Department of Pharmacy
Mr. Md. A.K. Azad  Assistant Professor & Coordinator M.pharm
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Mr. Md. A.K. Azad
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Assistant Professor & Coordinator M.pharm  
Department of Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
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M.Pharm and B.Pharm from University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

1. I have successfully completed one week training course on “Teaching Methods and Techniques” at Bangladesh University under the Graduate Training Institute (GTI), Mymenshing in Sep.2012

2. Successful four weeks in-plant training completed from “Incepta pharmaceuticals Limited”savar,
Dhaka, Bangladesh. During this period I observed all manufacturing sector as well as quality control and all operations included in Tablet, Capsules, Ointment, Dry Syrup, Liquid and Sterile parenteral preparation.



  1. Md. Mominur Rahman, Fahadul Islam, Anwar Parvez, Md. A.K. Azad,Ghulam Md Ashraf, Mohammad Fahad Ullah, Muniruddin Ahmed. Citrus limon L. (lemon) seed extract shows neuro-modulatory activity in an in vivo thiopental-sodium sleep model by reducing the sleep onset and enhancing the sleep duration. J. Integr. Neurosci. 2022, 21(1), 042.
  1. Mahfuzul Islam, Zahidul Islam, Afia Mahmuda Kochi, A.K Azad*,Phytochemical Screening and Pharmacological Evaluation of Methanol Extract of Amaranthus Tricolor L. (Stem), International Journal of Advanced Research and Review IJARR, 6(9), 2021; 01-06
  1. Nusrat Jahan Sugandha, Susmita Saha, Fahadul Islam, Syada Nishat Anjum, Ala Uddin, Shariah Brishti and A. K. Azad* Pharmacological Activities of Spondias Momibin L.: A Remarkable Medicinal Plant, World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research Volume 9, Issue 15, 2020; 118-126
  1. Md. Sarowar Hossain1, Md. Mamunur Rashid1, Md. A.K. Azad1, Md. Mizanur Rahman1, Md. Wahed ferdous1, M. Anwarul Islam, an impressive thrombolytic and analgesic effect has been exhibited in the methanolic extract of hygroryza aristata leaves, pharmacologyonline 2020• vol.1• 47-54
  1. M. Anwarul Islam2, Md. Sarowar Hossain1, Md. A.K. Azad1, Md. Harun-Or Rashid1, Md. Mofizur Rahman, in vivoevaluation of analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic activities of methanol extract of carallia brachiata l.leaves, pharmacologyonline, 2020• vol.1• 38-46
  1. A K Azad*, Fahadul Islam, Md Faysal, Susmita Saha, Md Mominur Rahman, Md Al Amin, Phytochemical Investigation, Cytotoxic and Thrombolytic Activity of Limonia acidissima L. (Rutaceae) Fruit Peel Extracts, Indian Journal of Novel Drug Delivery 11(3), Jul-Sep, 2019, 177-182
  1. Atiqur Rahman2, A K Azad1, 2, Nazneen Ahmeda Sultana1, 2, Mizanur Rahhman3, M Khairuzzaman2, Jannatun Ferdous2, Sharif M Shaheen1* Phytochemical Profiling and Antidiabetic Property of Methanol Extract of Trewia Nudiflora L. (Roots & Leaves) Indian Journal of Novel Drug Delivery 11(2), Apr-Jun, 2019, 111-114
  1. Anwar Parvez*, Md. A.K. Azad, Muhammad Zahidul Islam, Md. Mamunur Rashid Munna, Sharif Mohammad Shaheen, Md. Mizanur Rahman, A.K. Azad,Pharmacologyonline, 2019• vol.3• 103-119
  1. Md. Harun-Or-Rashid, Sharif M. Shaheen, Md. Mizanur Rahman, A. K. Azad, Md. Mamunur Rashid Munna and Most. Nazmin Akter, baclofen's outcome on gastroesophageal reflux disease treatment: an arbitrary controlled experiment by meta-analysis Pharmacologyonline, 2019• vol.3• 66-79
