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Dr. Mycal Dutta

Associate Professor


Dr. Mycal Dutta holds the esteemed position of Associate Professor Department of Pharmacy at the University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC). With a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, he brings a wealth of expertise to both teaching and research. His commitment to research is evident through numerous publications in esteemed scientific journals, where he explores innovative approaches in drug development. As a mentor, he guides graduate students in their research projects, nurturing the next generation of pharmaceutical scientists. Beyond academia, Dr. Dutta actively collaborates with industry partners and serves as a reviewer for prominent pharmaceutical publications. His dedication to advancing pharmaceutical knowledge and his contributions to the field make him a valued member of the academic community.


  • Ph.D.
  • M.Pharm
  • B.Pharm (Hons.)

Program Affiliated

  • B.Pharm (Hons.)
  • M.Pharm

Areas of Interest

  • Natural Product Drug Discovery
  • Medicinal Plant Research
  • Formulation and Delivery Systems
  • Ethnopharmacology
  • Computer-Aided Drug Design
  • Green and Sustainable Pharmacy

Courses Taught

  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Physical Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Pharmacognosy

Journals & Articles

  • Malini,S., Raj,K., Madhumathy,S. El-Hady,K.M., Islam,S. and Dutta,M.*(2022). Bioinspired Advances in Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agriculture. Journal of Nanomaterials. 8926133 (11). DOI: 10.1155/2022/8926133 (IF: 3.791)
  • Jadhav,V., Bhagare,A., Wahab,S., Lokhande,D., Vaidya,C., Dhayagude,A., Khalid,M., Aher,J., Mezni,A. and Dutta,M.*(2022).Green Synthesized Calcium Oxide Nanoparticles (CaO NPs) Using Leaves Aqueous Extract of Moringa oleifera and Evaluation of Their Antibacterial Activities. Journal of Nanomaterials. 9047507(1). DOI: 10.1155/2022/9047507 (IF: 3.791)
  • Jadhav,V., Bhagare,A., Ali,I.H., Dhayagude,A., Lokhande,D.,Jayraj Aher,J., Jameel,M. and Dutta,M.*(2022). Role of Moringa oleifera on Green Synthesis of Metal/Metal Oxide Nanomaterials. Journal of Nanomaterials. 2147393(10). DOI: 10.1155/2022/2147393 (IF: 3.791)
  • Alharthy,S,A , Shams Tabrez,S., Ahmed A. Mirza,A.A., Torki A. Zughaibi,Firoz,C.K. and Dutta, M.*(2022). Sugiol Suppresses the Proliferation of Human U87 Glioma Cells via Induction of Apoptosis and Cell Cycle Arrest. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 7658899(1-5). DOI: 10.1155/2022/7658899 (IF: 2.064)
  • Dutta, M.*, Akter, T., Nezam, M., Paul, A. & Rana, M.,S., (2022). In silico Molecular Docking and ADME/T Analysis of Selected Bioactive Compounds from Leucas zeylanica against Breast Cancer. BGC Trust University Journal, 6(51-66).
  • Dutta, M.;Tareq, A.M., Rakib, A., Mahmud, S., Sami, S.A., Mallick, J., Islam, M.N., Majumder, M., Uddin, M.Z, Alsubaie, A. and Almalki, A.S., (2021). Phytochemicals from Leucas zeylanica Targeting Main Protease of SARS-CoV-2: Chemical Profiles, Molecular Docking, and Molecular Dynamics Simulations. Biology, 10(8), 789. DOI: 10.3390/biology10080789 (IF: 5.168, Indexed in SCOPUS, PubMed).
  • 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.E.; 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 (Switzerland); 8:625391. DOI: 10.3389/fmolb.2021.625391 (IF: 6.113, Indexed in SCOPUS, PubMed).
  • Rakib, A.; Paul, A.; Ahmed, S.; Chy, M.N.U.; Baral, S.K.; Majumder, M.; Tareq, A.T.; 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 phytocompounds from Tinospora crispa in the management of COVID-19: Molecules; 25(17): E3936. DOI: 10.3390/molecules25173936 (IF: 4.927, Indexed in SCOPUS, PubMed).
