Dr. Tahmina Foyez

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy

ROOM: 916 (B)

PABX: 5501

Email: tahmina@pharmacy.uiu.ac.bd

Profile

Dr. Tahmina Foyez is an Associate Professor and Head in the Department of Pharmacy at United International University, Bangladesh . She earned her B. Pharm. degree from the Department of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, and M. Pharm. degree from Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacology, University of Dhaka in 2007 and 2009, respectively. In 2015, she completed her PhD degree under the supervision of Professor Kenji Kadomatsu in the Department of Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Medicine at Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. Dr. Tahmina then served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, North South University, Bangladesh until March 2021. She also served as a Production Officer (Sterile section) in Incepta Pharmaceutical Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh from August 2007~March 2010. Dr. Tahmina worked with Professor Rafal Pawlinski  as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Hematology, Blood Research Center, School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA in 2022. She actively worked on Women Leaders Program to Promote Well-being in Asia from Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan during December 2013-September 2014. She has published extensively in many high-impact journals and publishers, including Nature Publishing Group , Wiley, Springer, RSC Advances, Taylor and Francis Group, ACS Omega , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , The American Journal of Pathology, Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry and others. Her current research interests are focused on Sickle cell Disease, Venous thromboembolism, Glycoprotein, Sugar chain, Sulfotransferases enzymes, Neurodegenerative diseases, Nanomedicine.

Education

Name of the Degree Institute/Department
Doctor of Philosophy Department of Molecular BiologyGraduate School of Medicine

Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Masters of Pharmacy Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh 
Bachelor of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Research Interest

  • Sickle cell Disease
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Glycoprotein
  • Sugar chain
  • Sulfotransferases enzymes
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Nanomedicine

Experience

Job Experiences:

Job Description Period
Associate Professor & HeadDepartment of Pharmacy

United International University, Dhaka

 

January 28, 2023-  Now 
 
Postdoctoral Research AssociateDepartment of Hematology,

Blood Research Center,School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

 

February 1, 2022~September 30, 2022
Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Pharmaceutical Sciences,

North South University, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh

 

January 2, 2016~ March 1, 2021
Visiting ResearcherDepartment of Molecular Biology,

Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

 

July 1, 2010- September 30, 2011 
Production Officer (Sterile section)Incepta Pharmaceutical Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh September 16, 2008~March 25, 2010 
Quality Control OfficerIncepta Pharmaceutical Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh August 11 2007~September 16, 2008

 

Award

Monbukagakusho (MEXT) scholarship (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan) for conducting PhD studies, October 2011 ~ September 2015 
Research Assistant, Women Leaders Program to Promote Well-being in Asia, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.  December 16, 2013-September 30,2014

Membership

  1. Member of Japan Carbohydrate Society (JCS)  Tokyo, Japan
  2. Japanese Universities Alumni Association in Bangladesh (JUAAB), Life Member
  3. Life member, Dhaka University Pharmacy Alumni Association
  4. Executive Member, Bangladesh Neuroscience Society (BNSS)
  5. Pharmacist (Register “A”), Registration Number A-15302, Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh

