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

Dr. Hasan Mahmud Reza

Full Time Faculty
Professor 

Ph.D., Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
MPharm & BPharm, University of Dhaka

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1954
Email: hasan.reza@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC954

Curriculum Vitae

 
 
 
 
 

 

Prof. Hasan Mahmud Reza completed his BPharm and MPharm degrees from the University of Dhaka and joined Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd as a Product Officer. After one and a half years, he left Beximco and joined Khulna University as a Lecturer in 1997. Later he moved to Japan to pursue his PhD under the Japan Government Scholarship Program (MONBUSHO/MEXT). Dr. Reza obtained his PhD in 2002 from the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan in the field of molecular and developmental biology. His doctoral study mainly focused on the eye development. He revealed important roles of several transcription factor genes such as Pax6, Sox2 and L-Maf in lens and retina development.  His study involved extensive works on different cell lines as well as animal models like mice and chicks. Later he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher for one and a half years and then joined the Faculty of Biological Sciences, NAIST, Japan as an Assistant Professor and continued for 3 years. In 2007, Dr. Reza joined North South University (NSU) and currently he is working as a Professor of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, NSU. He worked as the Department Chair for about 5 years at NSU. He is still serving as a member of different committees at NSU. He has a solid experience of research and teaching for more than 20 years in reputed universities and institute in home and abroad.

 

Regenerative medicine is one of the major areas of Dr. Reza’s research. He worked as a Research Scientist at Singapore Eye Research Institute under National University of Singapore for two years and gained a solid experience in translational medicine, which is emerging as a curative treatment approach for many degenerative diseases. He cultured limbal, oral and conjunctival epithelial cells in vitro and engineered tissues for ocular surface reconstruction.  He characterized a novel umbilical tissue-derived epithelial stem cell which was shown to reconstruct cornea in an experimental rabbit model. He is currently leading several research teams dedicated to work on pharmaceutical dosage form development, behavioral neuroscience and lifestyle diseases like obesity, hypertension etc. Dr. Reza has published more than 70 international research articles and two book chapters. He presented his works in many international conferences in different countries including USA, Australia, Japan and Singapore. He has organized several international and national conferences/seminars, chaired different scientific sessions and delivered keynote speeches.

 

Dr. Reza completed his pre-university education from Jhenidah Cadet College and he stood 7th and 5th in the combined merit list in SSC and HSC examinations, respectively. Dr. Reza was awarded with merit scholarships, Chancellor's award and Dean's award for academic and research excellence.

 

Earlier he got several research grants from Japan, Singapore, the Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh and North South University. Currently Dr. Reza is conducting several research projects funded by the Ministry of Education, Bangladesh (GARE), BMRC and NSU. He is also doing collaborative works with different universities home and abroad. He is serving as the President of Bangladesh Neuroscience Society (BNSS). Dr. Reza is an editorial board member of two international journals. He is also serving as an external member of different academic committees of Dhaka University, Jahangirnagar University, Khulna University and Jessore University of Science and Technology.  

