Md Moniruzzaman

B.Pharm (Hons.), M.Pharm (Pharmacology)

PhD Candidate

Projects

Mechanism(s) behind cytokine-regulated cellular stress in different infectious and inflammatory diseases

About me

Md. Moniruzzaman has completed his B.Pharm. degree from the Department of Pharmacy, Stamford University Bangladesh with several awards for his academic excellence. Later on, he received a full-funded scholarship (SRD-II) for his Master degree from the College of Pharmacy, Dongguk University, Republic of Korea. After successful completion of his Master degree, he has been awarded the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and UQ Centennial Scholarship (UQCent) from the University of Queensland, Australia for his Ph.D. study. Moniruzzaman’s main focus is exploring the role of cytokines in ER and oxidative stress as well as their impacts on infectious and non-infectious inflammation and innate immunity. Some of his previous works also involve characterization of different natural products (plant extracts and isolated compounds) in the management of chronic pain and inflammation. In addition, he is contributing as a potential reviewer for several international society-affiliated peer-reviewed journals.

Scholarships and awards:

  • Jan 2017 - continue: Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship.
  • Dec 2016 - continue: Frank Clair Scholarship.
  • Jan 2016 - continue: University of Queensland Centennial (UQCent) Scholarship for Ph.D. candidature.
  • Jan 2016 - Dec 2016: International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS).
  • Sept 2013 - Aug 2015: SRD II scholarship for MS, Dongguk University, Republic of Korea.
  • July 2011 - Dec 2011 (Summer Semester): Academic scholarship, Stamford University Bangladesh.
  • July 2010 - Dec 2010 (Summer Semester): Academic scholarship, Stamford University Bangladesh.
  • Jan 2010 - June 2010 (Spring Semester): Academic scholarship, Stamford University Bangladesh.

Society affiliations:

  • Aug 2017 - continue: Member, Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI).
  • May 2017 - continue: Member, Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR).
  • Mar 2015 – Aug 2015: Member, Pharmaceutical Society of Korea (PSK).
  • Sept 2014 – Feb 2015: Member, Pharmaceutical Society of Korea (PSK).
  • Mar 2014 – Aug 2014: Member, Pharmaceutical Society of Korea (PSK).
  • July 2012: Life time member of Stamford Pharmacy Alumni Association (SPAA), Bangladesh.

Publications

List of recent publications:

