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Atiar Rahman

Atiar Rahman

University of Chittagong, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Atiar Rahman has been working as a professor and Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Dr. Rahman was born in 1975 in Jessore, a South-Western district of Bangladesh. Dr. Rahman has had his B.Sc honours and M.Sc in Biochemistry from the University of Dhaka (Bangladesh) in the year of 1996 and 1997 respectively securing first class in both the exams. He has completed his PhD degree from the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University Japan under Japanese Government’s Monbukagakusho Scholarship for 2003-2006. He has also been awarded for a postdoctoral fellowship in KwaZulu Natal University (Westville Campus) Durban, from National Research Fund of South African Govt. He started his carrier as a lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the above-mentioned University in 2004 and was promoted to the current position in 2019. He is a principal investigator of the Laboratory of Phytomedicine and Natural Product Research of the aforementioned department. Currently he is carrying out the research to explore the novel and indigenous sources of phytomedicinal components as alternative therapeutics and their delivery in the cellular target with convenient vehicle using nanosystem. His especial interest on dealing with the discovery and delivery of novel plant-derived drugs as functional food for noncommunicable chronic diseases especially type 2 diabetes and chemical induced acute hepatic toxicity through intervention in animal models. He is as well working on the phytopharmacological and biological effects, of Bangladeshi medicinal plants/plant parts yet to be unveiled, which are being mechanistically justified through simulation using in silico model. He has been awarded numbers of national and international research grants. Right now he is supervising two PhD, 5 M. Phil and six MS and three undergraduate students in his lab. He is life member of many prestigious society such as American Society for Microbiology, Japan Wood Research Society etc. Publications: Dr. Rahman has published more than seventy scientific articles both in national and international peer-reviewed journals. He is also working as editorial board members of many reputed journals like BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, MedOne, Indian Journal of Nutrition, Asian Journal of Pharmacognosy. He has presented numbers of his scientific works at Home and aboard. He has been awarded for young scientist award, Biosafety award 2017 etc.