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

MN Islam, PhD

Full-Time Faculty
Associate Professor

PhD in Molecular Pharmacology, University of Tokushima, Japan
MPharm Jadavpur University, India

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1964
Office: SAC 958

Curriculum Vitae


List of Publications:

Published Articles:

> Kashfia nawrin, Mohammed Mostakim Billah, Arif Hossai, Rezawanur Rahman, MN Islam* Protective potential of C. sinensis fruit peel aqueous extract on invitro inflammation; Pharmacotherapy & Pharmascience discovery; 2021 1(1); 10-18; http//


>  Mohammad Mostakim Billah; Kasfia Nawrin; Md. Abu Rayhan, Fairuza Ahamed; MN Islam* Honey from Diverse geographical sources supplement the action of penicillin and amoxicalve: a comparative antibacterial activity; Pharmacotherapy & Pharmascience Descovery; 2021 1(1) 19-28; http//


 >  Mohammad Mustakim Billah, Kashfia Nawrin, Mohammed Sahek Ullah Javed, MN Islam *; Antitussive and expectorant activity of  formulated leave and root extract f Ocimum sanctum and their conjugation with the standard; Pharmacotherapy and Pharmascience Discovery; 2021 1(2) 65-73; http// 2.2.18341.83684


> Hashim Reza, MN Islam*; Glycyrrhiza glabra Modulate the Anti-tuberculin Drugs Induced Hepatotoxicity; Exacerbates Isoniazid Induced Hepatotoxicity: Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology; submitted; June; 2021.


>  Nitol Debnath, Farzana Binte Rafique, Nasrin Akhter, Anayt Ulla, Tahmina Yesmin*, Md Nurul Islam and Md Ashraful Alam* Supplementation of Psidium guajava Leaves Powder Prevents Hepatotoxicity and Inflammation in Carbon Tetrachloride (CClâ‚„) Administered Rats; the Year 2020: ISSN: 1875-6646 (Online) ISSN: 1573-4072.


> Emranul Haque Masum, Hashim Mushtasin Reza, Mohammad Jobaer, Razia Sultana, Md Rafin Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Md Ashraful Ala and MN Islam* Anti-Inflammatory, and Anti-Nociceptive Properties of Leaf and Root Extracts of Amaranthus spinosus; EC PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY; 8.6(2020): 44-51.


> Afrin Jahan; Abdulla Al Mamun; Fariha Akhter Chowdhury; R M Shariar Kabir; Rajib Bhattacharjee; M. Mosaddek; Mohammad Nurul Islam*; Co-existence of Arthritis in Type 2 Diabetic Patients alter the liver enzyme and lipid biomarkers. Diabetic & endocrinology; December 05-07, 2016 Dallas, USA.


> Fariha Akhter Chowdhury; Rajib Bhattacharjee; Sabrina Mahboob; Anamika Sah; Afrin Jahan; Mohammad Nurul Islam*: Oxidative Stress alters the Level of Glutathione Reductase Activity of E. coli Clinical Isolates from Urine Samples of Patients with Urinary Tract Infection. J Immunol Clinic Microbiol. 2017


> Nawrin  K, Billah, M, Jabed S, Ibrahim Kahlil, Main Uddin M, MN Islam*, Suppression of inflammatory mediator by ethanol extract of Crotalaria verrucosa leaf. European journal of medicinal plants. 11(3): 2016, 1-7,  EJMP.21894.


> Billah M, Nawrin K, MN Islam*, Evaluation of analgesic and neuropharmacological activity of E. hirta leaf. British journal of pharmaceutical research:


>  Faria Akter Chowdhury, MN Islam, M. Shohel, Easin Uddin Syed and Rajib Bhattacharjee*. Purification, Extraction and Visualization of Lipopolysaccharide of Escherichia coli from Urine Samples of Urinary Tract Infection Patients. Avicenna J of Clin Microb Infec, 2(3), Nov, 2015, Doi: 10.17795/ajcmi-31990.


