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

A. F. M. Towheedur Rahman

Full Time Faculty (On Leave)
Senior Lecturer

M.Sc., in Drug Design & Discovery, University of the West of Scotland, UK

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 6273
Office: SAC 1012

Curriculum Vitae


Seeking an opportunity to develop career as an academic professional in pharmaceutical sector in order to deliver acquired knowledge, skills and abilities in a team oriented environment. This will provide the platform to develop while contributing to the success of the organisation aided by the versatile knowledge and lab-based research expertise in the field of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences.

Journal Papers:

  • Anayt Ulla, Mustafe Khalid Mohamed, Biswajit Sikder, AFM Towheedur Rahman, Farzana Akther Sumi, Murad Hossain, Hasan Mahmud Reza, G. M. Sayedur Rahman and Md Ashraful Alam. Coenzyme Q10 prevents oxidative stress and fibrosis in isoprenaline induced cardiac remodeling in aged rats, BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology (2017) 18:29
  • Abdullah Al Mamun, Mahbubul Hossain, Md. Sahab Uddin, Md. Tanjir Islam, Sajjad Hossain, Md. Sarwar Hossain, Md. Farhad Hossain, Ataur Rahman Sujan, Mamunur Rashid, Md. Mahbubur Rahman, A. F. M. Towheedur Rahman. Comparison of the Hypoglycemic, Hypolipidemic and Hepatoprotective Effects of Asparagus racemosus Linn. in Combination with Gliclazide and Pioglitazone on Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats, Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 2017, 8, 52-74
  • Md. Tanjir Islam, Md. ShahidSarwar, A. F. M. Towheedur Rahman, Md. Asaduzzaman, Yusuf Ali, ShahedaZannah and Mamunur Rashid. Fenofibrate Potentiates the Antihyperglycemic, Antidyslipidemic and Hepatoprotective Activity of Pioglitazone in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats, British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 2016, 9(6): 1-9
  • MajidulHaque, Mst. Marium Begum, MoynulHasan, A. F. M. Towheedur Rahman,Md. IftekharHussain, Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, Md. Hazrat Ali, Md. Ashraful Islam, Md. Zakir Sultan, Md. Reyad-ul- Ferdous, ChoudhuryMahmoodHasan. Investigation of the Medicinal Potentials of Syzygiumjambos (L.) Extract and Characterization of the Isolated Compounds. American Journal of Bio Science, 2015; 3(2-1): 12-18
  • TanbirAhammad, Marium Begum, A. F. M. Towheedur Rahman, MoynulHasan,SaikatRanjan Paul, ShailaEamen, Md. IftekharHussain, Md. HazratAli,Md. Ashraful Islam, Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, Mamunur Rashid. Formulation and In-Vitro Release PatternStudy of Gliclazide Matrix Tablet. Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 2015, 6, 125-131
  • M.M. Begum, A.F.M.T. Rahman, Saiful Islam, Md. Asaduzzaman, Hazrat Ali, Yusuf Ali, ShahedaZannah, A.H.M.K. Alam, M.A.A. Rahman, M. Rashid. Simvastatin Potentiates the Antihyperglycemic, Antidyslipidimic and Antioxidative Effect of Glibenclamide on Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats. Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 2014, 5, 1059-1069
  • S. Zannah, M.S. Islam, A.F.M.T. Rahman, M. Asaduzzaman, A.A.A. Bari, Y. Ali, G.J. Islam, A.H.M.K. Alam, H. Ali, M. Rashid. Antidiabetic Drugs in Combination with Hydroxychloroquine Improve Glycemic Control in Alloxan Induced Diabetic Rats. Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 2014, 5, 725-735
  • M.H. Ali, A.F.M.T. Rahman, M.S. Islam, A. Mamun, S. Zannah, A.H.M.K. Alam, M.A.A. Rahman, M. Rashid. Combined Therapy of Pioglitazone and Atorvastatin Alleviate Diabetes in Rats More Effectively than That of Mono Therapy. Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 2014, 5, 504-513
  • A.F.M.T. Rahman, M.S. Islam, M.H. Ali, A.H.M.K. Alam, M.A.A. Rahman, M.G. Sadik and M. Rashid. Nigella sativaOil potentiates the Effects of Pioglitazone on Long Term Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal; 16(2): 143-151, 2013­­­

