Md. Sohanur Rahman, Ph.D.
Immunology & Nano-Medicine
Office: AHC1 417B
Dr. Rahman is a postdoctoral research associate in the laboratory of Professor Hoshang Unwalla. He is currently investigating the impact of the Transforming growth factor b (TGFb) signaling induced by HIV infection and cigarette smoke (CS) on Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) and lactoperoxidase (LPO) biogenesis and their functions.
- Ph.D., Advanced Nanosciences and Biosciences, Graduate School of Innovative Life Science, University of Toyama, Japan
- M.Sc., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh
- B.Sc., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh
Areas of Interest/Specialization
- Evaluate the roles of TGF-b signaling in mucociliary dysfunction in smokers and COPD patients
- Determine the impacts of the HIV/smoke altered MicroRNAome in chronic bronchitis and Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases
- Determine the mechanism by which cigarette smoking upregulates H2O2 that promotes the lung inflammations
- Develop the gene-specific microRNA antagonism using CRISPR-based editing of the miRNA target site on the gene of interest