Dr. Md. Rashedunnabi Akanda
Dr. Md. Rashedunnabi Akanda
Associate Professor
DVM, MS, Ph.D.
+88 01730 721999
akandamr.dph@sau.ac.bd
rashed.mvd@gmail.com

  • Md Rashedunnabi Akanda was born on 30 December 1983 in Gaibandha, Bangladesh. He is the Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh. He is currently holding as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Biomedical Research Center, Chonnam National University Medical School, South Korea. He completed his Ph.D. at Chonbuk National University Veterinary School, South Korea. His Master and Undergraduate studies at Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh. His current research project focus on the microenvironmental landscape of brain tumors and immune checkpoint modulators. He has made over 30 peer-reviewed scholarly contributions. He devotes as a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals including the Cell Proliferation, International Journal of Molecular Medicine and International Journal of Oncology. And all, he is the member of several professional organizations.
Publication Profile:
  • Publons Link: https://publons.com/author/1383382/md-rashedunnabi-akanda-phd#profile
  • ORCiD link: orcid.org/0000-0002-5464-9353
  • Google Scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=Z1vUln4AAAAJ
Peer Reviewed Selected Articles:
  • MR Akanda, MN Uddin, IS Kim, D Ahn, HJ Tae, BY Park. The biological and pharmacological roles of polyphenol flavonoid tilianin. European Journal of Pharmacology, 2018. PMID: 30389634. IF 3.040
  • MR Akanda, HH Nam, W Tian, A Islam, BK Choo, BY Park. Inhibiting of JAK2/STAT3 and NF-κB signal transduction pathway; Veronica polita alleviates dextran sulfate sodium-induced murine colitis. Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, 2018. PMID: 29448206. IF 3.457
  • MR Akanda, IS Kim, D Ahn, HJ Tae, HH Nam, BK Choo, k Kim, BY Park. Anti-Inflammatory and Gastroprotective Roles of Rabdosia inflexa through Downregulation of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines and MAPK/NF-κB Signaling Pathways. International Journal of Molecular Science, 2018. PMID: 29462911. IF 3.687
  • W Tian, MR Akanda, A Islam, HD Yang, SC Lee, JH Lee, SK Kim, YJ Choi, SY Im, BY Park. The Anti-Stress Effect of Mentha arvensis in Immobilized Rats. International Journal of Molecular Science, 2018. PMID: 29370076. IF 3.687
  • WK Kim, JY Moon, JS Cho, MR Akanda, BY Park, SK EO, SY Park, JH Lee, J Hur. Brucella abortus lysate cells using GI24 induce robust immune response and provide effective protection in beagles. Pathogens and Disease, 2017. PMID: 29272378. IF 2.335
  • MR Akanda, BY Park. Involvement of MAPK/NF-κB signal transduction pathways: Camellia japonica mitigates inflammation and gastric ulcer. Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, 2017. PMID: 28926923. IF 3.457
  • MR Akanda, HJ Tae, MJ Kim, IS Kim, D Ahn, W Tian, A Islam, HH Nam, BK Choo, BY Park. Hepatoprotective role of Hydrangea macrophylla against sodium arsenite-induced mitochondrial-dependent oxidative stress via the inhibition of MAPK/caspase-3 pathways. International Journal of Molecular Science, 2017. PMID: 28698525. IF 3.687
  • MR Akanda, MJ Kim, IS Kim, D Ahn, HJ Tae, W Tian, HH Nam, BK Choo, BY Park. In vivo and in vitro hepatoprotective effects of Geranium koreanum methanolic extract via downregulation of MAPK/caspase-3 pathway. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative medicine, 2017. PMID: 28757890. IF 2.064
