Department of Physiology & Molecular Biology

Physiology is the science of life. It examines how organisms are born, develop, adapt when challenged by stress such as environmental extreme or disease, what happens when they dies. In this post genomic era physiology is uniquely poised at the nexus between molecular function and whole organism interactions – explains function of thousands of encoded proteins to bring about the highly coordinated behavior of cells and tissues.

Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS) is focused to ensure development of skilled manpower in laboratory technology with sound theoretical and practical knowledge to meet the future demand of the country. The Department of Physiology & Molecular Biology was found in 2011 with band of career researchers and faculties who have vast training in cell and molecular biology research in scientifically reputed laboratories in abroad. The faculties are taking through Physiology Courses of different BSc (Hons) and Masters Programs of the university. Planned program in the department include BSc (Hons) and Masters in Molecular Biology.

The department has research collaboration with different public and private universities in the country and number of research groups in abroad. The main focus of research in the department is exploration of etiopathology of diabetes in Bangladeshi population. Students have the opportunity to observe experimental techniques involving nucleic acid (DNA, RNA) manipulations, sequencing and cell signaling pathways study in addition to the routine practical lesson.

The department offers excellent academic and working environment for the trainees, students and research fellows. The motto is to generate research based knowledge, create knowledge based skillful work force and foster students to take up lead for further education leading to MPhil/PhD at home and in abroad.




Visiting & Mailing Address

Prof Dr Md Zahid Hassan, MBBS, PhD
Department of Physiology & Molecular Biology
125/1, Darus Salam, Mirpur-1, Dhaka-1216
Phone: +88-02-8035501-6/ Ext- 1430

Visiting Hours: 9 am to 5pm

Head of the Department

Asst. Prof. Dr Muhammad Saiedullah


Mob: +88-01765 024765 

Phone: +88-02-8035501-6/ Ext- 000

Faculty Members

Prof Dr Md Zahid Hassan, MBBS, PhD
Phone: +88-02-8035501-6/ Ext- 1481

Mob- +88-01552 300984, Room-B-06 

Adjunct Faculties

Prof Gaham A Hitman, MBBS, MD, FRCP
Professor of Molecular Medicine and Diabetes

Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London

Director, Blizard Institute Blizard Building

4 Newark Street
London E1 2AT, UK

Email: Tel: +44 20 7882 2356

Dr Yuguang (Roger) Shi
Professor of Molecular Biology

Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonia

Texas Research Park Campus-MC 7755

15355 Lambda Drive

San Antonio, Tx 78245

Phone: +1 210-567-7292, Fax- +1 210-562-6150



Full-time Faculties

Assistant Professor

Muhammad Saiedullah



Dr Md Abul Fajol

Phone: 01834707603




Guest Faculty

Dr Md Omar Faruque MSc, MPhil, PhD

Associate professor 
Phone: +88-02-8035501-6/ Ext 1481



Ms Zinat Ara Polly

Associate Professor
Dept of Physiology

Ibrahim Medical College, Shahabagh, Dhaka-1000