Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Dr. Sabbir Rahman Shuvo

Full Time Faculty
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Canada
BS  in Microbiology, North South University, Dhaka

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 6263

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Sabbir Rahman Shuvo is an Assitant Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the School of Health and Life Sciences, North South University. He received his BS in Microbiology from North South University and later obtained his PhD in Microbiology from University of Manitoba, Canada. His PhD research mainly focused on mitochondrial voltage-dependent anion selective channel (VDAC).

At the North South University, Dr. Shuvo is currently engaged in teaching core subjects in microbiolgy. His present research includes characterization of microorganism from various limestone ponds in Bangladesh, understanding the multi drugs resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Dr. Shuvo has coauthored numerous, high impact journal publications & conference articles and received several awards.

Publications: Google Scholar link ( )


  1. A. Court, S. Khetoo, S. R. Shuvo, S. D. Reitmeier, G. Hausner (2017). In silico analysis of co-evolution among ERMES proteins, Pex11 and Lam6, Can. J. Microbiol. (accepted)
  2. R. Shuvo, U. Kovaltchouk, A. Zubaer, A. Kumar, W.A.T. Summers, L.J. Donald, G. Hausner, D.A. Court, (2017). Functional characterization of an N-terminally truncated mitochondrial porin expressed in Neurospora crassa, Can. J. Microbiol. 63:730-738 cjm-2016-0764. doi:10.1139/cjm-2016-0764.
  3. R. Shuvo, F.G. Ferens, D.A. Court, (2016). The N-terminus of VDAC: Structure, Mutational Analysis, and a potential role in regulating barrel Shape, Biochim. Biophys. Acta – Biomembranes: 6:1350–1361
  4. W. Lao, M. Gungormusler-Yilmaz, S. Shuvo, T. Verbeke, V. Spicer, O.V. Krokhin, (2015). Chromatographic behavior of peptides containing oxidized methionine residues in proteomic LC-MS experiments: Complex tale of a simple modification, J. Proteomics. 125:131-9

Conference Presentations:

  1. R. Shuvo, L. M. Wiens, J. R. Treberg, D.A. Court, (2017). Analyzing mitochondrial bioenergetics pathways in different VDAC mutants. Keystone Symposium: Mitochondrial Communication (Poster).
  2. R. Shuvo, L. M. Wiens, J. R. Treberg, D.A. Court, (2016). Mitochondrial membrane properties in different VDAC mutants. Biophysical Society of Canada Meeting (Poster).
  3. R. Shuvo, and D.A. Court, (2015). Analysis of mitochondrial membranes in different Neurospora crassa VDAC mutants. Canadian Society for Molecular Bioscience conference (Poster).
  4. R. Shuvo, and D.A. Court, (2015). Characterization and analysis of relative gene expression of an N-terminus truncated voltage dependent anion selective channels (VDAC) in a Neurospora crassa mutant. Prairie University Biology Symposium (Oral).
  5. R. Shuvo, and D.A. Court, (2013). Complementation of a Neurospora porin mutant with a human porin. Canadian Societies of Microbiologists conference (Poster).
  6. R. Shuvo, and D.A. Court, (2013). Strategies for complementation of a Neurospora porin mutant with the human VDAC. Prairie University Biology Symposium (Poster).
  • University of Manitoba International Student Scholarship, 2016
  • University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship, 2013-2016
  • University of Manitoba International Student Entrance Scholarship, 2012 & 2015
  • Canadian Society for Molecular Bioscience Travel Award, 2015
  • Faculty of Graduate studies travel Award, 2013
  • Recipient of Magna Cum Laude,North South University, 2011

Ph.D. in Microbiology: 2012-2018, in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Manitoba, Canada. Mitochondrial voltage-dependent anion-selective channel (VDAC): A global player of cells”. Supervisor Dr. Deborah Court (

BS. in Microbiology: 2008-2011, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. B. Sc. Project: “Xylanse production from Fusarium and partial characterization of the enzyme.”

Assistant Professor at North South University from February 2018.

MIC 101: Basic Microbiology

MIC 207 :Bacterial Physiology and Metabolism

MIC 318: Agricultural Microbiology and Plant pathology

MIC 409: Fermentation Technology

BIO 103 : Biology I

BIO 202L : Basic Microbiology Lab

Canadian Society of Microbiologists

Research areas: Mitochondria bioenergetics and oxidative stress, antimicrobial resistance in P. aeruginosa and in-silico prediction of new vaccine targets, environmental remediation.

Currently I am interested in:

  1. Influence of voltage dependent anion-selective channel (VDAC) on mitochondrial bioenergetics and on mitochondrial membrane lipids.
  2. Interactions of VDAC with other cellular proteins and understand the unfolded protein response in mitochondrial dysfunction.
  3. In-silico analysis of hypothetical proteins, protein-protein interactions and epitopes prediction.   
  4. Identify molecular mechanisms of drug resistance in P. aeruginosa isolated from patients.
  5. Use phage therapy and novel compounds to tackle MDR P. aeruginosa.
  6. Utilize bacteria to remove toxic compounds from environment.