Professor Dr. Md. Rashedunnabi Akanda (Study Leave)
Professor Dr. Md. Rashedunnabi Akanda (Study Leave)
Professor
DVM, MS (SAU, BD) PhD (JBNU, KR), Postdoc (CNU, KR), Postdoc (Indiana University, USA)
01730721999
akandamr.dph@sau.ac.bd

Dr. Md Rashedunnabi Akanda currently working as NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Indiana University School of Medicine, USA. He is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Sylhet Agricultural University (SAU), Bangladesh. He holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and Master's degree in Pharmacology from Sylhet Agricultural University, and PhD in Veterinary Medicine from Jeonbuk National University (JBNU) Veterinary School, South Korea. He also received postdoctoral training from Combinatorial Tumor Immunotherapy Medical Research Center (CTIMRC), Chonnam National University (CNU) Medical School and Hospital, South Korea. He has published over 43 peer-reviewed academic research papers (Web of Science Master Journal Publications, n=26) in reputed journals including nature (Cell Death Discovery). He devotes himself as a reviewer for the Cell Proliferation, European Journal of Pharmacology, Drug design, development and therapy, Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, International Journal of Oncology, and others. And all, he is a member of several professional organizations.

Publication Profile:
  • Total articles: 43
  • Peer-reviewed journal research articles: 40
  • Review articles: 3
  • Web of science master journal articles (SCI/SCIE/SCOPUS indexed): 22
  • https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5464-9353
  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Md_Akanda3
  • https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=Z1vUln4AAAAJ
Citation indices:
  • Total Citation: 424
  • H-index: 11
  • i10 index : 16
Peer Reviewed Selected Articles:
  • Akanda MR, Park JS, Noh MG, Ha GH, Park YS, Lee JH, Moon KS, Kim CK, Lee KH. TACC3 Promotes Gastric Carcinogenesis by Promoting Epithelial-mesenchymal Transition Through the ERK/Akt/cyclin D1 Signaling Pathway. Anticancer Research. 2021, 41 (7) 3349-3361.
  • Cho SH, Shim JH, Park MR, Choi JN, Akanda MR, Hwang JE, Bae WK, Lee KH, Sun EG, Chung IJ. Lgals3bp suppresses colon inflammation and tumorigenesis through the downregulation of TAK1-NF-κB signaling. Cell Death Discovery. 2021, 7:65.
  • Hong JH, Noh MG, Akanda MR, Lee KH, Moon KS. Solitary Fibrous Tumor/Hemangiopericytoma Metastasizes Extracranially, Associated with Altered Expression of WNT5A and MMP9. Cancers. 2021, 13(5), 1142.
  • Cho JH, Islam A, Park BY, Akanda MR, Tae HJ, Yoon JC. Pathophysiological and Histopathological Ailments in Asphyxial Cardiac Arrest Induced Ischemic Renal Injury. Pakistan Veterinary Journal. 2020, 41(1): 64-70.
  • Islam A, Islam SA, Rahman MK, Uddin MN, Akanda MR. The Pharmacological and Biological Roles of Eriodictyol. Archives of Pharmacal Research. 2020, 43, 582–592.
  • Islam A, Islam SA, Uddin MN, Hasan MMI, Akanda MR. The potential health benefits of the isoflavone glycoside genistin. Archives of Pharmacal Research. 2020, 43, 395–408.
  • Tian W, Zhao J, Lee JH, Akanda MR, Cho JH, Kim SK, Choi YJ, Park BY. Neuroprotective Effects of Cornus officinalis on Stress-Induced Hippocampal Deficits in Rats and H2O2-Induced Neurotoxicity in SH-SY5Y Neuroblastoma Cells. Antioxidants. 2019, 26; 9(1).
  • Kim YJ, Kim JH, Kim Ok, Ahn EJ, Oh SJ, Akanda MR, Oh IJ, Jung S, Kim KK, Lee JH, Kim HS, Kim H, Lee KH, Moon KS. Caveolin-1 enhances brain metastasis of non-small cell lung cancer, potentially in association with the epithelial-mesenchymal transition marker SNAIL. Cancer Cell International. 2019, 19:171.
  • Rao Z, Kim SY, Akanda MR, Lee SJ, Jung ID, Park BY, Kamala-Kannan S, Hur J, Park JH. Enhanced expression and functional characterization of the recombinant putative lysozyme-pmap36 fusion protein. Molecules and Cells. 2019, 31; 42(3):262-269.
  • Kim WK, Moon JY, Cho JS, Ochirkhuyag E, Akanda MR, Park BY, Hur J. Protective efficacy of an inactivated Brucella abortus vaccine candidate lysed by GI24 against brucellosis in Korean black goats. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research. 2019, 83(1):68-74.
  • Akanda MR, Uddin MN, Kim IS, Ahn D, Tae HJ, Park BY. The biological and pharmacological roles of polyphenol flavonoid tilianin. European Journal of Pharmacology. 2019, 5; 842:291-297.
