Dr. Md. Zia Uddin

  •  Associate Professor


    Ph. D. in Pharmacy (Major: Natural Product Chemistry),
    Master of Pharmacy (with Thesis) ,
    Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons.)

  • Dr. Md. Zia Uddin has been working as an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the BGC Trust University Bangladesh. He is currently working on traditional, complementary & alternative medicines of Bangladesh. His area of research also, focuses on the different biological activities of plant extracts and molecular docking, and ADME/T property analysis of isolated compounds from various medicinal plants. Fundamentally, his research interest is to develop a bridge between wet and dry lab efforts, especially on natural products with therapeutic value. Besides this, his interest is to understand the phenotypic expression of different cardiovascular and neurodegenerative aging-related diseases. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers, posters, and abstracts in the above research areas. He supervised many B. Pharm Project students. His current Google Scholar citation count is 389, and his h-index is 12 and i10-index is 14.

    Research Experience:

    1. As Associate Investigator: Currently I have been working as Associate Investigator of a research project entitled “Investigation of oxidative stress, cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, immunomodulating and neuroprotective effects of some pharmacologically unveiled traditionally used medicinal plants” funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
    2. As Ph. D. Scholar: I have pursued PhD research entitled “Exploration of Bio-activity Guided Phytochemicals and Elemental Profiles of Selected Medicinal Plants Traditionally Used in Chattogram Hill Tracts, Bangladesh” in the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
    3. As Post-Graduate Researcher: Phytochemicals and Pharmacological investigations of crude methanol extract of Crinum asiaticum. I have pursued this research in my Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm) as a Research Associate of Department of Pharmacy, Southern University, Bangladesh.
    4. As Under-Graduate Researcher: Phytochemicals and Pharmacological investigations of crude ethanol leaf extract of Blumea lacera. I have pursued this research in the final year of my B. Pharm (Hons.)  degree from the Department of Pharmacy, University of Science & Technology, Chittagong (USTC), Bangladesh.
    5.  As Research Supervisor: Since January 2009, I have been supervising B. Pharm. (Hon’s.) students at the Department of Pharmacy, BGC Trust University Bangladesh.

  • Teaching expertise

    • Associate Professor (01 July 2022 – Till date)

    Department of Pharmacy, BGC Trust University Bangladesh Chandanaish,  Chattogram-4381

    • Assistant Professor (01 July 2012 – 30 June 2022)

    Department of Pharmacy, BGC Trust University Bangladesh

    Chandanaish, Chattogram-4381

    • Lecturer (24 January 2009 – 30 June 2012)

    Department of Pharmacy, BGC Trust University Bangladesh

    Chandanaish, Chattogram-4381

    • Certified Trainer for ‘Establishment and Operations of Model Medicine Shop’ program in Bangladesh under The Better Health in Bangladesh (BHB) project of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
    • Playing role as an external member in board viva examinations and question moderations in the pharmacy departments of different private universities.
    • Able to teach any subject of Pharmacy but major teaching areas include - Pharmacology, Physiology, Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Immunology, Medicinal Chemistry, Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals, Complementary and Alternative Medicines and Research Methodology.

  • Research Interests

    • Traditional, Complementary & Alternative Medicines; Cancer and Anticancer agents; Molecular Medicine and Bioinformatics; Adulteration of foods, herbal medicines, food supplements and its impact on health.

  • Research Projects and Awards

    1. Grant name: Special Allocation grant for Science and Technology

    Grant: BDT 2,00,0000 (No: 39.00.0000. 2021-2022

    Project Title: Investigation of oxidative stress, cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, immunomodulating and neuroprotective effects of some pharmacologically unveiled traditionally used medicinal plants

    Grant provider: Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

    My role: As Associate Investigator.

              2. Grant name: Research grant for PhD program

    Grant: BDT 20,000 (April 2017)

    Grant provider: Authority of BGC Trust University Bangladesh


  • Conference Publications

    1)     Seminar on: Pediatric Webinar on Nutrition for Child’s Health and Wellbeing; Organized by Unilever (Health Science) Bangladesh. (Held on 1st January 2021)

    2)     The International Seminar on Emerging Infectious Diseases: An Interdisciplinary Practical Approach; Organized by The Indonesian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and The University Center of Excellence for Biotechnology and Conservation of Wallacea. (Held on 3rd September 2020)

    3)     1st GARA’s international e Conference on Impact of COVID 19 on Global Business Sustainability: IT Promptness; Organized by GARA (Global Academics Research Academy), Malaysia. (Held on 29-30th August 2020)

    4)     1st National Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences’20; Organized by Department of Pharmacy, BGC Trust University Bangladesh. (Held on 29th January 2020)

    5)     The BSBMB Conference-2015 (National Conference on Biochemistry, Industry and Sustainable Economy); Organized by Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Held on 21th March 2015).