> Rehana Hossain. Mohammed Nurul Islam, Md. Moniruzzaman, Ummul Khair. Phytochemical screening and evaluation of the anti-inflammatory activity of Jasminum sambac flower. International Journal of Innovative Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research. 3 (1) 2014, 1-14


> Md. Mamun Al-Amin, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Mohammad Nurul Islam, Mir Muhammad Nasir Uddin, Shahabuddin Kabir Choudhuri, studies of lipid profile, liver and kidney function parameters of female rat plasma after the administration of “khadiraristha” Turkish Journal of Pharmaceutical Science. 11 (2), 2014, 145-152.


> M N Islam, H. Mizuguchi, M. Shahriar, P. Venkatesh, K Maeyama, P.K. Mukherjee, M. Hattori, MSK Choudhuri, N. Takeda, H. Fukui. Albizia lebbeck suppresses histamine signalling by the inhibition of H1 receptor and histidine gene transcription. Inter. Immunopharmacol, 11(2011) 1766-1772.


> P.Venkatesh, PK. Mukherjee, NS. Kumer, A. Bandyopadhyay, H. Mizuguchi, MN.Islam; Anti-allergic activity of standardized extract of Albizia lebbeck with reference to catechin as phytomarker. Immunopharmacol. and Toxicol. 32(2) 2010, 272-276.


 > Lipi Sarkar, N. Bhuvaneswari, S K Samanta, M.N.Islam. T. Sen, H Fukui, H. Mizuguchi, S. Karmakar. A report on anti-oedemogenic activity of Byttneria herbacea roots-Possible involvement of histamine receptor (type 1). J Ethnopharmacol. 140 (2012) 443-446.


> Bera, K. Lakshman, D. Ghanteswari, S. Pal, D. Sudhahar, M N Islam. N R Bhuyan, P. Das, Characterization of the redox component of transplasma membrane electron transport system from Leishmania donovani promastigotes. Biochimica Biophysica Acta 1725 (2005) 314-326.


> N.R. Bhuyan, M.N.Islam, H.M Reza, J.P Mohanthy, B. P Saha and T. Bera.  Evidence of reduction of the NQSA and DTNS by Leishmania donovani Promastigotes. Int.J.Pharmacol.Sci. 3 (2009) 71-79.

Scientific Abstract Published

Bhattacharjee, S. Zaman, L. Akther, MN Islam* Study of the anti-inflammatory activity of Curcuma zedoaria. 1st International Congress of Society for Ethnopharmacology. Globalizing traditional medicine: present and future prospect. 7-9 March 2014.


S.M. Khanam, K.K. Nandy, S.S. Chowdhury, M.H. Shaon, S.A. Haque, M.N. Islam and J.M.A. Hannan, Effects of Dillenia indica on carbohydrate digestion and absorption, hepatic glycogen and serum lipids in Type 2 diabetic rats, 9th Diabetologist conference, 6-8th June, Dallas, USA.


S.M.N. Haque, K.K. Nandy,  S.A. Haque, S. M. Khanam, Z. Chowdhury, M.N. Islam and J.M.A. Hannan:  Hypoglycemic and hypolipidaemic potential of Ficus bengalensis bark extract in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats, 9th Diabetologist Conference, 6-8th June, Dallas, USA.

Poster Presentation:


  1. 6th International Conference on Diabetes and Endocrinology 2016, 05-7th December 2016, Dallas, USA, Video presentation.
  2. 9th Diabetologists Conferences, 6-8th June 2016, Prevention and Management of Diabetes through advanced Technology, Dallas, USA.
  3. 1st Conference of Society of Ethnopharmacology, Chennai, Porur, India. (Study on the Anti-Inflammatory Activity in vivo of the Natural Products).

      4. The 20th Japanese symposium on medical and fine Chemistry (FJS-2009) 9th May 2009, Kyoto Garden Place,             Kyoto Japan.

        5. The 12th congress of the International Society for Ethnopharmacology, 17-19th Feb 2012. Kolkata, India.                       (Albizia lebbeck alleviated allergy symptoms by inhibiting histamine signalling at the transcription level).

      6. Bhattacharjee. S. Zaman, L. Akther, MN Islam* Study of the anti-inflammatory activity of Curcuma zedoaria.                 Globalization traditional Medicine.



