Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K.
Teaching positions at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
(a) Lecturer January 11, 1987 to March 11, 1992.
(b) Assistant Professor March 12, 1992 to March 4, 1996.
(c) Associate Professor March 5, 1996 to March 6, 2002.
(d) Professor March 7, 2002 to till date.
Book/chapters in book: 8
Papers in Scientific Journals: 328 (International: 190, National: 133, Submitted: 05)
1) Scientist II, SAIC-Frederick, NCI-Frederick, Frederick, MD 21702 from May 5, 2000 to November 29, 2001. I was involved in the isolation & characterization of anticancer compounds from marine organisms.
2) Visiting Scientist, SAIC-Frederick, NCI-Frederick, Frederick, MD 21702 from December 9, 1997 to May 5, 2000, where I was involved in the isolation & characterization of anticancer and HIV-inhibitory lead compounds, with special emphasis to peptides from aqueous marine extracts.
3) Post Doctoral- I carried out a two year of research (from April 1993 to March 1995) at the U.S. National Cancer Institute which was supervised by Dr. Kirk R. Gustafson. As a member of the research group headed by Dr. John H. Cardellina II, I successfully completed more than a dozen of projects dealing with the anti-cancer and HIV-inhibitory activities of the aqueous/ organic extracts of plants, marine and microbial organisms. A variety of compounds such as alkaloids, antibiotics, polyacetylenes, saponins, pterocarpans, lignans and peptides were obtained as active constituents.
4) Doctoral research- During my Ph.D. research at the University of Strathclyde, under the supervision of Prof. Peter G. Waterman and Dr. Alexander I. Gray, I submitted a thesis entitled “Phytochemical and Chemosystematic Studies in Eristemoninae (Rutaceae).” This thesis describes the isolation and structure elucidation of a total of 93 compounds, including 34 novel ones from 11 Australian plant species and their uses as chemotaxonomic markers.
5) Carried out a research project in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka and submitted a dissertation entitled “Antihypertensive Principle from Moringa oleifera.”
6) Supervised/ co-supervised various research projects of the students approaching towards the degrees of M. Pharm./M.Sc./M. Phil./Ph.D. at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Rajshahi University Engineering and Technology (RUET) and the Institute of Post Graduate Medicine & Research (IPGMR), Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.