlin, Germany, 20-23 October, 2015. Abstract Number: 149/225. Published in Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2015; 67 (Suppl 1), Page: 490. (Selected as second best poster).

 

6. Rahman MM, Hosen MB, Hasan MM, Kabir Y, Howlader MZH. Association of vitamin D and vitamin D binding protein gene polymorphism with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Bangladesh. Presented in Young Scientists Program and 14th FAOBMB Congress, Hyderbad, India, 24-30 November, 2015. Abstract No: YSP-06.

 

7. Hosen MB, Islam MR, Begum F, Kabir Y, Howlader MZH. Oxidative stress affects sperm quality, a possible reason for male infertility. Presented in the national conference on Biochemistry, Industry and sustainable economy, 21 March, 2015, Bangladesh. (Selected as 3rd best presentation).

 

8. Hasan MM, Rahman MM, Hosen MB, Howlader MZH, Kabir Y. Association of ATP binding cassette transporter 1 gene polymorphism with the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus in Bangladesh. Presented on the national conference on Biochemistry, Industry and sustainable economy, 21 March, 2015, Bangladesh.

 

9. Rahman MM, Hasan MM, Hosen MB, Kabir Y, Howlader MZH. Association of vitamin D binding protein gene polymorphism with the susceptibility of type 2 diabetes mellitus in Bangladesh. Presented in the national conference on Biochemistry, Industry and sustainable economy, 21 March, 2015, Bangladesh.

 

10. Hosen MB, Islam J, Salam MA, Islam MF, Howlader MZH, Kabir Y. N-acetyltransferase 2 gene polymorphism as a biomarker for susceptibility to bladder cancer in Bangladeshi population. Presented in International Conference of Biotechnology in Health and Agriculture, 9-10 January, 2015, Bangladesh.

 

11. Hosen MB, Salam MA, Islam MF, Howlader MZH, Hossain A, Kabir Y. Association of p53 Gene Polymorphisms with Susceptibility of Bladder Cancer in Bangladeshi Population. Presented in 5th Regional Public Health Conference, 17-18 December, 2014, Bangladesh.

 

12. Hosen MB, Akhtar S, Hawlader MZH, Khan M, Kabir Y. Dietary exposure of heavy metals, minerals and trace elements foods commonly consumed by Dhaka city people. 1st Joint ACS AGFD – ACS ICSCT Symposium on Agricultural and Food Chemistry, March 4-5, 2014, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

13. Rabbani MAG, Howlader MZH, Kabir Y. Emmergence of broad spectrum antibiotic resistance in environmental microflora due to indiscriminate disposal of untreated hospital waste. Bangladesh Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2013 Conference, Chittagong, Bangladesh, January 12-13, 2013. Abstract # SEP-9, p.112.

 

 

List of publications:

 

1.

Md Bayejid Hosen, Md Rakibul Islam, Firoza Begum, Yearul Kabir, M Zakir Hossain Howlader. Oxidative stress induced sperm DNA damage, a possible reason for male infertility. Iran J Reprod Med. September 2015, Vol. 13. No. 9. pp: 525-532.

2.

 

M.R. ISLAM, S. AFRIN, T.A. KHAN, M.Z.H. HOWLADER. Nutrient Content And Antioxidant Properties Of Some Popular Fruits In Bangladesh. April 2015. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 6(4): 1407-1414, 2015. doi: 10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.6(4).1407-14.

3.

Hosen MB, Salam MA, Islam MF, Howlader MZH, Kabir Y. Association of p53 gene polymorphisms with susceptibility of bladder cancer in Bangladeshi population. Tumor Biology, March 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s13277-015-3324-3.

4.

Md. Bayejid Hosen, Md. Atay Rabby, Yearul Kabir, M Zakir Hossain Howlader. Oxidative Stress and Preeclampsia: During Pregnancy and After Delivery. American Journal of Pharmacy and Health Research. February, 2015; 3(2).

5.

Hosen MB, Banna AL, Kabir Y, Howlader MZH. Association of maternal hypothyroidism with preeclampsia. Biojournal of Science and Technology. 2014, 1:1-7.

6.

 

 

 

Md. Bayejid HOSEN, Jahidul ISLAM, Md. Abdus SALAM, Md. Fakhrul ISLAM,

M Zakir H. HOWLADER and Yearul KABIR. N-acetyltransferase 2 gene polymorphism as a biomarker for susceptibility to bladder cancer in Bangladeshi population. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. November, 2014; doi:10.1111/ajco.12291.