Seminars

10th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Conference, hosted collaboratively by University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Sickle Cell Disease Program and Duke University School of NursingSeptember 16th, 2022 and Saturday, September 17th, 2022
BRC Seminar Series Seminar by Valerie Tutwiler, Ph.D. Rutgers University, School of Engineering‘Enzymatic and structural stability of fibrin’  September 2nd , 2022 hosted by University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
BRC Seminar Series – June 10th, 2022 – Toni Antalis, Ph.D. of the University of Maryland School of Medicine ‘Membrane Anchored Serine Proteases (MASPs) in ovarian cancer dissemination and metastasis’
BRC Seminar Series -May 6th, 2022 – John Belcher, Ph.D. of the University of Minnesota Complement activation compliments the pathophysiology of sickle cell disease’
10th Symposium on Hemostasis: Coagulation, Platelets and Transfusion Medicine April 28 – April 30,2022 Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
BRC Seminar Series – April 1st, 2022 – Dr. Alan Tall of Columbia University ‘Clonal hematopoiesis, inflammation and atherosclerosis’ hosted by University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
BRC Seminar Series with Dr. David Stegner: “Thrombo-Inflammatory Pathomechanisms Underlying Ischemic Stroke March 4, 2022
Annual Saudi Hematology Congress(ASHC) 2022 Virtual Meeting 03-09 March,2022
Webinar on How to Be A Peer Reviewer” Organized by SAGE publishers, California, United States. September 22, 2020
Webinar on Nano Drug Delivery System, Organised by Bangladesh Nano Society, August 23, 2020
Webinar on Molecular Docking. organized by Insight Bio-IT Solutions, Navi Mumbai, India, August 15, 2020
Workshop on Basic Linux for Beginners organized by BioSol Centre, Bangladesh. September 10, 2020
Webinar on “Peer-Review: Why, How-To and What Not To Do”, ACS Webinar, American Chemical Society, USA. July 9, 2020
NSU Public Lecture: “Emerging Public Health Challenges and Opportunities in Developing countries” NSU Auditorium, North South University, Bashundhara, Dhaka, March 9, 2019
International Conference on Genomics Nanotech & Bioengineering (ICGNB 2017). North South University. Bashundhara, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh
Seminer on “ACAT1 blockage stimulates autophagy to ameliorate Alzheimer’s disease” by Dr. Yohei Shibuya, Department of Biochemistry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (NH, USA) organized by Nagoya University on July 10, 2015
Seminer on “Integrated Fluidic System for Analysis of Circulating Tumor Cells:Searching for Drug-induced DNA Damage using Nanosensors” by Prof. Steven A. Soper  The University of North Carolina, Chapell Hill Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Chemistry organized by Nagoya University on 17, April, 2015
7th NAGOYA Global Retreat at Obu.  Aichi Health Plaza , Obu, Japan, February 2015
Lectures on 1) Time for partnership in Neuroprotection: Necroptosis the secret partner in crime of cell death and inflammation.2) Energy regulator as a target for diabetic and inflammatory eye diseases.Speaker: Associated Prof. Demetrios Vavvas, M.D., Ph.D.Harvard medical school Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, organized by Nagoya University on ,20th Feb 2015
Seminer on “Autonomic neuroscience : how is our homeostasis maintained?”Lecturer : Dr. Koji Yamanaka(Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Pathobiology, Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Nagoya University) organized by Nagoya University on December 12, 2014
Seminer on “The role of glial cells in neurodegenerative disease” Lecturer: Lecturer: Dr. Kazuhiro Nakamura(Associate Professor, Career-Path Promotion Unit for Young Life Scientists, Kyoto University) organized by Nagoya University on November 27, 2014
Seminer on “The role of birth in neuronal circuit formation during development” Lecturer: Dr. Hiroshi Kawasaki(Professor, Faculty of Medicine,Kanazawa University) organized by Nagoya University on September 25, 2014
Seminer on “Identification of saturable receptor-mediated binding of the novel anti-cancer agent, Dp44mT, and the facilitation of its uptake by tumour cells by human albumin” Lecturer: Des Richardson;  Professor of Cancer Cell Biology,Department of Pathology and Bosch Institute, University of Sydney, organized by Nagoya University on August 4 (Mon.), 2014
87th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Biochemical Society,  Central Branch Meeting Symposium, october,2014
6th Nagoya Global Retreat at Obu.  Aichi Health Plaza , Obu, Japan, February 2014
International Symposium on Glyco-Neuroscience, Awaji, Japan, January 2014
33rd Annual Japanese Society of Carbohydrate Research, Nagoya , Japan. 2014
5th Nagoya Global Retreat at Obu.  Aichi Health Plaza, Obu, Japan, February 2013
32nd Annual Japanese Society of Carbohydrate Research, Osaka, Japan. August  7, 2013
Seminer on “CRISPR/Cas meidated gene modification in mice” Lecturer: Masahito Ikawa(Professor, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, organized by Nagoya University on November 28 (Thu), 2013
4th International Symposium, NAGOYA Global Retreat participants, Nagoya, Japan 2012
Seminer on “Function of SIP1, a zfhx1/zeb family transcription factor, in development of the neural tissues”Lecturer, Dr. Yujiro Higashi (Perinatology, Inst. of Developmental Research, Aichi Human Service Center organized by Nagoya University on November 1, 2012
4th NAGOYA Global Retreat at Obu.  Aichi Health Plaza , Obu, Japan, February 2012
3rd International Symposium, NAGOYA Global Retreat, Nagoya, Japan December 8, 2011
Seminer on “Mechanisms Underlying Memory Formation: Molecular and Cellular Cognition” Lecturer: Dr. Kaoru Inokuchi (Biochemistry, Graduate School of Medicine & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama), organized by Nagoya University on June 14 (Tue), 2011