RESEARCH & JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  • Al-Amin MM, Chowdury MIA, Saifullah ARM, Alam MN, Jain P, Hossain M, Alam MA, Kazi M, Ahmad A, Raish M, Alqahtani A, Reza HM. Levocarnitine Improves AlCl3-Induced Spatial Working Memory Impairment in Swiss albino Mice. Front Neurosci. 2019 Mar 26;13:278.
  • Jain P, Haque A, Islam T, Alam MA, Reza HM (2019) Comparative evaluation of Ziziphus mauritiana leaf extracts for phenolic content, antioxidant and antibacterial activities, Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants, DOI: 1080/10496475.2019.1600627.
  • Shariare MH, Altamimi MA, Marzan AL, Tabassum R, Jahan B, Reza HM, Rahman M, Ahsan GU, Kazi M. In vitro dissolution and bioavailability study of furosemide nanosuspension prepared using design of experiment (DoE). Saudi Pharm J. 2019 Jan;27(1):96-105.
  • Prianka TR, Subhan N, Reza HM, Hosain MK, Rahman MA, Lee H, Sharker SM. Recent exploration of bio-mimetic nanomaterial for potential biomedical applications. Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. 2018 Dec 1;93:1104-1115.
  • Al-Amin MM, Choudhury MFR, Chowdhury AS, Chowdhury TR, Jain P, Kazi M, Alkholief M, Alshehri SM, Reza HM. Pretreatment With Risperidone Ameliorates Systemic LPS-Induced Oxidative Stress in the Cortex and Hippocampus. Front Neurosci. 2018 Jun 8;12:384.
  • Nahar K, Kabir F, Islam P, Rahman MM, Al Mamun MA, Faruk M, Subhan N, Rahman GMS, Reza HM, Alam MA. Cardioprotective effect of Amaranthus tricolor extract in isoprenaline induced myocardial damage in ovariectomized rats. Biomed Pharmacother. 2018 Jul;103:1154-1162.
  • Machado KDC, Islam MT, Ali ES, Rouf R, Uddin SJ, Dev S, Shilpi JA, Shill MC, Reza HM, Das AK, Shaw S, Mubarak MS, Mishra SK, Melo-Cavalcante AAC. A systematic review on the neuroprotective perspectives of beta-caryophyllene. Phytother Res. 2018 Dec;32(12):2376-2388.
  • Md Ashraful Alam, Abu Taher Sagor, Nabila Tabassum, Anayt Ulla, Manik Chandra Shill, Ghazi Muhammad Sayedur Rahman, Hemayet Hossain and Hasan Mahmud Reza. Caffeic acid rich Citrus macroptera peel powder supplementation prevented oxidative stress, fibrosis and hepatic damage in CCl4 treated rats. Clinical Phytoscience (2018) 4:14.
  • Marzan AL, Tabassum R, Jahan B, Asif MH, Reza HM, Kazi M, Alshehri SM, de Matas M, Shariare MH. Preparation and Characterization of Stable Nanosuspension for Dissolution Rate Enhancement of Furosemide: A Quality by Design (QbD) Approach. Curr Drug Deliv. 2018;15(5):672-685.
  • Shammi Akhter, Simom Hasan, Md. Mehdi Hasan and Hasan Mahmud Reza. Comparative study on formulation and evaluation of fast dissolving Glibenclamide tablets: Opportunity in drug delivery system. The Pharma Innovation Journal 2018; 7(5): 333-342.
  • Mohammad H. Shariare, S. Sharmin, I. Jahan, Hasan M. Reza, Kazi Mohsin. The impact of process parameters on carrier free paracetamol nanosuspension prepared using different stabilizers by antisolvent precipitation method. J Drug Deliv Sci Technol. 2018 Feb 43:122-28.
  • Saleh R, Reza HM. Short review on human umbilical cord lining epithelial cells and their potential clinical applications. Stem Cell Res Ther. 2017 Oct 10;8(1):222.
  • Sharker SM, Alam MA, Shill MC, Rahman GMS, Reza HM. Functionalized hBN as targeted photothermal chemotherapy for complete eradication of cancer cells. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2017:13;534(1-2):206-212.
  • Ariful Islam, Md. Abdullah Al Mamun, Md. Faruk, Md. Tauhid ul Islam, Md. Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Nazmul Alam, AFM Towheedur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Md. Ashraful Alam. Astaxanthin ameliorates hepatic damage and oxidative stress in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) administered rats. Pharmacognosy Research. 2017;9:84-91.
  • Md Abu Taher Sagor, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Nabila Tabassum, Md. Moshfequr Rahman and Md. Ashraful Alam. Fresh bitter melon fruit (Momordica charantia) attenuated oxidative stress, fibrosis and renal injury in carbon tetra-chloride treated rats. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2017:16(2):205-214.
  • Rahman MM, Alam MN, Ulla A, Sumi FA, Subhan N, Khan T, Sikder B, Hossain H, Reza HM, Alam MA. Cardamom powder supplementation prevents obesity, improves glucose intolerance, inflammation and oxidative stress in liver of high carbohydrate high fat diet induced obese rats. Lipids Health Dis. 2017 Aug 14;16(1):151.
  • Anayet Ulla, Md Ashraful Alam, Biswajit Sikder, Farzana Akter Sumi, Md Mizanur Rahman, Zaki Farhad Habib, Mostafe Khalid Mohammed, Nusrat Subhan,  Hemayet Hossain, Hasan Mahmud Reza. Supplementation of Syzygium cumini seed powder prevented obesity, glucose intolerance, hyperlipidemia and oxidative stress in high carbohydrate high fat diet induced obese rats. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017 Jun 2;17(1):289. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1799-8).
  • Anayet Ulla, Mustafe Khalid Mohamed, Biswajit Sikder, AFM Towheedur Rahman, Farzana Akther Sumi, Murad Hossain, Hasan Mahmud Reza,  M. Sayedur Rahman, Md Ashraful Alam. Coenzyme Q10 prevents oxidative stress and fibrosis in isoprenaline induced cardiac remodeling in aged rats. BMC Pharmacol Toxicol. 2017 Apr 20;18(1):29. doi: 10.1186/s40360-017-0136-7.
  • Mohammad Nazmul Alam , Murad Hossain , Md. Mizanur Rahman, Nusrat Subhan, Md. Abdullah Al Mamun , Anayt Ulla, Hasan Mahmud Reza,  Md. Ashraful Alam. Astaxanthin prevented oxidative stress in heart and kidneys of isoproterenol-administered aged rats. J Diet Suppl. 2018 Jan 2;15(1):42-54. doi: 10.1080/19390211.2017.1321078. Epub 2017 May 10.
  • Marina Mostafizar, Pritha Puloma Haque, Md. Abdul Mazid, Mohammad Shohel, Gamal shazly, Mohsin Kazi and Hasan Mahmud Reza. Characterization of binding sites of clopidogrel and interference of linoleic acid at the binding site on bovine serum albumin. Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica- Drug Research, Vol. 74 No. 1 pp. 119-125, 2017.
  • Zinchenko A, Al-Amin M.M, Alam M.M, Mahmud W, Kabir N, Reza H.M, Burne THJ. Content specificity of attentional bias to threat in post-traumatic stress disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 50; 33–39, 2017.
  • Md Mizanur Rahman, Awale Yousuf MuseM. Isha Olive Khan, Ismaile Hussein Ahmed, Nusrat Subhan, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Md Ashraful Alam, Lutfun Nahar, Satyajit Dey Sarker. Apocynin prevented inflammation and oxidative stress in carbon tetra chloride induced hepatic dysfunction in rats. Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Aug; 92: 421-428. doi:   10.1016/j.biopha.2017.05.101. Epub 2017 May 27.