  • Shahriar, A.; Kobra, A.T.; Emran, T.B.*; Mallick, J. and Dutta, M. (2020). Presumptive correlation between phenotypic, genotypic, and symbiotic diversities of rhizobial strains from plant legumes with their antibiotic susceptibility pattern. Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Experimental Therapeutics (Korea); 3(1): 59-69. DOI: 10.5455/jabet.2020.d108. (IF: 1.7701).
  • Uddin, M.Z.; Rana, M.S.; Hossain, S.; Dutta, E.; Ferdous, S.; Dutta, M. and Emran, T.B.* (2019). 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(2):1-7. DOI: 10.1515/jcim-2019-0102. (IF: 0.338, Indexed in SCOPUS, PubMed, PMID: 31527296).
  • 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 at shaking condition. African Journal of Microbiology Research; 13(29): 626-631. DOI: 10.5897/AJMR2019.9191 (IF: 0.338, Indexed in SCOPUS).
  • Uddin, M.Z.*; Emran, T.B.; Dutta, M.; Ullah, S.M.A.; Hossain, S. and Rana, M.S. (2019). in vivo antidepressant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory activities, in vitro antioxidant and antibacterial potential of fractionated Elatostema papillosum Wed. extract. The Pharma Innovation Journal; 8 (1): 241-246. (IF: 2.538)
  • Shahriar, A.; Akter, T.; Kobra, A.T.; Emran, T.B.*; Mallick, J. and Dutta, M. (2019). Isolation of pathogenic and non-pathogenic 7 microbial stains from different types of sea fish samples and their quality assessment with antibiogram properties. Journal of Advances in Microbiology; 19(1): 1-10. DOI: 10.9734/JAMB/2019/v19i130185.
  • 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, 3 (4): 121-124.
  • Emran, T.B.; Dutta, M.; Uddin, M.M.N.; Nath, A.K. and Uddin, M.Z.* (2016). Evaluation of anti-arthritic, erythrocyte membrane stabilizing and anti-thrombotic attributes in in vitro screening of Centella asiatica Linn. BGC Trust University Journal, 3 (1): 7-22.
  • Emran, T.B.; Dutta, M.; Uddin, M.M.N.; Nath, A.K. and Uddin, M.Z.* (2016). Antidiabetic and anti-hyperglycemic potentiality of the leaves extract of Centella asitica Linn. in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Jahangirnagar University Journal of Biological Sciences; 4(1): 51. DOI: 10.3329/jujbs.v4i1.27785.
  • Uddin, M.Z.*; Emran, T.B.; Nath, A.K.; Jenny, A.; Dutta, M. and Morshed, M.M. (2013). Thrombolytic activities of Spilanthes calva and Leucas zeylanica. Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology ; 4 (1): 32-37.
  • 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 Research, 3 (5): 1528-1531.DOI: 10.13040/IJPSR.0975- 8232. (Scopus, EMBASE-Elsevier’s, PubMed).
  • Uddin, M.Z.*; Nath, A.K.; Jenny, A.; Dutta, M.; Morshed, M.M. and Emran, T.B.* (2012). Analgesic and Cytotoxic activity of leaf extract of Crinum asiaticum. Analgesic activities of Crinum asiaticum. Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology; 3 (2): 125-133.
  • Uddin, M.Z.*; Emran, T.B.; Nath, A.K.; Jenny, A.; Dutta, M.; Morshed, M.M. and Kawsar, M.D. (2012). Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant Activity of Leaf extract of Crinum asiaticum. Journal of Pharmacy Research; 5 (12): 5553-5556.
  • 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 Dillenica indica Thunb and Abroma augusta Linn. Bulletin of Pharmaceutical Research, 2 (3): 124- 128.
  • Morshed, M.M.*; Jewel, M.; Nath, A.K.; Jenny, A.; Uddin, M.Z.; Dutta, M.; Hossain, M.A. and Kawser, 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.
  • Dutta, M.*; Nath, A.K.; Uddin, M.Z.; Hossain, M.A.; Morshed, M.M. and Kawser, 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): 3109-3113. DOI:10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.2(12).3109-13. (Scopus, EMBASE-Elsevier’s, PubMed).
  • 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): 121-125.
  • Nath, A.K.*; Uddin, M.Z.; Dutta, M. and Morshed, M.M. (2010). In vitro interaction of Metformin Hydrochloride with anhydrous calcium chloride and its influence on protein binding. Journal of Dhaka International University, 2 (1):178-283.
  • Kawsar, 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):12-15