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

Dr. Md. Fakruddin

Full Time Faculty
Assistant Professor

JSPS Post Doctoral study in Hematology, International Research Center for Medical Sciences (IRCMS), Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences (Molecular Physiology), Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan

M.Sc. in Microbiology; Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka
B.Sc. in Microbiology; Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka
Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext-6415
Office: SAC#824

Curriculum Vitae



Dr. Md. Fakruddin joined North South University in June 2021 with a wealth of knowledge and research experience in molecular microbiology, industrial biotechnology, bioinformatics and stem cell biology. Currently, he is serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology under the School of Health & Life Sciences.


Dr. Fakruddin completed his B.Sc.(Hons.) and M.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Dhaka and received Dean’s award from the Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka. He joined Industrial Microbiology Laboratory, Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), Bangladesh Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) as Scientific Officer in 2009. In 2013, he moved to Kumamoto University, Japan to pursue his PhD under the Japan Government Scholarship Program (MONBUKAGAKUSHO/MEXT). Dr. Fakruddin received his Ph.D. degree from Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University in Molecular Physiology in 2017. His Ph.D. research involved mitochondrial tRNA modifications and underlying molecular mechanisms of diseases associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. He then moved to the International Research Center for Medical Sciences (IRCMS), Kumamoto University for postdoctoral study on mitochondria-inflammation-microbiome interaction in normal and stressed hematopoiesis and was awarded prestigious JSPS (Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences) post-doctoral fellowship in 2018. His study at Kumamoto University involved extensive works on different cell lines and stem cells as well as transgenic animal models.

At the North South University, Dr. Fakruddin is currently engaged in teaching core subjects in Microbiology and Biomedical Science, e.g., cell biology, molecular genetics,

bioinformatics and metabolism. His research interest includes bacterial virulence and pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, microbiome and human disease and industrial biotechnology.  Dr. Fakruddin has coauthored numerous, high impact journal publications & conference articles and received several awards and grants from various funding agencies both from home and abroad.

Selected publications

Research articles

  1. Md. Fakruddin, Tatsuya Morishima, Takeshi Masuda, Yuxin Wang, Vivien A.C. Schoonenberg, Falk Butter, Yuichiro Arima, Fan-Yan Wei, Toshio Suda, Hitoshi Takizawa. Taurine Modification of Mitochondrial tRNA Regulates Fetal Terminal Erythroid Differentiation via Iron Mediated Heme/Hemoglobin Biosynthesis Pathway. [Under preparation]
  2. Yoshikazu Hayashi, Maiko Sezaki, Gaku Nakato, Subinoy Biswas, Tatsuya Morishima, Md. Fakruddin, Jieun Moon, Soyeon Ahn, Pilhan Kim, Yuji Miyamoto, Hideo Baba, Shiniji Fukuda, Hitoshi Takizawa. Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells Integrate Bacteroides-derived Innate Immune Signals to Promote Gut Tissue Repair. bioRxiv 2021.10.05.463122. doi: [preprint awaiting publication]
  3. Nafisa Azmuda, Md. Fakruddin, Sirajul Islam Khan, Nils Kare Birkeland. Bacterial community profiling of tropical freshwaters in Bangladesh. Frontiers in Public Health. 7:115., 2019.
  4. Md. Fakruddin, Fan-Yan Wei, Takeo Suzuki, Kana Asano, Takashi Kaieda, Akiko Omori, Ryoma Izumi, Atsushi Fujimura, Taku Kaitsuka, Keishi Miyata, Kimi Araki, Yuichi Oike, Luca Scorrano, Tsutomu Suzuki, Kazuhito Tomizawa. Defective Mitochondrial tRNA Taurine Modification Activates Global Proteostress and Leads to Mitochondrial Disease. Cell Reports. 22: 482-496, 2018.
  5. Md. Fakruddin, Fan-Yan Wei, Shohei Emura, Shigeru Matsuda, Takehiro Yasukawa, Dongchon Kang, Kazuhito Tomizawa. Cdk5rap1-mediated 2-methylthio-N6-isopentenyladenosine modification is absent from nuclear-derived RNA species. Nucleic Acids Research. 45(20): 11954-11961, 2017.
  6. Md. Fakruddin, Md. Nur Hossain, Monzur Morshed Ahmed. Evaluation of microplate immunocapture method for detection of Vibrio cholerae, Salmonella Typhi and Shigella flexneri from food. BMC Microbiology 17: 189, 2017.
  7. Md. Fakruddin, Razia Sultana, Md. Nur Hossain, Md. Mizanur Rahaman, Md. Kamrul Islam, Monzur Morshed Ahmed. Occurrence of ingression of Salmonella spp. in betel leaf (Piper betle L.). International Journal of Food Contamination. 4(1): 6, 2017.
  8. Hafsa Afroz, Md. Fakruddin, Md. Rana Masud, Kamrunnahar Islam. Incidence of and risk factors for Hospital Acquired Infection in a Tertiary Care Hospital of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science. 16(3): 358-369, 2017.
  9. Md. Fakruddin, Md. Nur Hossain, Monzur Morshed Ahmed. Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities ofSaccharomyces cerevisiaeIFST062013, a potential probiotic. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 17(1): 64, 2017.
  10. Md. Fakruddin, Abhijit Chowdhury, Md Nur Hossain, Monzur Morshed Ahmed. Characterization of aflatoxin producing Aspergillus flavus from food and feed samples. SpringerPlus. 4(1): 159, 2015.
  11. MK Mohanta, AK Saha, DKMA Saleh, MS Islam, KSB Mannan, Md. Fakruddin. Characterization of Klebsiella granulomatis pathogenic to silkworm, Bombyx mori L. 3Biotech 5(4): 577-583, 2015.
  12. Md. Fakruddin, Md. Mizanur Rahaman, Monzur Morshed Ahmed, Md. Mahfuzul Hoque. Stress tolerant virulent strains of Cronobacter sakazakii from Food. Biological Research. 47: 63, 2014.
  13. Hafsa Afroz, Md. Manjur Hossain, Md. Fakruddin, Md. Afzal Hossain, Zahed Uddin Mahmood Khan, Suvamoy Datta. A 6 year retrospective study of blood-stream Salmonella infection and antibiotic susceptibility of Salmonella enterica Serovar typhi and paratyphi in a tertiary care hospital of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Tzu Chi Medical Journal. 26(2): 73-78, 2014.
  14. Rana Masud, Hafsa Afroz, Md. Fakruddin. Prevalence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase positive bacteria in radiologically positive urinary tract infection. SpringerPlus 3(1): 216, 2014.
  15. Monzur Morshed Ahmed, Md. Fakruddin, Md. Mamunur Rashid, Md. Mohaddis Hossain, Md. Mozammel Huq, Md. Mahfuzul Hoque. Semi-Pilot Study of the Production of Biomass and β-D-Fructofuranosidase by Saccharomyces cerevisiae IFSTBY111 in a Fed-Batch Fermenter. Industrial Biotechnology. 10(1): 47-52, 2014.
  16. Fahmina Akter, Md. Fakruddin, N Azmuda, IK Jahid, Z Rahman, S Akter, H Akter, Nils-Kare Birkeland and SI Khan. Prevalence of IpaH gene in large plasmids of E. coli in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology. 28 (2): 84-87, 2011.