  • Saleh R, Zahid ZI, Rahman MA, Jain P, Alam A, Kawaichi M, Reza HM. (2016). Prevalence of PPAR-γ2 (rs1801282), RETN (rs3745367) and ADIPOQ (rs2241766) SNP markers in the Bangladeshi type 2 diabetic population. Meta Gene10: 100-107, 2016.
  • Subash Pandaya, Razwa Saleh, Md. Ashraful Alam, Md. Mamun Al Amin, Preeti Jain and Hasan Mahmud Reza. Interleukin-6 Gene Polymorphism (-572 C>G) In Type 2 Diabetes of Bangladeshi Origin. Advances in Biological Research 10 (3): 167-174, 2016.
  • Syed Yeasin Arafat, Mohammad Nayeem, Sharfiat Jahan, Zarifa Karim, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Md Hemayet Hossain, Mohammad Shohel, Md Ashraful Alam. Ellagic acid rich Momordica charantia fruit pulp supplementation prevented oxidative stress, fibrosis and inflammation in liver of alloxan induced diabetic rats. Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine 2016, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 267–278.
  • Anayt Ulla, Md Tariqur Rahman, Zaki Farhad Habib, Md. Moshfequr Rahman, Nusrat Subhan, Biswajit Sikder, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Md Hemayet Hossain, Md Ashraful Alam. Mango peel powder supplementation prevents oxidative stress, inflammation and fibrosis in carbon tetrachloride induced hepatic dysfunction in rats, 2017;41:e12344.
  • Md Abu Taher Sagor, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Nabila Tabassum, Biswajit Sikder, Anayt Ulla, Nusrat Subhan, Md Hemayet Hossain and Md Ashraful Alam. Supplementation of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) prevents oxidative stress, inflammation, fibrosis, & iron overload on CCl4 treated rat’s model. Current Nutrition and Food Science, Vol 12; DOI 2174/1573401312666160816154610, 2016.
  • Md Abu Taher Sagor, Md Mohabbulla Mohib, Nabila Tabassum, Ishfaq Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud Reza and Md Ashraful Alam. Fresh Seed Supplementation of Syzygium Cumini Attenuated Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, Fibrosis, Iron Overload, Hepatic Dysfunction and Renal Injury in Acetaminophen Induced Rats. J Drug Metab Toxicol, 7:2. 2016.
  • Md Mohabbulla Mohib, Istiaque Hasan, Wahida Khan Chowdhury, Nafees Uddin Chowdhury, Sarif Mohiuddin, Md Abu Taher Sagor, Hasan Mahmud Reza and Md. Ashraful Alam. Role of Angiotensin II in Hepatic Inflammation through MAPK Pathway: A Review. J      2016,   2:2: 13.
  • Alam MA, Subhan N, Hossain H, Hossain M, Reza HM, Rahman MM, Ullah MO. Hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives: a potential class of natural compounds for the management of lipid metabolism and obesity. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2016 Apr 11;13:27. doi: 10.1186/s12986-016-0080-3.
  • Al-Amin MM, Sultana R, Sultana S, Rahman MM, Reza HM. Astaxanthin ameliorates prenatal LPS-exposed behavioral deficits and oxidative stress in adult offspring. BMC Neuroscience 2016 Feb 8;17(1):11.
  • Al-Amin MM, Reza HM, Saadi HM, Mahmud W, Ibrahim AA, Alam MM, Kabir N, Saifullah AR, Tropa ST, Quddus AH. Astaxanthin ameliorates aluminum chloride-induced working memory impairment and neuronal oxidative stress in mice. Eur J Pharmacol. 2016 Feb 27. pii: S0014-2999(16)30105-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2016.02.062.
  • Alam A, Uddin R, Subhan N, Rahman, M M, Jain P, Reza H M. Beneficial role of Bitter melon supplementation on obesity and related complications in metabolic syndrome. J Lipids. 2015;2015:496169.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza, Zarin Tasnim Gias, Priota Islam, Sadia Sabnam, Preeti Jain, Md Hemayet Hossain, Md Ashraful Alam (2015). HPLC-DAD system based phenolic content analysis and in vitro anti-oxidant activities of rice bran obtained from Aush Dhan (Oryza sativa) of Bangladesh. Journal of Food Biochemistry, 39 (4): 462-470.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza, Md Abu Taher Sagor, Md Ashraful Alam (2015) Iron deposition causes oxidative stress, inflammation and fibrosis in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) induced liver dysfunction in rats. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, 10: 152-59.
  • Reza HM, Tabassum N, Sagor MA, Chowdhury MR, Rahman M, Jain P, Alam MA. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor prevented oxidative stress, inflammation and fibrosis in liver of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) treated rats. Toxicol Mech Methods. 2016 Jan;26(1):46-53.
  • Alam MA, Chowdhury MR, Jain P, Sagor MA, Reza HM. DPP-4 inhibitor sitagliptin prevents inflammation and oxidative stress of heart and kidney in two kidney and one clip (2K1C) rats. Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2015 Nov 25;7:107.
  • Ang L, Jain P, Phan TT, and Reza HM. Human Umbilical Cord Lining Cells as Novel Feeder Layer for Ex-vivo Cultivation of Limbal Epithelial Cells. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Jul 1;56(8):4697-704.
  • Al-Amin MM, Rahman MM, Rahman F, Ema FZ and Reza H M. Astaxanthin improves behavioural disorder and oxidative stress in prenatal valproic acid-induced mice model of autism. Behav Brain Res. 2015 Jun 1;286:112-21.
  • Jain P, Hossain MS, Fatema K, Hossain MAA , Mazumder KU, Hossain H, Alam MA and Reza H M. Anti-Inflammatory, Analgesic and Antioxidant Activities of Allophylus Cobbe Leaves. Am J Pharmacol Toxicol. 2015 Vol: 9, Issue : 4 Pages : 223-231.
  • Reza H M, Shohel M, Aziz SB, Pinaz FI, Uddin M F, Al-Amin M, Khan I N, Jain P. Phytochemical and pharmacological investigation of ethanol extract of Cissampelos Pareira. Indian J Pharm Sci 2014;76:455-8.
  • Saffoon N, Uddin R, Subhan N, Hossain H, Reza H M, Alam M A. In vitro Anti-oxidant Activity and HPLC-DAD System Based Phenolic Content Analysis of Codiaeum variegatum Found in Bangladesh. Adv Pharm Bull. 2014 Dec;4(Suppl 2):533-41.
  • Jain P, Reza HM, Pal S. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of bacterial community and characterization of Cr(VI) reducers from the sediments of Tantloi hot spring, India. Aquat Biosyst. 2014 Sep 2;10:7
  • Al-Amin MM, Reza HM, Islam MN, Uddin MMN, Choudhury SK. Studies of Lipid Profile, Liver and Kidney Function Parameters of Female Rat Plasma After the Administration of “Khadiraristha”. Turk J Pharm Sci 2014 11(2), 145-152.
  • Jain P, Hossain S, Fatema K, Mazumder K, Hossain H, Alam A, Reza HM. Antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of Mycetia longifolia (Wall.) O. Kuntze. J of Herbs, spices & med. plants. 2014 Doi: 10.1080-10496475.2014.983285.( in press)
