Profile of Dr. Tania Sultana

... Name Dr. Tania Sultana
Designation Assistant Professor
Last Degree Ph.D
   

EDUCATION:

2013-2016       Preparation of Doctorate in Life Sciences, Faculty of                                                         Medicine,  University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France

2008-2009       Master of Science (M.Sc.), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (rank: 3 out of 40 students)

2004-2008       Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (rank: 3 out of 60 students)

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

Aug 2011-Aug 2012    Research Scholar, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Nov 2009-Aug 2011    Master’s thesis in Enteric Vaccines Laboratory, ICDDR, B, Bangladesh.

 

TRAININGS:

  • Biological interpretation of next generation sequencing, EMBL-EBI, Cambridge, UK, 23-27 March 2015
  • 4th course of non-coding genome, InstitutCurie, Paris, France, 9-13 February 2015

PUBLICATIONS:

1:  Sultana T, Zamborlini A, Cristofari G, Lesage P. 2017. Integration site selection by retroviruses and transposable elements in eukaryotes. Nat Rev Genet 18: 292–308.

2. Sultana T, Paul A, Islam S. 2017. Bangladesh to Benefit from TRIPS Waiver: An Academic Perspective. Bioresearch Commun 3: 383–390.

3.Sayeed MA, Bufano MK, Xu P, Eckhoff G, Charles RC, Alam MM, Sultana T, Rashu MR, Berger A, Escobedo GG, et al. 2015. A cholera conjugate vaccine containing o-specific polysaccharide (OSP) of V. cholera o1 inaba and recombinant fragment of tetanus toxin heavy chain (OSP:rTTHC) induces serum, memory and lamina proprial responses against OSP and is protective in mice. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9: e0003881.

4. Alam MM, Bufano MK, Xu P, Kalsy A, Yu Y, Freeman YW, Sultana T, Rashu MR, Desai I, Eckhoff G, et al. 2014. Evaluation in Mice of a Conjugate Vaccine for Cholera Made from Vibrio cholerae O1 (Ogawa) O-Specific Polysaccharide. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8: e2683.

5.  Alam MM, Tsai LL, Rollins SM, Sheikh A, Khanam F, Bufano MK, Yu Y, Wu-Freeman Y, Kalsy A, Sultana T, et al. 2013. Identification of in vivo-induced bacterial proteins during human infection with Salmonella enterica serotype paratyphi a. Clin Vaccine Immunol 20: 712–719.

6.   Leung DT, Uddin T, Xu P, Aktar A, Johnson RA, Rahman MA, Alam MM, Bufano MK, Eckhoff G, Wu-Freeman Y, Yanan Y, Sultana T et al. 2013. Immune responses to the O-specific polysaccharide antigen in children who received a killed oral cholera vaccine compared to responses following natural cholera infection in Bangladesh. Clin Vaccine Immunol 20: 780–788.

7.   Khanam F, Sheikh A, Sayeed A, Bhuiyan S, Choudhury FK, Salma U, Pervin S,Sultana T, Ahmed D, Goswami D, et al. 2013. Evaluation of a typhoid/paratyphoid diagnostic assay (TPTest) detecting anti-Salmonella IgA in secretions of peripheral blood lymphocytes in patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7: 1–9.

8.  Charles RC, Sultana T, Alam MM, Yu Y, Wu-Freeman Y, Bufano MK, Rollins SM, Tsai L, Harris JB, LaRocque RC, et al. 2013. Identification of Immunogenic Salmonella enterica Serotype Typhi Antigens Expressed in Chronic Biliary Carriers of S. Typhi in Kathmandu, Nepal. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7: 1–8.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES:

Jun 2017-present         Assistant professor, University of Dhaka

Jul 2013-Dec 2016      Doctoral study in the team ‘Retrotransposons and genome plasticity’,Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging (IRCAN), Université Côte d’Azur, France

Oct 2012-May 2017    Lecturer, University of Dhaka

FELLOWSHIPS:

2013    PhD fellowship (3 years), Erasmus Mundus Mobility from Asia, European Union

2011    Fogarty Fellowship, Fogarty International Center, National Institute of Health, USA

2010    Fellowship for M.Sc. research from Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

RESEARCH INTEREST:

 

 Molecular Biology, Genomics, Epigenetics, Bioinformatics

ONGOING PROJECT: Analysis of transcriptome data to identify transporters which help Porteresia coarctata excrete salt from leaves

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES:

Jun 2017-present         Assistant professor, University of Dhaka

Jul 2013-Dec 2016      Doctoral study in the team ‘Retrotransposons and genome plasticity’,Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging (IRCAN), Université Côte d’Azur, France

Oct 2012-May 2017    Lecturer, University of Dhaka

Name:  Dr. Tania Sultana

Designation: Assistant Professor

Contactt Address:

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Email: tania.sultana@du.ac.bd

 

EDUCATION:

2013-2016       Preparation of Doctorate in Life Sciences, Faculty of                                                         Medicine,  University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France

2008-2009       Master of Science (M.Sc.), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (rank: 3 out of 40 students)

2004-2008       Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (rank: 3 out of 60 students)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES:

Jun 2017-present         Assistant professor, University of Dhaka

Jul 2013-Dec 2016      Doctoral study in the team ‘Retrotransposons and genome plasticity’,Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging (IRCAN), Université Côte d’Azur, France

Oct 2012-May 2017    Lecturer, University of Dhaka

Aug 2011-Aug 2012    Research Scholar, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Nov 2009-Aug 2011    Master’s thesis in Enteric Vaccines Laboratory, ICDDR, B, Bangladesh.