  1. Md. Moniruzzaman, Young-Won Chin, Jungsook Cho*. 2018. HO-1 dependent antioxidant effects of ethyl acetate fraction from Physalis alkekengi fruit ameliorates scopolamine-induced cognitive impairments. Cell Stress and Chaperones (In Press). (The official journal of the Cell Stress Society International), doi: 10.1007/s12192-018-0887-0 [PubMed]
  2. Ran Wang, Md. Moniruzzaman, Eric Shuffle, Rohan Lourie, Sumaira Z Hasnain*. 2018. Immune regulation of the unfolded protein response at the mucosal barrier in viral infection. Clinical & Translational Immunology, 7(4): e1014. (The official journal of the Australasian Society for Immunology), doi: 10.1002/cti2.1014 [PubMed]
  3. Md. Moniruzzaman, Shambhunath Bose, Young-Mi Kim, Young-Won Chin, Jungsook Cho*. 2016. The ethyl-acetate fraction from Physalis alkekengi fruit inhibits LPS-induced pro-inflammatory mediators in BV2 cells and inflammatory pain in mice. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 181: 26–36. (The official journal of the International Society for Ethnopharmacology), doi:10.1016/j.jep.2016.01.023 [PubMed]
  4. Shambhunath Bose, Sunyoung Kim, Yeonsoo Oh, Md. Moniruzzaman, Gyeongjun Lee, Jungsook Cho*. 2016. Effect of CCL2 on BV2 microglial cell migration: Involvement of probable signaling pathways. Cytokine. 81: 39–49. (The official journal of the International Cytokine and Interferon Society), doi:10.1016/j.cyto.2016.02.001 [PubMed]
  5. Nushrat Sharmin Ani, Sudip Chakraborty, Md. Moniruzzaman*. 2016. The methanolic extract from Murraya koenigii L. inhibits glutamate-induced pain and involves ATP-sensitive K+ channel as antinociceptive mechanism. Advances in Pharmacological Sciences. Article ID 3790860, 2016: 1-6. doi:10.1155/2016/379086 [PubMed]
  6. Md. Moniruzzaman*, Md. Sarwar Hossain, Partha Sharoti Bhattacharjee. 2016. Evaluation of antinociceptive activity of methanolic extract of leaves of Stephania japonica Linn. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 186: 205-208. (The official journal of the International Society for Ethnopharmacology),  doi:10.1016/j.jep.2016.04.008 [PubMed]
  7. Md. Moniruzzaman*, Partha Sharoti Bhattacharjee, Moushumi Rahman Pretty, Md. Sarwar Hossain. 2016. Sedative and anxiolytic-like actions of ethanol extract of leaves of Glinus oppositifolius (Linn.) Aug. DC. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Article ID 8541017, 2016: 1-8. doi:10.1155/2016/8541017 [PubMed]
  8. Md. Moniruzzaman, Gyeongjun Lee, Shambhunath Bose, Minho Choi, Heeson Lee, Jungsook Cho*. 2015. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect of N-((3, 4-dihydro-2H-benzo[h]chromen-2-yl)methyl)-4-methoxyaniline in LPS-induced BV2 microglial cells. Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin. 38(12): 1831-1835. (The official journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan), doi:10.1248/bpb.b15-00473 [PubMed]
  9. Md. Moniruzzaman, Ambia Khatun, Mohammad Zafar Imam*. 2015. Evaluation of antinociceptive activity of ethanol extract of leaves of Adenanthera pavonina. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Article ID 412497, 2015: 1-8. doi:10.1155/2015/412497 [PubMed]
  10. Md. Moniruzzaman*, Afia Ferdous, Fatama Wahid Bokul. 2015. Evaluation of antinociceptive activity of ethanol extract of bark of Polyalthia longifolia. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 172: 364-367. (The official journal of the International Society for Ethnopharmacology), doi:10.1016/j.jep.2015.06.053 [PubMed]
  11. Md. Moniruzzaman*, Md. Atikur Rahman, Afia Ferdous. 2015. Evaluation of sedative and hypnotic activity of ethanolic extract of Scoparia dulcis Linn. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Article ID 873954, 2015: 1-6. doi:10.1155/2015/873954 [PubMed]
  12. Md. Moniruzzaman*, Afia Ferdous, Shamima Irin. 2015. Evaluation of antinociceprive activity of ethanol extract of Hedyotis corymbosa Linn. whole plant in mice. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 161: 82-85. (The official journal of the International Society for Ethnopharmacology), doi:10.1016/j.jep.2014.12.011 [PubMed]
  13. Md. Moniruzzaman, Mohammad Zafar Imam*. 2014. Evaluation of antinociceptive effect of methanolic extract of leaves of Crataeva nurvala Buch.-Ham. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 14: 354. (Affiliated with the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research), doi:10.1186/1472-6882-14-354 [PubMed]
  14. Mohammad Zafar Imam*, Md. Moniruzzaman. 2014. Antinociceptive effect of ethanol extract of leaves of Lannea coromandelica. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 154: 109-115. (The official journal of the International Society for Ethnopharmacology), doi:10.1016/j.jep.2014.03.032 [PubMed]
  15. Afia Ferdous*, Rifatus-sana Anwar, Md. Moniruzzaman, Anjan Chakraborti. 2012. Evaluation of analgesic and neuropharmacological activity of methanolic extract of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis Linn. Stamford Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 5 (1-2): 35-40. (Print Version). [ResearchGate]

 

Conference posters/talks:

  1. Md. Moniruzzaman, Ran Wang, Maya Patrick, Cora Lau, Varinder Jeet, Michael A McGuckin, Sumaira Z Hasnain*. 29th November 2017. IL-22 as a potential therapy to boost mucosal wound healing in the lung. 46th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Immunology. Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia.
  2. Md. Moniruzzaman, Ran Wang, Saba Farnaghi, Varinder Jeet, Michael A McGuckin, Sumaira Z Hasnain*. 17th August 2017. Mucosal healing: Role of IL-20 subfamily cytokines in cell proliferation with their underlying mechanism(s). 17th Brisbane Immunology Group Annual Retreat. Victoria Park Golf Complex, Brisbane, Australia.
  3. Md. Moniruzzaman, Ran Wang, Maya Patrick, Cora Lau, Michael A McGuckin, Sumaira Z Hasnain*. 1-4th August 2017. 57th PA Hospital Health Symposium. Intranasal instillation of bleomycin: The most suitable and non-invasive technique to induce lung fibrosis.  Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.
  4. Md. Moniruzzaman, Ran Wang, Maya Patrick, Cora Lau, Michael A McGuckin, Sumaira Z Hasnain*. 31st July 2017. Translational Research Institute Student Symposium. Intranasal instillation of bleomycin: The most suitable and non-invasive technique to induce lung fibrosis.  Translational Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia.
  5. Md. Moniruzzaman, Ran Wang, Saba Farnaghi, Varinder Jeet, Michael A McGuckin, Sumaira Z Hasnain*. 31st May 2017. Mucosal healing: Role of IL-20 subfamily cytokines in cell proliferation with their underlying mechanism(s). QLD ASMR Postgraduate Student Conference. Translational Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia.
  6. Md. Moniruzzaman. 12th May 2017. Comparison of two murine models of bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis. TRI Friday Seminar. Translational Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia.
  7. Md. Moniruzzaman, Jennifer R. Deuis, Irina Vetter*. 13th July 2016. Discovery and characterization of novel sodium channel modulators using high throughput approaches. IMB RHD Student Symposium. Bioscience Precinct, The University of Queensland.
  8. Mirola Afroze*, Md. Moniruzzaman, Mohammad Zafar Imam, Abdul Ghani. 16th March, 2016. Phytochemical and pharmacological evaluation of a new herbal antacid formulation. 16th Asian Chemical Congress. Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka. Section MN-PP-10.
  9. Mirola Afroze*, Md. Moniruzzaman, Mohammad Zafar Imam, Tanvir Ahmed Siddiquee, Abdul Ghani. 5th March, 2016. Evaluation of chemico-pharmacological properties of a new polyherbal unani formulation. 4th AYUNS International Conference. Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Hall. Volume 3(1):47.
  10. Md. Moniruzzaman, Youngwon Chin, Jungsook Cho*. 24th April, 2015. Ethyl acetate fraction from Physalis alkekengi fruit exerts potent antioxidant effects through Nrf-2/HO-1 pathway in BV2 microglial cells. Spring International Convention of the Pharmaceutical Society of Korea. OSONG Medical Innovation Foundation C&V Center. Section P1-104.
  11. Md. Moniruzzaman, Gyeongjun Lee, Shambhunath Bose, Minho Choi, Heesoon Lee, Jungsook Cho*. 24th April, 2015. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of N-((3,4-dihydro-2H-benzo[h]chromen-2-yl)methyl)-4-methoxyaniline in LPS-induced BV2 microglial cells. Spring International Convention of the Pharmaceutical Society of Korea. OSONG Medical Innovation Foundation C&V Center. Section P1-132.
  12. Md. Moniruzzaman, Shambhunath Bose, Young-Won Chin, Jungsook Cho*. 25th October 2014. Anti-inflammatory effects of Physalis alkekengi fruit through inhibition of PI3K/Akt and MAP Kinase pathways in LPS-induced BV2 microglial cells. Fall International Convention of the Pharmaceutical Society of Korea. Hotel Hyundai, Section P1-30.
  13. Md. Moniruzzaman, Mohammad Zafar Imam*. 18th April 2014. Antinociceptive effect of ethanol extract of leaves of Lannea coromandelica. Spring International Convention of the Pharmaceutical Society of Korea. The-K Seoul Hotel. Section P1-14.

Research fields

Immunology