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Prof. Dr. Md. Aslam Hossain


Dr. Md. Aslam Hossain is working as a Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.


He obtained B. Pharm. (Hons.) and M. Pharm. degrees from University of Dhaka.  He received Ph.D. degree from Saga Medical School, Japan.His research interest lies in cellular & molecular immunology, natural product chemistry and he has published over 50 research papers in reputed scientific journals. He has journal editorial memberships, grant reviewing and journal article reviewing expertise. He is the recipient of several awards and prestigious medals. He delivered invited, key note and plenary lectures and chaired sessions in many nationals and international seminars and conferences. Dr. Hosssain also worked at Rajshahi University and served as Chairman of the Department of Pharmacy as well as Provost of Nawab Abdul Latif Hall. 


  • Ph.D. from Saga Medical School, Japan
  • Master of Pharmacy from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons.) from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh


  • Ibrahim, M., Hossain M.A., Shajib, M.S. and Rashid M. A. (2018). Preliminary phytochemical and pharmacological dcreenings of Plumbago indica L. and Alpinia conchigera Griff. Dhaka Univ. J. Phar. Sci. 17: 73-79.
  • Ibrahim, M., Kuddus, M.R., Hossain, M.A., Al Mansur, M.A. and Rashid, M.A. (2018). Preliminary phytochemical screenings and pharmacological activities of three medicinal plants of Bangladesh. Dhaka Univ. J. Phar. Sci. 16: 195-203
  • Khan, M.F., Rashid R.B., Hossain, M. A. and Rashid, M. A. (2017). Computational study of solvation free energy, dipole moment, polarizability, hyperpolarizability and molecular properties of betulin, a constituent of Corypha taliera (Roxb.). Dhaka Univ. J. Phar. Sci. 16: 1-8.
  • Nusrat Jahan, Md. Akter Hossain, Md. Aslam Hossain and Md. Shah Amran (2017). Review on Pharmacovigilance practice for safety of medication system in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal. 20: 105-114
  • Md. Mamun-Or-Rashid, Ashiqul Islam, Md. Shah Amran and Md. Aslam Hossain (2017). Evaluation of Analgesic Activity by Acetic Acid Induced Writhing Method of Crude Extracts of Acacia nilotica, Scholars Academic Journal of Pharmacy (SAJP), Sch. Acad. J. Pharm., 6(4): 126-138.
  • Md. Mamun-Or-Rashid, Md. Shah Amran and Md. Aslam Hossain (2017). Evaluation of Anti-diarrheal Activity of Crude Extracts and Different Fractions of Stem Bark and Fruits of Oroxylum indicum, International Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, 2(2): 49-54
  • Rashaduz Zaman, Mohammad Parvez, Md. Zakaria, Minhajul Islam, Md. Sekendar Ali and Md. Aslam Hossain (2016). In vitro antibacterial and antioxidant activities of alcoholic extract from the leaves of Podocarpus neriifolius (D. Don.) African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 10: 791-795
  • Rashaduz Zaman, Mohammad Parvez, Md. Imran Hasan, Md. Sekendar Ali, Mohammed Abu Sayeed and Md. Aslam Hossain (2015). Compara antidiarrheal activity of three Bangladeshi medicinal plants using in vivo animal model. Am. J. Biomed. Sci. 7: 252-259
  • M Anisuzzaman Chowdhury, M Masudur Rahman, Mohammed Riaz Hasan Chowdhury, M Josim Uddin, Mohammed Abu Sayeed and M Aslam Hossain (2014). Antinociceptive and cytotoxic activities of anepiphytic medicinal orchid: Vanda tessellata Roxb. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 14:464