  • Akanda MR, Nam HH, Tian W, Islam A, Choo BK, Park BY. Regulation of JAK2/STAT3 and NF-κB signal transduction pathways; Veronica polita alleviates dextran sulfate sodium-induced murine colitis. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. 2018, 100:296-303.
  • Akanda MR, Kim MJ, Kim IS, Ahn D, Tae HJ, Rahman MM, Park YG, Seol JW, Nam HH, Choo BK, Park BY. 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. 2018, 38(2):497-505.
  • Akanda MR, Kim IS, Ahn D, Tae HJ, Nam HH, Choo BK, Kim K, Park BY. Anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective roles of Rabdosia inflexa through downregulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines and MAPK/NF-κB signaling pathways. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2018, 16; 19(2).
  • Tian W, Akanda MR, Islam A, Yang HD, Lee SC, Lee JH, Kim SK, Choi YJ, Im SY, Park BY. The anti-stress effect of Mentha arvensis in immobilized rats. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2018, 25; 19(2).
  • Kim WK, Moon JY, Cho JS, Akanda MR, Park BY, Kug ES, Park SY, Lee JH, Hur J. Brucella abortus lysed cells using GI24 induce robust immune response and provide effective protection in Beagles. Pathogens and Disease. 2018, 1; 76(1).
  • Akanda MR, Park BY. Involvement of MAPK/NF-κB signal transduction pathways: Camellia japonica mitigates inflammation and gastric ulcer. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. 2017, 95:1139-1146.
  • Akanda MR, Tae HJ, Kim IS, Ahn D, Tian W, Islam A, Nam HH, Choo BK, Park BY. 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 Sciences. 2017, 10; 18(7).
  • Akanda MR, Kim IS, Ahn D, Tae HJ, Tian W, Nam HH, Choo BK, Park BY. 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, 8137627.
  • Akanda MR, Kim HY, Park M, Kim IS, Ahn D, Tae HJ, Park BY. Hair growth promoting activity of discarded biocomposite keratin extract. Journal of Biomaterials Applications. 2017, 32(2):230-241.
  • Liu Y, Liu Y, Park M, Park SJ, Zhang Y, Akanda MR, Park BY, Kim HY. Green synthesis of fluorescent carbon dots from carrot juice for in vitro cellular imaging. Carbon Letter. 2017, 21, 61-67.
  • Rahman MM, Kim IS, Ahn DC, Cho HS, Kim Won-Il, Kim B, Shin GW, Kwon J, Akanda MR, Park BY. Expression analysis of ciliary rootlet coiled coil protein mRNA during Xenopus development. Korean Journal of Veterinary Research. 2015, 55(3):181-184.
  • Hasan MMI, Begum S, Islam S, Rahman MM, Belal SA, Hossain MA, Akanda MR, Pal NC, Howlader MMR. Effects of garlic supplementation on parasitic infestation, live weight, and hematological parameters in Black Bengal goat. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research. 2015, 2 (3), 326-331.
  • Jamil ABMR, Akanda MR, Rahman MM, Hossain MA, Islam MS. Prebiotic competence of spirulina on the production performance of broiler chickens. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research. 2015, 2 (3), 304-309.
  • Hossain MA, Akanda MR, Mostofa M, Awal MA. 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, 1 (4), 189-195.
Research Interests:
  • The molecular basis of the pathogenesis in hepatic fibrosis.
  • Oncogenes and their role in the process of cell transformation in hepatic tumorigenesis and metastasis.
  • Standardized medicine, Phytomedicine and targeted therapy
Research Support:
  • MRC Postdoc Fellowship
  • BK21 and NRF Ph.D. Fellowship
Undergraduate Courses:
  • General Pharmacology GPH-301 (Theory and practical); DVM Level 3, Semester 1
  • General Pharmacology GPH-211 (Theory); BGE Level 2, 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
Masters Courses:
  • Autonomic and Neuropharmacology
  • Chemotherapy of Neoplastic Diseases
  • Chemotherapy
  • Phyto-Toxicology
Academic Degrees and Qualification:
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (NIH), Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, USA. (01.11.2021 -)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Chonnam National University Medical School and Hospital, South Korea. (10.01.2018 -30.07.2020)
  • PhD in Veterinary Medicine, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University, South Korea (2015 -2018)
  • MS in Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh (2010 -2011)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine -DVM, Faculty of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh (2003 -2009)
Positions and Affiliations:
  • Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet 3100, Bangladesh. (24.08.2021)
  • Research Professor, Combinatorial Tumor Immunotherapy Medical Research Center, Chonnam National University Medical School and Hospital, South Korea. (08.01.2020 -15.01.2021)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet 3100, Bangladesh. (22.02.2018 -23.08.2021)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet 3100, Bangladesh. (24.08.2012 -21.02.2018)
  • Lecturer, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet 3100, Bangladesh. (24.08.2010 -23.08.2012)
Other Academic, Administrative and Scientific Research Involvements:
  • Chairman, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh. (2021.01.27 -)
  • Chairman, Department of Pharmaceuticals and Industrial Biotechnology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh. (2014 -2015)
  • Assistant Proctor, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh. (2012 -2014)
  • Member, Internship Implementation Cell, Faculty of Veterinary, Animal, and Biomedical Sciences. (2015)
Awards and Recognitions:
  • Received president gold medal award and scholarship from Sylhet Agricultural University for the excellent result in MS (2018)
Awards and Scholarships:
  • MRC Fellowship for Research Professor, Chonnam National University Medical School and Hospital, South Korea. (2020 -2021)
  • MRC Fellowship for Postdoc, Chonnam National University Medical School and Hospital, South Korea. (2018 -2020)
  • BK21 PLUS Fellowship for the Ph.D., Chonbuk National University, Iksan Specialized Campus, South Korea. (2015 -2018)
Role as Reviewer:
  • European Journal of Pharmacology (Elsevier)
  • Cell Proliferation (Wiley)
  • Drug design, development and therapy (Dove Medical Press)
  • Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Wiley)
  • International Journal of Oncology (Demetrios Spandidos)
  • International Journal of Molecular Medicine (Demetrios Spandidos)
Professional Memberships:
  • Society for NeuroOncology; Member ID: 748749 (2019 -).