  • Alam MA, Subhan N, Rahman MM, Uddin SJ, Reza HM, Sarker SD. Effect of citrus flavonoids, naringin and naringenin, on metabolic syndrome and their mechanisms of action. Adv Nutr. 2014 Jul 14;5(4):404-17.
  • Al-Amin MM, Reza HM. Neuroinflammation: Contemporary anti-inflammatory treatment approaches. 19(2):87-92. 2014.
  • Shohel M, Rahman MM, Zaman A, Uddin MM, Al-Amin MM, Reza HM. A systematic review of effectiveness and safety of different regimens of levonorgestrel oral tablets for emergency contraception. BMC Womens Health. 4;14:54. doi: 10.1186/1472-6874-14-54. 2014.
  • Preeti Jain, Khondker Rufaka Hossain, Tamanna Rashid Mishu and Hasan Mahmud Reza. Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activities of Spondias pinnata. Leaves. European Journal of Medicinal Plants. 4(2): 183-195, 2014.
  • Al-Amin MM, Nasir Uddin MM, Mahmud Reza H. Effects of antipsychotics on the inflammatory response system of patients with schizophrenia in peripheral blood mononuclear cell cultures. Clin Psychopharmacol Neurosci. 2013 Dec;11(3):144-51. doi: 10.9758/cpn.2013.11.3.144. Epub 2013 Dec 24.
  • Al-Amin MM, Uddin MM, Rahman MM, Reza HM, Rana MS. Effect of diclofenac and antidepressants on the inflammatory response in astrocyte cell culture. Jul 30. [Epub ahead of print] 2013.
  • Mohammad Shohel, Shoaib-Ul-Islam, Rasiqh Wadud, Zaki Farhad Habib, Farjana Malik, Sanjana Kabir and Hasan Mahmud Reza. Management of Benzodiazepine Dependence and Toxicity. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science. 3 (06), pp. 146-151. 2013.
  • Tabinda Islam, Samina Ferdous, Preeti Jain and Hasan Mahmud Reza. Method development and validation of Baclofen mouth dissolving tablets by UV spectroscopy. European Journal of Applied Sciences. 5 (1): 07-11. 2013.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza, Tabinda Islam, Mohammad Shohel and Preeti Jain. Formulation Development of Taste Masked Aceclofenac Orodispersible Tablets. American-Eurasian Journal of Scientific Research. 7 (6): 257-263.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza, Layla Zaman, Tahmina Yasmin, Adit Muktadir Pavel and Preeti Jain. In vitro Dissolution Studies of Different Brands of Baclofen Tablets Available in Bangladesh. International Journal of Basic Medical Sciences and Pharmacy 2(2): 80-82.
  • Ogino H, Ochi H, Reza HM, Yasuda K. Transcription factors involved in lens development from the preplacodal ectoderm. Dev Biol. 2012 Mar 15;363(2):333-47.
  • Preeti Jain, Alina Amatullah, Samiul Alam Rajib and Hasan Mahmud Reza. Antibiotic resistance and chromium reduction pattern among actinomycetes. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 2012. 8(2): 111-117.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza, Tabinda Islam, Mohammad Shohel and Preeti Jain. Formulation Design and Evaluation of Baclofen Mouth Dissolving Tablets. European Journal of Applied Sciences 4 (3): 110-116, 2012.
  • Ang LP, Do TP, Thein ZM, Reza HM, Tan XW, Yap C, Tan DT, Beuerman RW. Ex Vivo Expansion of Conjunctival and Limbal Epithelial Cells using Cord Blood Serum-Supplemented Culture Medium. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Aug 3;52(9):6138-47.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza, Boon-Ye Ng, Federico Luengo Gimeno, Toan Thang Phan and Leonard Pek-Kinag Ang. Umbilical cord lining stem cells as a novel and promising source for ocular surface regeneration. Stem Cell Rev. 2011 Nov;7(4):935-47.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza, Boon-Yee Ng, Toan Thang Phan, Donald TH Tan, Roger W Beuerman and Leonard PK Ang. Characterization of a novel umbilical cord lining cell with CD227 positivity and unique pattern of p63 expression and function. Stem Cell Rev. 2011 Sep;7(3):624-38.
  • Kanai K, Reza HM, Kamitani A, Hamazaki Y, Han SI, Yasuda K, Kataoka K. SUMOylation negatively regulates transcriptional and oncogenic activities of MafA. Genes Cells. 2010;15(9):971-82.
  • Nihar Ranjan Bhuyan, Md. Nurul Islam, H M Reza, J P Mohanty, B P Saha and Tanmoy Bera. An evidence of reduction of NQSA and DTNS by Leishmania Donovani. J. Pharmacol. Biol. Sci. 2009; 3(1):71-79.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza, Hirofumi Nishi, Kohsuke Kataoka, Yoshiko Takahashi and Kunio L-Maf regulates p27kip1 expression during chick lens fiber differentiation. Differentiation. 2007; 75(8):737-44.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza, Yoshiko Takahashi and Kunio Stage-dependent expression of Pax6 in optic vesicle/cup regulates patterning genes through signaling molecules. Differentiation. 2007; 75(8):726-36.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza, Atsuyo Urano, Naoko Shimada and Kunio Yasuda. Sequential and combinatorial roles of maf family genes define proper lens development. Mol Vis. 2007 Jan 16;13:18-30.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Yasuda. Impact of Biotechnology on Pharmacy and a related talk. International Journal of Development Studies. 2005; 1: 60-77.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Yasuda. Gene Therapy: An emerging approach in treatment. Journal of Science and Engineering. 2005; 2: 1-9.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Yasuda. The involvement of neural retina Pax6 in lens fiber differentiation. Neurosci. 2004; 26: 318-327.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Yasuda. Lens differentiation and crystallin regulation: a chick model. Int J Dev Biol. 2004; 48(8-9): 805-17.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Yasuda. Roles of Maf family proteins in lens development. Dev Dyn. 2004 Mar; 229(3): 440-8.
  • Naoko Shimada, Tomoko Aya-Murata, Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Cooperative action between L-Maf and Sox2 on -crystallin gene expression during chick lens development. Mech. Dev. 2003; 120: 55-65.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza. Inhalation therapy: The targeted treatment for asthma management. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal 2002; 12(3): 1-4.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza, Hajime Ogino and Kunio Yasuda. L-Maf, a downstream target of Pax6, is essential for chick lens development. Dev. 2002; 116(1-2): 61-73.
  • Hajime Ogino, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Kiyo Sakagami and Kunio Yasuda. Ectopic expression of transcription factors by in ovo electroporation - an approach in studying molecular mechanisms of eye development. Cell Technology 1999; 18(10): 1556-61.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza, Abdul Jabbar, Abul Hasnat, Md. Abdur Rashid. Antibacterial and cytotoxicity of the metabolites of a Streptomyces Bangladesh J Physiol Pharmacol 1997; 13(1): 11-13

