Post Doc Fellow
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
655 West Baltimore Street
410 706 3579
Education and Training
2010- B.Sc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2018- Masters of Agricultural Science, Laboratory of Nutrition, Faculty of Agriculture, Tohoku University, Japan. Dissertation: Effect of melinjo resveratrol on lifespan and steroidogenesis.
2021- PhD in Agricultural Science, Laboratory of Nutrition, Faculty of Agriculture, Tohoku University, Japan. Dissertation: Study on the effect of S-allyl cysteine on testosterone production and neuroprotection.
lifespan, steroidogenesis, functional food, neurodegenerative diseases, neural tube defects, congenital heart defects
1. Md Masud Rana, Kota Shiozawa, Katsuyuki Mukai, Katsuhiko Takayanagi, Koichi Eguchi, Halima Sultana, Yusuke Ohsaki, Michio Komai, Hitoshi Shirakawa. S-allyl Cysteine Enhances Testosterone Production in Mice and Mouse Testis-Derived I-10 Cells. Molecules 26 (6), 1697; 2021. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26061697
2. Yusuke Matsuno, Yuko Atsumi, Md Alauddin, Md Masud Rana, Haruka Fujimori, Mai Hyodo, Atsuhiro Shimizu, Tomoki Ikuta, Hiroko Tani, Hidetaka Torigoe, Yoshimichi Nakatsu, Teruhisa Tsuzuki, Michio Komai, Hitoshi Shirakawa, Ken-Ichi Yoshioka. Resveratrol and its Related Polyphenols Contribute to the Maintenance of Genome Stability. Scientific Reports10 (1):5388, 2020. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-62292-5
3. Halima Sultana, Kimika Watanabe, Md Masud Rana, Rie Takashima, Ai Ohashi, Michio Komai and Hitoshi Shirakawa. Effects of Vitamin K2 on the Expression of Genes Involved in Bile Acid Synthesis and Glucose Homeostasis in Mice with Humanized PXR. Nutrients 10 (8), 982, 2018. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10080982