Faculties : Shahina Akhter

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Shahina Akhter

Assistant Professor

About Me:

 

 
Education
Degree Institution Timeline
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (BK21
Scholar) in Medical Science

Chonbuk National University, Jeonju,
South Korea.
Thesis title: Identification of a prion
degradation enzyme and the role of
angiopoietin-like proteins in the survival
and enhancement of ex vivo expansion of
HSCs.

September 2009 to August
2013

MSc (Thesis) in Biotechnology and
Genetic Engineering

Islamic University, Kushtia-7003,
Bangladesh

July 2003 to June 2004:
(Exam held in 2007)

BSc. (Honors) in Biotechnology and
Genetic Engineering

Islamic University, Kushtia-7003,
Bangladesh

July 1999 to June 2003:
(Exam held in 2005)

Professional Activities
Designation Institution and Department Timeline
Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry and

Biotechnology
University of Science and Technology
Chittagong, Chattogram 4202,
Bangladesh

October, 2019 to present

Senior Lecturer Department of Biochemistry and

Biotechnology
University of Science and Technology
Chittagong, Chattogram 4202,
Bangladesh

January, 2019 to October,
2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (BK21
Fellowship)

Lab. of Microbiology & Genetics, Dept.
of Medicine, Chonbuk National
University, Jeonju, South Korea

September 2013 to August
2014

Research Interest
 Bioinformatics
 Natural Products
 Stem Cell
 Cancer and
 Neurodegenerative diseases.

Publications
RESEARCH PUBLICATION:
1. Md. Masnoon Kabir, Md. Abdullah AL-Noman, Biplab Kumar Dash, Md. Mahmudul Hasan, Shahina
Akhter and Md. Mashiar Rahman. Trema orientalis (Linn.) leaves promotes anticancer activity in
Ehrlich ascites carcinoma (EAC) in Swiss albino mice. Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and
Pharmacology 2019; 31(2). Scopus, Pubmed and ISI Web of Science Indexed.
2. Md. Mashiar Rahman, Md. Masnoon Kabir, Md. Abdullah AL Noman, Md. Rakibul Islam, Biplab
Kumar Dash, Shahina Akhter, Mohammad Jashim Uddin, Atiqur Rahman. Mikania cordata leaves
extract promotes activity against pathogenic bacteria and anticancer activity in EAC cell-bearing Swiss
albino mice. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science 2019. Scopus and ISI Web of Science Indexed.
3. Shahina Akhter, Md. Mashiar Rahman, Hyun Seo Lee, Hyeon-Jin Kim and Seong-Tshool Hong.
Dynamic roles of mouse angiopoietin-like proteins 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 in the survival and enhancement of
ex vivo expansion of murine bone-marrow hematopoietic stem cells. Protein & Cell 2013; 4(3): 220-
230. Clarivate Analytics, IF 6.228.
4. Gopal Panthia, Ayman Yousef, Nasser A. M. Barakat, Khalil Abdelrazek Khalile, Shahina Akhter, Yu
Ri Choi, Hak Yong Kim. Mn2O3/TiO2 nanofibers with broad-spectrum antibiotics effect and
photocatalytic activity for preliminary stage of water desalination. Ceramics International 2013; 39(3):
2239-2246. Clarivate Analytics, IF 3.057.
5. Md. Mashiar Rahman, Shahina Akhter, Dipendra Raj Pandeya, Roshan D‟Souza, Seong-Tshool Hong.
Large-Scale Production of Highly Active Recombinant Omi from Escherichia coli Expressed Soluble
Protein Aggregates. Biomedical Research 2012; 23(2): 183-190. Clarivate Analytics, IF 0.219.
6. Dipendra Raj Pandeya, Roshan D‟Souza, Md. Mashiar Rahman, Shahina Akhter, Hyeon-Jin Kim,
Seong-Tshool Hong. Host-Microbial Interaction in the Mammalian Intestine and Their Metabolic Role
Inside. Biomedical Research 2012; 23(1): 9-21. Clarivate Analytics, IF 0.219.
7. MM Rahman, MM Rahman, S Akhter, M AHM Jamal, DR Pandeya, MA Haque, MF Alam, A Rahman.
Control of coliform bacteria detected from diarrhea associated patients by extracts of Moringa oleifera.
Nepal Medical College Journal 2010; 12(1): 12-19. Pubmed Indexed.
8. M. A. Hossain, N. Islam, S. Akhter, H. M. Faruqee and M. A. S. Miah. Molecular Characterization of
Six Sugarcane Varieties Using Microsatellite Markers. Bangladesh Journal of Sugarcane 2008; 30: 1-6.
9. M. A. Hossain, N. Islam, S. Akhter and H. M. Faruqee. Genetic diversity of six sugarcane varieties
based on SSR markers. Pakistan Sugar Journal 2008; 23(4): 13-20.
ABSTRACT PUBLICATION:

1. S. Akhter, M.M. Rahman, M.M. Islam, M.S. Kim, H.J. S.T. Hong. Identification of the disease-
associated prion protein degrading enzyme in vivo. Movement Disorders 2014; 29 (Suppl 1): 2.

