Dr. Ferdous Khan

Full Time Faculty
Assistant Professor

Ph.D, Tottori University, Japan

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext:
Email: khan.ferdous@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 1014

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Ferdous Khan received PhD degree from The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Tottori University, Japan under the supervision of Professor Dr. Kazushige Yokota. His doctoral study mainly focused on the molecular pharmacology and pathogenesis of obesity. His study involved extensive works on different cell lines as well as animal models like mice. His research theme was “Specific action of prostacyclin on adipogenesis at different stages of cultured adipocytes”. He revealed important roles of several transcription factors and bioactive lipids in the differentiaition and maturation of 3T3-L1 preadipocytes which would help in the drug discovery and development of diabetes resistance, obesity, hypertension and related metabolic disorders. Before going to Japan Dr. Ferdous Khan completed BPharm and MPharm degrees from the University of Dhaka. During his MPharm he secured First Class First position in the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology with highest score in the Faculty of Pharmacy.

Now he is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, North South University, Bangladesh. He also worked as a Lecturer and Assistant Professor in Department of Pharmacy of State University of Bangladesh, ASA University Bangladesh and Daffodil International University. Beside academia he also worked at Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd as a Quality Control Officer.

Published Paper

  1. Khan F, Syeda PK, Nartey MN, Rahman MS, Islam MS, Nishimura K, Jisaka M, Shono F, Yokota K. 2016. Pretreatment of cultured preadipocytes with arachidonic acid during the differentiation phase without a cAMP-elevating agent enhances fat storage after the maturation phase. Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat. 27(123):16-27.
  2. Khan F, Syeda PK, Nartey MN, Rahman MS, Islam MS, Nishimura K, Jisaka M, Shono F, Yokota K. 2016. Stimulation of fat storage by prostacyclin and selective agonists of prostanoid IP receptor during the maturation phase of cultured adipocytes. Cytotechnology 68:24172429.
  3. Rahman MS, Khan F, Syeda PK, Nishimura K, Jisaka M, Nagaya T, Shono F, Yokota  K. 2014. Endogenous synthesis of prostacyclin was positively regulated during the maturation phase of cultured adipocytes. Cytotechnology 66(4):635-46.
  4. Rahman MS, Syeda PK, Khan F, Nishimura K, Jisaka M, Nagaya T, Shono F, Yokota K. 2013. Cultured preadipocytes undergoing stable transfection with cyclooxygenase-1 in the antisense direction accelerate adipogenesis during the maturation phase of adipocytes. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 171(1):128-44
  5. Syeda PK, Hossain MS, Chowdhury AA, Rahman MS, Khan F, Nishimura K, Jisaka M,  Nagaya T, Shono F, Yokota K. 2012. A monoclonal antibody specific for Δ12-prostaglandin J2 and its utilization in the immunological assay in cell culture system of adipocytes. Hybridoma (Larchmt). 31(5):364-71.
  6. Md. Shaikhul Millat Ibn Razzak, Ferdous Khan, Masuma Hossain, Tasmia Anika and Shamsad Afreen Moon, 2012. Impact of Sodium Lauryl Sulphate on the Release of Carbamazepine from Methocel K15M CR based Matrix Tablets. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal. 15(1): 79-82.
  7. Khan, F., Razzak, M.S.M.I., Khan, M.Z.R., Azad, M.A.K., Chowdhury, J.A. and Reza, M.S. 2009. Theophylline Loaded Gastroretentive Floating Tablets Based on Hydrophilic Polymers: Preparation and in vitro Evaluation. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 22 (2): 155-161.
  8. Razzak, M.S.M.I., Khan, F., Hossain, M., Khan, M.Z.R., Azad, M.A.K., and Reza, M.S. 2009. Effect of Channeling Agents on the Release Pattern of Theophylline from Kollidon SR Based Matrix Tablets. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 22 (3): 303-307.
  9. Khan, F., Razzak, M.S.M.I., Khan, M.Z.R., Azam, K.R., Sadat, S.M.A. and Reza, M.S. 2008. “Preparation and In vitro Evaluation of Theophylline Loaded Gastroretentive Floating Tablets of METHOCEL K4M”, The Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 7(1): 65-70.
  10. Razzak, M.S.M.I., Khan, F., Khan, M.Z.R., Fatema, K., Islam, M.S. and Reza, M.S. 2008. “Effect of Channeling Agents on the Release Profile of Theophylline from METHOCEL K4M Based Matrix tablets” The Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 7(1): 27-32.
  11. Azam, K.R., Razzak, M.S.M.I., Khan, F., Islam, M.S., Rony, M.R. and Reza, M.S. 2008. Impact of Granulation Technique and Effect of Polymers on Theophylline Release from Matrix Tablets. The Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 7 (2): 133-139.
  12. Ferdous Khan, Younus Patoare, Pinky Karim, Mohiuddin Abdul Quadir, Israt Rayhan and Abul Hasnat, 2005. Effect of magnesium and zinc on the antimicrobial activities of some antibiotics against different strains of microorganism. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 18 (4): 57-61.
  1. Received Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship (MEXT) from October 2011 to September 2014 for pursuing PhD as a graduate student of The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Tottori University, Japan.
  2. Became Summa cum laude in the Master of Pharmaceutical Technology examination of year 2002 (held in 2006) form Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  3. Received Elementary school level, Junior high school level and Secondary scholarships. 

