Profile of Dr. Md. Atiqur Rahman

... Name Dr. Md. Atiqur Rahman
Designation Associate Professor
Last Degree Ph.D (UK)
   

EDUCATION:

Ph.D.: Immunology

Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease, Medical School, University of Sheffield, UK.

             Oct 2013-Oct 2017

MS: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

            Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,

            University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            Jun 2007-Oct 2008

BSc: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

            Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology,

            University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            May 2002-June 2007

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES:

Associate Professor:

            Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

            University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            Feb 2018-Till now

Assistant Professor:

            Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

            University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            April 2013-Feb 2018

Lecturer:

            Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

            University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            March 2009-April 2013

Research Fellow:

            Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital,

            Boston, USA                                                                          

            Jun 2010-May 2012

Research Officer:

            Immunology Laboratory,

            icddr’b (International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research Bangladesh),

            Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            Dec 2008-Feb 2009

PUBLICATIONS:

Published Full paper (Peer-reviewed paper)

2017

  • NR4A orphan nuclear receptor family members, NR4A2 and NR4A3, regulate neutrophil number and survival. Prince LR, Prosseda SD, Higgins K, Carlring J, Prestwich EC, Ogryzko NV, Rahman A, Basran A, Falciani F, Taylor P, Renshaw SA, Whyte MKB, Sabroe I. Blood. 2017 Aug 24; 130 (8):1014-1025. doi: 10.1182/Blood-2017-03-770164. Epub 2017 Jun 21.

2016

  • Single-Cell Analysis of the Plasmablast Response to Vibrio cholerae Demonstrates Expansion of Cross-Reactive Memory B Cells. Kauffman RC, Bhuiyan TR, Nakajima R, Mayo-Smith LM, Rashu R, Hoq MR, Chowdhury F, Khan AI, Rahman A, Bhaumik SK, Harris L, O'Neal JT, Trost JF, Alam NH, Jasinskas A, Dotsey E, Kelly M, Charles RC, Xu P, Kováč P, Calderwood SB, Ryan ET, Felgner PL, Qadri F, Wrammert J, Harris JB. MBio. 2016 Dec 20;7(6). pii: e02021-16. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02021-16.

 

2015

  • Identification of the positively selected genes governing host-pathogen arm race in Vibrio sp. Through comparative genomics approach. Rabby A, Chakraborty S, Rahman A, Rahman SS, Soad S, Chanda KF, Chakravorty R. Biojournal of Science and Technology. Volume 2, July 2015
  • Comparative proteomic analysis reveals activation of mucosal innate immune signaling pathwaysduring cholera. Ellis CN, LaRocque RC, Uddin T, Krastins B, Mayo-Smith LM, Sarracino D, Karlsson EK, Rahman AShirin T, Bhuiyan TR, Chowdhury F, Khan AI, Ryan ET, Calderwood SB, Qadri F, Harris JB. Infect Immun. 2015 Mar;83(3):1089-103. doi: 10.1128/IAI.02765-14. Epub 2015 Jan 5.

 

2014

  • Immune responses to the O-specific polysaccharide and lipopolysaccharide of Vibrio cholera O1 in adult Bangladeshi recipients of an oral killed cholera vaccine and comparison to responses in patients with cholera. Uddin T, Aktar A, Xu P, Johnson RA, Rahman MA, Leung DT, Afrin S, Akter A, Alam MM, Rahman A, Chowdhury F, Khan AI, Bhuiyan TR, Bufano MK, Rashu R, Yu Y, Wu-Freeman Y, Harris JB, LaRocque RC, Charles RC, Kováč P, Calderwood SB, Ryan ET, Qadri F. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 May; 90(5):873-81. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0498. Epub 2014 Mar 31.