  • Mohammad Firoz Khan, Sikder Nahidul Islam Rabbi, Md. Aslam Hossain and Mohammad A. Rashid (2014). Membrane Stabilizing and Thrombolytic Activities of Sida rhombifolia L. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal. 17: 43-45
  • Mohammad Sekendar Ali, Mohammad Ruhul Amin, Chowdhury Mohammad Imtiaz Kamal, Mohammad Aslam Hossain (2013). In vitro antioxidant, cytotoxic, thrombolytic activities and phytochemical evaluation of methanol extract of the A. philippense L. leaves. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed. 3: 464-469
  • Md. Torequl Islam, Mohammed Ibrahim, Md. Qamrul Ahsan, M. Mohi Uddin Chowdhury, Md. Aslam Hossain and Mohammad A. Rashid (2012). Phytochemical and Pharmacological Investigations of Uraria lagopodies DC. and Urena lobata L. Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 11: 65-69
  • Mohammed Ibrahim, Joy Baura, Qamrul Hasan, Torequl Islam, Zilly Homa, M. Mohi Uddin Chowdhury, Md. Aslam Hossain and Mohammad A. Rashid (2012). Preliminary phytochemical and pharmacological investigations of Alpinia conchigera Griff. and Plumbago indica L. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal. 15: 153-157
  • M.R. Ahsan, M.Z. Sultan, F.M. Amjad, S. Sultana, M.A. Baki, M.A. Hossain, M. Amjad Hossain and M.S Amran (2012). Complexation of ciprofloxacin and zinc in aqueous medium. J.Sci. Res. 4:701-708
  • Rahman MM, Chowdhury MAU, Uddin ME, Islam AMT, Hossain MA (2012). Macrosolen cochinchinensis (Lour.): Anti-nociceptive and antioxidant activity. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. S203-S207
  • Md. Masudur RAHMAN, Md. Aslam HOSSAIN, Saiful Alam SIDDIQUE, Kaishar Parvej BIPLAB, Md. Helal UDDIN (2012). Antihyperglycemic, antioxidant, and cytotoxic activities of Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) rhizome extract. Turk J Biol. 36: 574-579
  • Obayed Raihan, Afrina Brishti, Entaz Bahar, Forhadul Islam, Mominur Rahman, Syed Mohammed Tareq & Md. Aslam Hossain (2012). Antioxidant and anticancer effect of methanolic extract of Aerva lanata Linn. against Ehrlich Ascites Carcinoma (EAC) in vivo. Orient. Pharm. Exp. Med. 12:219–225
  • M. Sekendar Ali1, Kawsarul Mostafa, M. Obayed Raihan, M. Khalilur Rahman, M. Aslam Hossain, M. Shah Alam (2012). Antioxidant and Cytotoxic activities of Methanolic extract of Dryopteris filix-mas (L.) Schott Leaves. Int. J. Drug Dev. & Res. 4: 223-229
  • Md. Zakir Sultan, Gazi Md. Zia-Ul-Huda, Md. Aslam Hossain, Md. Abdul Mazid, and Md. Abdur Rashid (2012). Development and validation of a RP-HPLC method for the quantification of sparfloxacin in pharmaceutical dosage forms. ARS Pharmaceutica. 53:11-16
  • M.O. Raihan, A. Bristi, S.M. Tarq, M. Khalequeuzzan, M.F. Islam and A. Hossain (2012). Plumbago zeylancia L. root induced apoptosis of Ehrlich ascites carcinaoma cell. Am. J. Drug Discov Dev. 2:124-134
  • Md. Obayed Raihan, Md. Khalequzzaman, Afrina Bristi, Syed Mohammed Tareq, Aslam Hossain, Sohel Rana (2012). Anthelmintic and antiproliferative activity of aerial parts of Persicaria hydropiper. Der Pharmacia Sinica. 3: 104-110
  • Md. Torequl Islam, Mohammed Ibrahim, M. Mohi Uddin Chowdhury, Md. Aslam Hossain and Mohammad A. Rashid (2012). Uraria lagopodies DC. shows antimicrobial, antioxidant, antidiarrhoeal, antidepressant and cytotoxic activities. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal. 15: 95-97