Review articles

  1. Md. Fakruddin. Journal impact factor- Applicability and alternative indices. Collnet Journal of Scientometrics and Information management. 8(2): 457-464, 2014.
  2. Md. Fakruddin, Reaz Mohammad Mazumdar, Khanjada Shahnewaj Bin Mannan, Abhijit Chowdhury, Md. Nur Hossain, Sumaiya Islam, Md. Alimuddin Chowdhury. Nucleic acid amplification: Alternative methods of polymerase chain reaction. Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences. 5: 245-252, 2013.
  3. Md. Fakruddin, Khanjada Shahnewaj Bin Mannan, Stewart Andrews. Viable but Nonculturable Bacteria: Food Safety and Public Health Perspective. ISRN Microbiology. 2013, Article ID 703813.
  4. Zakir Hossain, Md. Fakruddin. Mechanism of Host cell death in response to bacterial infections. Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology. 3(4): 128, 2012.
  5. Md. Fakruddin. Ethics in Stem Cell Research. Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics. 3(1):13-18, 2012.


Book chapter

  1. Md. Fakruddin. Methods for analyzing diversity of microbial communities in natural environments. (Chapter-7). Microbes in soil and their agricultural prospects (ISBN: 978-1-63482-844-4). Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York.
  • Tokyo Biomedical Research Foundation Fellowship (2020)
  • JSPS Post-Doctoral Fellowship awarded by Japanese Government (MEXT) (2018)
  • Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for PhD program (2013)
  • Deans Award for excellent result in B. Sc. (Hons.) (2008)
  • DU-JICF scholarship awarded by Japan International Corporation Fund (2003-2007)
  • Dhaka Board Scholarship for the result of H.S.C. exam (2002).

Ph.D. in Molecular Physiology, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan-2017

M.S. in Microbiology, University of Dhaka-2009 (First class)

B.S. in Microbiology, University of Dhaka-2008 (First class)

H.S.C. from Rifles Public School & College, Dhaka-2002 (First Division)

S.S.S. from Dhanmondi Govt. Boys High School, Dhaka-2000 (First Division)

06/2021-Present    Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology, North-South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

10/2020-06/2021    Research Scientist-II, Laboratory of Stem Cell Stress, International Research Center for Medical Sciences (IRCMS), Kumamoto University, Japan.

10/2018-09/2020    Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) Post-Doctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Stem Cell Stress, International Research Center for Medical Sciences (IRCMS), Kumamoto University, Japan.

10/2017-09/2018    Post-Doctoral Researcher, International Research Center for Medical Sciences (IRCMS), Kumamoto University, Japan.

Immunology, Basic Microbiology, Microbial Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Microbiology

  • Member, Japanese Society of Hematology (JSH)
  • Member, American Society of Microbiology (ASM)
  • Member, Graduate Microbiologist Society (GMS), Dhaka
  • Member, Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists (BSM)
  • Member, Bangladesh Society of Bioethics

Stem cell, Hematopoiesis, Mitochondria, tRNA modifications, host-pathogen interactions, microbiome and human disease and industrial biotechnology.