 

2013

  • Antibody Secreting Cell Responses to Vibrio cholera Infection and Oral Vaccination in Bangladeshi Adults. Rahman A, Rashu R, Bhuiyan TR, Chowdhury F, Khan AI, Islam K, LaRocque RC, Ryan ET, Wrammert J, Calderwood SB, Qadri F, Harris JB. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2013 Oct; 20(10):1592-8. doi: 10.1128/CVI.00347-13. Epub 2013 Aug 14.
  • Natural selection in a Bangladeshi population from the cholera endemic ganges river delta. Karlsson EK, Harris JB, Tabrizi S, Rahman A, Shlyakhter I, Patterson N, O'Dushlaine C, Schaffner SF, Gupta S, Chowdhury F, Sheikh A, Shin OS, Ellis C, Becker CE, Stuart LM, Calderwood SB, Ryan ET, Qadri F, Sabeti PC, Larocque RC. Sci Transl Med. 2013 Jul 3;5(192):192ra86. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3006338.
  • Computational identification of Brassica napus pollen specific protein Bnm1 as an allergen. Islam MR,, Polash AH, Sakib MS, Saha C, Rahman A. International Journal on Bioinformatics & Biosciences (IJBB) Vol.3, No.2, June 2013
  • Assessment of Nutritional Status among Adolescent Garo in Sherpur District, Bangladesh. Tamanna S, Rana MM, Ferdoushi A, Ahmad SAI, Rahman M, Rahman A. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Sciences. Volume 12. No. 03 2013.

 

2010

  • A computational approach for identification of epitopes in dengue virus envelope protein: a steptowards designing a universal dengue vaccine targeting endemic regions. Chakraborty S, Chakravorty R, Ahmed M, Rahman A, Waise TM, Hassan F, Rahman M, Shamsuzzaman S. In Silico Biol. 2010;10(5-6):235-46. doi: 10.3233/ISB-2010-0435.

 

2009

  • Antigen-specific memory B-cell responses to Vibrio cholerae O1 infection in Bangladesh. Harris AM, Bhuiyan MS, Chowdhury F, Khan AI, Hossain A, Kendall EA, Rahman A, LaRocque RC, Wrammert J, Ryan ET, Qadri F, Calderwood SB, Harris JB. Infect Immun. 2009 Sep;77(9):3850-6. Doi 10.1128/IAI.00369-09. Epub 2009 Jun 15.

TEACHING EXPERIENCES:

Associate Professor:

            Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

            University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            Feb 2018-Till now

Assistant Professor:

            Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

            University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            April 2013-Feb 2018

Lecturer:

            Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

            University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            March 2009-April 2013

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP/FELLOWSHIP AND AWARDS:

  • NECS Meeting 2016 Travel award (Funded by Boehringer-ingelheim education grant)
  • The Society of Leukocyte Biology’s 49th Annual Meeting 2016 Travel award
  • Commonwealth Scholarship (Ph.D.): Oct 3013-Sept 2016
  • Research fellowship: Harvard Medical School: Jun 2010-May 2012
  • Received Deans Award from University of Dhaka for excellent performance in B.Sc (Hons.) result.
  • Received Provost Award from Amar Ekushey Hall for securing 1st position in B.Sc (Hons.) result.
  • Dhaka University Merit Scholarship 2006 for the academic excellence in MS (first class third position).
  • Dhaka University Merit Scholarship 2005 for the academic excellence in BSc Honors (first class first position).

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Studying molecular mechanisms of neutrophilic inflammation in the context of inflammatory diseases, such as chronic obstructive inflammatory disease (COPD) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Identifying key neutrophil survival factors/mechanisms which have a potential to be therapeutically targeted for inflammatory diseases.

TEACHING EXPERIENCES:

Associate Professor:

            Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

            University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            Feb 2018-Till now

Assistant Professor:

            Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

            University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            April 2013-Feb 2018

Lecturer:

            Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

            University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            March 2009-April 2013

 

 

Md. Atiqur Rahman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor  

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Room No-211),

Faculty of Biological Science,

University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

Contact No:+8801768681612

atique303@gmail.com

atiqurrahman@du.ac.bd

 

EDUCATION:

Ph.D.: Immunology

Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease, Medical School, University of Sheffield, UK.