Conference Paper

  • § Md. Mahbubur Rahman, Md. Abdullah Potol, Sourov Roy, Saiky Jahan Elona, Abir Hossain,  Rifat Sultana, Mahabub Alam,  Zaki Forhad Habib, Rasiqh Wadud, A. F. M. Towheedur Rahman. Coenzyme Q10 Ameliorates Hyperlipidemia Induced Brain Oxidative Stress and Inflammation. 23rd International Scientific Conference on Sport, Medical and Health Sciences. Article ID: 05-23rd ISCSMHS-17  

1. NSICT Master's fellowship
2. Court Medal Award (for distinction in M.Sc. in Drug Design and Discovery)


February, 2012-

August, 2013










July, 2008 –

June, 2009


M.Sc. in Drug Design and Discovery

(University of the West of Scotland, UK)

The core modules that were taught during this MSc programme are Drug Design and Development, Drug Discovery and Development, Computer Aided Drug Design, Pre-clinical Drug Testing, Drug Research Method and Pharmaceutical Synthesis.

MSc dissertation title: Synthesis of potential non-steroidal estrone sulfatase inhibitors for the treatment of hormone-dependent breast cancer

Area of dissertation: Medicinal Chemistry

Grade obtained: A (71%)

Award: Court Medal (an award for Distinction)


Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)

(Rajshahi University, Bangladesh)




The relevant courses that were taught during this programme are Advanced Pharmacology and Toxicology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Advanced Analytical Chemistry, Advanced Medicinal Chemistry, Advanced Pharmaceutical Engineering and Advanced Biopharmaceutics.

M.Pharm thesis title: Investigation of the beneficial effects of Nigella sativaseeds oil in combination with pioglitazone in alloxan induced diabetic rats

Area of thesis: General Pharmacology

Marks obtained: 72.875%(First Class)



July, 2004-

 June, 2008

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)

(Rajshahi University, Bangladesh)

A four-year programme that high-lighted on the modules that are taught in Pharmacy schools worldwide. Some of the important modules are: Physical Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Engineering And Technology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Hospital and Community Pharmacy, Quality control,Quality assurance and Validation.

Marks obtained: 67.812% (First Class)












Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC)

(Saint Joseph Higher Secondary College, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Scored GPA: “A” (4.30)


Secondary School Certificate (SSC)

(Dhaka Residential Model College, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

 Scored GPA: “A” (4.25)


January, 2014- December, 2014



July, 2010

Senior Lecturer(Department of Pharmacy, Southeast University, Bangladesh)

Discipline: Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis, Advanced Medicinal Chemistry, Boimolecular Pharmacy



(Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Bangladesh)



A four-week in-plant training that focused on CGMPs, quality control (QC),quality assurance (QA), microbiology, R&D, waste management and water treatment.


April, 2010

Training on “Emergency Management of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation”

(TMSS Medical College, Bogra, Bangladesh)



Not Applicable

Organic Pharmacy I
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Medicinal Chemistry III

Member of Bangladesh Pharmacy Council

Bio Assay Guided Drug Discovery:

Plant kingdom has been considered as a rich source of lead compounds. In my ongoing research I am screening plant extract to discover noble therapeutics. At this moment I am focusing on antidiabetic drug discovery. 
In my lab, students prepare extracts from plants and test those extracts on animal models (rats/mice). Potential extracts are fractionated, purified and finally compounds within the extract are characterized with the aid of different spectroscopic techniques.