Md. Atiar Rahman PhD is working as an associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Dr. Rahman has had his B.Sc honours and M.Sc in Biochemistry from the University of Dhaka (Bangladesh). He has completed his PhD from Ehime University, Japan and postdoc from KwaZulu Natal University, South Africa. He started his carrier as a lecturer in the University of Chittagong in 2004 and was promoted to the current position in 2013. Dr. Rahman is a principal investigator of the Laboratory of Alternative Medicine and Natural Product Research and he is carrying out the research to explore the novel and indigenous phytomedicinal and functional food sources as alternative therapeutics to deliver in the cellular target with convenient nanoparticle. His especial interest is type 2 diabetes and chemical induced acute hepatic toxicity. He is as well working on the phytopharmacological and biological effects, of Bangladeshi medicinal plants/plant parts yet to be unveiled. He has been awarded numbers of national and international research grants and awards. Dr. Rahman is a fellow of National Young Academy Bangladesh (Vice president). He is life member of International Society for Complementary Medicine, American Society for Microbiology, Bangladesh Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Joint secretary), Global Network of Bangladeshi Biotechnologists, Bangladesh Society for Microbiology, Bangladesh Society for Biosafety and Biosecurity etc. He has published more than eighty scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is also working as editorial board members of BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, MedOne, Indian Journal of Nutrition. So far, he has visited China, Egypt, India, Iran, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Japan for academic and extra academic purposes.
Dr. Atiar Rahman Research Interest is Alternative Medicine and Natural Product Research, Medicinal and Functional foods, Complementray medicine for chronic diseases