7.

Hosen MB, Akhtar S, Howlader ZH, Khan M, Kabir Y. Composition and dietary exposure of heavy metals through vegetables commonly consumed by Dhaka city residents. Proceedings of the 1st Joint ACS AGFD – ACS ICSCT Symposium on Agricultural and Food Chemistry, March 4-5, 2014. Bangkok, Thailand, pp.280-287.

8.

Sonia Tamanna, Sayma Parvin, Alak K Dutta, M Ali Siddique, Sunil K Biswas and Zakir H. Howlader. Content of some minerals and their bioavailability in selected popular rice varieties from Bangladesh. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. 2(7), 35-43, 2013.

9.

Z ZEBA, SM SHEFIN, R ZINNAT, MO FARUQUE, Zakir.H HOWLADER, ZA LATIF, L ALI. Total Body Iron Status of a Group of Bangladeshi Prediabetic Subjects. Journal of Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons.pp 23-27, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2013.

10.

M. Saiedullah, S. Hayat, M. R. Zamir, M. Arif, Zakir H. Howlader, and M. Rahman. DNA Damage in Lymphocytes in Hypertensive Subjects in Bangladesh. J. Sci. Res. 5 (3), 535-543 (2013). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v5i3.15022.

11.

Asagi Ito, Hitoshi Shirakawa, Naofumi Takumi, Yoshihiko Minegishi, Ai Ohashi, Zakir H Howlader, Yusuke Ohsaki, Toshiro Sato, Tomoko Goto and Michio Komai. Menaquinone-4 enhances testosterone production in rats and testis-derived tumor cells. Lipids in Health and Disease, 10:158, 2011.

12.

Gargy Lahiry, Tania Rahman, AKM Mahbub Hasan, Alak K Dutta, Md Arif and Zakir H Howlader. Assessment of impact on health of children working in the garbage dumping site in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics; (Oxford University press). 01/2011; 57(6):472-5. Advanced access: doi:10.1093/tropej/fmr002. 2011.

13.

Zakir H Howlader, Sonia Tamanna, Sayma Parveen, Hossain U Shekhar, M Alauddin and Firoza Begum. Superoxide dismutase activity and the changes of some micronutients in Preeclampsia. Bang. J. of Med. Sci.15 (02):107-113. 2009.

14.

Zakir H Howlader, Sayma Parveen, Sonia Tamanna, Tanjir A. Khan, and Firoza Begum. Oxidative stress and antioxidant status in neonates born to preeclamptic mother. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics; (Oxford University press). 55 (6):363-367. doi:10.1093/tropej/fmp025. 2009.

15.

Zakir H Howlader, Md. Arif, Ahmad F. Karim, Md. Rakibul Islam, and A.K.M. Mahbub Hasan. Oxidative stress and antioxidant status in thyroid dysfunction. Bang. J. Med. Sci. 14(1): 52-56. 2008.

16.

Zakir H Howlader, Farhana A. Jahan, Md. Shamsul A. Bhuiyan, Md. Rakibul Islam, and Md. Saiful Islam. Albumin Creatinine ratio (ACR) for possible use as an early diagnostic marker of diabetic nephropathy. Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 17(1): 1-8. 2008.

17.

Zakir H. Howlader, Md. Rakibul Islam, Jahangir Hossain, Tanjir A Khan, Ahmad F. Karim, and Yearul Kabir. Combined Effects of Type-II Diabetes Mellitus and Cigarette Smoking Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Complications. International Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism. 15(3): 94-99. 2007. 

18.

Zakir H Howlader, Yearul Kabir, Tanjir A. Khan, Md. Rakibul Islam, Firoza Begum, and Fatma G. Huffman. Plasma lipid profile, lipid peroxidation and antioxidant status in preeclamptic and uncomplicated pregnancies in Bangladesh. J. Med. Sciences 8: 1576-1582. 2007.

19.

Zakir H Howlader, M Alauddin, Tanjir A. Khan, M Rakibul Islam, Firoza Begum, and Yearul Kabir. Oxidizability of serum lipids and paraoxonase activity in preeclampsia. Ban. J. Med. Sci. 13(2): 112-117, 2007.

