Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry




Details of Abu Asad Chowdhury

Personal Details        

Date of birth            : April 06, 1976

Sex                         : Male

Marital status           : Married

Nationality               : Bangladesh

Mailing address        : Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy,   University of Dhaka, Dhaka -1000, Bangladesh.

Permanent address   : Vill. & P.O.-Madbararchar, P.S.- Shibchar, Dist.- Madaripur, Bangladesh.

Academic Qualification


Exam. Passed                       Board/University                  Year                      Result


Ph.D                                       Tottori University                     2012                Awarded

                                               Tottori, Japan                                                              


M.S in Life Science               Shimane University                  2007                A+

& Biotechnology                   Shimane, Japan                                    


M. Pharm.                              University of Dhaka,              1997                 First class



B. Pharm (Hons.)                   University of Dhaka               1996                      First class



H.S.C                                     Notre Dame College               1993                  First

                                               Dhaka Board                                                    Division


S.S.C                                      Ideal School & College          1991                  First  

                                               Dhaka Board                                                    Division






Teaching Experience

1. Associate Professor (From April 20, 2014 to till now)

    Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka,  Dhaka 1000.

2. Assistant Professor (From September 27, 2010 to April 19, 2014)

    Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000.

3. Lecturer (From March 03, 2005 to September 26, 2010)

    Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000.

4. Assistant Professor (From September 01, 2004 to March 02, 2005)

    Department of Pharmacy, State University of Bangladesh, Dhaka.

5. Lecturer (From November 16, 2003 to August 30, 2004)

    Department of Pharmacy, The University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka.

6. Lecturer (From February 28, 2001 to November 15, 2003)

    Department of Pharmacy, University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC).


Research Experience


During Ph.D. program at the Tottori University, Japan, I have worked on the novel rolesof 15-deoxy D12,14-prostaglandin J2 and lipocalin-type prostaglandin D synthase (L-PGDS) in adipogenesis  program of cultured preadipocytes. At this level, I constructed the mammalian expression vector containing L-PGDS at the reverse orientation and transfected the expression in 3T3-L1 pre-adipocytes to explore the role of intracellular L-PGDS in the adipogenic pathway. I have also evaluated the role of exogenous 15-PGJ2, a product of L-PGDS on the adipogenic pathway.


During M.S in Shimane University, Japan, I worked on regulation and interaction of  arachidonic cyclooxygenase pathway in cultured adipocytes and the precursor cells.


During M. Pharm at Dhaka University, Bangladesh, I worked on bioactivity guided phytochemicalinvestigation on Tremaorientalis. I checked antitumor, antibacterial and cytotoxicactivities of the different solvent extract of the roots of the tree. I isolated severalcompounds form the extracts and elucidated the structure of their structure.


Instrument and Technique Expertise

Conversant with the following research methodologies:

1. Construction of recombinant DNA

2. Transfection and transformation

3. Extraction of RNA

4. Evaluation of expression of specific gene by reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).

5. Evaluation of protein expression by western blot analysis.

6. Enzyme Linked Immunosorbant Assay (ELISA)

7. Gel Electrophoresis

9. Operation of UV, IR, HPLC

10. Monoclonal Antibody Technology


Awards and Scholarships

1. MONBUSHO KAGAKU scholarship by Government of Japan during PhD

2. MONBUSHO KAGAKU scholarship by Government of Japan during MS

3. Dhaka University Scholarship during M. Pharm.

4. Dhaka University Scholarship during B. Pharm. (Hons.)

5. Dhaka Board Scholarship

6. Junior Scholarship at High School level


Current Research Project:

  1. Evaluation of safety and efficacy at molecular and cellular level of some cardioactive herbal drugs available in Bangladesh (Funded by Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project, Bangladesh Government)


Member of Professional Bodies

1. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Society (BPS)

2. Pharmacy Graduate Association (PGA)

3. Dhaka University Teachers Association (DUTA)



Total 34 articles have been published in local and international journals.











Prof. Dr. Kazushige yokota

Department of Life Science and Biotechnology

Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences

Shimane University





Prof. Dr. Mohammad Abdur Rashid

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000,   


Tel: 880-2-8613394 (home), 9661920-73 extn. 8131 (office),

Fax: 880-2-8615583.



Prof. Dr. Md. Saiful Islam


Faculty of Pharmacy

University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

Tel: 88-01741265165 (mobile)

       880-2-8612069 (work)

Fax: 880-2-8615583