Dr. Hasan Mahmud Reza

Full Time Faculty
Professor & Chair

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

Dr. 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 and currently he is working as a Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, NSU.

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 currently leading several teams dedicated to work on pharmaceutical dosage form development behavioral neuroscience and live style diseases like obesity, hypertension, obesity etc. Dr. Reza has published more than 60 international research articles and two book chapters. He serves on the editorial boards of two international journals. 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/seminers, chaired different scientific sessions and delivered keynote speeches.

Dr. Reza completed his pre-university education from Jhenidah Cadet College and did excellent in both SSC and HSC examinations. He stood 7th and 5th in the combined merit list in SSC and HSC examinations respectively. Dr. Reza enjoyed different scholarships and received awards like Chancellor's award, Dean's award. He got several research grants from Japan, Singapore earlier and now he has been working with the grants from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh and North South University and doing collaborative works with Japanese University. He is also doing collaborative research with Japanese, Australian and Malaysian universities.

 


(1)   Md. Mamun Al-Amin, Rabeya Sultana, Sharmin Sultana, Md. Mahbubur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud Reza. Astaxanthin ameliorates prenatal LPS-exposed behavioral deficits and oxidative stress in adult offspring.
BMC Neuroscience 2015 (Accepted).
(2)   Md. Mamun Al-Amin, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Hasan Mahmud Saadi, Waich Mahmud, Abdirahman Gambool, Musrura Mefta Alam, Nadia Kabir, A.R.M. Saifullah, Sarjana Tarannum, A.H.M. Ruhul Quddus. Astaxanthin ameliorates aluminum chloride-induced working memory impairment and neuronal oxidative stress in mice. European Journal of Pharmacology 2015 (Ref.:  Ms. No. EJP-42373R3). (Accepted)
(3)   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.
(4)    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.
(5)    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.
(6)    Hasan Mahmud Reza, Nabila Tabbasum, Md Abu Taher Sagor, Md Mahbubur Rahman, Preeti Jain, Md Ashraful Alam (2015) Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor prevented oxidative stress, inflammation and fibrosis in liver of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) treated rats, Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods. (Accepted)
(7)   Kousik Ahmed Khan, Manik Zahan, Fatema Zohura Talukder, Riaz Uddin, Hemayet Hossain,  Hasan Mahmud Reza, Lutfun Nahar, Satyajit D. Sarker, Md Ashraful Alam. (2015) Alternanthera bicolor produces hypoglycemic effect in alloxan-induced diabetic mice through its antioxidant activity, Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine (Accepted).
(8)   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.
(9)   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.
(10)       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.
(11)       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. American Journal of Pharmacology and toxicology. 2015 Vol : 9, Issue : 4 Pages : 223-231.
(12)       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.
(13)       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.
(14)       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
(15)       Jain P, Hossain S, Fatema K, Mazumder K, Hossain H, Alam A, Reza H M. 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)
(16)       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.
(17)       Al-Amin MM, Reza HM. Neuroinflammation: Contemporary anti-inflammatory treatment approaches. Neurosciences. 19(2):87-92. 2014.
(18)       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.
(19)       Preeti Jain, Khondker Rufaka Hossain, Tamanna Rashid Mishu and Hasan Mahmud Reza. Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activities of Spondias pinnata. Kurz. Leaves. European Journal of Medicinal Plants. 4(2): 183-195, 2014.
(20)       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.
(21)       Al-Amin MM, Uddin MM, Rahman MM, Reza HM, Rana MS. Effect of diclofenac and antidepressants on the inflammatory response in astrocyte cell culture. Inflammopharmacology. Jul 30. [Epub ahead of print] 2013.
(22)       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. Vol. 3 (06), pp. 146-151. 2013.
(23)       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.
(24)       Hasan Mahmud Reza, Tabinda Islam, Mohammad Shohel and Preeti Jain. Formulation Development of Taste Masked Aceclofenac Orodispersible Tablets. American-Eurasian Journal of Scientific Research. 2012. 7 (6): 257-263.
(25)       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 2012. 2(2): 80-82.
(26)       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.
(27)       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.
(28)       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.
(29)       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.
(30)       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.
(31)       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.
(32)       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.
(33)     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. Int. J. Pharmacol. Biol. Sci. 2009; 3(1):71-79.
(34)     Hasan Mahmud Reza, Hirofumi Nishi, Kohsuke Kataoka, Yoshiko Takahashi and Kunio Yasuda. L-Maf regulates p27kip1 expression during chick lens fiber differentiation. Differentiation. 2007; 75(8):737-44.
(35)  Hasan Mahmud Reza, Yoshiko Takahashi and Kunio Yasuda. Stage-dependent expression of Pax6 in optic vesicle/cup regulates patterning genes through signaling molecules. Differentiation. 2007; 75(8):726-36.
(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.
(37)    Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Yasuda. Impact of Biotechnology on Pharmacy and a related talk. International Journal of Development Studies. 2005; 1: 60-77.
(38)  Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Yasuda. Gene Therapy: An emerging approach in treatment. Journal of Science and Engineering. 2005; 2: 1-9.
(39)  Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Yasuda. The involvement of neural retina Pax6 in lens fiber differentiation. Dev. Neurosci. 2004; 26: 318-327.
(40) Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Yasuda. Lens differentiation and crystallin regulation: a chick model. Int J Dev Biol. 2004; 48(8-9): 805-17.
(41) Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio Yasuda. Roles of Maf family proteins in lens development. Dev Dyn. 2004 Mar; 229(3): 440-8.
(42) Naoko Shimada, Tomoko Aya-Murata, Hasan Mahmud Reza and Kunio  Yasuda. Cooperative action between L-Maf and Sox2 on d-crystallin gene expression during chick lens development. Mech. Dev. 2003; 120: 55-65.
(43) Hasan Mahmud Reza. Inhalation therapy: The targeted treatment for asthma management. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal 2002; 12(3): 1-4.
(44) Hasan Mahmud Reza, Hajime Ogino and Kunio Yasuda. L-Maf, a downstream target of Pax6, is essential for chick lens development. Mech. Dev. 2002; 116(1-2): 61-73.
 (45) 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.
(46) Hasan Mahmud Reza, Abdul Jabbar, Abul Hasnat, Md. Abdur Rashid. Antibacterial and cytotoxicity of the metabolites of a Streptomyces species. Bangladesh J physiol Pharmacol 1997; 13(1): 11-13.
 
