S. M. Neamul Kabir Zihad

M.Pharm (KU)


S. M. Neamul Kabir Zihad works as a Lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy, State University of Bangladesh. He has obtained his B.Pharm. and M.Pharm. degree from Pharmacy Discipline, Khulna University. He has worked in different research projects involving pharmacological activities of traditional medicinal plants, chemical characterization of crude extracts, nutritional and functional properties of food supplements, and bioactivity of endophytes. He has published and presented his works in several national and international journals and conferences.


  1. Sheikh, B.Y., Zihad, S.M.N.K., Sifat, N., Uddin, S.J., Shilpi, J.A., Hamdi, O.A., Hossain, H., Rouf, R. and Jahan, I.A., 2016. Comparative study of neuropharmacological, analgesic properties and phenolic profile of Ajwah, Safawy and Sukkari cultivars of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera). Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine, 16(3), pp.175-183.DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13596-016-0239-5
  2. Zihad, S.M.N.K., Saha, S., Rony, M.S., Banu, H., Uddin, S.J., Shilpi, J.A. and Grice, I.D., 2018. Assessment of the laxative activity of an ethanolic extract of Bambusaarundinacea (Retz.) Willd. shoot. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 214, pp.8-12. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2017.11.038
  3. Zihad, S.M.N.K., Bhowmick, N., Uddin, S.J., Sifat, N., Rahman, M., Rouf, R., Islam, M.T., Dev, S., Hazni, H., Aziz, S. and Ali, E.S., 2018. Analgesic activity, chemical profiling and computational study on Chrysopogonaciculatus. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 9, p.1164. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2018.01164
  4. 4. Júnior, A.L.G., Tchekalarova, J.D., da Conceição Machado, K., Silva, S.W.C., Paz, M.F.C.J., Nogueira, T.R., de Matos Monteiro Lira, B.S., Zihad, S.M.N.K., Islam, M.T., Ali, E.S. and de Sousa Rios, M.A., 2019. Antidepressant‐like effect of anacardic acid in mice via the L‐arginine–nitric oxide–serotonergic system. Phytotherapy Research, 33(8), pp.2126-2138. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.6407
  5. Islam, M.T., Zihad, S.M.N.K., Rahman, M.S., Sifat, N., Khan, M.R., Uddin, S.J. and Rouf, R., 2019. Agathisflavone: Botanical sources, therapeutic promises, and molecular docking study. IUBMB Life, 71(9), pp.1192-1200. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/iub.2053
  6. Afroz, M., Zihad, S.M.N.K., Uddin, S.J., Rouf, R., Rahman, M.S., Islam, M.T., Khan, I.N., Ali, E.S., Aziz, S., Shilpi, J.A. and Nahar, L., 2019. A systematic review on antioxidant and antiinflammatory activity of Sesame (Sesamumindicum L.) oil and further confirmation of antiinflammatory activity by chemical profiling and molecular docking. Phytotherapy Research, 33(10), pp.2585-2608. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.6428
  7. Zihad, S.M.N.K., Gupt, Y., Uddin, S.J., Islam, M.T., Alam, M.R., Aziz, S., Hossain, M., Shilpi, J.A., Nahar, L. and Sarker, S.D., 2019. Nutritional value, micronutrient and antioxidant capacity of some green leafy vegetables commonly used by southern coastal people of Bangladesh. Heliyon, 5(11), p.e02768. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02768
  8. Uddin, S.J., Afroz, M., Zihad, S.M.N.K., Rahman, M.S., Akter, S., Khan, I.N., Al-Rabbi, S.S., Rouf, R., Islam, M.T., Shilpi, J.A. and Nahar, L., 2020. A Systematic Review on Anti-diabetic and Cardioprotective Potential of Gallic Acid: A Widespread Dietary Phytoconstituent. Food Reviews International, pp.1-20.DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/87559129.2020.1734609
  9. Islam, M.T., Ayatollahi, S.A., Zihad, S.M.N.K., Sifat, N., Khan, M.R., Paul, A., Salehi, B., Islam, T., Mubarak, M.S., Martins, N. and Sharifi-Rad, J., 2020. Phytol anti-inflammatory activity: Pre-clinical assessment and possible mechanism of action elucidation. Cellular and Molecular Biology, 66(4), pp.264-269. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14715/cmb/2020.66.4.31
  10. Islam, M.T., Molla, S., Zihad, S.M.N.K., Umer, M., Rahman, M.S., Zaman, F., Das, A.K., Afzal, M.I., Salehi, B., Akter, M.S. and Mubarak, M.S., 2020. Ascorbic acid antagonizes the sedative effect of diazepam possibly through inhibition of GABA (Aρ₁) and GABA (B1) receptors. Cellular and Molecular Biology, 66(4), pp.15-19. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14715/cmb/2020.66.4.3
  11. Sifat, N., Zihad, S.M.N.K., Lovely, F., Rouf, R., Shajib, G.M.A., Alam, M.A., Shilpi, J.A. and Uddin, S.J., 2020. Supplementation of Heliotropiumindicum Linn attenuates obesity and associated metabolic disorders in high‐carbohydrate‐high‐fat diet‐induced obese rats. Journal of Food Biochemistry, 44(11), p.e13444. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jfbc.13444
  12. Sifat, N., Lovely, F., Zihad, S.M.N.K., Hossain, M.G., Shilpi, J.A., Grice, I.D., Mubarak, M.S. and Uddin, S.J., 2020. Investigation of the nutritional value and antioxidant activities of common Bangladeshi edible mushrooms. Clinical Phytoscience, 6(1), pp.1-10. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40816-020-00235-3
  13. Zihad, S.M.N.K., Uddin, S.J., Sifat, N., Lovely, F., Rouf, R., Shilpi, J.A., Sheikh, B.Y. and Göransson, U., 2021. Antioxidant properties and phenolic profiling by UPLC-QTOF-MS of Ajwah, Safawy and Sukkari cultivars of date palm. Biochemistry and biophysics reports, 25, p.100909. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrep.2021.100909
  14. Prince, M.R.U., Zihad, S.M.N.K., Ghosh, P., Sifat, N., Rouf, R., Al Shajib, G.M., Alam, M.A., Shilpi, J.A. and Uddin, S.J., 2021. Amaranthusspinosus Attenuated Obesity-Induced Metabolic Disorders in High-Carbohydrate-High-Fat Diet-Fed Obese Rats. Frontiers in nutrition, 8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2021.653918

Awards & Achievements

  1. Became champion of Pharma Olympiad held in Pharma Fest'2016 at North South University, Bangladesh.
  2. Selected for meritorious scholarship by University Grant Commission in Undergraduate level in the year 2017.
  3. University merit scholarships by Khulna University in the years 2013, 2014 and 2015.