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  • Kabir F. Khan S, Nahar K, Rahman MM, Lasker S, Pintu K, Subhan N, Alam MA, Reza HM. Hepatoprotective effect of potol (Trichosanthes Dioica) peel extract on CCl4 induced ovariectomized rats. 18th International congress of International Society for Ethnopharmacology [ISE]. January 2018.
  • Shill MC, Akter W, Reza HM, Mizuguchi H, Fukui H. Exploration of anti-allergic activity of Bangladeshi medicinal plants through the suppression of H1R gene expression. 18th International congress of International Society for Ethnopharmacology [ISE]. January 2018.
  • Hossain N, Reza HM. Estimation of phenolic and vitamin C compounds from lyophilized Carica Papaya leaves using reverse phase high performance liquid chromatography. 18th International congress of International Society for Ethnopharmacology [ISE]. January 2018.
  • Gias ZT, Rahman MM, Mamun F, Jyoti FH, Mohona SBS, Hossain H, Reza HM, Alam A. Phenolic content analysis in Psidium Guava leaves powder by HPLE-DAD system and in vivo renoprotective and antioxidant activities in fludrocortisone acetate induced rats. 18th International congress of International Society for Ethnopharmacology [ISE]. January 2018.
  • Shetu HJ, Reza HM, Hossain M. Effect of Sida Cordifolia on chronic restraint stress induced depressive mice model. 18th International congress of International Society for Ethnopharmacology [ISE]. January 2018.
  • Zahan T, Akter KA, Rahman MM, Alam S, Fashiuddin SB, Khan F, Rahaman MA, Reza HM, Alam MA. Inflammatory cells infiltration, oxidative stress, and fibrosis were prevented by Lotkon peel powder supplementation in carbon tetra chloride (CCl4 ) administered ovariectomized rats. 18th International congress of International Society for Ethnopharmacology [ISE]. January 2018.
  • Tomal MIH, Islam MS, Reza HM, Jain P. Assessment of heavy metal tolerance in bacteria isolated from river sediments in Dhaka. 5th International Conference on Natural Sciences & Technology, March 2018.
  • Jain P, Islam T, Reza HM. Antioxidant activity of various solvent extracts of Ziziphus mauritiana leaves and correlation with phenolic content. Oral presentation in 18th International congress of International Society for Ethnopharmacology [ISE]. January 2018.
  • Hossain A, Jain P, Reza HM. Phytochemical screening and antioxidant activity of various parts of Baccaurea ramiflora 18th International congress of International Society for Ethnopharmacology [ISE]. January 2018.
  • Subash Pandaya, Razwa Saleh, Md Ashraful Alam and Hasan Mahmud Reza, Interleukin-6 snp marker in association with type-2 diabetes of Bangladeshi origin. International Conference on Genomics, Nanotech and Bioengineering-2017 (ICGNB-2017),
  • Mithun Saha, Nowrin Rahman Srithy, Zannatul Ferdous, Muhammad Saiful Islam, Hasan Mahmud Reza. Development and optimisation of diospyros peregrina pulp powder as a multifunctional excipient in wet granulation process using QbD. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Najeeba Nawar, Humaira Binte Noor, Tanima Jahan, Shamshad Rahman Lubna, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Mohsin Kazi and Mohammad Hossain Shariare. Liposomal drug delivery of Corchorus olitorius leaf extract containing phytol and oleic acid. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka. (Awarded Best poster)
  • Rafidul Haq, Khadiza Bintey Faruque, Md. Mosharaf Hossain, Anika Tabassum 1, Sung Young Park, Hasan Mahmud Reza and Shazid Md. Sharker. Tumor active photothermal therapy by using polyaniline ionic complexed fluorescence carbon nanoparticles. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Kazi Afnan, Saima Binte Haque, Tanzia Tasnim, Mohsin Kazi, Hasan Mahmud Reza and Mohammad Hossain Shariare. Nano phytosomal drug delivery of epigallocatechin gallate (egcg) using QbD approach. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Shazid Md. Sharker and Hasan Mahmud Reza. Synthesis of magneto fluorescent nanodots towards target drug delivery. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Tahmina Yesmin, Kamrun Nahar, Syeeda Hossain, Tasnim Tabasum, Fariha Kabir, Md. Mizanur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud Reza and Md Ashraful Alam. Metformin prevents obesity, improves glucose intolerance, inflammation and oxidative stress in liver of high carbohydrate high fat diet induced obese rats. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Anaytulla, Bishwajit Sikder, Mizanur Rahman, Fariha Kabir, Hasan Mahmud Reza and Md. Ashraful Alam. Supplementation of neem leaves powder prevented oxidative stress, fibrosis and cardiac remodeling in isoprenalin induced rats. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Kamrun Nahar, Fariha Kabir, Md Mizanur Rahman, Salma Khan, Md Ashraful Alam and Hasan Mahmud Reza. Cardioprotective effect of satkara peel powder against isoproterenol induced myocardial infarction in rats. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Tahsin Jahan, Khondoker Ayesha Akther, FarihaMamun, Md.MizanurRahman, Md Ashraful Alam and Hasan Mahmud Reza. Effect of lotkon peel powder supplementation prevents hepatic damagein carbon tetrachloride (ccl4) induced in ovariectomized ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Mithun Saha1, Mohammad Ashraf Uddin, Muhammad Saiful Islam, Tahamina Ulhosna and Hasan Mahmud Reza. Divalent cation induced sol to gel transformation of iota-carrageenan as a carrier for floating in situ gelling drug delivery system. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Sanjana Binte Mahbub, Pierce Ritchil, Md. Ashraful Alam, Hasan Mahmud Reza and Murad Hossain. Effect of astaxanthin on chronic restrain stress induced depressive mice. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Kulsum Sultana, Umme Safa Mohsina, Papia Saha, Hasan Mahmud Reza and Murad Hossain. Effect of rice bran oil on chronic restrain stress induced depressive mice. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Nasrin Akhter, Md. Ashraful Alam, Tasfiq Zaman Paran, Hasan Mahmud Reza and Md. Saiful Islam. Yaba induced oxidative damage in rat liver after long term administration. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Md Faruk, Md. Mizanur Rahman, Md Abdullah Al Mamun, Nusrat Subhan, Hasan Mahmud Reza and Md Ashraful Alam. Ayurvedic formula triphola powder supplementation prevents obesity, improves glucose intolerance, inflammation and oxidative stress in liver of high carbohydrate high fat diet induced obese rats. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • D M Isha Olive Khan*, Kazi Nafis Ullah, MD Sadman Sakib Dipto, Aniya Azam Rakhi and Hasan Mahmud Reza. Evaluation of analgesic and antimicrobial activity of crude ethanolic extract of leaves of Litchi chinen ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Nasrin Akhter, Md. Ashraful Alam, Md. Anower Hussain Mian, Hasan Mahmud Reza and Md. Saiful Islam. High dose of caffeine induces liver inflammation and fibrogenesis in rat. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Nazmul Alam, Anayt Ulla, Hemayet Hossain, Hasan Mahmud Reza and Md. Ashraful Alam. Effect of guava leaves supplementation on oxidative stress, inflammation and fibrosis in heart of fludrocortisone induced cardiac remodeling in rats. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Eshaba Karim, Tairin Islam, A T M Feroz Tushar, Shafia Akhter, Hasan Mahmud Reza and Preeti Jain. Association of metal tolerance with multiple antibiotic resistance in bacteria isolated from metal contaminated environments. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Fawzia Mohammed Pasha, Sazia Jabed Shifa, Anika Anjum Alam, Preeti Jain and Hasan Mahmud Reza. Chromate reducers from contaminated marine environments of bangladesh with potential in bioremediation. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka. (Awarded Best poster)
  • Fahim Akhter, G. M. Sayedur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud Reza. 3D structure determination of the nox-1 and nox-3 enzyme (nadph oxidases) as targets for the future development of new anti-atherosclerotic drugs. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Nabila Tazneen, G. M. Sayedur Rahman and Hasan Mahmud Reza. In-silico inhibitor designing against gsk3a protein: a new approach in alzheimer dieasese management. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Tasmia Momin, G. M. Sayedur Rahman and Hasan Mahmud Reza. 3D structure determination of the non-structural proteins and endonuclease enzyme of human papilloma virus-16 (hpv16ref) as receptor for the development of new subtype specific anti-papilloma drugs. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka. (Awarded Best poster)
  • Momin Ul Hoque1, A.S.M. Zihad Hossain, G. M. Sayedur Rahman and Hasan Mahmud Reza. 3D structure determination of the non-structural proteins of zika virus (strain mr 766) as receptors for the development of new anti-zika drugs. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Preeti Jain, Khan Sanjana Mahmood Promee, Galib Muhammad Abrar, Sazia arifin Kochi and Hasan Mahmud Reza. Metagenomic approach for accessing chromium reducing genes from environmental samples. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Khondker Ayesha Akter, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Mohammed A. Mansour, Toshinori Hyodo and Takeshi Senga. A significant positive correlation exists between PRMT1 and FAM98a expression in colorectal cancer. ICGNB-2017, Dhaka.
  • Abdullah Al Mamun, Md. Faruk, Md. Mizanur Rahman, Kamrun Nahar, Fariha Kabir, Hasan Mahmud Reza and Md. Ashraful Alam, (2016). Psidium guajava leaf powder supplementation prevents metabolic syndrome and oxidative stress in liver of high carbohydrate high fat diet induced obese rats. Poster presented in National Conference on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for Life Sciences 2016, Dhaka.
  • Fariha Mamun, Usran Ferdous, Md Mizanur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Md Ashraful Alam (20016). Dried Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) powder prevents oxidative stress and fibrosis in two kidney one clip (2K1C) model rats. Poster presented in National Conference on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for Life Sciences 2016, Dhaka.
  • Mohammad Nazmul Alam, Md. Mizanur Rahman, Anayt Ulla, Murad Hossain, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Md Ashraful Alam. (2016) Evaluation of Astaxanthin in Isoprenaline Induced Cardiac Remodeling in Aged Rats. Poster presented in National Conference on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for Life Sciences 2016, Dhaka.
  • Md. Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Nazmul Alam, Anayt Ulla, Hemayet Hossain, Md. Ashraful Alam and Hasan Mahmud Reza (20016). Phenolic content analysis of Psidium guajava leaves powder by HPLC-DAD system and In vivo cardioprotective and antioxidant activity in FCA induced rats. Poster presented in National Conference on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for Life Sciences 2016, Dhaka.
  • Fariha Kabir, Towheed Ul Islam, Waresa Sadeque Sananda, Shejuti Islam, Tahsin Zahan, Md Mizanur Rahman, Anayt Ulla, Md Ashraful Alam, Hasan Mahmud Reza (2016). Evaluation of L-carnitine in isoproterenol induced cardiac remodeling in aged rats. Oral presented in National Conference on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for Life Sciences 2016, Dhaka.
  • Syed Mustyen Quader, Dr. Murad Hossain, Md Mizanur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Md Ashraful Alam (2016). Effect of superoxide dismutase mimetic, tempol, on carbon tetrachloride induced hepatic inflammation and fibrosis in the liver of rats. Oral presented in National Conference on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for Life Sciences 2016, Dhaka.
  • Razwa Saleh, Preeti Jain, Md. Ashraful Alam, Hasan Mahmud Reza. Prevalence of PPAR-γ2 (RS1801282), RETN (RS3745367) and ADIPOQ (RS2241766) SNP markers in the Bangladeshi diabetic population. Poster presented (Razwa Saleh) in 5th Biennial Conference of DASG (Diabetes in Asia Study Group), Dhaka, 2016.
  • Farzana Akther Sumi, Umme Nahida Islam, Biswajit Kumer Sikder, Md Ashraful Alam, Hasan Mahmud Reza. Protective effect of antioxidant rich ethanolic extract of Citrus maxima fruit peels against carotid artery occlusion induced ischemia/reperfusion in brain of mice. Poster presented ( by Farzana Akther Sumi) in 3rd National Conference on Natural Science and Technology (NCNST'16), Chittagong, Bangladesh, 2016. (Awarded Best poster)
