Prof. Md Moklesur Rahman SarkerProfessor and Head of Academic & Research
State University of Bangladesh
PostDoc Fellow in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology from Universiti Malaya, Malaysia
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Prof. Dr. Md. Moklesur Rahman Sarker is currently working as a Professor and Head of Academic & Research Affairs in the Department of Pharmacy, State University of Bangladesh. He is also serving as the Chief Scientist of Health Med Science Research Limited (a research based company in Bangladesh). Prior to this, he served as the Director of Institutional Quality Assurance Cell of State University (a program of Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project of the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh). He is the Chairman of Institutional Animal Ethics Committee and Executive Member of Human Ethics Committee of the State University of Bangladesh.
Prof. Moklesur obtained PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Okayama University (Japan) and Bachelor and Master of Pharmacy degrees from Jahangirnagar University. He has more than 20 years’ colourful working experiences in different academic and research institutions in Bangladesh, Malaysia and Japan. Before joining to State University of Bangladesh, he worked as Visiting Research Fellow and Principal Investigator of two High Impact Research Projects in the University of Malaya. He also worked as Head of Pharmacology Department, Coordinator for Post-Graduate Program, Chairman of Animal Ethics Committee, and Head of Animal Experimental Unit of Lincoln University College Malaysia; Head of Pharmacy Department in Daffodil International University (Bangladesh) and also worked in national and multinational Pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh. He is a Registered “A” grade Pharmacist in Bangladesh and GCP certified Clinical Researcher endorsed by the DG Health of Malaysia.
Prof. Moklesur so far has supervised 1 Post-Doctoral, 3 PhD, 90 postgraduate and 62 undergraduate students’ research projects. He has already completed 80 Research Projects in Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences and published 82 scientific articles in peer reviewed international journals including high impact factor journals published by Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Frontiers, Taylor & Francis, Informa Healthcare, Springer, BioMed Central, and Wolters Kluwer - Medknow Publications. He is serving as the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Editorial Board Member and Reviewer of 20 other Peer Reviewed International journals. He has achieved 911 citations, H-index 17, I 10-index: 33, and Researchgate (RG) score: 28.40.
His research interests include diabetes & antidiabetic medicaments, immunomodulating agents, cancer & anticancer agents, lipid lowering/antiobesity agents, Prophetic medicines, phytomedicines/herbal medicines, functional foods & nutraceuticals, antibiotic resistance, rational use of drugs, substandard/adulterated/counterfeit drugs, impact of food adulteration on public health. His research team is currently focusing on the discovery and development of alternative medicines (herbal/phytomedicines, nutraceuticals, functional foods) for the treatment/management of diabetes, cancer, immunity, obesity/hyperlipidemia, fatty liver and aphrodisiac problems with minimum or without side-effects.
Prof. Moklesur attended a number of international conferences, workshops and scientific seminars as invited speaker and oral presenter, and bagged few awards as the best speaker. In the year 2015, he delivered his scientific presentation on his discovery of antidiabetic medications in Harvard University, USA, which was highly appreciated by the high level scientists from Harvard Medical School, National Institute of Health (USA), and scientist and academicians from different universities of USA and other countries. He obtained several research grants such as Project Director, Antidiabetic special Research Grant, Ministry of Science and Technology (Bangladesh) 2019; Project Director of research grant for the development of Immunobooster against COVID-19 infections, Ministry of Science and Technology (Bangladesh) 2020; Project Leader, BKP Research Grant, University of Malaya in 2014; Project leader of High Impact Research Grant, University of Malaya Allocated Research Project; Principal Investigator, MABL Chair for Prophetic Medicine, Taiba University (Saudi Arabia); and Several Contract Research Projects from Innoscience Research Sdn. Bhd (Malaysia).
Prof. Moklesur is currently mentoring a number of research projects of PhD, Post-Graduate and Undergraduate students and also involved with 20 different research projects in different academic and research institutions in Malaysia, USA, Australia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Bangladesh. He has obtained three PATENTs for the discovery and development of medications for diabetes, hyperlipidemia and immune-disorders. He is a member of several professional bodies, such as Academic Society of Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds - USA, Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society, Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Society, American Society of Microbiology, and Bangladesh Pharmacy Graduates’ Association. As an acknowledgement of his outstanding contribution for research and innovation, his biography has been published in the Marquis “Who’s Who in the World 2016” (33rd Edition, VIP Number: 37008993)”.