  • Md. Shah Amran, Md. Aslam Hossain, Md. Amjad Hossain, Md. Aknur Rahman and Md. Najmul Islam (2011). A study on the packaging information of toiletories (Beauty creams/lotions) available in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal. 14: 111-116
  • Bijoy Karon, Mohammed Ibrahim, Ayeasha Mahmood, A K M Moyneenul Huq, M. Mohi Uddin Chowdhury, Md. Aslam Hossain and Mohammad A. Rashid (2011). Preliminary antimicrobial, cytotoxic and chemical investigations of Averrhoa bilimbi Linn. and Zizyphus mauritiana Lam. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal. 14: 127-131
  • Md. Hanif Uddin, Md. Aslam Hossain, Md. Hassan Kowsar (2011). Antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of Tinospora cordifolia. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research. 2: 656-658
  • Md. Rakib Uddin, Md. Aslam Hossain, Md. Abul Kaisar, Md. Khalid Hossain, Suchana Sinha and Mohammad A. Rashid (2011). Chemical and Biological Investigations of Justicia gendarussa (Burm. f). Dhaka Univ. J. Phar. Sci. 10: 53-57
  • Faisol Ferdous, Md Khalid Hossain, Mohammad S Rahman, Md Aslam Hossain, Shaila Kabir, Mohammad A Rashid (2010). Chemical and Biological Investigations of Samanea saman (Jacq.) Merr. Dhaka Univ. J. Phar. Sci. 9: 69-73
  • Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury, Md. Ashraful Alam, Mohammad S. Rahman, Md. Aslam Hossain and Mohammad A. Rashid (2009). Antimicrobial, antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of Citrus hystrix DC. Fruits. Dhaka Univ. J. Phar. Sci. 8: 177-180
  • Shapna Sultana, Mohammad S. Rahman, Md. Aslam Hossain, Md. Khalid Hossain and Mohammad A. Rashid (2009). Phytochemical and biological investigations of Ixora lutea Hutch. Dhaka Univ. J. Phar. Sci. 8: 17-21
  • Farzana Alam, Mohammad S. Rahman, Md. Shahanur Alam, Md. Khalid Hossain, Md. Aslam Hossain and Mohammad A. Rashid (2009). Phytochemical and biological investigations of Phoenix paludosa Roxb. Dhaka Univ. J. Phar. Sci. 8: 7-10
  • Yamaki K, Li X, Hossain MA, Alam AH, Taneda S, Yanagisawa R, Takano H and Yoshino S (2007). Difference in preventive effects between the phosphodiesterase iv inhibitor rolipram and anti-arthritic drugs on antigen-induced arthritis in mice. Immunol Invest. 36: 131-45
  • Rahman MM, Alam AH, Sadik G, Islam MR, Khondkar P, Hossain MA, Rashid MA (2007). Antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of Achyranthes ferruginea. Fitoterapia 78: 260-2.
  • Robiul Islam, AHM Khurshid Alam, BM Rahman, KA Salam, Abdullahil Baki, Aslam Hossain and Golam Sadik (2007). Toxicological studies of two compounds isolated from Loranthus globosus Roxb. Pak. J. Bio. Sci. 10: 2073-2077
  • A.H.M. Khurshid Alam, Robiul Islam, K.A. Salam, Maniruzzaman Manir, Md. Aslam Hossain and G. Sadik (2006). Toxicological studies of N-trans-feruloyl-4-methyldopamine isolated from Achyranthes ferruginea. Pak. J. Bio. Sci. 9: 1050-1055
  • K. Yamaki, A. H. M. Alam, Md. A. Hossain, S. Taneda, R. Yanagisawa, H. Takano and S. Yoshino (2005). Effect of Rolipram, a Phosphodiesterase IV Inhibitor, on Allaergic Footpad Swelling using Various Adjuvants in Mice. Scand J Immunol. 62: 378-384
  • Kouya Yamaki, Xiaojuan Li, Hiroyuki Uchida, A.H.M. Khurshid Alam, Md. Aslam Hossain, Rie Yanagisawa, Hirohisa Takano, Hideyuki Hayashi, Yoki Mori, and Shin Yoshino (2004). Effects of the phosphodiesterase IV inhibitor rolipram on Th1 and Th2 immune responses in mice. J. Pharmacy and Pharmacology 56: 877-882