Oct 2013-Oct 2017

MS: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

            Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,

            University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            Jun 2007-Oct 2008

BSc: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

            Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology,

            University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            May 2002-June 2007

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES:

Associate Professor:

            Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

            University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            Feb 2018-Till now

Assistant Professor:

            Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

            University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            April 2013-Feb 2018

Lecturer:

            Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

            University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            March 2009-April 2013

Research Fellow:

            Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital,

            Boston, USA                                                                          

            Jun 2010-May 2012

Research Officer:

            Immunology Laboratory,

            icddr’b (International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research Bangladesh),

            Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            Dec 2008-Feb 2009

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Studying molecular mechanisms of neutrophilic inflammation in the context of inflammatory diseases, such as chronic obstructive inflammatory disease (COPD) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Identifying key neutrophil survival factors/mechanisms which have a potential to be therapeutically targeted for inflammatory diseases.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

A. Published Full paper (Peer-reviewed paper)

2017

  • NR4A orphan nuclear receptor family members, NR4A2 and NR4A3, regulate neutrophil number and survival. Prince LR, Prosseda SD, Higgins K, Carlring J, Prestwich EC, Ogryzko NV, Rahman A, Basran A, Falciani F, Taylor P, Renshaw SA, Whyte MKB, Sabroe I. Blood. 2017 Aug 24; 130 (8):1014-1025. doi: 10.1182/blood-2017-03-770164. Epub 2017 Jun 21.

 

2016

  • Single-Cell Analysis of the Plasmablast Response to Vibrio cholerae Demonstrates Expansion of Cross-Reactive Memory B Cells. Kauffman RC, Bhuiyan TR, Nakajima R, Mayo-Smith LM, Rashu R, Hoq MR, Chowdhury F, Khan AI, Rahman A, Bhaumik SK, Harris L, O'Neal JT, Trost JF, Alam NH, Jasinskas A, Dotsey E, Kelly M, Charles RC, Xu P, Kováč P, Calderwood SB, Ryan ET, Felgner PL, Qadri F, Wrammert J, Harris JB. MBio. 2016 Dec 20;7(6). pii: e02021-16. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02021-16.

 

2015

  • Identification of the positively selected genes governing host-pathogen arm race in Vibrio sp. Through comparative genomics approach. Rabby A, Chakraborty S, Rahman A, Rahman SS, Soad S, Chanda KF, Chakravorty R. Biojournal of Science and Technology. Volume 2, July 2015
  • Comparative proteomic analysis reveals activation of mucosal innate immune signaling pathwaysduring cholera. Ellis CN, LaRocque RC, Uddin T, Krastins B, Mayo-Smith LM, Sarracino D, Karlsson EK, Rahman AShirin T, Bhuiyan TR, Chowdhury F, Khan AI, Ryan ET, Calderwood SB, Qadri F, Harris JB. Infect Immun. 2015 Mar;83(3):1089-103. doi: 10.1128/IAI.02765-14. Epub 2015 Jan 5.

 

2014

  • Immune responses to the O-specific polysaccharide and lipopolysaccharide of Vibrio cholera O1 in adult Bangladeshi recipients of an oral killed cholera vaccine and comparison to responses in patients with cholera. Uddin T, Aktar A, Xu P, Johnson RA, Rahman MA, Leung DT, Afrin S, Akter A, Alam MM, Rahman A, Chowdhury F, Khan AI, Bhuiyan TR, Bufano MK, Rashu R, Yu Y, Wu-Freeman Y, Harris JB, LaRocque RC, Charles RC, Kováč P, Calderwood SB, Ryan ET, Qadri F. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 May; 90(5):873-81. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0498. Epub 2014 Mar 31.