    6)     37th Annual Conference-2015 by Bangladesh Chemical Society (Chemistry for Green Living); Organized by Department of Chemistry, Comilla University, Bangladesh. (Held on 11th April 2015).

    7)     The BSBMB Conference-2013 (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for Better Health, Congenial Environment and Food Security); Organized by Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. (Held on 12th & 13th January 2013).

    8)     1st International Symposium on Pharmaceutical Sciences: A Global Approach; Organized by Department of Pharmacy, University of Science & Technology Chittagong (USTC), Bangladesh. (Held on 26th February 2013).

    9)     2nd Bioinformatics Camp and Workshop on-“Computational Biology & Research Method”; Organized by-Yong Biotechnologist of Bangladesh. (Held on 6-7th October 2012).

  • Research Publications

    1.      Uddin, M.Z., Paul, A., Rakib, A., Sami, S.A., Mahmud, S., Rana, M.S., Hossain, S., Tareq, A.M., Dutta, M., Emran, T.B. and Simal-Gandara, J. (2021). Chemical Profiles and Pharmacological Properties with in Silico Studies on Elatostema papillosum Wedd. Molecules; 26(4):809. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26040809. (IF- 4.411) [Indexed in: PubMed and Scopus]
    2.      Uddin, M.Z., Rana, M.S., Chowdhury, S., Paul, A., Hossain, S., Emran, T.B. and Dhama, K. (2021). Deciphering the pharmacological insights of fractionated Elatostema Papillosum wed. and Holigrana Longifolia roxb. through in vitro and in vivo studies . Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences; 9(2): 189 – 199. http://dx.doi.org/10.18006/2021.9 (2).189.199 [Indexed in Scopus]
    3.    Dutta, M., Tareq, A.M., Rakib, A., Mahmud, S., Sami, S.A., Mallick, J., Islam, M.N., Majumder, M., Uddin, M.Z., Alsubaie, A., Almalki, A.S.A., Khandaker, M.U., Bradley, D.A., Rana, M.S. and Emran, T.B. (2021). Phytochemicals from Leucas zeylanica Targeting Main Protease of SARS-CoV-2: Chemical Profiles, Molecular Docking, and Molecular Dynamics Simulations. Biology; 10(8):789. https://doi.org/10.3390/biology10080789. (IF- 5.079) [Indexed in: PubMed and Scopus]
    4.   Dutta, M., Nezam, M., Chowdhury, S., Rakib, A., Paul, A., Sami, S.A., Uddin, M.Z., Rana, M.S., Hossain, S., Effendi, Y., Idroes, R., Tallei, T., Alqahtani, A.M. and Emran, T.B. (2021). Appraisals of the Bangladeshi Medicinal Plant Calotropis gigantea Used by Folk Medicine Practitioners in the Management of COVID-19: A Biochemical and Computational Approach. Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences; 8:625391:1-16. doi: 10.3389/fmolb.2021.625391. (IF- 5.246) [Indexed in: PubMed and Scopus]
    5.   Rakib, A., Paul, A., Chy, M.N.U., Sami, S.A., Baral, S.K., Majumder, M., Tareq, A.M., Amin, M.N., Shahriar, A., Uddin, M.Z, Dutta, M., Tallei, T.E., Emran, T.B. and Simal-Gandara, J. (2020). Biochemical and Computational Approach of Selected Phytocompounds from Tinospora crispa in the Management of COVID-19. Molecules; 25(17):3936. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25173936. (IF- 4.411) [Indexed in: PubMed and Scopus]
    6.   Uddin, M.Z., Rana, M.S., Hossain, S., Ferdous, S., Dutta, E., Dutta, M. and Emran, T.B. (2020). In vivo neuroprotective, antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory potential in Swiss albino mice and in vitro antioxidant and clot lysis activities of fractionated Holigarna longifolia Roxb. bark extract. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine; 17(1): 20190102. https://doi.org/10.1515/jcim-2019-0102 [Indexed in: PubMed and Scopus].
    7.   Uddin, M.Z., Emran, T.B., Dutta, M., Ullah, S.M.A., Hossain, S. and Rana, M.S. (2019). Antidepressant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory activities, antioxidant and antibacterial potential of fractionated Elatostema papillosum Wed. Extract.  The Pharma Innovation Journal; 8(1):241-246. [Indexed in: Google Scholar Data and Index Copernicus].