  • MR Akanda, M Park, IS Kim, D Ahn, HJ Tae, HY Kim, BY Park. Hair growth promoting activity of discarded biocomposite keratin extract. Journal of Biomaterial Application, 2017. PMID: 28662599. IF 2.764
  • MR Akanda, MJ Kim, IS Kim, D Ahn, HJ Tae, MM Rahman, YG Park, JW Seol, HH Nam, BK Choo, BY Park. Neuroprotective Effects of Sigesbeckia pubescens Extract on Glutamate-Induced Oxidative Stress in HT22 Cells via Downregulation of MAPK/caspase-3 Pathways. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, 2017. PMID: 28477054. IF 3.895
  • Y Liu, Y Liu, M Park, SJ Park, Y Zhang, MR Akanda, BY Park, HY Kim. Green synthesis of fluorescent carbon dots from carrot juice for in vitro cellular imaging. Carbon Letters, 2017. DOI: 10.5714/CL.2017.21.061. 1.41. IF 1.588
  • MM Rahman, IS Kim, DC Ahn, HS Cho, Won-Il Kim, B Kim, GW Shin, J Kwon, MR Akanda, BY Park. Expression analysis of ciliary rootlet coiled coil protein mRNA during Xenopus development. Korean Journal of Veterinary Research, 2015. DOI: 10.14405/kjvr.2015.55.3.181. IF 0.18
  • MR Rahman, MR Akanda, MM Rahman, MS Islam, MA Hossain. Ata (Annona reticulata) leaf extract: an herbal drug against tick infestation in Black Bengal goat. Annals of Veterinary and Animal Science, 2015; 2(5): 135-144.
  • ABMR Jamil, MR Akanda, MM Rahman, MA Hossain, MS Islam. Prebiotic competence of spirulina on the production performance of broiler chickens. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 2015. DOI: 10.5455/javar.2015.b94.
  • K Das, MR Akanda, MM Rahman, MS Islam, MA Hossain. Effects of Tobacco, Neem, and Ivermectin against Ectoparasite: A Comparative Study in Black Bengal Goats. International Journal of Veterinary Science, 2015, 4(4): 194-198.
  • MMI Hasan, S Begum, S Islam, MM Rahman, SA Belal, MA Hossain, MR Akanda, NC Pal, MMR Howlader. Effects of garlic supplementation on parasitic infestation, live weight, and hematological parameters in Black Bengal goat. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 2015. DOI: 10.5455/javar.2015.b102.
  • MR Islam MN Uddin, MR Akanda, MMH Khan, MA Baset, SA Belal. Effect of Milk Urea Nitrogen of Dairy Cows in Relation to Breed. Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science, 2015, 5(2), 279-23.
  • MA Hossain, MA Awal, M Mostofa, MR Akanda. Determination of Environmental Deposition of Lead (Pb) in Certain Selected Samples in the Industrial Areas of Gazipur District of Bangladesh. International Journal of Scientific Research in Agricultural Sciences, 2014. DOI. 10.12983/ijsras-2014-p0148-0155.
  • MA Hossain, MR Akanda, SA Belal, MMI Iqbal, S Islam, MN Uddin, RN Akhand, MS Islam, AC Roy. Environmental Deposition of Lead (Pb) in Chickens and Litter Samples Collected from Selected Areas of Bangladesh. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 2014. DOI: 10.5455/jva.20140928032145.
  • MR Akanda, MS Islam, MA Hossain, AA Masud. Comparative clinical competence of two commercial injectable ivermectin against caprine haemonchosis. International Journal of Veterinary Science, 2014. DOI: 10.14419/ijbr.v2i2.3296.
  • MA Hossain, MR Akanda, M Mostofa, MA Awal. Therapeutic competence of dried garlic powder (Allium sativum) on biochemical parameters in lead (Pb) exposed broiler chickens. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 2014. DOI: 10.5455/javar.2014.a34.
  • MR Chowdhury, MA Huq, MMR Howlader, MS Islam, MR Akanda, RN Akhand. Comparative efficacies of two different commercially products containing nitroxynil against fascioliasis in cattle. Eurasian Journal of Veterinary Science, 2014. DOI: 10.15312/EurasianJVetSci.201425919.
