People

Mentors

Mohammad Sorowar Hossain

Dr Hossain has been working in the research area of biomedical/public health for the last 20 years. He earned his PhD in Molecular Biology from National University of Singapore (NUS), and served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at DUKE-NUS Graduate Medical School. He worked as Head and Senior Manager (Head, R&D) at Incepta Pharmaceutical Ltd. He is the Executive Director of Biomedical Research Foundation (BRF), Bangladesh and an Associate Professor at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). He is also an Honorary Principal Fellow at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He has published articles in Cell Report, Oncogene, Stem Cell Report, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Virology, Virology, BMC Cancer, Cancer Epidemiology, Autism, Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases

Enayetur Raheem

Dr. Raheem is a data scientist and statistician with over 18 years of analytic experience in academia and industry combined. He has taught graduate-level statistics and machine learning courses at US universities. Currently, as a Principal Data Scientist at a CRO, he provides strategic guidance for the use of real-world data (RWD), their validations, and use of algorithms to derive real-world evidence (RWE) for evaluation of drugs and biologics. Dr. Raheem has extensive experience working with massive healthcare claims data as well as electronic health records (EHR) in a Hadoop/Hive environment. He uses Python and PySpark for machine learning and distributed computing in the AWS Elastic Cloud platform. He is equally proficient with R and SAS.

Teaching Assistant

Md. Hasanul Banna Siam

Md. Hasanul Banna Siam has majored in Microbiology at the University of Dhaka. He is working as a research assistant at the department of Emerging and Neglected Diseases (END) in the Biomedical Research Foundation (BRF). Under BRF, Siam has had first-hand experience in public health research dealing with Chikungunya, Dengue, COVID-19, as well as thalassemia and environmental issues. Previously, he has conducted computational biology research at the Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics Laboratory, DU, on XDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Besides, Siam has worked as a professional writer in online portals. In 2018, he played a leading role in arranging the BRF Science Communication competition. He was a co-founder of the American Society for Microbiology Student Chapter of University of Dhaka (ASM-DU). Currently, he serves as the sub-editor of BRF Health Briefings.

Administrative Team

Ahsan Ahmed

Ahsan is a budding researcher of Public Health with aspiring interest in evidence based medicine. Currently he is studying medicine at his final year of Dhaka Medical College. He has been working with Biomedical Research Foundation, Bangladesh since 2018, and currently serves as a research assistant in the department of Emerging and Neglected Diseases (END). He has gathered experience and proven skills in scientific writing, science communication, mass communication, organizing events and designing studies. Ahsan is highly keen to serve diverse communities through knowledge, research and health-journalism.

Marjana Rahman

Marjana has completed B.Sc. in Environmental management from Independent University Bangladesh (IUB). Her bachelor thesis was about “microgreen” under the supervision of Dr. Mohammad Sorrowar Hossain. Currently, she is pursuing M.Sc. in Environment Management at IUB.

She was involved in several research projects in BRF since 2017. While working with BRF, she was assigned in field surveys where she got opportunity to meet people from multiple backgrounds and learned many things. By indulging with research works, she developed interest in research. Her particular interest is regarding environmental issues and how they are related with public health.

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