    8.   Alo, M., Shahriar, A., Emran, T.B., Paul, A., Uddin, M.Z. and  Dutta, M. (2019). Heat shock impact on the growth of Bacillus spp. (SUBB01) and its surveillance in minimal medium under shaking condition.; African Journal of Microbiology Research. 13(29):  626-631. https://doi.org/10.5897/AJMR2019.9191. [Indexed in: Google Scholar Data and Chemical Abstract Service].
    9.  Shahriar, A., Alo, M., Hossain, M.F., Emran, T.B., Uddin, M.Z. and Paul, A. (2019). Prevalence of Multi-Drug Resistance Traits in Probiotic Bacterial Species from Fermented Milk Products in Bangladesh. Microbiology Research Journal International; 29(2): 1-10. https://doi.org/10.9734/mrji/2019/v29i230161. [Indexed in: Publons, US National Library of Medicine (NLM) Catalog and Chemical Abstract Service].
    10.  Uddin, M.Z.*, Dutta, M., Nath, A.K. and Mallick, J. (2016). Evaluation of Anti-arthritic, Erythrocyte Membrane Stabilizing and Anti-thrombotic Attributes in In Vitro Screening of Centella asiatica Linn. BGC Trust University Journal, Vol. 03, December, pp. 7 – 22.
    11.  Dutta, M., Mia, M.W., Uddin, M.Z., Sultana, S., Tazneen, N. and Barua, S. (2016). Antidiabetic potentiality of aqueous leaf extract of Leucas zeylanica in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Journal of Innovations in Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences, Vol 3 (4), 121-124. [Indexed in: Google Scholar Data and Index Copernicus].
    12.   Nath, A.K., Uddin, M.Z., Sohel, M.D. and Kawsar M.H. (2016). In vitro Kinetic Studies of Ranitidine Hydrochloride Film Coated Tablets Available in Bangladesh. BGC Trust University Journal, Vol. 03, December, pp. 23 – 40.
    13.  Emran, T.B.; Rahman, M.A.; Uddin, M.M.N.; Rahman, M.M.; Uddin, M.Z.; Dash, R and Layzu, C. (2015). Effects of organic extracts and their different fractions of five Bangladeshi plants on in vitro thrombolysis. BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine 15: 128. doi: 10.1186/s12906-015-0643-2. [IF-2.288; Indexed in: PubMed and Scopus].
    14.  Emran, T.B., Uddin, M.M.N., Rahman, A., Uddin, M.Z. and Islam, M. (2015). Phytochemical, Antimicrobial, Cytotoxic, Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Azadirachta Indica: A Therapeutic Study. Journal of Bioanalysis and Biomedicine · S12: 007. doi:10.4172/1948-593X.S12-007 [Indexed in: Google Scholar Data and Index Copernicus].
    15.  Uddin, M.Z.*, Emran, T.B., Nath, A.K., Hossain, I., Alamgir, M. and Rana, S. (2015). Sterculia Villosa: A Potent Source of In Vitro Antioxidant and Fibrinolytic Activity, International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Biosciences, 2(1), p.p1-9.
    16.   Emran, T. B., Dutta, M., Uddin, M. M. N., Nath, A. K. and Uddin, M. Z.* (2015). Antidiabetic potential of the leaf extract of Centella asiatica in alloxan induced diabetic rats. Jahangirnagar University Journal of Biological Sciences, 4(1), 51-59.
    17.   Islam, A., Kabir, M. S. H., Dash, R., Emran, T. B., Uddin, M. Z., Nesa, K., Uddin, M.M.N. & Ahsan, M. T. (2015). Virtual screening for potential COX-inhibiting constituents from Mimosa pudica. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 5(07), 071-075. [Indexed in: Scopus].
    18.   Uddin, M.Z.*, Emran, T.B., Nath, A.K., Jenny, A., Dutta M., and Morshed, M.M., 2013, Thrombolytic activities of Spilanthus calva and Leucas Zeylanica, Molecular & Clinical Pharmacology (UK), 4(1), p.32-37.
    19. Uddin, M.Z.*, Emran, T.B., Nath, A.K., Jenny, A., Dutta M. Morshed, M.M. and Kawsar, M.H, 2012, Antiinflammatory and Antioxidant activity of leaf extract of Crinum asiaticum , Journal of Pharmacy Research; 5(12), p.p5553-5556. [Indexed in Elsevier, Science Direct].