  • MA Hossain, MR Akanda, M Mostofa, MA Awal. Determination of environmental lead (Pb) deposition in water, effluents, soil and poultry in the vicinity of industrial set up of Norshindi, Bangladesh. Annals of Veterinary and Animal Science, 2014, 1(1)-5.
  • MA Hossain, MR Akanda, M Mostofa, MA Awal. Ameliorative Effects of Dried Garlic Powder (Allium sativum) on Hematological Parameters against Lead (Pb) Intoxication in Broiler Chickens. Pharmacologia. DOI: 10.5567/pharmacologia, 2014.110.119.
  • G Kanjilal, MR Akanda, MMI Hasan, MR Chowdhury, MS Islam, MMR Howlader, MA Hossain. Potency of Protexin® (Mixed Probiotics) on Hematobiochemical Alteration of Commercial Broiler. American Journal of Phytomedicine and Clinical Therapeutics, 2014, 650-659.
  • MR Akanda, MMI Hasan, SA Belal, AC Roy, SU Ahmed, R Das, AA Masud. A survey on prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitic infection in cattle of Sylhet division in Bangladesh. American Journal of Phytomedicine and Clinical Therapeutics, 2014, 855-860.
  • MN Uddin, SA Belal, MR Akanda, SU Mahfuz, MMH Khan, MA Baset. Nutritional status of black Bengal goat in government goat development farm, Sylhet. Annals of Veterinary and Animal Science, 2014, 1(2)-4.
  • MR Akanda, FMA Hossain, FA Ashad, MG Kabir, MMR Howlader. Anthelmintics against gastrointestinal nematodiasis in Black Bengal goat inducing live weight and hematological indices. Pharmacologia, 2012. DOI: 10.5567/pharmacologia. 2012.700.706
  • MR Akanda, FMA Hossain, MN Uddin, SA Belal, FA Ashad, MMR Howlader. Prevalence of gastro-intestinal nematodiasis in Black Bengal goat of Sylhet Govt. Goat Development Farm, Bangladesh. Journal of Research in Biology, 2012, 3:246-250.
Proceeding Papers:
  • MR Akanda, BY Park. The biological and pharmacological roles of polyphenol flavonoid tilianin. European Journal of Pharmacology.
  • Z Rao, SY Kim, MR Akanda, BY Park, SK Kannan, J Hur, JH Park. Improved Expression and Functional Characterization of Recombinant Putative Lysozyme-PMAP36 Fusion Protein. Molecules and cells.
  • WK Kim, JY Moon, MR Akanda, BY Park, J Hur. Protective efficacy of an inactivated Brucella abortus vaccine candidate lysed by GI24 against brucellosis in Korean black goats. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research.
  • W Tian, MR Akanda, BY Park. Regulation of MAPK/COX-2 signaling pathways: Cornus officinalis mitigates immobilization-induced stress in rats. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology-part c.