  1. *Md. Mizanur Rahman1, Md. Tuhin Akther1, Sara Jaman Talukdar1, Tahmina Afroz1, A.K Azad1 in-vitro study of formulated paracetamol plus caffeine tablet with different brands available in bangladesh, Pharmacologyonline, 2019• vol.2• 94-104
  1. Tahmina Afroz, Md. Imran Hasan, Md. Abdul Lahil Kafi, A.K Azad, Md. Mominur Rahman,Aklima Akter, Md. Mizanur Rahman, phytochemical screening and pharmacological studies of methanol extract of polyalthia suberosa roxb, Pharmacologyonline, 2019• vol.1• 104- 116
  1. Md. Mamunur Rashid Munna, A.K. Azad*; Fahadul Islam;Md Faruk Ahmed, Anwar Parvez,Md. Mizanur Rahman, Md. Sarowar Hossain. phytochemical investigation, evaluation of antioxidant and cytotoxic activity of the methanol extract of cuscuta reflexa(stem), Pharmacologyonline, 2019• vol.3• 135-143
  1. A.K. Azad1, 2*; Shajib Khan1; Nandita Das2; Atiqur Rahman2; Jannatun Ferdous2; M. Khairuzzaman2; Mizanur Rahhman3, antibacterial and free radical scavenging activity of methanol extract of crystella denatata (leaves), Pharmacologyonline, 2019• vol.2• 316-321
  1. Md. Mamunur Rashid1, Md. Sarowar Hossain1, Md. A.K. Azad1, Sharif M. Shaheen1, Md. Harun-Or Rashid1, M. Anwarul Islam2, A promising antidiarrhoeal, antimicrobial and anthelmintic effect of methanolic extract of hygroryza aristataleaves, Pharmacologyonline, 2019• vol.2• 294-302
  1. Fahadul Islam, A.K. Azad*; Md. Faysal, Saiful Islam;Nusrat Jahan Sugandha;Susmita Saha, Sirajo Ismail Isah, phytochemical investigation and comparative anthelmintic activity of between methanol and acetone extract of limonia acidissimal (fruit peel) , Pharmacologyonline, 2019• vol.2• 241-246
  1. Md. Faysal*; A.K. Azad; Fahadul Islam; Md. Mizanur Rahman; Md. Sarowar Hossain;Anwar Parvez; Md. Zamshed Alam Begh. phytochemical investigation, cytotoxic and thrombolytic activity of acetone extracts of rhynchotechum ellipticum(gesneriaceae). Pharmacologyonline, 2019• vol.2•190-198
  1. M. Khairuzzaman1, A.K. Azad2, Ahsan Habib1, Atiqur Rahman1, Jannatun Ferdous1, Ariful Islam1, Tauhidur Rahman1, G. Tawabul Alam Chowdhury1 Hypoglycemic and Analgesic Activity of Ethanol Extract of Polyalthia Longifolia Leaves on Experimental Mice, Pharmacologyonline, 2018• vol.3• 229-234
  1. Sharif M. Shaheen*, Md. Jashim Uddin, M. Mustafezur Rahman, A. K. Azad,  “Transgene Expression and Antigen Presentation from Non-viral Vectors Fabricated with DNA-Natural and DNA-Synthetic Condenser Lipid-Nano Particles in Dendritic Cell” (accepted in AAPS workshop on Drug Transporter in ADME, VA, USA 2018)
  1. Sharif M. Shaheen*1, 2, Md. Jashim Uddin3, A. K. Azad, 2, M. Sarowar Hossain, 2, M. Mustafezur Rahman, 2 g-protein couple receptor mediated transgene expression of a lys-ala- leu-ala repeated peptide embedded with lipid-dna nanoparticles in dendritic cell. pharmacology online, 2018• vol.1• 209-230
  1. Sharif M. Shaheen*, Md. Jashim Uddin, M. Mustafezur Rahman, A. K. Azad, Md. Mahmodul Islam, M. Sarowar Hossen,A Repeated Lys-ala-leu-ala Peptide Behaves HAT Activity and Induces Transgene Expression from DNA- Peptides Ternary Complex (TCM): An Evidence of Intestinal Vasoactive Peptide Hormone in Dendritic Cell, AAPS 360 2018 (accepted in AAPS proceedings), Washington DC, USA.