  • Anayet Ullah, Biswajit Sikder, Md Mizanur Rahman, Farzana Akther Sumi, Mostafe Khalid, Md Hemayet Hossain, Hasan Mahmud Reza,  and Md Ashraful Alam. Supplementation of Eugenia jambolena seed powder prevented obesity, glucose intolerance, hyperlipidemia and oxidative stress in high carbohydrate high fat diet induced obese rats.   Poster presented (Md Mizanur Rahman) in 3rd National Conference on Natural Science and Technology (NCNST'16), Chittagong, 2016.
  • Mohammad Nazmul Alam, Md. Mizanur Rahman, Anayt Ulla, Nusrat Subhan, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Murad Hossain, Md Ashraful Alam (2016). Effect of astaxanthin on oxidative stress and cardiac remodeling in isoproterenol administered aged rats. Oral presentation (by Mohammad Nazmul Alam) presented in 3rd National Conference on Natural Science and Technology (NCNST'16), Chittagong, 2016.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza, Toan Thang Phan, Leonard Pek-Kiang Ang. Human Umbilical Cord Lining Epithelial Cells as Novel Feeder Layer for Ex-vivo cultivation of limbal epithelial cells. 2014. P-330, International Conference of Life Science and Biological Engineering, Japan.
  • Mohammad Shohel, Rakibul Hasan, Md. Fakhar Uddin, Preeti Jain, Irfan Newaz Khan and Hasan Mahmud Reza. Phytochemical and pharmacological investigation of different extracts of Dillenia Pentagyna. Ist International Symposium on Pharmaceutical Sciences: A global approach, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Ang LPK1, Ng BY2, Gimeno FL1, Toan TP3, Beuerman RW2, Reza HM. Transplantation of Umbilical Cord Lining Stem Cells as a Promising Novel Method for Epithelial Regeneration for the Treatment of Corneal and Ocular Surface Diseases. 2012. SingHealth Duke-NUS Scientific Congress, Singapore.
  • Leonard Ang, HM Reza, XW Tan, PT Do, MT Zaw, LPS Ang, C Yap, TH Koon, DTH Tan  and RW  The Novel Use of a Human Cord Blood Serum-Supplemented Culture Medium for the Ex Vivo Expansion of Conjunctival and Limbal Epithelial Cells. 2011 Asia-ARVO meeting, Singapore.
  • Leonard PK Ang, Ng Boon Yee, Toan Thang Phan, Donald TH Tan, Roger W Beuerman and Hasan Mahmud Reza. Isolation And Characterization Of A Novel Stem Cell Population From Human Umbilical Cord. 2010, 1st Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress, Singapore.
  • LPK Ang, HM Reza, XW Tan, PT Do, MT Zaw, LPS Ang, C Yap, TH Koon, DTH Tan  and RW  Beuerman, ‘The Novel Use of a Human Cord Blood Serum-Supplemented Culture Medium for the Ex Vivo Expansion of Conjunctival and Limbal Epithelial Cells’ 2009, NHG International Ophthalmology Congress, Singapore.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Yasuda, ‘Sequential and combinatorial roles of maf family genes define proper lens development’ in the proceedings of the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology, 2006, Michigan, USA.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza, Yoshiko Takahashi and Kunio Yasuda, ‘Regulatory interactions among the maf family genes and their roles in lens development’ in the proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists, 2006, pp 117 (abstract). Hiroshima, Japan. (oral)
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Yasuda, ‘Pax6 activity and the expression of FGF8 and BMP4 in neural retina during chick eye development’ In 15th International Society of Developmental Biologists Congress, Australia Abstract published in Mech Dev vol. 122 (suppl. 1), p92.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Yasuda, ‘Functional comparison of Maf genes in lens development by in ovo electroporation’.In 2nd SERI-ARVO Meeting on Research in Vision and Opthalmology, Singapore (both oral and poster).
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Yasuda, ‘The involvement of neural retina Pax6 in lens fiber differentiation’. In 44th Annual Meeting of the American society for Cell Biology, Washington, DC, USA Abstract published in Mol. Biol. Cell vol. 15 (suppl.), p217.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Yasuda, ‘Pax6 in neural retina plays role in the maintenance of L-Maf required for continued lens-fiber differentiation’. In the 2nd NAIST Bio-COE international symposium on Molecular network in cellular signal transduction and environment responses. Nara, Japan (both oral & poster).
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Yasuda, ‘Regulation of L-Maf by Pax6 during chick lens development’ in International mini-symposium on Multiple roles of Pax6 in development 2003, p 9 (abstract), Tohuku, Sendai, Japan.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Yasuda, ‘Interactions between Pax6 and L-Maf during lens formation’ in International Symposium on Deciphering the regulatory network of transcription factors: Function and regulation of Maf and CNC transcription factor families 2003, pp 29 (abstract), Tsukuba, Japan.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Yasuda, ‘Pax6 expressed in neural retina plays role in lens fiber differentiation via maintaining L-Maf expression’. In the 25th Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan 2002, pp. 620 (abstract) Yokohama, Japan.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza, Hajime Ogino and Kunio Yasuda, ‘Involvement of Pax6 in eye morphogenesis’. In 14th International Congress of Developmental Biology (ICDB) 2001, Kyoto, Japan, abstract published in Growth Diff. Vol. 43, Supplement, S9-p61.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza, Hajime Ogino and Kunio Yasuda, ‘Requirement for Pax6 activity in lens progenitor cells is prerequisite for the expression of transcription factors L-Maf and Prox1’ in proceedings of 2001 Meeting on Stem and Progenitor Cells: Biology and Application 2001, pp. 57 (abstract), Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, USA.
  • Hasan Mahmud Reza, Hajime Ogino and Kunio Yasuda, ‘Induction of lens differentiation factors L-Maf and Prox1 requires Pax6 function’ in the 23rd Meeting of Molecular Biology Society of Japan (MBSJ) 2000, pp. 23-24 (abstract). Kobe, Japan.
  • Hajime Ogino, Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Yasuda, in the 14th International Congress of Eye Research (ICER) 2000, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, abstract published in Eye Res. Vol. 71, Suppl. 1, S.190.

