Dr Muddasarul Hoda Assistant Professor / BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

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Address : ll-A/27, Action Area II, Newtown, Kolkata, West Bengal 700156

Room No : Faculty Room, 8th Floor, Right Block

Joined : 18/09/2017

Dr. Muddasarul Hoda is currently working as assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Aliah University, India. He completed his MSc degree in 2011 from Aligarh Muslim University, India. He further completed his PhD in 2016 under the guidance of Dr. Rukkumani Rajagopalan     in Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Pondicherry University, India. He has worked extensively on synthesis and characterization of biodegradable nanoparticles and their drug-delivering potential. His PhD thesis is entitled “Anti-proliferative and anti-metastatic studies of Disulfiram and Disulfiram-loaded Poly-(Lactic-co-glycolic acid) Nanoparticles on Hepatocellular carcinoma”. Subsequently, he joined Indian Institute of Technology Madras as an Institute Postdoctoral Fellow (September 2016) under the supervision of Prof. Mukesh Doble. His research focus at Prof. Mukesh Doble’s lab was “Synergistic studies of phytochemical-synthetic hypoglycaemic drug combinations on glucose uptake: Its implications in type 2 diabetes”.


His current research interest is focused on identification and modulation of various biomaterials and their biomedical applications. He is also enthusiastically pursuing a parallel research in ethnopharmacology with focus on endemic plant extracts and their mechanism of action in reversing various cancers and diabetic complications. He intends to extend his research domain to infectious diseases like dengue and encephalitis that are major health concerns in India. 



Philosophy of Doctorate (PhD) 2011-2016

School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University, India

Master of Science (MSc) 2009-2011

School of life Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, India

Bachelor of Science (BSc) 2006-2009

Al-Ameen College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bangalore University, India


Field of Specialization

Nanobiotechnology and Cancer Biology


Courses Taught/Teaching

Plant Physiology





Research Area

  • Cancer Biology
  • Drug Screening and Delivery System
  • Nanotechnology
  • Natural Products and Antioxidants in health & diseases
  • Glucose homeostasis


Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF)  October 2016- September 2017

Drug designing & phytochemistry (Diabetes & Synergism)

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Chennai, India


Conference Papers Published

  1. Presented a poster on “Influence of stabilizers on production of Disulfiram loaded nanoparticles and their anti-cancer potential” at International Conference, Biomaterials-2014, organized by IIT, New Delhi, in October 2014.

Journal Papers Published

  1. Hoque M, Safdar Ali, Hoda M (2018) Current status of G-protein coupled receptors as potential targets against type 2 diabetes mellitus. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 118:2237-2244
  2. Hoda M, Cavuturu B, Iqbal S, Shakya G, Rajagopalan R. Disulfiram &   Disulfiram-loaded poly- [lactide-co-glycolic acid] nanoparticles modulate metastatic markers & proteasomal activity in hepatocarcinoma hep3b cell line. (European Journal of Nanomedicine, 2017, AOP,

  3. Hoda M, Cavuturu B, Sufi SA, Rajagopalan R. Stabilizers Influence Drug-Polymer Interactions and Physiochemical properties of Disulfiram-Loaded PLGA Nanoparticles. (Future Science OA, 2017,

  4. Shakya G, Balasubramanian S, Hoda M & Rajagopalan R. Inhibition of metastasis and angiogenesis in Hep-2 cells by wheatgrass extract – an in vitro and in silico approach. (Toxicology Mechanisms & Methods, 2017, DOI: 10.1080/15376516.2017.1388460)

  5. Hoda M, Pajaniradje S, Shakya G, Mohankumar K, Rajagopalan R. Anti-proliferative and apoptosis-triggering potential of Disulfiram and Disulfiram-loaded Polysorbate 80-stabilized PLGA nanoparticles on hepatocellular carcinoma Hep3B cell line. (Nanomedicine:NBM, 2016;12:1641-1650)

  6. Hoda M, Sufi SA, Shakya G, Kumaravel M, Rajagopalan R. Influence of stabilizers on production of disulfiram loaded PLGA nanoparticles and their anti-cancer potential. Therapeutic delivery. 2015;6(1):17-25 

  7. Durairaj V, Hoda M, Shakya G, Babu SP, Rajagopalan R. Phytochemical screening and analysis of antioxidant properties of aqueous extract of wheatgrass. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine. 2014;7S1:S398-404

  8. Shakya G, Durairaj V, Hoda M, Rajagopalan R. RP-HPLC analysis & oxidative stress mediated cytotoxic effect of methanol extract of wheat grass by modulating Nrf2-level in Hep-2 cells. International Journal of  pharma Sciences. 2015;5(1):897-903

  9. Shakya G, Manjini S, Hoda M, Rajagopalan R. Hepatoprotective role of kaempferol during alcohol- and �PUFA- Induced oxidative stress. Journal of Basic Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology. 2014;25(1):73-79

  10. Rukkumani Rajagopalan, Shakya G, Pajaniradje S, Hoda M, Durairaj V. GC-MS Analysis, In Vitro Antioxidant and Cytotoxic Studies of Wheatgrass Extract. American Journal of Phytomedicine and Clinical Therapeutics. 2014;2(7):877-893

Books Published

Role of Phenolic Phytochemicals in Diabetes Management, 2019, Springer Singapore, ISSN 978-981-13-8996-2; DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-8997-9 

Hoda, Muddasarul, Hemaiswarya, Shanmugam, Doble, Mukesh


Ph.D. Thesis Guidance

Registered PhD Scholars: 02

Membership Of Learned Societies

  • Life Member, Indian Science Congress

Other Notable Activities

 Coordinator; SWAYAM NPTEL Local Chapter for Aliah University 

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