  1. Sharif M. Shaheen* 1, 2 , A. K. Azad2, M. Mustafezur Rahman2, Md. Jashim ,Uddin 3 , A comparative transgene expression study between a protaplex and a rotaplex embedded lipid-nano particles in murine derived dendritic cell,  Journal of Interdisciplinary Nanomedicine, 2018; 3(2), 55-66
  1. Ohidul Islam1, A.K. Azad2, M. Mustafezur Rahman2, A. Khorshed Alam1, Khairuzzaman1, Jannatun Ferdous1, Marirul Islam1, Sharif M. Shaheen*2, Int J Pharm Sci & Scient Res. 2018, 3:8, 24-2. A.K. Azad1, Ohidul Islam2, M. Khairuzzaman2, Jannatun Ferdous2. Sharif
  1. Shaheen1*, Hypoglycemic, Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Methanol Extract of Sida Rhombifolia L.Leaves on Experimental Mice, Int J Pharm Sci & Scient Res. 2017, 3:7, 82-87. Kushal Biswas 1 , A K Azad 2 , Taposhi Sultana 1 , Farzana Khan 1 , Saiyara Hossain 1 , Sanzida Alam 1 , Rayhan Chowdhary 2 , Yasmin Khatun 2 .Assessment of in-vitro cholinesterase inhibitory and thrombolytic potential of bark and seed extracts of Tamarindus indica (L.) relevant to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and clotting disorders, J Intercult Ethnopharmacol,2017; Vol 6, Issue 1, 115-120
  1. Kushal Biswas1*, Md. Ariful Islam2, A. K. Azad3, Ishrat Jahan1influential Factors on Prescription; A Cross Sectional Study from Bangladesh: Focus on Pharmaceutical MarketingInternational Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation, Vol. 9, 2016, 17- 22.
  1. A.K. Azad 1 , Shoumen Lasker1, Irfan-Ur-Rahaman 1 , Ohidul Islam 1 , Sharmin Akter 1 , M. Khairuzzaman 1 , Manirul Islam 1 , Chand Sultana 2 , Nandita Das 1 , Nazneen Ahmeda 1 , Sophia Hossain 1 , Sanjida Haque 1 , Kushal Biswas 3 , Anwarul Islam 1 , Firoj Ahmed 4* Comparative Studies On Antioxidant And Thrombolytic Activities Of Methanol And Ethylacetate Extracts of Trema orientalis,International Journal of Innovations in Biological and Chemical Sciences, Volume 9, 2016, 47-51.
  1. A.K. Azad 1 , Kushal Biswas 2 , Ohidul Islam 1 , Md. Saifuddin 3 , Manirul Islam 1 , M.Khairuzzaman 1 , Nandita Das 1 , Nazneen Ahmeda Sultana 1 , Sophia Hossain 1 ,Sanjida Haque 1 , Nilima Karmoker1 , Anwarul Islam 1*. Antidiabetic Property of Methanol Extract of B. Alba (Fruits Along with Shoots) And Its Relationship with The Antioxidant Property, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation, Vol. 9, 2016,9-16.
  1. A.K. Azad 1* , Ohidul Islam 1 , M. Saifuddin 2, Manirul Islam 1 , M. Khairuzzaman, Abdullahil Kafi 1 , Imran Hasan 1 , Shoumen Lashker 1 , Irfan-Ur Rahman 1 ,M.Anwarul Islam 1 . Analgesic and anti-inflammatory studies of methanol extract of I. frutescenson experimental mice. ejpmr, 2016,3(9), 502-505.
