MD. REZAUL KARIM
MD. REZAUL KARIM Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering

PROFILE


SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Md. Rezaul Karim

 

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Nationality:                            Bangladeshi         

Date & Place of birth:     1st January 1980, Comilla, Bangladesh.

Permanent Position:                     Assistant Professor

                                                        Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

                                                        Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka 1342

                                                        Tel: +880-(0)2-7791045 to 51

                                                        Extension: 1701

                                                        Fax: +880-(0)2-7791052

                                                        Email: rkarimcu@juniv.edu

                                                                      rkarimcu@bgeju.edu.bd

                                                        Web: www.bgeju.edu.bd

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                                                                        

 

Research: Studies on cancer biology

 

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES                                                                                                                       

 

2015-2017         JSPS research fellow at Kyoto University, Japan

                          Research Title: Studies on neuronal circuits sensing exogenous neuromodulatory peptides.

 

2012-2014         Postdoctoral research fellow at Doshisha University, Japan

  Research Title: The antioxidant response and longevity-promoting

  transcription factor, NRF/CNCC, regulates lipid storage in Drosophila fat

  body Cells

 

2012                      Postdoctoral research fellow at The Johns Hopkins University, USA

  Research Title: Developing a FRET-based reporter assay system for high-

  throughput screening of AMPK modulators.

 

2006-2011         Ph.D.                 

RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako-shi, Saitama.

(Candidacy of April 2007- September 2011)

Affiliated University

(Saitama University, Japan

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

 

Ph.D. thesis title: Morphological analysis of Drosophila larval peripheral sensory neuron dendrites and axons using genetic mosaics

                           Supervisor: Dr. Adrian W. Moore

 

2003-2005          M. Sc. (thesis group)

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

                           University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

                           Result- First class (position 2nd)

 

M. Sc. thesis title: Characterization of insulin secretion in type 2 diabetic subjects. Biomedical Research Group, BIRDEM, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

                           Supervisor: Liaquat Ali, MBBS, Ph.D.                     

 

1998-2003          B. Sc. Honours (Biochemistry)            

University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Result: First class (position 2nd)

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS                                                                                        

 

2006-2007          Technical Staff

                           Disease Mechanism Research Core,

RIKEN Brain Science Institute

Saitama, Japan

 

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS                                                                                                             

 

2015                   Awarded JSPS fellowship from MEXT, Japan

 

2015                   National Science and Technology Grant 2015-2016, Bangladesh.

 

2014                   Awarded Research Fellowship for Young Scientists Group B, MEXT, Japan

 

2013                   The Kato Memorial Bioscience Grant for International Travel Fellowship, Doshisha University, Japan

 

2011                   Successfully completed one-year training program on Brain Science provided by RIKEN Brain Science Institute.               

 

2003                   Fellowship Award, Dutch Bangla Bank Foundation Scholarship, Bangladesh.

 

2000                   Merit Scholarship (Bac. Sc. Hons), University of Chittagong, Bangldesh.

1995                   Junior School Merit scholarship (5th Grade), People’s Republic of Bangladesh Govt. Scholarship.

 

PUBLICATIONS                                                                                                                                        

 

1.       Tsuchiya M, Karim MR, Matsumoto T, Ogawa H, Taniguchi H. A protein preparation method for the high-throughput identification of protein interacting with a nuclear cofactor using LC-MS/MS analysis. J. Vis. Exp. 119, Jan 24, 2017

 

2.       Karim MR, Haruta T, Matsumoto T, Oda H, Taniguchi H. Imaging of cell shape alteration and cell movement in Drosophila gastrulation using DE-cadherin reporter transgenic flies. J. Vis. Exp. 118, Dec 29, 2016

 

3.       Karim MR, Taniguchi H, Kobayashi A. Constitutive activation of Drosophila CncC transcription factor reduces lipid formation in the fat body. BBRC. June 3, 2015

 

4.       Karim MR, Endo K, Moore AW, and Taniguchi H. Whole mount immunolabeling of olfactory receptor neurons in the Drosophila antenna. J. Vis. Exp. 87, May 4, 2014

 

5.       Tsuchiya Y, Taniguchi H, Ito Y, Morita T, Karim MR, Ohtake N, Fukagai K, Ito T, Okamuro S, Iemura S, Natsume T, Nishida E, and Kobayashi A. The CK2-Nrf1 axis controls the clearance of ubiquitinated proteins by regulating proteasome gene expression. Mol. Cell. Biol. 33, 17, pp.3461-72, Sep 2013.

 

  1. Karim MR and Moore AW. Convergent local identity and topographic projection of sensory neurons. J Neurosci 23;31(47):17017-27, Nov 2011

 

7.       Endo K, Karim MR *, Taniguchi H*, Krejci A , Kinameri E, Seibert M, Ito K, Bray SJ, Moore AW. Chromatin modification of Notch targets in olfactory receptor neuron diversification. Nat Neurosci. 25;15(2):224-33, Dec 2011. *= equally contributed.

