Dr. Sohidul Islam

Full Time Faculty
Associate Professor & Chair


Post Doctoral study in Host-Pathogen Interaction, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
Ph.D. in Clinical Microbiology Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka
B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1921
Email: sohidul.islam@northsouth.edu
Office: Room#SAC-811, South Academic Building, NSU Campus

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Sohidul Islam joined North South University in January 2010 with a wealth of knowledge and research experience in Antimicrobial Resistance, Molecular Microbiology, and Cell Biology. Currently, he is serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology & Chemistry under the School of Health & Life Sciences. He earned his BS & MS degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from the University of Dhaka. The induction of research for Dr. Islam began, when he joined icddr, b for his MS thesis work, where he focused on the conduit of bacterial infection and immune response in children with acute lower respiratory tract infection. He worked as a research assistant at the Immunology Laboratory icddr, b before starting his Ph.D. study. Dr. Islam received his Ph.D. degree from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden in clinical microbiology. His Ph.D. research involved antimicrobial resistance mechanism on persistent Gram-negative bacteria of the human respiratory system. During Ph.D. study, he was involved in teaching medical microbiology to undergraduate students at the Karolinska Institute. He then moved to University of Arizona and later University of Florida, USA for postdoctoral study on host-pathogen interaction and development of infection.

At the North South University, Dr. Islam is currently engaged in teaching core subjects in Biomedical Science, e.g., cell biology, endocrinology, molecular genetics, and natural products' chemistry. His present research includes, isolation of industrial enzyme producing microorganism from Bangladeshi environment & identifying industrially usable enzyme producing microorganisms, determination & distribution of food borne pathogens & their antibiotic resistance pattern, and antimicrobial & antioxidant activities of Bangladeshi natural products.  Dr. Islam has coauthored numerous, high impact journal publications & conference articles and received several awards and grants from various funding agencies.

Research Articles
1. Islam, S., Rahman, O., Hossain, M., Khaleque, A. (2015). Antioxidant activity of some common seasonal fruits of Bangladesh. Bioresearch Communication, 1(1), 28-31.

2. Hasan, NK., Nasrin, F., Taher, MA., Neaz, S., Islam, S., Rahman, O., Jabeen, I., Khaleque, MA., Akhteruzzaman, S,. (2012). Comparative analysis of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA, Anti-HCV and Liver Transaminase levels as Markers and Predictors of infectivity in HCV infection. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 18(2), 120–125.

3. Islam, S., Meem, LS,. Hasan, NK., Khaleque, MA., Rahman, O. (2012). Multidrug resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from burn patients. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 18(2), 132–134.

4. Rahman, O., Hasan, NK., Khaleque, MA., Jabeen, I., Islam, S. (2012). Dietary intake of Urea from puffed rice (Muri) in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 18(1), 53–57.

5. Andrésen, C., Jalal, S., Aili, D., Wang, Y., Islam, S., Jarl, A., Sunnerhagen, M. (2010). Critical biophysical properties in the Pseudomonas aeruginosa efflux gene regulator MexR are targeted by mutations conferring multidrug resistance. Protein Science, 19(4), 680–92.

6. Avelino, F., Saldaña, Z., Islam, S., Monteiro-Neto, V., Dall’Agnol, M., Eslava, C. A., & Girón, J. A. (2010). The majority of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli strains produce the E. coli common pilus when adhering to cultured epithelial cells. International Journal of Medical Microbiology, 300(7), 440–8.

7. Islam, S., Oh, H., Jalal, S., Karpati, F., Ciofu, O., Høiby, N., & Wretlind, B. (2009). Chromosomal mechanisms of aminoglycoside resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from cystic fibrosis patients. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 15(1), 60–6.

8. Farra, A., Islam, S., Strålfors, A., Sörberg, M., & Wretlind, B. (2008). Role of outer membrane protein OprD and penicillin-binding proteins in resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to imipenem and meropenem. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 31(5), 427–33.

9. Lindbäck, E., Islam, S., Unemo, M., Lang, C., & Wretlind, B. (2006). Transformation of ciprofloxacin-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae gyrAparE and porB1b genes. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 28(3), 206–11.

10.  Islam, S., Jalal, S., & Wretlind, B. (2004). Expression of the MexXY efflux pump in amikacin-resistant isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 10(10), 877–83.

Presentation in Scientific Conferences
1. 16th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Nice, France, April 1-4, 2006 – Oral presentation (Abstract Number : O126)
2. 15th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Copenhagen, Denmark, April 2-5, 2005 – Poster presentation (Abstract Number: 1134_03_48)
3. 103RD General Meeting American Society for Microbiology Washington, DC; May 18- 22, 2003 – Poster presentation (Poster Number A-149 )
4. 12th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Milan, Italy, April 21-24, 2002 – Poster presentation (Abstract Number: P1072)


  • Ph.D. in Clinical Microbiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden - 2008 Degree Awarded

  • M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka- 2000 (First Class)

  • B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka- 1998 (First Class)



  • 03/2015 - Present    Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology & Chemistry, North South University, Dhaka

  • 05/2010 - 03/2015   Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology & Chemistry, North South University, Dhaka

  • 01/2010 - 04/2010   Assistant Professor (Part-time), Dept. of Biology & Chemistry, North South University, Dhaka



  • 01/2009 - 09/2009  Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

  • 04/2008 - 12/2008  Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Immunobiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

  • 01/2000 - 06/2001  Research Officer, Immunology Laboratory, Laboratory Science Division, ICDDR, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Courses taught in differrent semesters

Undergraduate-Level Courses:

  • Bioorganic Chemistry Courses: Bioorganic Chemistry I & II, Chemistry of Natural Products
  • Cell & Molecular Biology Courses: Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology
  • Human Biology Courses: Human Physiology, Endocrinology, Neurochemistry
  • General Education Courses: Biology I, Biology II

Graduate-Level Courses:

  • Fundamental Microbiology
  • Molecular Cell Biology

Supervised research projects of undergraduate students and dissertations of graduate students

  • American Society for Microbiology

  • Graduate Biochemists Association, Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh Biosafety and Biosecurity Association

  • Bangladesh Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Dhaka University Alumni Association

Full Time Faculty
Associate Professor & Chair


Post Doctoral study in Host-Pathogen Interaction, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
Ph.D. in Clinical Microbiology Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka
B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1921
Email: sohidul.islam@northsouth.edu
Office: Room#SAC-811, South Academic Building, NSU Campus

Curriculum Vitae