Abdullah Mohammad Shohael, Ph.D
Abdullah Mohammad Shohael, Ph.D Professor, Department of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering



I have joined the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) as a research collaborator after completing my Ph.D. in Agricultural Biotechnology from Chungbuk National University, South Korea in 2006 where I worked on the oversee of aquaporin functions of drought-tolerant mechanisms in rice. While pursuing my JSPS Postdoctoral fellowship from 2007 to 2009 at Tsukuba University, Japan my prior responsibility was to develop genetically modified lettuce plants harboring a taste modifying protein Miraculin. As a Research-Associate of the University of Florida (2009-2011), I attained my research goal successfully by developing a model on Greening and Canker-resistant transgenic Citrus cultivars. I have a long research track on plant tissue culture, commercial production of plant cells through the bioreactor,  and plant genetic engineering. I have published articles in many international journals and books (total citation 898, h-index 15, i10-index 16; RG score 20.49). My key research interests to isolate novel genes from local biodiversity, genome engineering, and genome editing approach to develop environmentally resilient plants. I am also interested in metabolomics, metabolic engineering, secondary metabolism study from various endangered species, and their conservation. As a coordinator of the institutional biosafety committee, I am trying to establish institutional biosafety & biosecurity guidelines and procedures. Conducting various activities and innovative strategy development are my duty as an assistant director in the Institutional Quality Assurance Cell of the Jahangirnagar University (IQAC, JU). I am arranging campaigns to create public awareness, and motivation towards the new technologies.

Personal Wesite: www.shohael.com
Lab Link: www.cgpbl.ac.bd


Cisgenic/Transgenic Plant development, Genome editing, Cryopreservation, Genetic Engineering, Proteomics, Cell Genetics, Natural products, Stress Physiology, Bio-Diesel production, Medicinal plants, Bioreactor Culture, Antimicrobial Research, Frugal Science, Science Communication, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Metabolomics


Sium Ahmed, Faisal Bin Rahman and Abdullah Mohammad Shohael, In vitro analysis of phytoconstituents and bioactivities of Senna alata L. leaf extracts. (2021), Discovery Phytomedicine, 2021.

Discovery Phytomedicine (Accepted) 

Moin AT, Chowdhury MA, Riana SH,Ullah Md.A, Araf Y, Sarkar B, Shohael AM, An Updated Overview of Herpes Simplex Virus-1 Infection: Insights from Origin to Mitigation Measures. (2021), Electronic Journal of General Medicine,

Electron J Gen Med. 18(1):emXXX.

Bishajit Sarkar, Fayza Akter, Fatema Tuz Johora, Md. Asad Ullah, and Abdullah Mohammad Shohael, Micronutrient Biofortification in Rice through New Breeding Techniques (NBTs): Bangladesh Perspective. (2021), Current Nutraceuticals,

 Current Nutraceuticals (DOI: 10.2174/2665978601999201202114714) (In Press)

Shahad Saif Khandker, Alamgir Kabir, Md. Jahid Hasan, Abdullah Mohammad Shohael, Siew Hua Gan, Md. Ibrahim Khalil, Md Asiful Islam, Tareq Hossan and Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Elachi Lemon (Citrus limon) Peel and Pulp: Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Anticoagulant Activities, Bioactive Compounds, Minerals, and Heavy Metals. (2021), 2021.

 Current Bioactive Compounds.(DOI:10.2174/1573407215999201005164239) (In Press)

Faisal Bin Rahman and Abdullah Mohammad Shohael et al, A comprehensive multi-directional exploration of phytochemicals and bioactivities of flower extracts from Delonix regia (Bojer ex Hook.) Raf., Cassia fistula L. and Lagerstroemia speciosa L. (2020), doi: DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrep.2020.100805

 Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports. (DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrep.2020.100805) (In press).

Sium Ahmed, Dil Afroj Moni, Kailas Dashrath Sonawane, Kee Yoeup Paek and Abdullah Mohammad Shohael, A comprehensive in silico exploration of pharmacological properties, bioactivities and COX-2 inhibitory potential of eleutheroside B from Eleutherococcus senticosus (Rupr. & Maxim.) Maxim. (2020), doi: DOI: 10.1080/07391102.2020.1803135

Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics. (DOI: 10.1080/07391102.2020.1803135)

Sium Ahmed, Bilkis Mehrin Moni, Shawon Ahmed, Donald James Gomes and Abdullah Mohammad Shohael, Comparative phytochemical, antioxidant, and antibacterial study of different parts of Doigota plants (Bixa orellana L.) (2020), Bulletin of the National Research Centre, doi: doi.org/10.1186/s42269-020-00349-1

Bulletin of the National Research Centre 44, 95. https://doi.org/10.1186/s42269-020-00349-1

Hanan Ashrafi, Muntequa Ishtiaq Siraji, Nazmir Nur Showva, Md. Mozammel Hossain, Tareq Hossen, Md. Ashraful Hasan, Abdullah Mohammad Shohael and Mohammad Mahfuz Ali Khan Shawan, Structure to function analysis with antigenic characterization of a hypothetical protein, HPAG1_0576 from Helicobacter pylori HPAG1. (2019),

 Bioinformation. 15(7): 456-466.

Sium Ahmed and Abdullah Mohammad Shohael, In silico studies of four anthraquinones of Senna alata L. As potential antifungal compounds. (2019),

 PharmacologyOnline. 2: 259-268.

Sium Ahmed, Shawon Ahmed, Swapan Kumar Roy, Sun Hee Woo, Kailas Dashrath Sonawane and Abdullah Mohammad Shohael, Effect of salinity on the morphological, physiological and biochemical properties of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) in Bangladesh. (2019),

Open Agriculture. 4: 361-373.

Academic Info

Institute: Rajshahi University
Period: 1995-1999

B.Sc. (Hons)

Institute: Rajshahi University
Period: 1999-2001


Institute: Chungbuk National University, South Korea
Period: 2003-2006



Organization: SGT University and CIAT, New Delhi, INDIA
Position: Training
Period: 2021

Hands-on Laboratory Course on CRISPR-Cas Gene Editing

Organization: ICGEB, New Delhi, INDIA
Position: Training (NFAO-2018)
Period: 2018

New Frontiers in Algal Omics

Organization: Stanford University
Position: Training
Period: 2021

Frugal Science

Organization: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), The Philippines
Position: Visitor/Collaborator
Period: 2006-2007

Rice Molecular Biology

Organization: Gene Research Center, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Position: JSPS Postdoctoral fellow
Period: 2007-2009

Plant Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering

Organization: CREC, IFAS, University of Florida, USA
Position: Research Associate
Period: 2009-2011

Cell Genetics & Genetic Engineering


Abdullah Mohammad Shohael, Ph.D

Department of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Cell Phone: +8801841391712
Work Phone: +88-02-7791045-51 Ext: 2145
Email: amshohael@juniv.edu , www.shohael.com