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

Dr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman

Full Time Faculty
Professor & Chairman

PhD, University of Heidelberg, Germany
MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bachelor of Pharmacy, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1971
Office: SAC1059

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman has joined the North South University as an Assistant Professor in 2014. Before joining at the North South University he served as a part time lecturer at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Luebeck, Germany. Apart from his excellent academic track records, Dr. Rahman has proved himself as an outstanding research expert in the field of neuropharmacology evidenced by substantial number of publications in the world renowned peer reviewed journals. Dr. Rahman received his doctoral degree in 2013 from the Heidelberg University, Germany. He completed MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Bachelor of Pharmacy from Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka in 2008 and 2006 respectively.  Currently, he is focusing his research on developing an animal model in an attempt to figure out the impact of food habits on neurodegenerative disorders.

Dr. Rahman started his carrier as a Production Pharmacist at the Eskayef Bangladesh Limited (SK+F) in 2006. He also served Northern University Bangladesh as a lecturer for two years.

 Dr. Rahman is teaching Pharmacology and Physiology at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, North south University.




  1. Sharmin O, Abir AH, Potol A, Alam M, Banik J, Rahman AT, Tarannum N, Wadud R, Habib ZF, Rahman M (2020) Activation of GPR35 protects against cerebral ischemia by recruiting monocyte-derived macrophages. Scientific Rreports 10:1-13.


  1. Shariare MH, Rahman M, Lubna SR, Roy RS, Abedin J, Marzan AL, Altamimi MA, Ahamad SR, Ahmad A, Alanazi FK (2020) Liposomal drug delivery of Aphanamixis polystachya leaf extracts and its neurobehavioral activity in mice model. Scientific Reports 10:1-16.


  1. Rahman MM, Chakraborti RR, Potol MA, Abir AH, Sharmin O, Alam M, Khan MFR, Afrin R, Jannat H, Wadud R (2020) Epalrestat improves motor symptoms by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation in the reserpine induced mouse model of Parkinson’s disease. Animal Models and Experimental Medicine 3:9-21.




  1. Shariare MH, Altamimi MA, Marzan AL, Tabassum R, Jahan B, Reza HM, Rahman M, Ahsan GU, Kazi M (2019) In vitro dissolution and bioavailability study of furosemide nanosuspension prepared using design of experiment (DoE). Saudi pharmaceutical journal : SPJ : the official publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society 27:96-105.




  1. Rushmi ZT, Akter N, Mow RJ, Afroz M, Kazi M, de Matas M, Rahman M, Shariare MH. The impact of formulation attributes and process parameters on black seed oil loaded liposomes and their performance in animal models of analgesia. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal. 2017 Mar 1;25(3):404-12.


  1. Al Mamun A, Hossain M, Uddin MS, Islam MT, Hossain S, Hossain MS, Hossain MF, Sujan AR, Rashid M, Rahman MM, Rahman AT. Comparison of the Hypoglycemic, Hypolipidemic and Hepatoprotective Effects of Asparagus racemosus Linn. in Combination with Gliclazide and Pioglitazone on Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats. Pharmacology & Pharmacy. 2017 Feb 13;8(02):52.



1. Maysami S, Wong R, Pradillo JM, Denes A, Dhungana H, Malm T, Koistinaho J, Orset C, Rahman M, Rubio M, Schwaninger M. A cross-laboratory preclinical study on the effectiveness of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist in stroke. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism. 2016 Mar;36(3):596-605.


2. 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 Dec;17(1):11.


3.  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. Nutrition & metabolism. 2016 Dec;13(1):27.


4. Reza HM, Tabassum N, Sagor MA, Chowdhury MR, Rahman M, Jain P, Alam MA. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor prevents oxidative stress, inflammation, and fibrosis in carbon tetrachloride-treated rat liver. Toxicology mechanisms and methods. 2016 Jan 2;26(1):46-53.



1. Sagor AT, Chowdhury MR, Tabassum N, Hossain H, Rahman MM, Alam MA. Supplementation of fresh ucche (Momordica charantia L. var. muricata Willd) prevented oxidative stress, fibrosis and hepatic damage in CCl 4 treated rats. BMC complementary and alternative medicine. 2015 Dec;15(1):115.


2 . Al-Amin MM, Rahman MM, Khan FR, Zaman F, Reza HM. Astaxanthin improves behavioral disorder and oxidative stress in prenatal valproic acid-induced mice model of autism. Behavioural brain research. 2015 Jun 1;286:112-21.


3. Alam MA, Uddin R, Subhan N, Rahman MM, Jain P, Reza HM. Beneficial role of bitter melon supplementation in obesity and related complications in metabolic syndrome. Journal of lipids. 2015;2015.