 

(Recommended by Faculty of 1000 Biology), Introduced by Sci. Signal. 5 (210), ec43. and Nat Neurosci. 2012 15:174-6.

 

 

8.       Karim MR and Moore AW. Morphological analysis of Drosophila larval peripheral sensory neuron dendrites and axons using genetic mosaics. J Vis Exp. 7;(57):e3111, Nov 2011

 

  1. Yalgin C, Karim MR, Moore AW. Immunohistological labelling of microtubules in sensory neuron dendrites, tracheae, and muscles in the Drosophila larva body wall. J Vis Exp. 10;(57). Pii:3662, Nov 2011

 

  1. Karim MR, Zinnat R, Akter S, Islam S, Biswas KB, Rahman MH, Ali L. Characterization of Insulin Secretion in Type 2 Diabetic Subjects. Bang J Med Biochem; 02(1):21-25, 2009.

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS                                                                                                                        

 

1.      Karim MR and Moore AW. Convergent local identity and topographic projection of sensory neurons. The 34th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society, Pacifico Yokohama, 14th -17th Sep, 2011.

 

2.      Karim MR and Moore AW. Integration of Separate Knot- and Cut- Promoting Prepatterning Pathways to Generate Class-Specific Drosophila Multidendritic Neuron Characteristics. The 9th  Japanese Drosophila Research Conference, Yamaha Resort Tsumagoi, Japan, 2009

 

3.      Karim MR and Moore AW. Organizing Nervous System Architecture: Genetic Control of Drosophila Dendritic Arborisation Neuron Number, Position, and Identity. Neurofly 2008, Wurzburg, Germany, 6-10th Sep 2008.

 

4.      Karim MR and Moore AW. Organizing Nervous System Architecture: Genetic Control of Drosophila Dendritic Arborisation Neuron Number, Position, and Identity. RIKEN BSI Joint Retreat (National), Karuizawa, Japan, 2008

 

5.      Karim MR and Moore AW. Hedgehog and Wingless Signalling Control Multiple Sequential Steps of Neuronal Development in the Drosophila Peripheral Nervous System. JDRC8 (The 8th Japanese Drosophila Research Conference), Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, Japan, 2007.

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS                                                                                                      

 

  1. Karim MR, Taniguchi H, Kobayashi A. The antioxidant response and longevity-promoting transcription factor Nrf/CncC regulates lipid storage in Drosophila fat body cells. The 23rd European Drosophila Research Conference (EDRC 2013), Barcelona, Spain, 16-19th October, 2013

 

  1. Karim MR and Moore AW. Elucidating the genetic networks that organize Drosophila class-specific MD neuron development. 43rd Annual Meeting for the Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists (JSDB), Kyoto, Japan, 21-23rd June 2010

 

  1. Karim MR and Moore AW. Hedgehog and Wingless Signalling Control the Development of Neural Precursor Cells in the Drosophila PNS. RIKEN BSI Joint Retreat (National), Karuizawa, Japan, November 2007.

 

  1. Karim MR and Moore AW. Positional Information and Neuron Identity in the Drosophila PNS. UK-APDBN Joint Meeting on “Development and the Emergence of Function in the Nervous System”, Kobe, Japan 8-10th February 2007

 

  1. Karim MR and Moore AW. Positional Information and Neuron Identity in the Drosophila PNS. RIKEN BSI Joint Retreat (National), Shinrin-koen, Saitama, Japan 2006.

 

  1. Karim MR and Moore AW. Positional Information and Neuron Identity in the Drosophila PNS. RIKEN BSI, CDB, DRI, RCAI Joint Retreat (National), Atami, Shizuoka, Japan, 11-12th May 2006.

 

  1. Karim MR, Zinnat R and Ali L. Characterization of Insulin Secretion in Type 2 Diabetic Subjects. Diabetes and Endocrine Conference, Patna, India, 2005.

 

INVITED TALK                                                                                                                                         

 

1.      Karim MR. Convergent local identity and topographic projection of sensory neurons. Developmental Signalling Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Okinawa, Japan, 9th June 2011.

 

2.      Karim MR. Organizing Nervous System Architecture: Genetic Control of Drosophila Dendritic Arborisation Neuron Number, Position, and Identity. Department of Life Science, Marie Curie University, Paris, France, 2nd September 2008.

 

LIST OF MEMBERSHIPS                                                                                                          

 

 

  1. General member of Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists (JSDB), Japan.
  2. General member of Japan Neuroscience Society.
  3. General member of Graduate Biochemistry Society, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
RESEARCH INTEREST

Research interest cancer biology

Contact

MD. REZAUL KARIM

Associate Professor
Department of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Email: rkarimcu@juniv.edu