Since August 1983 Dr. Mohammad Shahidullah had an uninterrupted career in teaching and research and worked with 5 different Universities in Asia, Europe and America. He published more than 40 peer reviewed articles in many reputed journals and contributed significantly to the field of ocular Physiology and Pharmacology.
He graduated with Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 1982 from Bangladesh Agricultural University. He had awarded University Prize for securing First position in the First Class. He was appointed as a Lecturer in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in the following year. During the tenure of my lectureship position I completed MSc in Pharmacology degree in 1985, again with distinction and secured First Class. He was promoted to Assistant professor in 1987 and worked in this position until Sept. 1990.
In 1990 He was awarded Commonwealth Scholarship by the Association of Universities in the United Kingdom to study PhD in Pharmacology. Strictly speaking this is the start of my research career. He completed his PhD in 1994 from the University of Glasgow, UK and because of my outstanding contribution in research He was immediately offered Postdoc position and worked for this University until 2001. During this period He had an outstanding achievement in establishing an experimental model, the perfused intact eye system to study ocular drugs. He published a number of manuscripts utilizing this model system with significant contribution to the field.
In 2001 He was invited by the School of Optometry of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to help them establish an Ocular Pharmacology laboratory and appointed me as a Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer. He worked there until June 2005. During this period I was able to adapt the intact eye preparation to record multifocal ERG and this is the first in vitro ERG record in the world. In this position, He taught Pharmacology and Physiology to optometry students.
In June 2005 He moved to the United States of America and since then he have been working as Assistant Professor. During this time he established a second model system, the primary culture of ocular nonpigmented ciliary epithelial cells. He published a large number of peer reviewed papers in many reputed journals with significant contribution to ocular physiology and pharmacology research.
His research interest includes focuses around ocular anterior segment physiology and pharmacology.His specific interests are: 1. Mechanism of aqueous humor secretion by the ciliary epithelium with emphasis on the Identification, functional characterization and regulation of the transport proteins involved in aqueous humor secretion. 2. Active barrier function of the nonpigmented ciliary epithelium constituted by the so called xenobiotic transporters expressed on the membrane with emphasis on functional characterization and pharmacological manipulation of these transporters. 3. Ion transport function of the lens epithelium with emphasis on the signal transduction mechanism that enables this single layer epithelium to maintain ion and water homeostasis for the entire lens syncytium made mostly of inactive fiber cells.