My professional and research experiences focus on diverse field of biomedical sciences including molecular and cellular biology and translational research. I strongly believe that my skills and training acquired from years of doctoral and postdoctoral research experiences will not only lead me to build up a career in non-academic platforms but also contribute directly to the company's future prospect. My potentials, endeavor, sincerity and devotion in interdisciplinary field of medical science reflect my passionate interest in this creative and growing company. I am ready to embrace this job opportunity and would love to take any challenge in this profession.
RNA biology expert
Expertise in cancer molecular genetics
Hands on experience in cell & molecular biology techniques
Robotic molecular assays
Experimental study design & grant writing
Data analysis & manuscript preparation
Excellent communication & supervisory skills
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonology, University of Alabama at
Birmingham (current position)
Affiliated with scientific grant development and served as leaders in multiple projects since 2012
Trained, supervised and assisted graduate students, summer student scholars, senior thesis students and research fellows for conducting individual studies and laboratory experiments
Determined a novel molecular mechanism for enhancing therapeutic benefits of a commercial drug in cystic fibrosis disease
Designed, developed and optimized microRNA qPCR arrays for screening and analyzing 277 microRNAs from canine genome
Determined full-length sequence of p16 tumor suppressor transcript and
novel frameshift mutation in p16 exon1 alpha in mammary tumor
Worked and became an integral member of the clinical research team in the development of an autologous dendritic cell canine mammary tumor hybrid-cell fusion vaccine.
Successfully completed advanced doctoral research in cancer molecular genetics (2009-2014)
Auburn University Distinguished
Dissertation Award (2015)
Most Outstanding Doctoral Student Award (2014)
Outstanding International Graduate Student Award (2013)
The First Recipient of
the Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer Doctoral
Four times - The Best Poster
Presentation Award, Phi Zeta Research Day, Auburn University, AL (2009-2013) and The Best platform presentation award (2014)
The Best Poster
Presentation Award, Southern Cell Biology Research Symposium, ASCB Local
Meeting at Tuskegee University, AL (2013)
Served as a scientific officer in a well-established molecular and serodiagnostic laboratory in Dhaka, BD (2006-2009)
Completed 'Quality System for Medical and Diagnostic Laboratory Training' organized by Family Health International, Asia Pacific Region (2009).
Postdoctoral FellowJun 2015 to Current University of Alabama at Birmingham － Birmingham, AL
Elucidation of the mechanisms of repair and remodeling in cystic fibrosis (CF).
Research focus investigates the relationship between CFTR (the mutant protein in CF) and TGF-beta1 (a genetic modifier of CF diseases and chief regulator of tissue repair) and evaluation of repair mechanisms in in vitro and in vivo CF lung model systems.
Currently working with human primary airway epithelial cells.
Major research works include primary cell culture, miRNA (mimic/anti-miR) transfection, RNA isolation and purification, ribotyping, biochemical assays (Taqman probe-based qPCR) and advanced functional assays.
Postdoctoral FellowJan 2015 to Jun 2015 Auburn University, College of Verterinary Medicine (CVM) － Auburn, AL
Doctoral studentJan 2010 to Dec 2014 Auburn University, CVM － Auburn, AL
Critical regulatory mechanisms of breast cancer governed by a group of tumor suppressors and their post-transcriptional regulation by miRNAs in spontaneous canine mammary tumor models.
Processing, culture and characterization of primary canine breast cancer and canine normal mammary epithelial cells derived from biopsy samples.
Analysis of mRNA and protein sequences by Vector NTI software, motif-structure prediction tools and fold-recognition databases.
miRNA qPCR arrays for comprehensive expression analysis of the most abundantly expressed and highly characterized miRNAs from the canine genome.
miRNA 3'-UTR reporter assays for experimental validation of miRNA targets.
Extraction of total RNA as well as miRNA fractions from cancer and normal cells.
Formaldehyde denaturing gel electrophoresis for total RNA and small RNAs including miRNAs.
Design and optimization of RT-PCR, RACE-PCR, touch down PCR and qPCR to amplify panels of tumor suppressor genes, oncogenes and cancer biomarkers.
Cloning of PCR products/amplicons and DNA sequencing.
Western blot for the detection of p16 and other proteins in breast cancer cell lines.
Irradiation of NOD/SCID mice for engraftment of canine lymphocytes.
Whole animal imaging for mice to develop in vivo tumor models.
Graduate Research AssistantAug 2009 to Dec 2009 Auburn University, CVM － Auburn, AL
integrins in lymphomas and potential applications to adenoviral mediated gene
Determination of the level
of cell surface integrin expression by flow cytometry.
Transfection of lymphoma
cells by modified adenoviruses (Ad5).
Luciferase expression assay
for the determination of transduction efficiency in transfected cells
Scientific Officer, Molecular and Serodiagnostic LaboratoryJun 2006 to Apr 2009 International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDRB) － Dhaka
Standard diagnosis of the infectious disease markers
Quantitative analysis of viral RNA and DNA copy numbers
Genotyping of the hepatitis C virus isolated from biological specimens
Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences: Molecular Cancer Genetics2014Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine － Auburn, AL, United States
Master of Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology2005University of Dhaka － Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology2003University of Dhaka － Dhaka, Bangladesh
Primary cell culture techniques, isolation of exosomes, RNA/DNA extraction, quantitative PCR assays (conventional and robotics), molecular cloning, sequencing, transfection (with siRNAs, miRNA mimics, antagomiRs/inhibitors), CRISP/Cas9 gene editing, reporter assays, western blots, functional assays (measuring channel function in cells or tissues).
Graph pad prism V7 for data analysis and statistics; Vector NTI tools for analyzing, alignments of nucleotide and amino acid sequences; Target prediction tools for in silico analysis of miRNA binding to putative target genes.
Member, American Thoracic
Society (ATS)- 2015-Present
Member, Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer
Member, American Society for Cell
Biology (ASCB)- 2013-2015
Member, Veterinary Cancer Society
Member, American Association for
the Advancement of Science (AAAS)- 2012-2015