Clarivate Analytics, Impact Factor 8.324.

2. M.M. Rahman, S. Akhter, M.S. Islam H.J. Kim and S.T. Hong. Omi-mediated detoxification of α-
synuclein-induced neurotoxicity in a Drosophila model of Parkinson‟s disease. Movement Disorders

2013; 28 (Supp 1): S414. Clarivate Analytics, IF 8.324.
3. S. Akhter, M.M. Rahman, M.S. Islam, M.A. Razzak, H.J. Kim and S.T. Hong. Mammalian HtrA2
functions to protect α-synuclein-induced prion protein deposition in mice. Movement Disorders 2013; 28
(Supp 1): S415. Clarivate Analytics, IF 8.324.
4. M. M. Rahman, M.L. Liu, S. Akhter, H.J Kim and S.T. Hong. The evolutionarily conserved function of
HtrA2 in mice prevents neurodegeneration by oligomeric α-synuclein. Movement Disorders 2012; 27
(Suppl 1): S64. Clarivate Analytics, IF 8.324.
Conference Participation
1. Training course on “Data Sciences and Genome Sequencing: Computational Approaches for a Biologist”
26 February 2019, organized by Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU),

Chattogram, Bangladesh.
2. Seminar on “Thalassemia Awareness in Bangladesh” organized by Department of Biochemistry and
Biotechnology, USTC on 9th April, 2019.
3. Training on “Teaching Methodology: Class Management”, 27 June, 2019, IQAC, organized by IQAC,
University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC), Chattogram 4202, Bangladesh.
4. Seminar on Teaching & Learning Methodology in University Education towards Vision 2021 and
Vision 2041- arranged by USTC and IAHS.
5. “National Biotechnology Fair–2019” organized by National Institute of Biotechnology (NIB), Dhaka
from 18 to 19th October, 2019.
6. Training course on “Data Sciences and Genome Sequencing: Computational Approaches for a Biologist”
26 February 2019, organized by Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU),
Chattogram, Bangladesh.
Achievements, Honors and Awards
1. Brain Korea 21 (BK21) Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Research (September 2013 to August 2014).
2. Young Scientist Award 2013 for Outstanding Publication in Medical Science Offered by Chonbuk
National University Medical School.
3. Brain Korea 21 (BK21) Scholarship by the Korean Government during PhD tenure (September 2009 to
August 2013).
4. Awarded „A‟ Grade scholarship from the Islamic University, Kushtia-7003, Bangladesh, due to Bright
Academic Performance in the B.Sc. (Hons.) level (2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004).
Oral Presentation
1. S. Akhter. Monthly seminar on Horizons of Human Intelligence, organized by URC and IQAC, USTC,
30 December, 2019.
2. S. Akhter and S.T. Hong. Mammalian HtrA2 functions to protect α-synuclein-induced prion protein
deposition in mice. 17th International Congress of Parkinson‟s disease and Movement Disorders. June
16-20, 2013. The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW 2000,
Australia.
2. S. Akhter and S.T. Hong. Identification of a prion degradation enzyme. Conference on "Korean Society
for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology". January 15-17, 2014. Jeongseon, South Korea.
Academic and Professional Profiles
Google Scholar https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=k1veQsMAAAAJ
ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4539-5352
Scopus Author ID https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=55189192500

Course Conduct
Semester Course Title and Course Name Semester Course Title and Course Name
1
st BB – 111: Biophysical Chemistry-I 2

nd BB – 121: Biophysical Chemistry-II,
BB – 123: Basic Microbiology
BB – 126: Microbiology Laboratory

3
rd BB – 212: Biomolecules-I
BB – 213: Metabolism–Ia
BB –216 Molecular Biology
Laboratory

4
th BB – 223: Metabolism-Ib
BB – 226 Biochemistry Laboratory

5
th BB – 313: Pharmaceutical Chemistry 6

th BB – 321: Cell Biology - I

7
th BB – 411: Cell Biology – II 8

th BB – 423: Spectroscopy

MS BMB – 508: Chemistry of Natural Products

BMB – 510: Molecular Diagnostics and Forensic DNA Technology

Administrative Duties
1. Member, PSAIP (Post Self-Assessment Improvement Plan), USTC
2. Member, Combined laboratory, USTC
3. Member, Examination Committee (2nd, 3rd, 4th semester of BSc. Hons and MS program).
4. Co-ordinator, 3

rd semester, 2020