Md. Sohanur Rahman, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Immunology & Nano-Medicine

Office: AHC1 417B

Phone: 305-348-6503


Md. Sohanur Rahman, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral research associate in the laboratory of Professor Hoshang Unwalla. He is 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