  • Kudrat-e-Zahan, Md. Shamim Hossain, Shuranjan Sarkar, Md. Mukleshur rahman, Md. Akhter Farooque, Md. Najmul Karim, Laizuman Nahar and Md. Aslam Hossain (2004). Evaluation of In vitro Antimicrobial and In vivo Cytoxic Properties of Peroxo Coordination Complexes of Mg(II), Mn(II), Fe(II)& Ni(II). Dhaka Univ. J. Phar. Sci. 3: 43-47
  • M. Shamim Hossain, M. Aslam Hossain, M. Muklesur Rahman, M.A. Mojid Mondol, M.S.A. Bhuiyan, Alexander I. Gray, Maria E. Flores, Mohammad A. Rashid (2004). Amides from the fangus Streptomyces hygroscopicus and their antimicrobial activity. Phytochemistry 65: 2147-2151
  • Islam R, Alam AHMK, Hossain MA, Mosaddik MA and Sadik G (2004). Biological screening of Bangladeshi mango mistletoe bark extracts. Fitoterapia 75: 405-408
  • Sheikh C, Hossain MS, Easmin MS, Islam MS, Hossain MA and Rashid M (2004). New Coordination Complexes of Chromium as Cytotoxic and Antimicrobial Agents. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 7(3): 335-339
  • Hossain MS, Hossain A, Islam R, Alam AHMK, Zahan K, Sarkar S and Farooque MA (2004). Antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of 2- aminobenzoic acid and 2-aminophenol and their coordination complexes with Magnesium (Mg-II). Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 7 (1): 25-27.
  • Zheng CL, Ohki K, Hossain A, Kukita A, Satoh T, Kohashi O (2003). Complete Freund's adjuvant promotes the increases of IFN-gamma and nitric oxide in suppressing chronic arthritis induced by pristane. Inflammation 27: 247-55
  • Cong-long Zheng, Md. Aslam Hossain, Akiko Kukita, Kazunori Ohki, Toshomi Satoh and Osamu Kohashi (2002). Complete Freund’s Adjuvant suppresses the development and progression of pristine induced arthritis in rats. Clinical Immunology 103: 204-209
  • Islam ME, Parvin MS, Wahed MII, Hossain MA and Haque ME (2002). In Vivo Cytotoxic Evaluation of a Pure Compound, 20-hydroxy ecdysone Isolated from Sida rhombifolia Linn. on Ehrlich Carcinoma Cells (EAC) in Mice. Bangladesh j. genet. biotechnol. 3:45-46
  • Aslam Hosain, Cong-long Zheng, Akiko Kukita and Osamu Kohashi (2001). Balance of Th1/Th2 cytokines associated with the preventive effect of incomplete Freund’s adjuvant on the development of adjuvant arthritis in LEW rats. J. Autoimmunity 17: 289-295
  • Mohammad A. Rashid, Md. Shah Alam Bhuiyan, Mohammad Aslam Hossain, Mohammad Abdul Kuader, Mohammad Tawhidul haque Nutan and M. Reza-ul (Raj) Karim (2001). (+) Usnic acid, an antimicrobial agent from Parmelia kamtschandalis. Pakistan Journal of Microbiology Jan-June: 25-28
  • Md. Younus Mia, Li Zhang, Md. Aslam Hosain, Cong-long Zheng, Osamu Tokunaga and Osamu Kohashi (2000). Dimethyl dioctadecyl ammonium bromide (DDA)-induced arthritis in rats: A model of experimental arthritis. J. Autoimmunity 14: 303-310
  • L. Zhang, M.Y. Mia, C. L. Zheng, M.A. Hossain, F. Yamasaki, O. Tokunaga and O. Kohashi (1999). The preventive effects of incomplete Freund’s adjuvant and other vehicles on the development of adjuvant induced arthritis in Lewis rats. Immunology 98: 267-272
  • Abdul Jabbar, Md. Aslam Hossain and Mohammad Abdur Rashid (1996). In vitro antibacterial activity of Heliotropium indicum. Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 5: 197-200.

Research Interest

  • Cellular & Molecular Immunology
  • Natural Product Chemistry