University of Science and Technology Chittagong

Dr. Md. Monirul Islam

Senior Lecturer
Biochemistry and Biotechnology


“Dr. Md. Monirul Islam joined USTC in 2022 as Senior Lecturer of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Dr. Islam received his PhD degree in Medical Science

(Immunotoxicology) in 2021 from Aichi Medical University School of Medicine, Japan. Prior to that, he also worked as a visiting foreign researcher at the same institute. He completed B.Sc. and M.S. degree from the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB), University of Chittagong (CU), Bangladesh.

He has a significant contribution to different areas of research in medical science and has been highly recognized by several high impact journals including Human and Experimental Toxicology, Intensive Care, Shock etc.

Dr. Islam has received many awards in recognition of his significant research contributions including Foreign Researcher Grants (2016) from Aichi Medical University, Japan, Aikeika Foundation Scholarship (2017) and Kamiyama Foundation Scholarship (2017), Society for Leukocyte Biology (SLB) Trainee Award (2018).

Apart from teaching at USTC, Dr. Islam has been involved in diverse institutions. He is working as Principle Investigator (PI) of EuGEF Research Group, Bangladesh.

In free time, he is interested in listening to music, watching movies and cycling.”


  • Postdoctoral, EuGEF Research Group, Bangaldesh
  • Ph.D. in Medical Science, Aichi Medical University, Japan
  • M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chittagong
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chittagong

Program Affiliated

  • Bachelor of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Areas of Interest

  • Sepsis
  • Cancer Biology
  • Innate Immunity and Immunotoxicology

Courses Taught

  • Physical Chemistry I
  • Enzymology II
  • Biomolecules I
  • Practical
  • Biomolecules II
  • Metabolism II
  • Basic Immunology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Plant Biochemistry
  • ImmunogeneticsEnvironmental Biotechnology”

Journals & Articles

  • Mori H, Huq MA, Islam MM, Takeyama N. Neutrophil extracellular traps are associated with altered human pulmonary artery endothelial barrier function. European Journal of Inflammation. January 2021. doi:10.1177/20587392211062386.
  • Islam MM, Takeyama N. Inorganic arsenic administration suppresses human neutrophil function in vitro. Hum Exp Toxicol. 2021 May;40(5):725-734. doi:10.1177/0960327120966040. Epub 2020 Oct 16. PMID: 33063558
  • Kajita Y, Terashima T, Mori H, Islam MM, Irahara T, Tsuda M, Kano H, Takeyama N. A longitudinal change of syndecan-1 predicts risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome and cumulative fluid balance in patients with septic shock: a preliminary study. J Intensive Care. 2021 Mar 16;9(1):27. doi: 10.1186/s40560-021-00543-x. PMID: 33726863; PMCID: PMC7962080.
  • Gocho T, Mori H, Islam MM, Maruchi Y, Takenaka N, Tomino A, Tsuda M, Kano H, Takeyama N. Removal of Circulating Neutrophil Extracellular Trap Components With an Immobilized Polymyxin B Filter: A Preliminary Study. Shock. 2020 Jul;54(1):44-49. doi: 10.1097/SHK.0000000000001476. PMID: 31764624
  • Hasan CM, Islam MM, Mahib MM, Arju MA. Prevalence and assessment of biochemical parameters of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder children in Bangladesh. J Basic Clin Pharm. 2016 Jun;7(3):70-4. doi: 10.4103/0976-0105.183261. PMID: 27330258; PMCID: PMC4910470.
  • Monirul Islam, Umme Salma, Eizo Watanabe, Naoshi Takeyama, A modified sandwich ELISA for quantification of myeloperoxidase- and neutrophil elastase-DNA complexes derived from neutrophil extracellular traps, Journal of Visualized Experiments (Manuscript under Review).