    20. Uddin, M.Z.*, Nath, A.K., Jenny, A., Dutta, M., Morshed, M.M. and Emran, T.B., 2012, Analgesic activities of Crinum asiaticum, Molecular & Clinical Pharmacology; 3(2), p.p125-133.
    21. Uddin, M.Z.*, Saha, D., Nath, A.K., Jenny, A., Dutta, M. and Paul, S. (2012).  Comparative Study of Antibacterial, Antifungal and Cytotoxic Effects of Different Extracts of Dillenia Indica Thunb and Abroma Augusta Linn. Bulletin of Pharmaceutical Research, 2(3), 124-128.
    22. Saha, D., Nath, A.K. and Uddin, M.Z.*, 2012, The Influence of Splitting on Content uniformity, Weight Uniformity of Marketed Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Tablets in Bangladesh, International Journal of Pharmacy Teaching & Practices(Malayasia), 3(4), P.408-411. [Indexed with EMBASE- Elsevier's].
    23. Dutta, M., Nath, A.K., Uddin, M.Z., Hossain, M.A., Morshed, M.M. and Kawser, M.H., 2012, In vitro Antioxidant, total Phenolic Content and Brine Shrimp Lethality Studies of Synedrella nodiflora, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Researches; 3(5), p. 942-945. [IF: 0.553, Indexed with EMBASE- Elsevier, Directory of open access journals (DOAJ)].
    24. Kawsar, M.H., Hossain, M.A., Nath, A.K., Uddin, M.Z., Dutta, M. and Morshed, M.M. (2012). Antimicrobial and Cytotoxic Activity of Asteracantha Longifolia Nees. International journal of Pharmaceutical sciences and Research, 3(12): 4838-4840.
    25. Chowdhury, S., Chowdhury, M. T., Kabir, M. G., Sikdar, D., Nath, A. K., Uddin, M. Z. and Saha, D. (2012). Comparative analysis on the major nutrient composition of locally available four different varieties of rice (Oryza sativa) in Bangladesh. Research Journal of Science and Technology; 4(1), 13.
    26. Jenny, A., Saha, D., Paul, S., Dutta, M., Uddin, M.Z. and Nath, A.K. (2012).  Antibacterial Activity of Aerial Part of Extract of Elephantopus Scaber Linn. Bulletin of Pharmaceutical Research; 2(1), 38-41.
    27. Morshed, M., Mallick, J., Nath, A.K., Uddin, Z., Dutta, M., Hossain, A. and Kawsar, M.H. (2012). Effect of barium chloride as a cross linking agent on the sodium alginate based diclofenac sodium beads. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal; 15(1), 53-57.
    28. Nath, A.K., Jenny, A., Uddin, M.Z., Dutta, M., Chowdhury, S., Saha, D. and Morshed, M.M. 2011, In vitro Interaction of Metformine Hydrochloride with Levofloxacin and its Influence on Protein Binding. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal; 14(2) p. 121-125.
    29. Dutta, M., Nath, A.K., Uddin, M.Z., Hossain, M.A., Morshed, M.M. and Kawsar, M.H. (2011). Effect of Fruit Juice on the Dissolution of Diclofenac Sodium Sustained Release Matrix Tablets. International journal of pharmaceutical sciences and research; 2 (12), 3109.
    30. Chowdhury, J. A., Jahan, S. T., Morshed, M. M., Mallick, J., Nath, A. K., Uddin, M. Z., Dutta, M., Islam, M.K. and Kawsar, M. H. (2011). Development and evaluation of diclofenac sodium loaded alginate cross-linking beads. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal; 14(1), 41-48.
    31. Nath, A. K., Jenny, A., Uddin, M. Z., Dutta, M., Chowdhury, S., Saha, D. and Morshed, M. M. (2011). In vitro interaction of metformin hydrochloride with levofloxacin and its influence on protein binding. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal, 14, 121-125.
    32. Kawser, M.H., Uddin, M.Z., Nath, A.K., and Dutta, M. (2010). Evaluation of Weight Uniformity of Splitted Tablet. Stamford Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 3 (2), p.p 12-15.
    33. Uddin, M.Z., Jenny, A., Nath, A.K., and Kawser, M.H. (2009). Antimicrobial activities of Dillenia indica, Artocarpus lakoocha, Solanum nigrum and Abroma augusta. Journal of Dhaka International University; 1(1), p.p. 197-200.


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