Dr. Md. Atiar Rahman

Dr. Md. Atiar Rahman
Dep. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology University of Chittagong

Dr. Md. Atiar Rahman has been working as a professor and currently the Chairman of the the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh since 30 September 2019. Dr. Rahman was born in 1975 in Jessore, a South-Western district of Bangladesh.

Dr. Rahman has had his B.Sc honours and M.Sc in Biochemistry from the University of Dhaka (Bangladesh) in the year of 1996 and 1997 respectively. He has been awarded his PhD degree from the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University Japan under Japanese Government’s Monbukagakusho Scholarship for 2003-2006.

He has also been awarded for a postdoctoral fellowship in KwaZulu Natal University (Westville Campus) Durban, from National Research Fund of South African Govt. He started his carrier as a lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the above-mentioned University in 2004 and was promoted to the current position in 2013. He is a principal investigator of the Laboratory of Complementary & Alternative Medicine and Natural Product Research of the aforementioned department.

Currently he is carrying out the research to explore the novel and indigenous sources of phytomedicinal components as alternative therapeutics for noncommunicable chronic diseases especially type 2 diabetes and chemical induced acute hepatic toxicity through intervention in animal models. He is as well working on the phytopharmacological and biological eects, of Bangladeshi medicinal plants/plant parts yet to be unveiled, which are being mechanistically justied through simulation using in silico model.

Publications: Dr. Rahman has published a good number of scientic articles both in national and international peer-reviewed journals. He has presented numbers of his scientic works at Home and aboard.