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Arif Ahmed

Arif Ahmed

Assistant Professor


Mr. Arif Ahmed joined the Department of Pharmacy, USTC back in December 2018 after completing his B.Pharm from North South University with a meritorious Cum Laude award and MSc in Experimental and Medical Biosciences from Linköping University, Sweden with a prestigious LIU International Scholarship. Before joining here as a full-time faculty member, he also served this institution as an Adjunct faculty. Right now he has more than 03 years of teaching and academic experience.
His master’s thesis mainly focused on extensive addiction research specifically on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in both animal models and in the cellular level. During his Bachelor thesis, Mr. Arif dedicated himself to pharmaceutical dosage form development and mainly to diabetes research.
He published 03 international research articles based on his Bachelor’s research. He has expertise in laboratory animal handling, animal behavioral pharmacology in rodent methods, and anti-hyperglycemic and obesity pre-clinical research works. He presented his works in many international conferences in countries including Sweden, Bangladesh, and India. He has organized several international and national conferences/seminars.
Mr. Arif completed his pre-university education at Chittagong Govt City College and Chittagong Collegiate School. He was awarded merit scholarship in several stages of his education life.
His ongoing studies are on preclinical diabetes models, anti-inflammatory and analgesic models, and behavioral and neuropharmacology models. Mr. Arif is highly interested in collaborating with different universities and national and international research bodies. All researchers and students are warmly welcome to contact him to do research work.


  • MSc in Experimental and Medical Biosciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Program Affiliated

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy

Areas of Interest

  • Pre-clicinal research
  • Addiction research
  • Antihyperglycemic studies
  • Ehavioral paradigms
  • Cell line research
  • CADD

Courses Taught

  • Computer Application in Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology-I
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing
  • Pharmaceutical Management

Journals & Articles

  • Phytochemical and Ethnopharmacological Evaluations of Methanolic Extracts of Seed Coat of Manilkara Zapota: In-vitro & In-vivo Approaches. Am J Biomed Sci & Res. 2021 – 12(1). AJBSR. MS.ID.001701. DOI: 10.34297/AJBSR.2021.12.001701.
  • A Phytochemical Screening and In-vitro Antioxidant & Anti-inflammatory Potential Evaluations of Methanolic Extract of Cassia siamea (Lam.), Enliven: Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety 2020, Vol:6, Issue:3
  • Aqueous Fraction of Beta vulgaris Ameliorates Hyperglycemia in Diabetic Mice due to Enhanced Glucose Stimulated Insulin Secretion, Mediated by Acetylcholine and GLP-1, and Elevated Glucose Uptake via Increased Membrane Bound GLUT4 Transporters, Plos One 2015, PMID: 25647228, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116546
  • Anti-hyperglycemic activity of Centella asiatica is partly mediated by carbohydrase inhibition and glucose-fiber binding. – BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014, PMID: 24438380, DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-14-31
  • Ethanolic Extract of Butea monosperma Leaves Elevate Blood Insulin Level in Type 2 Diabetic Rats, Stimulate Insulin Secretion in Isolated Rat Islets, and Enhance Hepatic Glycogen Formation. – Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014, (Bachelor Thesis). PMID: 24860609, DOI: 10.1155/2014/356290