Dr. Mir Imam Ibne Wahed is a Professor of Pharmacy in the faculty of Science of University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, registered pharmacist and a member of Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC). He was graduated (B. Pharm. Honors) from Department of Pharmacy of University of Rajshahi in 1996 and pursued his postgraduate education (M. Pharm. Thesis) in 1997 from the same Department. Subsequently, he joined the Department as a Lecturer in 1998. Further, he obtained Ph.D. degree in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences with specialization in cardiovascular pharmacology from the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences, Niigata, Japan in 2005. He has published sixty six articles in National and International journals in the field of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. In 2011, he became Professor and appointed as the Chairman of the Department of Pharmacy (2013-2016).
Dr. Imam has been engaged and continuing research in the field diabetic and metabolic disorder and supervised at least dozens of postgraduate students in the same field. Previously, his research focused on the safety and efficacy of drugs as we as bioactive compounds isolated from plant extracts in the treatment of cardiovascular disorder and diabetes. Dr. Imam’s research goal is to develop of new therapeutic targets for the management of diabetes and its related complications.
Recently, Dr. Imam and his group developing new formulations of drugs such as solid-lipid nano-particles of Nifedipine - a short acting calcium channel blocker under the collaboration with School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka, Japan and evaluating its efficacy in fructose induced diabetic rats and continuing the work with other BCS Class-II molecules.
Since 2019, Dr. Imam has been the President of Rajshahi University Pharmacy Alumni Association (RUPAA) and the Treasurer of Rajshahi University Central Student Union, RUCSU from 2016 to 2019. He was the head of Self-Assessment Committee of Pharmacy program (PSAC), University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh and currently, the convener of curriculum design and development committee (CDC) of Department of Pharmacy.
Dr. Imam is married and has two sons Inan and Afnan. His service activities include teaching and research at the university and numerous services at community level with a focus on education and health care. He loved cricket and travelling.
He has the capability to speak and write Bengali and English languages, and also familiar with Japanese language and culture.