Professor, Department of Pathology
Bangladesh Agricultural University

Short Biography
Dr. Mohammed Nooruzzaman is serving as a Professor of Veterinary Pathology at Bangladesh
Agricultural University, Mymensingh. He has completed his PhD in immunology at Hannover Medical
School, Germany as an HBRS Fellow in 2016. During his PhD work, he studied how genetic variations in
the interferon lambda locus alter the functionality of primary human plasmacytoid dendritic cells
(pDC). His research showed that interferon responses mounted by primary pDC upon stimulation with
hepatoma cells transfected with hepatitis C virus can be affected by their interferon lambda 4 (IFNL4)
genotype through a mechanism which is independent of the activity of the IFN-λ4 protein. Currently,
Dr. Nooruzzaman is working as a postdoctoral research associate at College of Veterinary Medicine,
Cornell University, USA. His research interests include molecular epidemiological investigation,
experimental pathogenesis and host-pathogen interaction study of important viral diseases of animals
and human such as COVID-19, highly pathogenic avian influenza, Newcastle disease, Gumboro disease,
Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) etc.
Selected Publications
1. Martins, M., do Nascimento, G.M., Nooruzzaman, M., Yuan, F., Chen, C., Caserta, L.C., Miller, A.D.,
Whittaker, G.R., Fang, Y., Diel, D.G. (2022). The omicron variant BA.1.1 presents a lower
pathogenicity than B.1 D614G and delta variants in a feline model of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Journal of Virology, 96(17), e0096122.
2. Nooruzzaman, M., Hossain, I., Rahman, M.M., Uddin, A.J., Mustari, A., Parvin, R., Chowdhury, E.H.,
Islam, M.R. (2022). Comparative pathogenicity of infectious bursal disease viruses of three
different genotypes. Microbial Pathogenesis, 169, 105641.
3. Nooruzzaman, M.#, Akter, M.N. #, Begum, J.A. #, Begum, S., Parvin, R., Giasuddin, M., Islam, M.R.,
Lamien, C.E., Cattoli, G., Dundon, W.G., Chowdhury, E.H.* (2021). Molecular insights into peste
des petits ruminants virus identified in Bangladesh between 2008 and 2020. Infection, Genetics
and Evolution. Nov 27; 105163.
4. Nooruzzaman, M., Mumu, T.T., Kabiraj, C.K., Hasnat, A., Rahman, M.M., Chowdhury, E.H.,
Dimitrov, K.M., Islam, M.R.* (2021). Genetic and biological characterization of Newcastle disease
viruses circulating in Bangladesh during 2010-2017: further genetic diversification of class II
genotype XIII in Southcentral Asia. Journal of General Virology. Jan 28. 102(3).
5. Nooruzzaman, M.#, Mumu, T.T. #, Hasnat, A., Akter, M.N., Rasel, M.S.U., Rahman, M.M., Parvin, R.,
Begum, J.A., Chowdhury, E.H., Islam, M.R.*. (2019). A new genotype of clade H5N1
highly pathogenic avian influenza virus causing recent outbreaks in ducks, geese, chickens and
turkeys in Bangladesh. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 66 (5): 2120-2133.