Former Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Jahidul Islam is currently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Developing Science and Health Initiatives (ideSHi). He has completed his B.Sc (Honors) in 2009 and MS in 2010 from Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka. He conducted his MS thesis at Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka and the thesis title was “NAT2 gene polymorphism, DNA damage and lipid peroxidation in bladder cancer patients in Bangladesh”. He achieved Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship in 2013 and pursued his PhD degree from Laboratory of Nutrition, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Japan in 2017. He mainly investigated the molecular mechanisms of dietary tryptophan supplementation in ulcerative colitis prevention using aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) knockout mouse model. After completing his PhD degree, he was appointed as “Assistant Professor” in Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Japan. Dr. Jahidul has research interests in host-microbiome interaction, mucosal immunology and gut inflammation prevention. Dr. Jahidul recently returned to Bangladesh and involved in a research project funded by National Institute of Health (NIH), USA titled “Mucosal Associated Invariant T (MAIT) cells characterization in cholera infection” at ideSHi.