Nafisa Nawal Islam ,


Assistant Professor

Dept. of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
Jahangirnagar University
Savar, Dhaka-1342

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Nafisa Nawal Islam


Nafisa Nawal Islam is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Biotechnology and Genetic
Engineering, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She received her B.Sc. and M.S. degree in
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology from the University of Dhaka in 2014 and 2015,
respectively. She conducted her M.S. thesis work in Institute for developing Science and Health
initiatives (ideSHi). Immediately after finishing her Masters, she started working as a Research
Assistant in Advanced Fisheries and DNA Barcoding Laboratory, Dept. of Zoology, University of
Dhaka until she joined Jahangirnagar University in December 2016.

Selected Publications View All

1. Md Tarikul Islam; Suprovath Kumar Sarker; Shezote Talukder; Golam Sarower Bhuyan; Asifuzzaman Rahat; Nafisa Nawal Islam; Hasan Mahmud; Mohammad Amir Hossain; A.K.M Muraduzzaman; Jakia Rahman; Syeda Kashfi Qadri; Mohammod Shahidullah; Mohammad Abdul Mannan; Sarabon Tahura; Manzoor Hussain; Narayan Saha; Shahida Akhter; Nazmun Nahar; Firoza Begum; Tahmina Shirin; Sharif Akhteruzzaman; Syed Saleheen Qadri; Firdausi Qadri; Kaiissar Mannoor. “High Resolution Melting Curve Analysis Enables Rapid and Reliable Detection of G6PD Gene Mutations in Heterozygous Females.” BMC Genetics, 19:58. (IF: 3.729 in 2016) 2. Golam Sarower Bhuyan, Mohammad Amir Hossain, Suprovath Kumar Sarker, Asifuzzaman Rahat, Md Tarikul Islam, Tanjina Noor Haque, Noorjahan Begum, Syeda Kashfi Qadri, A. K. M. Muraduzzaman, Nafisa Nawal Islam, Mohammad Sazzadul Islam, Nusrat Sultana, Manjur Hossain Khan Jony, Farhana Khanam, Golam Mowla, Abdul Matin, Firoza Begum, Tahmina Shirin, Dilruba Ahmed, Narayan Saha, Firdausi Qadri, Kaiissar Mannoor. “Bacterial and viral pathogen spectra of acute respiratory infections in under-5 children in hospital settings in Dhaka city.” March 27, 2017. PLoS One, 12(3): e01744 (IF: 2.806 in 2016) 3. Shamsunnahar, Baki MA, Sarker A, Hasina Begum M, Zafaria M, Islam NN, Ahmed Md “Short Communication New record of Indian oil sardine Sardinella longiceps from t coastal region of Bangladesh.” June 5, 2017. Ocean Life, 1: 11-13 4. Masuma Akter¶, Nafisa Nawal Islam¶, Ahmed Faisal Sumit, Nazmul Ahsan, Shahano Hossain, Mamun Ahmed, Anwarul Azim Akhand. “Tea Extract Prevents Arsenic-mediat DNA Damage and Death of Murine Thymocytes in vitro.” June 15, 2015. Dha University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (DUJPS). (¶ = Equally contributed) (RG IF: 0.52)

Conference paper View All

1. Abstract “DNA barcoding of freshwater fishes of Bangladesh” on the 7th International
Barcode of Life Conference, Kruger National Park, South Africa. Date: November 20-24,
2017. Genome, Vol. 60.Sagir M. Ahmed, Luthfun Nahar, Nusrat J. Sanzida, Aysha J. Akter, Sabrina R. Dina,
and Nafisa N. Islam

2. Abstract “Molecular characterization and phylogenetic relationship of freshwater
barbs of Bangladesh exploring Cytochrome Oxidase Subunit I (COI) gene” on the
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Asian Society of the Ichthyologists (ASI-2017), Ho
Chi Min City, Viet Nam. Date: August 22-24, 2017 Md. Sagir Ahmed, Luthfun Nahar and Nafisa Nawal Islam

3. Abstract “DNA Barcoding of Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh” on the Proceedings of the
Annual Meeting of the Asian Society of the Ichthyologists (ASI-2017), Ho Chi Min City, Viet
Nam. Date: August 22-24, 2017 Md. Sagir Ahmed, Luthfun Nahar, Sabrina Rahman Dina, Nusrat Jahan Sanzida, J.B.M. Aysha Akter and Nafisa Nawal Islam

4. Abstract “DNA barcoding and phylogenetic relationship of Channa spp. from
Bangladesh” on the Proceedings of 20th National Conference and Annual General Meeting
(AGM) of the Zoological Society of Bangladesh (ZSB). Date: December 31, 2016 Sabrina Rahman Dina, Nafisa Nawal Islam, Luthfun Nahar, Md. Sagir Ahmed

5. Abstract “Potential reasons behind the destruction of the river Buriganga and
reviving it back through various biological approaches” on the Proceedings of 61 Years
of DNA Double Helix organized by YoungBB.

6. Abstract “Best Management Practices and Adaptation Strategies for mitigating the
Potential Effects of Climate Change on Food Security in the Perspective of
Bangladesh” on the Proceedings of 2nd Annual National Conference on Natural Science
and Technology- 2015 (NCNST-2015) organized by Asian University of Women (AUW). Date:
April 17-18, 2015

7. Abstract “How Mobile Applications can help minimizing Deaths and Injuries resulting
from Violence and Accidents” on the Proceedings of NCNST-2015 organized by AUW. Date:
April 17-18, 2015

8. Abstract ‘‘Ameliorating effects of tea extract against arsenic-mediated toxicity in
mice’’ in National Conference on Biochemistry, Industry and Sustainable Economy
organized by Bangladesh Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BSBMB).
Ahmed Faisal Sumit, Nafisa Nawal Islam, Masuma Akter, Nazmul Ahsan, Shahnoor
Hossain, Anwarul Azim Akhand