Ph.D.

  • Awarded on 16th September, 2016
  • From The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Tottori University, Japan
  • Subject of the Thesis: Specific action of prostacyclin on adipogenesis at different stages of cultured adipocytes
  • Major Contribution: Proposed a new mechanism of adipogenesis which can be considered for drug development

 M. Pharm.:

  • Completed M. Pharm. from the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka in the year of 2002 (held in 2006) with first class first position.
  • Marks obtained: 73.67 %.

B. Pharm.:

  • Completed B. Pharm. From the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka in the year of 2001(held in 2004) with first class eleventh position.
  • Marks obtained: 65.43%.

Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) Examination:

  • Passed from Dhaka College, Dhaka under Dhaka Board in the year of 1997 (Science Group) with first division.

Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Examination:

  • Passed from Goila High School, Barisal under Jessore Board in the year of 1994 (Science Group) with first division.
  1. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences under the School of Health and Life Sciences, North South University, Bangladesh.
  1. He worked as an Assistant Professor in Department of Pharmacy, Daffodil International University from 2 May 2015 to 19 July 2016. He performed the responsibility of Head (In-Charge) from 29 September 2015 to 19 July 2016 before joining to NSU.
  2. He served as an Assistant Professor in Department of Pharmacy, ASA University Bangladesh, on 1st February 2011 and worked until 30th September 2011 before going to Japan as a graduate student of Doctoral Program of The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Tottori University.
  3. He was appointed as a Lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy, State University of Bangladesh on 2nd July 2005 and was promoted to Assistant Professor on 1st March 2010. I worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy, State University of Bangladesh until 31st January 2011.
  • He worked as a Quality Control Officer in Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd., the 2nd largest pharmaceutical company of Bangladesh from 19th August 2004 to 1st July 2005.
  • Clinical Toxicology and Safety Pharmacology
  • Inorganic Pharmacy
  • Human Physiology
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
  • Editorial Board member of International Journal of Applied Research
  • BPS (2007-) Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Society Association.
  • PGA (2007-) Pharmacy Graduates Association, Bangladesh.

Now, Dr. Khan is interested to explore the genetic background of adipogenesis. More specifically, how different type of bioactive lipids and food ingredients can alter the expression of pro-adipogenic and anti-adipogenic genes. In this way he would like to shed some light on the on-going stride to understand obesity and related disorders which ultimately causes metabolic syndrome: the greatest threat to humankind.

Full Time Faculty
Assistant Professor

Ph.D, Tottori University, Japan

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext:
Email: khan.ferdous@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 1014

Curriculum Vitae