Zahidunnabi Dewan Shamim

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Zahidunnabi Dewan (Zahid Dewan Shamim)
Born (1968-12-25) 25 December 1968 (age 54)
Bagmara, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Alma materRajshahi Medical College
Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Scientific career
Biomedical Researcher
InstitutionsNew York University School of Medicine

Zahidunnabi Dewan (Zahid Dewan Shamim) (born 25 December 1968) is a Bangladeshi physician, biomedical researcher, politician and social worker.[1] He has been working as a scientist at New York School Medicine, USA since 2007. He is conducting research on cancer biology and immunology.[2]


Zahidunnabi Dewan (Zahid Dewan Shamim) was born on 25 December 1968 to a middle-class Bangali Muslim family in the village of Jamalpur, Gonipur-Bagmara, Rajshahi. His father was A.F. Nurunnabi Dewan and his mother Jahanara Dewan.[3]

He started his early education at village Jamalpur Primary School. He then moved to Dhaka and completed his Secondary and Higher Secondary School Certificate exam and entered in Rajshahi Medical College in 1988.[4] He received his MBBS degree from Rajshahi Medical College in 1995 and PhD in Cancer Biology and Immunology from Tokyo Medical and Dental College, Japan in 2004.[5]

Professional career[edit]

After receiving MBBS in 1995, Zahid Dewan Shamim started his career as a Trainee Medical Officer in Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. He started his new job as Emergency Medical Officer at Habiganj District Hospital in 1998. He started working as a scientist at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan after receiving his PhD in 2004. He moved to the United States in 2007 and started work as a scientist at New York University School of Medicine.[6] His research activities are focused on understanding and investigating the role of NF-kappaB transcription pathway and immune cells (especially T and NK cells) in cancer growth and metastasis and viral infection and to develop a novel anticancer and antiviral therapies (both pharmacological and immunotherapy).[7] He has published more than 30 research articles in peer-reviewed international journals.[8] His research works have been cited by more than 2000 research articles published in peer-reviewed journals.


  1. ^ "Zahidunnabi Dewan". Retrieved 2019-09-22.
  2. ^ "Zahidunnabi Dewan's research works". ResearchGate. Retrieved 2019-09-22.
  3. ^ "Zahidunnabi Dewan". Retrieved 2019-09-22.
  4. ^ "Rajshahi Medical College – Responsive Medical Health WordPress Theme". Retrieved 2019-09-22.
  5. ^ "Tokyo Medical and Dental University, National University Corporation". Retrieved 2019-09-22.
  6. ^ "Experimental Pathology Research Laboratory Leadership". NYU Langone Health. Retrieved 2019-09-22.
  7. ^ "Md Zahidunnabi Dewan's research works". ResearchGate. Retrieved 2019-09-22.
  8. ^ Search Results for author Dewan MZ on PubMed.

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