  1. Debendra Nath Roy*, A. K. Azad, Farzana Sultana, A.S.M. Anisuzzaman. In-vitro antimicrobial activity of ethyl acetate extract of two common edible mushrooms.The Journal of Phytopharmacology 2016; 5(2): 79-82.
  1. Debendra Nath Roy*, A. K. Azad, Farzana Sultana, A.S.M.Anisuzzaman, Proma Khondkar. Nutritional profile and mineral composition of two edible mushroom varieties consumed and cultivated in Bangladesh.The Journal of Phytopharmacology 2015; 4(4): 217- 220.
  1. M. Mofizur Rahman 1*, Mohammad Moniruzzaman 1 , Sanjida Haque 1 , M.A.K. Azad 1 , Farjana Islam Aovi 2 and Nazneen Ahmeda Sultana 1 . Effect of Poloxamer on release of poorly water-soluble drug, Loratadine from solid dispersion: Kneading method. Macedonian pharmaceutical bulletin, 61 (1) (2015)
  1. Chand Sultana1, Bytul Mokardesur Rahman3, Naznin Ara Khatun3, A.K. Azad 1, Asrhaf Ali 2 and Mir Imam Ibne Wahed*3 Antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic activities of ethanolic extracts of Cassia sophera (l.) In alloxan induced diabetes mice. Inter. J. of Phytotherapy / Vol 5 / Issue 2 / 2015 / 70-75.
  1. Md.Abdul Jalil, Nushrat Jahan, Md.Mohaiminul Islam, A.B.Ripon Khalipha, Chand Sultana Khatun, Md.Mofizur Rahman, Md.A.K.Azad* Analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities of methanolic extract of fruit rind of Citrullus lanatus (Thunb).Int J Pharm 2015; 5(1): 65-68.
  1. Ohidul Islam1, Rommanul Islam1, Sweety Ritchil1, Azizur Rahman1, Mofizur Rahman1, M. Moniruzzaman1, Nandita Das1, Chand Sultana2, Sanjida Haque1, A. Azad1*Phytochemical screening and free radical scavenging activity of methanol extract of trigonella foenum- gracum(leaves) ejpmr, 2015,2(6), 69-72.
  1. A.K. Azad1*, Abdul Jalil1, Debendra Nath Roy2, Nazneen Ahmeda1, Jeb-Un Nesa1, M. Moniruzzaman1, Shoumen Lasker1, Irfan-Ur-Rahaman1, Sharmin Akter1, Antidiabetic and free radical scavenging activities of methanolic extract of Citrullus lanatus(fruit rind).ejpmr, 2015,2(4), 405-410
  1. Chand Sultana1, Naznin Ara khatune2, A. K. Azad1, Bytul Mokaddesur Rahman2 and Mir Imam Ibne Wahed2* Antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic activities of ethanolic extracts of Ficus racemosa(l.) in alloxan induced diabetes mice. Int J Pharm 2015; 5(3): 924-929.
  1. A.K. Azad1, Ohidul Islam1, Emratunnesa Rima1, Mohaiminul Islam1, Chand Sultana1, Jeb- Un Nesa1, Firoj Ahmed2* Phytochemical Screenining and in-vitro Thrombolytic Activity of Methanolic Leaf Extract of Zanthoxylum rhetsa. J. Pharm. Sci. & Res. Vol. 7(6), 2015, 302- 304
  1. Debendra Nath Roy1*, A. K. Azad2, A.S.M. Anisuzzaman3 and Proma Khondkar3.An investigation on hypoglycemic and hepatoprotective effects of oyster and reishi mushroom in diabetic and normal mice. ejpmr, 2015,2(5), 82-92.