  1. Rahman M, Muhammad S, Khan MA, Chen H, Ridder DA, Müller-Fielitz H, Pokorná B, Vollbrandt T, Stölting I, Nadrowitz R, Okun JG. The β-hydroxybutyrate receptor HCA 2 activates a neuroprotective subset of macrophages. Nature communications. 2014 May 21;5:3944


  1. Heinonen AM, Rahman M, Dogbevia G, Jakobi H, Wölfl S, Sprengel R, Schwaninger M. Neuroprotection by rAAV-mediated gene transfer of bone morphogenic protein 7. BMC neuroscience. 2014 Dec;15(1):38.


  1. Chen H, Assmann JC, Krenz A, Rahman M, Grimm M, Karsten CM, Köhl J, Offermanns S, Wettschureck N, Schwaninger M. Hydroxycarboxylic acid receptor 2 mediates dimethyl fumarate’s protective effect in EAE. The Journal of clinical investigation. 2014 May 1;124(5):2188-92.


  1. Al-Amin MM, Hasan SN, Alam T, Hasan AT, Hossain I, Didar RR, Alam MA, Rahman MM. Tadalafil enhances working memory, and reduces hippocampal oxidative stress in both young and aged mice. European journal of pharmacology. 2014 Dec 15;745:84-90.


  1. Alam MA, Rahman MM. Mitochondrial dysfunction in obesity: potential benefit and mechanism of Co-enzyme Q10 supplementation in metabolic syndrome. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders. 2014 Dec;13(1):60.


  1. 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. Advances in Nutrition. 2014 Jul 7;5(4):404-17.



  1. Rosell A, Agin V, Rahman M, Morancho A, Ali C, Koistinaho J, Wang X, Vivien D, Schwaninger M, Montaner J. Distal occlusion of the middle cerebral artery in mice: are we ready to assess long-term functional outcome?. Translational stroke research. 2013 Jun 1;4(3):297-307.
  2. Mc Guire C, Rahman M, Schwaninger M, Beyaert R, van Loo G. The ubiquitin editing enzyme A20 (TNFAIP3) is upregulated during permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion but does not influence disease outcome. Cell death & disease. 2013 Mar;4(3):e531.


  1. 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. 2013 Dec 1;21(6):421-5.


  1. Rahman M. Induction of a neuroprotective phenotype of macrophages by the β-hydroxybutyrate receptor HCA2 (Doctoral dissertation, University of Heidelberg press).



  1. Bargiotas P, Muhammad S, Rahman M, Jakob N, Trabold R, Fuchs E, Schilling L, Plesnila N, Monyer H, Schwaninger M. Connexin 36 promotes cortical spreading depolarization and ischemic brain damage. Brain research. 2012 Oct 15;1479:80-5.


  1. Subhan N, Habibur R, Ashraful A, Rashedul I, Mahbubur R. Relationship between protein-binding and free drug concentrations of a sparingly water-soluble selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (escitalopram) and its interaction with arsenic. Rom. J. Biophys. 2011;21(2):139-49.


  1. Zulfiker AH, Ripa FA, Rahman MM, Ullah MO, Hamid K, Khan MM, Rana MS. Antidiabetic and antioxidant effect of Scoparia dulcis in alloxan induced albino mice. International Journal of PharmTech Research. 2010 Jan 1;2(4):2527-34.


  1. Zulfiker AH, Rahman MM, Hossain MK, Hamid K, Mazumder ME, Rana MS. In vivo analgesic activity of ethanolic extracts of two medicinal plants-Scoparia dulcis L. and Ficus racemosa Linn. Biol Med. 2010;2(2):42-8.


  • ERASMUS scholarship, 2009
  • University Grant Commission Bangladesh Scholarship 2005, through  Jahangirnagar University (highest scorer in faculty of Biological sciences).
  • ‘Shahid Mohammad Hakim Foundation Scholarship’ 2004 (highest scorer in faculty of Biological sciences). .
  •  National Merit Scholarship 1999, Peoples’ Government of Bangladesh, Dhaka Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Bangladesh.

Doctor of Science (PhD), Neuropharmacology, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 17th September, 2013

MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacy, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh,
1st Class and 1st Position.

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons.), Department of Pharmacy, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh,
1st Class and 1st Position.

Higher Secondary Certificate (H.S.C. equivalent to 12th grade), Dhaka College, Dhaka Board, Bangladesh,
First division*

Secondary School Certificate (S.S.C. equivalent to 10th grade), Naogaon K.D Govt. High School, Rajshahi Board, Bangladesh, First division*


2014 to date, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, North South University

2013 - 2014, Assistant Professor (Part time), Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, North South University

2011-2013, Lecturer (part time), Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology,
University of Lübeck, Germany

2007-2009, Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy, Northern University Bangladesh

2006-2007, Production Pharmacist, Eskayef Bangladesh Limited

Advanced Pharmacology II
Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy III
Human Physiology II

Registered Pharmacist , A2829
Member of the Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Society
Member of the Pharmacy Graduate Association
Member of the committee for Graduate academy, NSU
Member of Master’s thesis defense committee
Member of the committee for the Animal house Managemen

External at Jahangir nagar University
External at Goboshastha university

Neuropharmacology, focusing inflammation at brain interface.