 

RESEARCH INTEREST: Molecular Biology, Genomics, Epigenetics, Bioinformatics

ONGOING PROJECT: Analysis of transcriptome data to identify transporters which help Porteresia coarctata excrete salt from leaves

 

FELLOWSHIPS:

2013    PhD fellowship (3 years), Erasmus Mundus Mobility from Asia, European Union

2011    Fogarty Fellowship, Fogarty International Center, National Institute of Health, USA

2010    Fellowship for M.Sc. research from Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

 

TRAININGS:

  • Biological interpretation of next generation sequencing, EMBL-EBI, Cambridge, UK, 23-27 March 2015
  • 4th course of non-coding genome, InstitutCurie, Paris, France, 9-13 February 2015

 

POSTERS:

  • 2nd Labex SIGNALIFE Meeting, 9-10 November 2015
  • Journées de l’EcoleDoctorale de Nice (JEDN), 3-4 September 2015
  • 4th course of non-coding genome, Institute Curie, Paris. 9-13 February 2015
  • Conference of Bangladesh Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BSBMB), Chittagong, Bangladesh, 12-13 January 2013

 

CONFERENCES:

  • Journées de l’EcoleDoctorale de Nice (JEDN), 1-2 September 2016
  • IRCAN-CECAD PhD Student & Postdoc Retreat 2014, 1-2 October, Nice, France
  • International research in infectious disease (IRID) annual meeting, May 29-31, 2012, Bethesda, MD
  • ASTMH 60th annual meeting, 4-8 December 2011, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 

PUBLICATIONS:

1:  Sultana T, Zamborlini A, Cristofari G, Lesage P. 2017. Integration site selection by retroviruses and transposable elements in eukaryotes. Nat Rev Genet 18: 292–308.

2. Sultana T, Paul A, Islam S. 2017. Bangladesh to Benefit from TRIPS Waiver: An Academic Perspective. Bioresearch Commun 3: 383–390.

3.Sayeed MA, Bufano MK, Xu P, Eckhoff G, Charles RC, Alam MM, Sultana T, Rashu MR, Berger A, Escobedo GG, et al. 2015. A cholera conjugate vaccine containing o-specific polysaccharide (OSP) of V. cholera o1 inaba and recombinant fragment of tetanus toxin heavy chain (OSP:rTTHC) induces serum, memory and lamina proprial responses against OSP and is protective in mice. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9: e0003881.

4. Alam MM, Bufano MK, Xu P, Kalsy A, Yu Y, Freeman YW, Sultana T, Rashu MR, Desai I, Eckhoff G, et al. 2014. Evaluation in Mice of a Conjugate Vaccine for Cholera Made from Vibrio cholerae O1 (Ogawa) O-Specific Polysaccharide. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8: e2683.

5.  Alam MM, Tsai LL, Rollins SM, Sheikh A, Khanam F, Bufano MK, Yu Y, Wu-Freeman Y, Kalsy A, Sultana T, et al. 2013. Identification of in vivo-induced bacterial proteins during human infection with Salmonella enterica serotype paratyphi a. Clin Vaccine Immunol 20: 712–719.

6.   Leung DT, Uddin T, Xu P, Aktar A, Johnson RA, Rahman MA, Alam MM, Bufano MK, Eckhoff G, Wu-Freeman Y, Yanan Y, Sultana T et al. 2013. Immune responses to the O-specific polysaccharide antigen in children who received a killed oral cholera vaccine compared to responses following natural cholera infection in Bangladesh. Clin Vaccine Immunol 20: 780–788.

7.   Khanam F, Sheikh A, Sayeed A, Bhuiyan S, Choudhury FK, Salma U, Pervin S,Sultana T, Ahmed D, Goswami D, et al. 2013. Evaluation of a typhoid/paratyphoid diagnostic assay (TPTest) detecting anti-Salmonella IgA in secretions of peripheral blood lymphocytes in patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7: 1–9.

8.  Charles RC, Sultana T, Alam MM, Yu Y, Wu-Freeman Y, Bufano MK, Rollins SM, Tsai L, Harris JB, LaRocque RC, et al. 2013. Identification of Immunogenic Salmonella enterica Serotype Typhi Antigens Expressed in Chronic Biliary Carriers of S. Typhi in Kathmandu, Nepal. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7: 1–8.