  2. Debendra Nath Roy*1, A. K. Azad2, Rokshana Sharmin1, A.S.M. Anisuzzaman3,Proma Khondkar3Comparison on hypoglycemic effect of Oyster (leurotusosteratus) and Reishi (Ganodermalucidum) Mushroom in alloxan induced diabetic mice. International Journal of Phytopharmacy . Vol. 5 (3), pp.42-46, May-Jun 2015.
  1. Azad AK1, Irfan-Ur-Rahaman1, Shoumen Lasker1, Ohidul Islam1, Nazneen Ahmeda1, Moniruzzaman M1, Chand Sultana1, Das Nandita1, Mir Imam Ibne Wahed2*. Antibacterial and free radical scavenging activity on methanolic extract of Smilax zeylanica. ujp 2015, 04 (03): page 14-17.
  1. Md. Mofizur Rahman*, Abul Bashar Ripon Khalipha, Md. A. K. Azad, Sophia Hossain and Sanjida Haque. Methods of solubility and dissolution enhancement for poorly water-soluble drugs: a review. World journal of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. Volume 3, Issue 5, 107-130.2014.
  1. Md. Mofizur Rahman, Md. Qamrul Ahsan, Abul Bashar Ripon Khalipha, Md. K. Azad, Nazneen Ahmeda Sultana, Sophia Hossain, Sanjida Haque.Formulation and in-vitro evaluation of oral sustained release drug delivery system for lamivudine matrix tablets using methocel k15cr polymer. European Scientific Journal, Vol.10, No.24, 2014
  1. Md. Mofizur Rahman*, Abul Bashar Ripon Khalipha , Md. A. K. Azad, Md. ZakariaFaruki, Amit K. Chaurasiya And Hemayet Hossain. Effect of natural and synthetic polymer on release of ketotifen fumarate matrix tablets: A sustained release dosage form. IJPSR, 2013; Vol. 4(4): 1401-1408.
  1. Md Qamrul Ahsan1*, Md Mofizur Rahman, A K M Moyeenul Huq, Mohammad Ibrahim, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Md A K Azad, Abul Bashar Ripon Khalipha. Development and In-vitro Evaluation of the Comparative study of Salbutamol Sulphate Using Methocel K15M CR and Methocel K100M CR Polymers for Sustained Release Matrix Tablets. Inventi impact: Pharm Tech Vol. 2013, Issue 1, ppt/631/12.
  1. Chand Sultana Khatun, Ashraful Islam, A. K. Azad, M. Ashraf Ali, Kohinur Begum.Antibacterial, Antidiabetic, and lipid lowering effects of ethanolic extract of Ipomoea aquatica. Bangladesh J Microbiol.Vol.29, Nov.2, 2012, pp.50-54(Local) Printed M. Ashraf Ali, A. K. Azad, Hashim Ahmad Sagar, Most. Chand Sultana Khatun,Kohinur Begum and Mir Imam Ibne Wahed.Antihyperglycemic and analgesic activities of ethanolic extract of Cassia fistula(l.) Stem bark. International Journal ofPharmaceutical Science and Research. 2012.3(2):416-423.
  1. M. Saiful Islam, Sekendar Ali, Masudur Rahman, Rabiul Islam, Ashraf Ali, and A. Azad, Md. Rafikul Islam. Antidiabetic, cytotoxic activities and phytochemical screening of Peltophorum pterocarpum (DC.) K. Heyne root. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 5(16), pp. 3745–3750, 18 August, 2011.

Research Interest:
Basic interest in the field of Neuropharmacology, Cell Biology, Diabetes andCadiovascular Pharmacology. I am an enthusiastic, adaptive and fast-learning person with a broad and acute interest in the discovery of new innovative drugs, I particularly enjoy collaborating with scientists from different disciplines to develop new skills and solve new challenges

Research Experience
I have been doing research work on Phytochemistry and Pharmacology in different related fields since 2009.