 

 

DISSERTATIONS

  1. Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Yasuda. The role of Pax6 and L-Maf in chick lens development (PhD thesis). Naist publication, Japan 2002.
  2. Hasan Mahmud Reza and Abdul Jabbar. A study on Streptomyces species (MPharm thesis), Department of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka

 

BOOKS

  1. Kunio Yasuda and Hasan Mahmud Reza. Series: New Century of Biological Sciences; Body Plan of Animals; Eye Formation. Chapter 7, Kyoritsu Publishing House, Japan 2004.
  2. Leonard P.K. Ang, Hasan M Reza, Donald T.H. Tan. Stem cells of the eye: basic science and clinical applications. Chapter 15, Stem Cells: From Bench To Bedside; edited by EH Lee and A Bongso, Second Edition, World Scientific Publishing Group.

Awards and Honors

1. Best Poster- SingHealth Duke-NUS Scientific Congress 2012, Raffles City Convention Centre. Singapore.

2. Alcon Research Prize (Best Paper, Senior category), NHG International Ophthalmology Congress 2009, Singapore.

3. NHG-NUHS Silver Award, NHG International Ophthalmology Congress 2009, Singapore.

4. Japanese Govt. Scholarship (MONBUSHO) for post-graduate studies in the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (1998-2002).

5. Chancellor Award for outstanding result in Secondary School Certificate Examination (1986).


Research Grants Awarded

 1. Expression profiling of c-Maf and Sox2 in limbal tissue as possible stem cell markers and cultivation of limbal stem cells in vitro for clinical transplantation. Funding source: North South University Research Grants (2013-2014); Tk. 350,000.

2. Functional analysis of maf family members in chick lens development. Principal Investigator. Funding source: Monbukagakusho, Japan (Apr 2004-Mar 2006); amount: 300,0000 Japanese yen.

3. Study of HtrA gene in embryonic chick eye. Principal Investigator. Funding source: Naist-Bio-COE, Japan (Apr 2005-Mar 2006); amount: 180,0000 Japanese yen.

Ph.D. (June, 2002)

1999-2002 Nara Institute of Science & Technology (NAIST), Japan.

M-Pharm (thesis, exam held in 1995)

1st class (positioned 3rd)

1991-1992 University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Dept. of Pharmacy, Faculty of Biological Sciences.

B-Pharm (exam held in 1993).

1st class (positioned 6th)

1988-1991 University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Dept. of Pharmacy, Faculty of Biological Sciences.

Position

Institution

Duration

Professor, Department of Pharmaceuticals Sciences

 

North South University

Jul ‘18 to date

Professor and Chairman, Department of Pharmaceuticals Sciences

 

North South University

Mar ‘15 to Jul ‘18

Acting Dean, School of Health & Life Sciences

North South University

18 Jul  to 16 Sep, 2016

Associate Professor and Chairman Department of Pharmacy

 

North South University

Jan ‘13 to Mar ‘15

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy

 

North South University

Dec’11 to Jan ‘13

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy

 

North South University

 June’10 to Dec’11

 

Research Scientist

 

 

Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore

 

Feb ‘09 to June’10

Research Fellow

 

Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI), Singapore

Jul ’08 to Jan ’09

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy

 

North South University

Jan ’07 to Jul ’08

Assistant Professor

Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology,

Dept. of Molecular Biology,

Graduate School of Biological Sciences

 

Nara Institute of Science & Technology, Japan

Apr ’04 to Dec ’06

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (COE)

Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology

Graduate School of Biological Sciences

Nara Institute of Science & Technology, Japan

Nov ’02 – Mar ’04

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (NAIST Foundation)

Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology,

 

Nara Institute of Science & Technology, Japan

Jul ’02 – Oct ’02

Lecturer, Discipline of Pharmacy.

 

University of Khulna, Khulna

Oct’97 – Mar’98

Product Officer in the Central Product Management Department

 

Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Jun ’96 – Sept ’97

Jun ’96 – Sept ’97, Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Product Officer in the Central Product Management Department.

 

Physical Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Technology
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Molecular and Cellular Biology

  • President, Bangladesh Neuroscience Society (BNSS)
  • Editor (2016), Frontiers in Public Health
  • Consulting Editor (2012), Asian Journal of Applied Science and Engineering
  • BPSA (1995-) Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Society Association
  • PGA (1995-) Pharmacy Graduates Association, Bangladesh
  • MBSJ (2000 -) The Molecular Biology Society of Japan
  • JSDB (2001-) The Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists
  • ARVO (2009-) Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • JEXCA (1988-) Life member, Jhenidah Ex-Cadet Association
  • DUPAA (2007-) Life member, Dhaka University Pharmacy Alumni Association

Regenerative medicine is one of the major areas of Dr. Reza’s current research. He worked as a Research Scientist at Singapore Eye Research Institute under National University of Singapore for two years and gained a solid experience in translational medicine, which is emerging as a curative treatment approach for many degenerative diseases. He cultured limbal, oral and conjunctival epithelial cells in vitro and engineered tissues for ocular surface reconstruction.  He characterized a novel umbilical tissue-derived epithelial stem cell which was shown to reconstruct cornea in an experimental rabbit model. He is also working on dosage form development as well as different disease model development.

Areas of Expertise

Molecular biology and biochemistry: DNA recombination, gene cloning, plasmid construction, transformation, DNA amplification, prokaryotic protein expression and purification, primer designing, Real-time PCR, DNA/RNA gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, DNA and RNA extraction, northern blot, western blot, DNA sequencing, gel-shift assay, RNAi experiment, polyclonal antibody production, cell-culture, reporter assay, RNA probe preparation, in-situ hybridization, immunostaining etc.

Cell culture: Umbilical cord stem cell culture, primary human limbal and conjunctival epithelial culture, primary rabbit conjunctival culture, culture of different cell lines from human and animals (3T3, Hela, HCE etc.), targeted differentiation of stem cell, FACS etc.

Tissue-engineering and transplantation: Engineering of primary eye cells or umbilical cord stem cells into cell sheet. Transplantation of tissue construct on rabbit eye. Cell sheet grafting in SCID mouse etc.

Epithelial culture for human transplantation: Limbal epithelial culture, conjunctival epithelial culture, buccal mucosa epithelial culture for grafting in patient eye.

Embryology: Staging chick embryo, embryo isolation, in-ovo electrporation.

Histology: Microscopy, slide preparation, paraffin and cryosectioning, HE staining.