Educational Qualification:

 Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) 

Field of work: Molecular Pharmacology

The subject of study:

Molecular mechanism of histamine H1 receptor gene expression, Searching natural sources for anti-allergic compounds that suppress the expression of allergy-related genes. (Histamine H1 receptor, gene expression, allergy, histamine signalling)

Tokushima University, 3-18, Kuramoto-Cho
Tokushima 770-8503, Japan

Masters of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) 

Field of study: Medicinal Bio-chemistry

The subject of study: Characterization of the redox components of transplasmamembrane electron transport system from Leishmania donovani promastigotes & Anti-leishmanial drug designing.

 Jadavpur University, KolKatta, India

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) 

Filed of study: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute


20 years of Teaching Experience

Present status:

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

North-south University, Bashundhara, Dhaka-1229

Phone: +8802-8852000, ext-1964



 Associate Professor- Jan 2016 to date

Assistant Professor- May 2012 to December-2015

Lecturer- Jan 2007 to April 2012

North-South University (NSU)

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dhaka, Bangladesh

(January 2007 to  till date)


Assistant Professor

Head of the Department

Department of Pharmacy

Southern University (SU)

Chittagong, Bangladesh

(May 2005 to December 2006)


Lecturer- May 2002-February, 2005

Department of Pharmacy

University of Science & Technology Chittagong (USTC)

Foy's Lake, Chittagong


Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacy-IV

Pharmaceutical Microbiology ( PHR 223)

Pharmacotherapeutics ( PHR 326)

Clinical Pharmacy ( PHR 5013)

  1. Conducting regular theory and practical classes for undergraduate and graduate students.
  2. Supervising research activities for undergraduate and graduate students and helping guide them to write up and evaluation of their thesis papers.
  3. Serving as an active member of the Pharmacy Department various Committee

Fellowship & Awards:

  1. Monbukagasho Scholarship of Japanese Government
  2. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
  3. The best student Award (1991) from Polli Unnayon Sangasad, Kutubpur, Narayangonj

Academic Affiliation:

  1. Puntland State University, Department of Pharmacy, Somalia; Honorary Advisor and Help guided for establishing the department of  Pharmacy.
  2. USTC, Pharmacy Department- External and Question setter; Thesis Evaluator
  3. Jahangir Nagar University, Department of Pharmacy; Graduate Thesis Evaluator & Exam question Setter
  4. Gono Bishyabidyal, Department of Pharmacy- Question Setter

Research Activities & Institutional affiliation

Research Fellow:

Japanese Government Scholarship for Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)

Monubukagakshu Scholarship.

Research co-coordinator (2004 to 2008)

Screening the effect of Ayurvedic preparations in ascetic (breast carcinoma) cell line,

Department of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacology

Jahangir Nagar University

Junior Scientist

Screening the oxidoreductase components of Leishmania donovani promastigotes: designing of better anti-Lesimanial lead compounds.

Division of Medicinal Biochemistry

Jadavpur University, Kolkatta, India

Fellowship & Awards:

  1. Monbukagasho Scholarship of Japanese Government
  2. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
  3. The best student Award (1991) from Polli Unnayon Sangasad, Kutubpur, Narayangonj

Professional Memberships:

  1. Japanese Society for Immunology
  2. Member, Malaysian Society of Allergy and immunology
  3. Registered “A” Pharmacist, Bangladesh Pharmacy  Council
  4. Registered “ A” Pharmacist, Tamil Nadu Pharmacy Council, India

Present Research Focus:

  1. Investigation of idiopathic hepatotoxicity and its underlying causes and prevention
  2. Investigation of underlying causes of Parkinsonism and its management approaches


  3. Research Collaboration:

    Clinical Research Project


    Department of Pharmacology

    Uttara Adhunik Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka

     Areas of Expertise:

    1. Basic research of Hepatology and Liver damage
  4. 2. Histamine receptor signalling research
  5. 3. Bio-assay Guided lead Isolation & Characterization.
  6. 4. Protozoal Transplasmamembrane Electron transport system Characterization.