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Dr. Ashfaque Hossain

Professor - Medical Microbiology & Immunology

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (Cell Biology), 2000, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (Virology), 1996, Virology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA
  • PhD. Microbiology, 1990, University of Glasgow, UK.
  • MSc, Microbiology, 1984, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • BSc. Biochemistry.1982, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. 
  • Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, RAK College of Medical Sciences, RAKMHSU, UAE. August 2016- Present.  
  • Deputy Director of Research, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, UAE. November, 2018- Present.
  • Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia. September, 2013- August, 2016.
  • Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia. September, 2008-August, 2013.
  • Al-blooshi, S.Y., Latif, M.A.A., Sabaneh, N.K. Magaogao, M. and Hossain, A. (2021).Development of a novel selective medium for culture of Gram-negative bacteria. BMCResearch Notes 14, 211. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-021-05628-2.
  • Zehdi Eydou, Bader Naser, Jad Zeyad Elsayed, Anas Ismail, Michael Magaogao, Hossain, A. (2021). Investigation on the effect of vitamin C on growth & biofilm-forming potential of Streptococcus mutans isolated from patients with dental caries. BMC Microbiology. 20: 23 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12866-020-01914-4 .
  • Hossain, A. and Jung, L.K. (2008). Differential expression of bone specific alkaline phospahtase in human B cells. Cellular Immunology. 253: 66-70.
  • E Smith Moland, ND Hanson, VL Herrera, JA Black, TJ Lockhart (2003). Plasmid-mediated, carbapenem-hydrolysing β-lactamase, KPC-2, in Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 51 (3), 711-714
  • A Hossain, MD Reisbig, ND Hanson (2004). Plasmid-encoded functions compensate for the biological cost of AmpC overexpression in a clinical isolate of Salmonella typhimurium. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 53 (6), 964-970
  • Technology development: US patent no. 8062845. Life Technologies (a USA Biotechnology Company) adopted the technology to develop a research kit TRIZOl-MAX for RNA analysis which is marketed globally.
  • Identified multiple novel genes in microbes