 

2013

  • Antibody Secreting Cell Responses to Vibrio cholera Infection and Oral Vaccination in Bangladeshi Adults. Rahman A, Rashu R, Bhuiyan TR, Chowdhury F, Khan AI, Islam K, LaRocque RC, Ryan ET, Wrammert J, Calderwood SB, Qadri F, Harris JB. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2013 Oct; 20(10):1592-8. doi: 10.1128/CVI.00347-13. Epub 2013 Aug 14.
  • Natural selection in a Bangladeshi population from the cholera endemic ganges river delta. Karlsson EK, Harris JB, Tabrizi S, Rahman A, Shlyakhter I, Patterson N, O'Dushlaine C, Schaffner SF, Gupta S, Chowdhury F, Sheikh A, Shin OS, Ellis C, Becker CE, Stuart LM, Calderwood SB, Ryan ET, Qadri F, Sabeti PC, Larocque RC. Sci Transl Med. 2013 Jul 3;5(192):192ra86. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3006338.
  • Computational identification of Brassica napus pollen specific protein Bnm1 as an allergen. Islam MR,, Polash AH, Sakib MS, Saha C, Rahman A. International Journal on Bioinformatics & Biosciences (IJBB) Vol.3, No.2, June 2013
  • Assessment of Nutritional Status among Adolescent Garo in Sherpur District, Bangladesh. Tamanna S, Rana MM, Ferdoushi A, Ahmad SAI, Rahman M, Rahman A. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Sciences. Volume 12. No. 03 2013.

 

2010

  • A computational approach for identification of epitopes in dengue virus envelope protein: a steptowards designing a universal dengue vaccine targeting endemic regions. Chakraborty S, Chakravorty R, Ahmed M, Rahman A, Waise TM, Hassan F, Rahman M, Shamsuzzaman S. In Silico Biol. 2010;10(5-6):235-46. doi: 10.3233/ISB-2010-0435.

 

2009

  • Antigen-specific memory B-cell responses to Vibrio cholerae O1 infection in Bangladesh. Harris AM, Bhuiyan MS, Chowdhury F, Khan AI, Hossain A, Kendall EA, Rahman A, LaRocque RC, Wrammert J, Ryan ET, Qadri F, Calderwood SB, Harris JB. Infect Immun. 2009 Sep;77(9):3850-6. Doi 10.1128/IAI.00369-09. Epub 2009 Jun 15.

 

B. Abstracts (Selected)

  • Kinase inhibitor screen reveals ErbB kinases as proresolution targets in the neutrophils kinome. Atiqur Rahman, Katherine Henry, Claudia Tulotta, David Sammut, A. A. Roger Thompson, Julien J. Y. Rougeot, Abigail Reese, Kathryn Higgins, Caroline Tabor, Ian Sabroe, William J. Zuercher, Caroline O. Savage, Annemarie H. Meijer, Moira K. B. Whyte, David H. Dockrell, Stephen A. Renshaw, Lynne R. Prince. Medical School Annual Research Meeting-2017, University of Sheffield, UK, 15-16 June 2017.
  • Protein kinase inhibitor compound screen reveals ErbB family kinases as regulators of neutrophil apoptosis in the context of inflammatory diseases. Atiqur Rahman, Katherine Henry, David Sammut, A. A. Roger Thompson, Bill Zuercher, Moira Whyte, David Dockrell, Stephen Renshaw, Lynne Prince. The Society of Leukocyte Biology’s 49th Annual Meeting, Verona, Italy. 15-17th Sept 2016

  • Using protein kinase inhibitor compounds to drive neutrophil apoptosis in the context of chronic inflammation. Atiqur Rahman, Kathrine Henry, David Sammut, Richard Budd, ,Moira Whyte, David Dockrell, Stephen Renshaw, Lynne Prince. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cell Death Meeting, September 15 - 19, 2015.