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  1996.
 
Book Chapters
 (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. 2011.

Invited Talks (Proceedings)
  1. 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 (Invited speaker).
  2. 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 (Invited speaker).
 
Conference Proceedings
 
  1. 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.
  2. 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.2013. Ist International Symposium on Pharmaceutical Sciences: A global approach, Bangladesh.
  3. 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.
  4. Leonard 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. 2011 Asia-ARVO meeting, Singapore.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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)
  9. 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 2005. Abstract published in Mech Dev vol. 122 (suppl. 1), p92.
  10. 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 2005. (both oral and poster).
  11. 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 2004. Abstract published in Mol. Biol. Cell vol. 15 (suppl.), p217.
  12. 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 2004. (both oral & poster).
  13. 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 (Invited speaker).
  14. 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 (Invited speaker).
  15. 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.
  16. 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 Dev. Growth Diff. Vol. 43, Supplement , S9-p61.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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 Exp. Eye Res. Vol. 71, Suppl. 1, S.190.
 
 
Other Publications (Community Awareness)
In Daily Newspaper
1. Dr. Hasan Mahmud Reza. Biotechnology influencing pharmacy: a perspective. The Daily Star, July 21, 2007.
2. Dr. Hasan Mahmud Reza. Gene And Stem Cell Therapies: New frontiers in ophthalmic medicine. The Daily Star, Jan 21, 2012.
3. Dr. Hasan Mahmud Reza. Bangladesher Oshudh Shilpa O Prashongik Bhavna. Daily Kaler Kantho, Nov 9, 2012
4. Dr. Hasan Mahmud Reza. Ucchoshikkha prosare durokom varsitir bhumika, Daily Kaler Kantho, March 15, 2013
5. Dr. Hasan Mahmud Reza. Bishwabiddhalaygulor halchal, Daily Samokal, September 10, 2013.
6. Dr. Hasan Mahmud Reza. Overall salary scenario for pharmacists in the country is not encouraging- an interview with Scientific Bangladesh. http://www.scientificbangladesh.com/en/interviews.
7. Dr. Hasan Mahmud Reza. Interview with Daily Jugantor, Jan28, 2016
8. Dr. Hasan Mahmud Reza. Private sector’s role in pharmacy education and profession. The Daily Independent, Jan 15, 2016.
 
In Pharma Magazine
1. Hasan Mahmud Reza. Pharmacy education and profession in US and Bangladesh a crosstalk between BPharm and PharmD Medipharm Jan-Feb, 2014; 48-50.
2. Hasan Mahmud Reza. New frontiers in ophthalmic medicine: gene and stem cell therapies. The Pharma World, 2011 Aug-Sept 69-71.
3. Hasan Mahmud Reza. Recent bird flu occurrence in Bangladesh; Situation should be strictly controlled to avoid Influenza Pandemic: a time to increase public awareness. The Pharma World, 2007 May-June 24-25.
4. Hasan Mahmud Reza.  Part I: Biotechnology Influencing Pharmacy: a Perspective part I. Pharma See, 2007; 3:13-16.
 5. Hasan Mahmud Reza.  Part II: Biotechnology Influencing Pharmacy: a Perspective part I. Pharma See, 2007; 4:18-20.

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.

Feb 2015 to date, North South University (NSU), Bangladesh

Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Plot # 15, Block # B, Bashundhara R/A

Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh

 

Dec 2011 to date, North South University (NSU), Bangladesh

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy

Plot # 15, Block # B, Bashundhara R/A

Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh

 

June 2010 to Dec 2011, North South University (NSU), Bangladesh

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy

Plot # 15, Block # B, Bashundhara R/A

Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh

 

Feb 2009 to June 2010, Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore

Research Scientist

11 Third Hospital Avenue, SNEC Building             

Singapore 168751


Jul ’08 to Jan ’09, Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI), Singapore

Research Fellow

11 Third Hospital Avenue, SNEC Building

Singapore 168751


Jan ’07 to Jul ’08, North South University (NSU), Bangladesh

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy

Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh

 

Apr ’04 to Dec ’06, Nara Institute of Science & Technology, Japan

Assistant Professor

Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology,

Dept. of Molecular Biology,

Graduate School of Biological Sciences.


Nov ’02 – Mar ’04, Nara Institute of Science & Technology, Japan

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (COE)

Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology,

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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

Professional Memberships

Editorial Board Member (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-) Jhenidah Ex-Cadet Association

Members

1. Member of MPhil/PhD examination committee, Nutrition Institute, University of Dhaka.

2.  Member of MPhil/PhD examination committee, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka.


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.

Full Time Faculty
Professor & Chair

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