  • Krishibid Institution Bangladesh-KIB; Life Member ID: 02-09-17994 (2010 -).
  • Bangladesh Veterinary Association-BVA; (2009 -).
  • Bangladesh Veterinary Council-BVC; Member ID: 3200 (2009 -).
Conference contributions (Oral Presentations):
  • MR Akanda, KH Lee, KS Moon. Expression of Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts (CAFs) Biomarkers in Brain Metastases: Different Expression Pattern and Clinical Importance. The 59th Annual Meeting of the Korean Neurosurgical Society, October 24th-26th, 2019, Songdo Convensia, Incheon, South Korea.
Conference contributions (Poster Presentations):
  • MR Akanda, KH Lee, KS Moon, Molecular characterization and expression pattern of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs)-biomarkers in brain metastases and clinical importance. American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2020, April 24-29, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA. (Abstract accepted)
  • MR Akanda, BY Park, Anti-Inflammatory and Gastroprotective Roles of Rabdosia inflexa through Downregulation of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines and MAPK/NF-κB Signaling Pathways. The Korean Societies of Veterinary Science (KSVS), October 26-27, 2017, Yeosu, South Korea.
  • 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. The Korean Societies of Veterinary Science (KSVS), 2017, Yeosu, South Korea. Excellent poster award
  • HJ Tae, A Islam, MR Akanda, Tian W, IS Kim, D Ahn, BY Park, The changes of kidney under time-dependent therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest in the rat. KSVS, October 26-27, 2017, Yeosu, South Korea.
  • HJ Tae, A Islam, MR Akanda, Tian W, IS Kim, D Ahn, BY Park, The changes of histopathology and TNF-α immunohistochemistry in the heart of rat after asphyxial cardiac arrest. The Korean Societies of Veterinary Science (KSVS), October 26-27, 2017, Yeosu, South Korea.
  • WK Kim, MR Akanda, BY Park, J Hur, Brucella abortus lysate cells using GI24 induce robust immune response and provide effective protection in beagles. The Korean Societies of Veterinary Science (KSVS), October 26-27, 2017, Yeosu, South Korea.
  • W Tian, MR Akanda, BY Park, The Anti-Stress Effect of Mentha arvensis in Immobilized Rats. The Korean Societies of Veterinary Science (KSVS), October 26-27, 2017, Yeosu, South Korea.
  • MR Akanda, BY Park, Neuroprotective Effects of Sigesbeckia pubescens Extract on Glutamate-Induced Oxidative Stress in HT22 Cells via Downregulation of MAPK/caspase-3 Pathways. The Korean Societies of Veterinary Science (KSVS). October 27-28, 2016, Jinju, South Korea. Excellent Poster Award
Attended Conferences and Workshops:
  • Virtual Meeting, 35th Annual Critical Issues in Tumor Microenvironment: Angiogenesis, Metastasis and Immunology. Edwin L. Steele Lab, October 26-29, 2020, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA. (Registered).
  • Animal Experimentation Workshop, October 30th, 2019, Chonnam National University Medical School and Hospital, Gwangju, South Korea
  • Attended the 59th Annual Meeting of the Korean Neurosurgical Society, October 24th-26th, 2019 at Songdo Convensia in Incheon, South Korea.
  • Attended the International Cancer Conference, Korean Cancer Association (KCA), 20-21 June 2019, Seoul South Korea
  • Future of Cancer Medicine (Symposium), 31 May 2019, Chonnam National University Medical School and Hwasun Hospital, Gwangju, South Korea.
  • The 15Th CNS Tumor Hwasun Symposium, 11 May 2019, Chonnam National University Medical School and Hwasun Hospital, Gwangju, South Korea.
  • Animal Experimentation Workshop, October 30th, 2018, Chonnam National University Medical School and Hospital, Gwangju, South Korea.
  • Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of Skin Cancer (Symposium), 2018, Chonnam National University Medical School and Hwasun Hospital, Gwangju, 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 (Professional Proficiency)