20.

Zakir H Howlader, Mahmud-ul-Islam, M Rakibul Islam, and Yearul Kabir. Changing pattern of lipid composition with the maturation of breast milk. Ban. J. Med. Sci. 13(2): 118-122, 2007.

21.

Zakir H Howlader, Ahmad F Karim, Tanjir A Khan, Rakibul Islam, and Emran K Chowdhury. Thyroid disorders and risk of cardiovascular complications. Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 16(2): 131-142, 2007.

22.

Tanjir A Khan, Yearul Kabir, Firoza Begum, Shamima N Shahed, and Zakir H  

 Howlader. Preeclampsia associated with hypertriglyceridemia and decreased antioxidant  

 status. Bang. J. Med. Sci. 10(2): 94-99, 2004.

23.

Yearul Kabir, M. Islam, and Zakir H Howlader. Effect of Socio-economic conditions on Lipid composition of Breast milk of Bangladeshi Urban Mothers. Pak. J. Biol. Sci 22: 1872-1875, 2003.

24.

E. K. Chowdhury, M. A. Amin, E. Haque, Zakir H Howlader, H. U. Shekhar, S.

R.Alim, and H. Misono. Characterization of NAD+dependent L-Serine dehydrogenase from Pseudomonas putida E23. Bangladesh J. Biochem. 8: 13-21, 2002.

25.

Kamiyama S., Zakir H Howlader, M. Ito, M. Komai, and Y. Furukawa. Effect of  

Vitamins C and / or E deficiency on lipoprotein metabolism in Osteogenic Disorder Shionogi Rat, a strain unable to synthesize ascorbic acid. J. Nutr. Sci. Vitaminol. (Tokyo) 48: 95-101, 2002.

26.

Zakir H Howlader, S. Kamiyama, H. Shirakawa, Y. Murakami, M. Ito, M. 

Komai,K. Muramoto, and Y. Furukawa. Detoxification of Oxidized LDL by Transferring its Oxidation Product(s) to Lecithin:Cholesterol Acyltransferase. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 291: 758-763, 2002.

27.

Murakami Y., S. Kamiyama, Zakir H Howlader, T. Yamato, M. Komai, and Y.  

Furukawa. Lecithin:Cholesterol Acyltransferase is insufficient to prevent oxidative modification of low-density lipoprotein. J. Biochem. (Tokyo), 131: 17-19, 2002.

28.

Zakir H Howlader, S. Kamiyama, Y. Murakami, M. Ito, M. Komai, and Y. Furukawa. Lecithin:Cholesterol Acyltransferase repairs the adverse effects of oxidized LDL while incurring damage itself. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 65(11): 2494-2503, 2001.

29.

E. K. Chowdhury, Zakir H Howlader, S. R. Alim, H. U. Shekhar, M. A. Hossain, and H. Misono. Occurrence of a novel NAD+ dependent L-Serine dehydrogenase in Pseudomonas putida E23 isolated from soil. Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 7(2): 155-162, 1998.

30.

H.U. Shekhar, Zakir H Howlader, E. K. Chowdhury and A. U. Ahmed Physicochemical characteristics and Bacterial contamination of a Soybean oil sample. Bangladesh J. life Sci. 10(1&2): 151-153, 1998.

31.

M. N. Huda, Sk. M. Rahman, Zakir H Howlader, and H.U. Shekhar. Optimization of a feeding solution for Hirudo Menilensis. Bangladesh J. Zool. 25(1): 89-90, 1997.

32.

H. U. Shekhar, M. N. Alam, Zakir H Howlader, M. N. Huda, and A. Hossain. Effect of Storage on the Physicochemical Characteristics of Soybean Oil. Bangladesh J. Biochem. 2(1): 41-48, 1996.

33.

M. A. Salam, N. Alam, M. N. Uddin, R. Nabi, and Zakir H Howlader. Biochemical composition of Body muscle and its caloric contents of Tawes (Puntius gonionotus, Bleeker) Bangladesh J. Sci. Res. 13(2): 205-211, 1995.

34.

M. A. Jalil, Zakir H Howlader, M. N. Uddin, and B. Gomes. The comparative in vitro digestibilities of Casein, BSA, and Protein(s) of two varieties of locally grown rice. Bangladesh J. Nutr. 6(2): 17-21, 1993.