Department of Microbiology

Academic Profile of Arafat Rahman

Arafat Rahman

About Arafat Rahman

Currently graduate student in University of California, Riverside. I’m doing research on evolutionary questions of symbiosis in the Sachs Lab (

I have been a Lecturer in the Department of Microbiology, Noakhali Science and Technology University.  An avid learner of computational biology and learn aspects of it by doing.

Author of মস্তিষ্ক, ঘুম ও স্বপ্ন (Brain, Sleep and Dream), a book which introduce the inner working of brain to Bangladeshi readers. Another book is প্রাণের বিজ্ঞান: সাম্প্রতিক জীববিজ্ঞানের ভাবনা ভাষান্তর (2017).

Editor of Biggan Blog (, a science based group-blogging platform in Bangladesh. I regularly write different science based articles which are also being published in print magazines.



Siddique, M. A., M. R. Ali, A. S. M. R. U. Alam, H. Ullah, A. Rahman, R. P. Chakrabarty, M. A. Amin et al. "Emergence of two novel sublineages Ind2001 BD 1 and Ind2001 BD 2 of foot‐and‐mouth disease virus serotype O in Bangladesh." Transboundary and emerging diseases 65, no. 4 (2018): 1009-1023.

Sultana, Munawar, Mohammad Anwar Siddique, Samina Momtaz, Arafat Rahman, Huzzat Ullah, Shuvro Prokash Nandi, and M. Anwar Hossain. "Complete genome sequence of foot-and-mouth disease virus serotype O isolated from Bangladesh." Genome announcements 2, no. 1 (2014).

Momtaz, Samina, Arafat Rahman, Munawar Sultana, and M. Anwar Hossain. "Evolutionary analysis and prediction of peptide vaccine candidates for foot-and-mouth-disease virus types A and O in Bangladesh." Evolutionary Bioinformatics 10 (2014): EBO-S17027.

Rahman, Arafat, Mohammad Arif Ashraf, SM Sabbir Alam, Farjana Khatun, Saddam Hossain, Mosharraf Hossain, Fokhruz Zaman, Munawar Sultana, and M. Anwar Hossain. "FMD virus genotyping tool." Journal of Food Science and Engineering 2, no. 9 (2012): 52.

Rahman, Arafat, M. Sahidul Islam, Otun Saha, and Titon Chandra Saha. "Molecular Evolutionary Analysis of a-Defensin Peptides in Vertebrates." Rajshahi University Journal of Science and Engineering 44 (2016): 85-93.

Chakrabarty, Ram Prosad, ASM Rubayet Ul Alam, Dipok Kumer Shill, and Arafat Rahman. "Identification and qualitative characterization of new therapeutic targets in Stenotrophomonas maltophilia through in silico proteome exploration." Microbial Pathogenesis (2020): 104293.

Ahmed, CM Sabbir, Yumeng Cui, Alexander L. Frie, Abigail Burr, Rohan Kamath, Jin Y. Chen, Arafat Rahman, Tara M. Nordgren, Ying-Hsuan Lin, and Roya Bahreini. "Exposure to Dimethyl Selenide (DMSe)-Derived Secondary Organic Aerosol Alters Transcriptomic Profiles in Human Airway Epithelial Cells." Environmental Science & Technology 53, no. 24 (2019): 14660-14669.

Rubayet-Ul-Alam, A. S. M., and Arafat Rahman. "Selection analysis and phylogeographic simulation study of worldwide spread of Zika virus." In 2016 International Conference on Medical Engineering, Health Informatics and Technology (MediTec), pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2016.

Rahman, Arafat, Manawar Sultana, Md Aftab Uddin, M. A. Malek, and M. Anwer Hossain. "Silkworm as an animal infection model for the screening of environmental, clinical and veterinary pathogens." Bangladesh Medical Research Council Bulletin 41, no. 2 (2015): 73-80.