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Mohammad Hossain

Mohammad Hossain

Mohammad Hossain
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud, MN



Mohammad Hossain is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, St. Cloud State University (SCSU), St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA. Dr. Hossain received his Ph.D. in Bioorganic Chemistry from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2007. During his Ph.D. research, he investigated the detoxification pathways of cruciferous phytoalexins in Sclerotenia sclerotiorum that causes stem rot, an economically important disease, in cruciferous plants like canola, mustard, cauliflower etc. His work showed for the first time that S. sclerotiorum has a number of glucosyltransferases that play important role in detoxifying phytoalexins and to invade plants. Because of his extraordinary accomplishments in his Ph. D. research, Dr. Hossain was directly hired as a Research Scientist in a biochemical company, Phenomenome Discoveries Inc. (PDI), Saskatoon, SK, Canada after completion of his Ph. D degree. In PDI, he was involved in research for the discovery of biomarkers for colorectal cancer and for treating Alzheimer disease. In 2011, Dr. Hossain accepted a faculty position at the Asian University for Women (AUW), an international liberal arts university for women in South Asia, and subsequently moved to Chittagong, Bangladesh. After serving as an Assistant Professor for two years at AUW, he became a faculty of St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN, USA in 2013. He recently collaborated on a manuscript with Dr. Jonathan R. Dimmock, Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy, University of Saskatchewan entitled, ‘Novel 1-[3-(2-methoxyethylthio)propionyl]-3,5-bis(benzylid-ene)-4-piperidones: tumour-specific cytotoxicity and structure-activity relationships’. Dr. Hossain also published a numerous research papers from his research projects in very prestigious peer-reviewed journals.


Research Interest

Hossain`s current research interest includes synthesis and bio-evaluation of novel cytotoxic agents with multiple site of action, isolation of antimicrobial compounds from soil born bacteria, and development of palladium catalyzed ligand directed C-H functionalization reactions.