  • Using protein kinase inhibitor compounds to reverse dysregulated neutrophil function in COPD. Atiqur Rahman, Kathrine Henry, David Sammut, Richard Budd, David Dockrell, Moira Whyte, Stephen Renshaw, Lynne Prince. 11th Annual School Research Meeting, June 15-16 June, 2015. Medical School, University of Sheffield, UK.
  • Dysregulated neutrophil function in COPD .Atiqur Rahman, Richard Budd, David Sammut, Moira Whyte, David Dockrell, Lynne Prince. Infection and Immunity Research Day 2015, 16 March 2015. University of Sheffield, UK
  • Effects of ROS antagonism on neutrophil function and survival in normoxia and hypoxia. Rahman A, Smith AL, Harris A, Plant T, Mcdonald K, Bewley M, Dockrell D, Whyte MK, Walmsley S. 10th Annual School Research Meeting, June 16-17, 2014, Medical School, University of Sheffield, UK.
  • Comparative proteomic analysis reveals activation of innate immune signaling pathways and the inflammasome in bangladeshi cholera patients. Crystal N. Ellis, Leslie Mayo-Smith, Atiqur Rahman, Taher Uddin, Regina C. LaRocque, Edward T. Ryan, Stephen B. Calderwood, Firdausi Qadri, Jason B. Harris. 62nd Annual Meeting November 13–17, 2013, Washington DC, USA. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH).
  • Immune responses to the O-specific polysaccharide and lipopolysaccharide of Vibrio cholerae O1 in cholera vaccinees and comparison to responses in patients with cholera in Bangladesh. Taher Uddin, Amena Aktar, M. Arifur Rahman, Aklima Akter, Muhammad Murshid Alam, Daniel T. Leung, Sadia Afrin, Russell A. Johnson, Atiqur Rahman, Fahima Chowdhury, Jason B. Harris, Regina C. LaRocque, Richelle C. Charles, Pavol Kováč, Stephen B. Calderwood, Edward T. Ryan, Firdausi Qadri. US-Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program 47th Annual Joint Panel Meeting on Cholera and Other Bacterial Enteric Infections. Chiba University Chiba, Japan, December 12-14. 2012
  • Natural Selection in a Bengali Population from the Cholera-EndemicGanges River Delta
  • Elinor Karlsson, Jason B. Harris, Shervin Tabrizi, Atiqur Rahman, Ilya Shylakhter, Nick Patterson, Colm O'Dushlaine, Steve Shaffner, Sameer Gupta, Fahima Chowdhury, Allaulah Sheikh, Ok Sarah Shin, Crystal Ellis, Christine Becker, Lynda M. Stuart, Stephen B. Calderwood, Edward T. Ryan, Firdausi Qadri, Pardis Sabeti, Regina C. LaRocque. US-Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program 47th Annual Joint Panel Meeting on Cholera and Other Bacterial Enteric Infections. Chiba, Japan, December 12-14. 2012
  • Natural Selection in the Cholera Endemic Ganges River Delta Region. Elinor K. Karlsson, Atiqur Rahman, Ilya Shlyakhter, Jason Harris, Firdausi Qadri3, Pardis C. Sabeti, Regina LaRocque. The 12th International Congress of Human Genetics and the American Society of Human Genetics 61st Annual Meeting October 11-15, 2011 Montreal, Canada.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCES:

Associate Professor:

            Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

            University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            Feb 2018-Till now

Assistant Professor:

            Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

            University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            April 2013-Feb 2018

Lecturer:

            Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

            University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

            March 2009-April 2013

 

PRESENTATIONS (Selected):

Oral Presentation:

  • NECS (Newcastle, Edinburgh, Cambridge and Sheffield University) Respiratory Medicine Annual Meeting, Newcastle, November 10-11, 2016. “Defining the functional neutrophil kinome reveals ErbB kinases as potential therapeutic targets in inflammation”.
  • The Society of Leukocyte Biology’s 49th Annual Meeting, Verona, Italy. 15-17th Sept 2016. “Protein kinase inhibitor compound screen reveals ErbB family kinases as regulators of neutrophil apoptosis in the context of inflammatory diseases”
  • IICD DRiP (Departmental Research in Progress) Meeting, 9 June, 2016. “Protein kinase inhibitor compound screen reveals ErbB family kinases as regulators of neutrophil apoptosis in the context of inflammatory diseases”

Poster Presentation:

  • The Society of Leukocyte Biology’s 49th Annual Meeting, Verona, Italy. 15-17th Sept 2016. “Protein kinase inhibitor compound screen reveals ErbB family kinases as regulators of neutrophil apoptosis in the context of inflammatory diseases”
  • 11th Annual School Research Meeting, June 15-16 June, 2015. Medical School, University of Sheffield, UK. “Using protein kinase inhibitor compounds to reverse dysregulated neutrophil function in COPD”
  • Infection and Immunity Research Day 2015, 16 March 2015. University of Sheffield, UK. “Dysregulated neutrophil function in COPD”
  • 10th Annual School Research Meeting, June 16-17, 2014, Medical School, University of Sheffield, UK. “Effects of ROS antagonism on neutrophil function and survival in normoxia and hypoxia”

MEETING AND CONFERENCE ATTENDED (Selected)

  • NECS (Newcastle, Edinburgh, Cambridge and Sheffield) Respiratory Medicine Annual Meeting, 10-11 November 2016, Newcastle, UK
  • The Society of Leukocyte Biology’s 49th Annual Meeting, Verona, Italy. 15-17th Sept 2016.
  • 11th Annual School Research Meeting, June 15-16 June, 2015, Medical School, University of Sheffield, UK.
  • Infection and Immunity Annual Research Day 2015, 16 March 2015. University of Sheffield, UK
  • 10th Annual School Research Meeting, June 16-17 June, 2014, Medical School, University of Sheffield, UK.
  • Attended COPD MAP2 meeting, 17th December 2013, University of Birmingham, UK.
  • National conference on “Current Trends in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology research in Bangladesh” organized by the Bangladesh Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biologist’s, , February 25-26, 2012, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
  • 46th Joint Panel Annual Conference on Cholera and other enteric bacterial infection, 13-15, December, 2011 held in Kolkata, India
  • Annual Meeting of International Research in Infectious Diseases (IRID), May 30, 2011 - Jun 03, 2011 held in Bethesda, MD, USA
  • 60th Annual Meeting of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH)’, December 4–8, 2010, held in Atlanta, USA
  • International symposium on: “Cancer and Developmental Biology: Latest Biochemical Advances” organized by Bangladesh Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,  January 29-31, 2010 held in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 12th Annual Scientific Conference (ASCON) on the theme “Health Systems Research: People’s Needs First”, 9-12, February, 2009, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

SCHOLARSHIP/FELLOWSHIP AND AWARDS:

  • NECS Meeting 2016 Travel award (Funded by Boehringer-ingelheim education grant)
  • The Society of Leukocyte Biology’s 49th Annual Meeting 2016 Travel award
  • Commonwealth Scholarship (Ph.D.): Oct 3013-Sept 2016
  • Research fellowship: Harvard Medical School: Jun 2010-May 2012
  • Received Deans Award from University of Dhaka for excellent performance in B.Sc (Hons.) result.
  • Received Provost Award from Amar Ekushey Hall for securing 1st position in B.Sc (Hons.) result.
  • Dhaka University Merit Scholarship 2006 for the academic excellence in MS (first class third position).
  • Dhaka University Merit Scholarship 2005 for the academic excellence in BSc Honors (first class first position).

 

 

 

TECHNICAL AND ANALYTICAL SKILLS             

  • Isolation and culturing of primary cells: Neutrophils, PBMCs, T-cells, B-cells, monocytes and macrophages.
  • Cell lines maintenance and culture: THP-1, RAW-264, HEK293.
  • Flow cytometry: Apoptosis assay, Characterization of T-and B-cells, cell sorting including single cell sorting, ROS detection (cellular and mitochondrial)
  • Western blotting.
  • Immunological techniques: ELISA, ELISPOT, Immunohistochemistry.
  • Microscopy: light, fluorescence (including confocal).
  • Molecular biology techniques: Isolation of DNA & RNA, PCR, cloning, Transfection.
  • Bacteriology: enteric pathogen such as Vibrio cholerae, Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC), Salmonella typhimurium etc.
  • In vivo models: Zebrafish inflammation model, mouse inflammation model (partial).
  • Bioinformatics: multiple sequence alignment, primer 3, protein-protein interaction, protein structure prediction tools