Research Interests:
  • Brain cancer, microenvironment, and immune checkpoint modulators
  • Gastrointestinal pathology and immune checkpoint modulators
  • Phytomedicine and clinical therapeutics
Research Support:
  • Medical Research Center (MRC) Fellowship
Undergraduate Courses:
  • General Pharmacology GPH-301 (Theory and practical); DVM Level 3, Semester 1
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics PHT-302 (Theory and practical); DVM Level 3, Semester 2
  • Toxicology TOX-302 (Theory and practical); DVM Level 3, Semester 2
Academic Degrees and Qualification:
  • Ph.D. (Veterinary medicine, 2018), The Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University, South Korea
  • MS (Pharmacology, 2011), Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet 3100, Bangladesh
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM, 2009), Faculty of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet 3100, Bangladesh
Positions and Affiliations:
  • Post-doctoral Researcher, Chonnam National University Medical School, South Korea. 01.10.2018-
  • Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet 3100, Bangladesh. 22.02.2018-
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet 3100, Bangladesh. 24.08.2012-21.02.2018
  • Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet 3100, Bangladesh. 24.08.2010-23.02.2012
Other Academic, Administrative and Scientific Research Involvements:
  • Chairman, Department of Pharmaceuticals and Industrial Biotechnology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh. 2014-2015
  • Assistant Proctor, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh. 2012-2014
Awards and Recognitions:
  • Received president gold medal award and scholarship from Sylhet Agricultural University for excellent result in MS (15.02.2018)
Awards and Scholarships:
  • MRC Fellowship for Post-doc, Chonnam National University Medical School, South Korea. 01.10.2018-
  • Brain Korea 21 (BK21) PLUS project, Research Fellowship for the Ph.D. (Chonbuk National University, Iksan Specialized Campus, South Korea). 01.03.2015-01.02.2018
Role as Reviewer:
  • Cell Proliferation (peer-reviewed and SCI journal)
  • International Journal of Molecular Medicine (peer-reviewed and SCI journal)
  • International Journal of Oncology (peer-reviewed and SCI journal)
  • Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine (peer-reviewed and SCIE journal)
Professional Memberships:
  • Bangladesh Veterinary Council (BVC) (ID NO. 3200)
  • Bangladesh Veterinary Association (BVA)
  • Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB)
Conference contributions (Oral Presentations):
  • Conference presentation (MR Akanda, HJ Tae, MJ Kim, IS Kim, D Ahn, W Tian, A Islam, HH Nam, BK Choo, BY Park. Hepatoprotective role of Hydrangea macrophylla against sodium arsenite-induced mitochondrial-dependent oxidative stress via the inhibition of MAPK/caspase-3 pathways). Korean Societies of Veterinary Science (KSVS), 2016, Jinju, South Korea.
  • Conference presentation (MR Akanda, M Park, IS Kim, D Ahn, HJ Tae, HY Kim, BY Park. Hair growth promoting activity of discarded biocomposite keratin extract). Korean Societies of Veterinary Science (KSVS), 2015, Gyeongju, South Korea.
Conference contributions (Poster Presentations):
  • Excellent poster award (MR Akanda, HH Nam, W Tian, A Islam, BK Choo, BY Park. Inhibiting of JAK2/STAT3 and NF-κB signal transduction pathway; Veronica polita alleviates dextran sulfate sodium-induced murine colitis). Korean Societies of Veterinary Science (KSVS), 2017, Yeosu, South Korea.
  • Poster presentation (MR Akanda, IS Kim, D Ahn, HJ Tae, HH Nam, BK Choo, k Kim, BY Park. Anti-Inflammatory and Gastroprotective Roles of Rabdosia inflexa through Downregulation of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines and MAPK/NF-κB Signaling Pathways). Korean Societies of Veterinary Science (KSVS), 2017, Yeosu, South Korea.
  • Excellent poster award (MR Akanda, MJ Kim, IS Kim, D Ahn, HJ Tae, MM Rahman, YG Park, JW Seol, HH Nam, BK Choo, BY Park. Neuroprotective Effects of Sigesbeckia pubescens Extract on Glutamate-Induced Oxidative Stress in HT22 Cells via Downregulation of MAPK/caspase-3 Pathways). Korean Societies of Veterinary Science (KSVS), 2016, Jinju, South Korea.
Attended Conferences and Workshops:
  • Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of Skin Cancer (Symposium), 2018, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Gwanju, South Korea
  • Korean Societies of Veterinary Science (KSVS), 2017, Yeosu, South Korea.
  • Korean Societies of Veterinary Science (KSVS), 2016, Jinju, South Korea.
  • Korean Societies of Veterinary Science (KSVS), 2015, Gyeongju, South Korea
  • Annual Research Workshop, 2018 arranged by Sylhet Agricultural University Research System (SAURES).
  • Annual Research Workshop, 2014 arranged by Sylhet Agricultural University Research System (SAURES).
  • Training on Research Methods and Scientific Report Writing organized by Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Sylhet Agricultural University completed on 20-21 August, 2014.
Language:
  • Bengali (Native)
  • English