Jesmin Subrina-the Research Director of HDRCRP

Health & Diseases Research Center for Rural Peoples (HDRCRP)
14/15, 1st Floor, Probal Housing Ltd., Shekertak (Adjacent to Shekertak Road 1), Mohammadpur, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh .
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Jesmin Subrina's vision is to improve the health status of humanity, in particular the poorest of the poor women from his native homeland, Bangladesh and to highlight and represent Bangladeshi women in the international society and community of medical research (basic, clinical, translational and community researches).




• 1996: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) with distinctions, Faculty of Medicine, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
• 2003:Ph.D. (Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine),Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan.
• 2009: Fellow (FRCP), Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
• 2009: Fellow (FAHA), American Heart Association, United States.
• 2009: Fellow (FICA), International College of Angiology, United States.
• 2010: Fellow (FACC), American College of Cardiology, United States.
• 2010: Master of Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Tokai University, Japan.



• 1997 to 1998: Medical Resident, Faculty of Medicine, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
• 2003 to 2004: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine (Preventive), Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.
• 2004 to 2005: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine (Preventive), Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.
• 2005 to 2007: International Special Researcher, Cardiovascular Division (Preventive), Medical Sciences for Control of Pathological Processes, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan.
• 2005 to present: Executive board member and Researcher, Association for Village Advancement, Noagoan, Bangladesh.
• 2007 to present: Research Director, Health and Disease Research Center for Rural Peoples (HDRCRP), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
• 2007 to present: Head,Division of Gene Therapeutics (Cardiovascular), National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), Tokyo, Japan.
• 2009 to present: Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine,Sapporo, Japan.
• 2009 to present: Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Community and International Health, Tokai University Graduate School of Medicine,Isehara, Japan.


Visiting Scientist

• Center for Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan (2003 to present).
• Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan (2004 to present).
• Appalachian State University, USA (2005 to present).
• Hokkaido Health Science University, Japan (2005 to present).
• Ibaraki Prefectural University, Ibaraki, Japan (2007 to present).
• Center for research on international health, Tokai University, Japan (2009 to present).
• Honorary Research Consultant, Immunobion,Sapporo, Japan (2003 to present).
Honorary Cardiovascular Research Consultant
• Bogra Medical College, Bangladesh (2005 to present).
• Islamia General Hospital, Bangladesh(2003 to present).


• Awarded a medical scholarship (MBBS)by the Government of Bangladesh, Faculty of Medicine, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 1991-1996.
• Awarded a Rotarian Fellowshipby the Government of Australia to study Medicine. Faculty of Medicine, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh 1995.
• Awarded a Postgraduate Fellowshipby the Japanese Government (Monbusho, Ministry of Education & Science) in Cardiovascular Medicine, 1998-2003.
• Awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowshipby the Japanese Society of Pharmacopoeia in Cardiovascular Medicine, 2003-2004.
• An International Special Fellowshipin Cardiovascular Medicine (Preventive) under the sponsorship of The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2005-2007.


• Outstanding Student President Award (country wide top ten), Dhaka, Bangladesh, September 1987.
• Best Ten High School Student President Award, Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 1989.
• Honor (Community Medicine), Faculty of Medicine, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 1994.
• Honor (Forensic Medicine), Faculty of Medicine, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 1994.
• Rotarian Fellowship Award(best contribution to medicine) by the Government of Australia, 1995.
• Hypertension Research Grant Award (intervention for diabetic heart),Tokyo, Japan, June 6, 2001.
• Kajiwara Award (Gene screening in hypertensive rat model heart and association of VEGF),38th Annual Meeting of Society for the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat (SHR), Wakayama, Japan, October, 2002.
• International honor for the top ten basic medical research publications (vasculoprotective action of estrogen for postmenopausal women through VEGF signaling cascade), February, 2003.
• Young Investigator Award (YIA) (time-dependent role of VEGF in hypertensive cardiac events),the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society, Fukuoka, Japan, March, 2003.
Hypertension and Metabolism Research Grant Award (VEGF in hypertension), Tokyo, Japan, June, 2003.
• Clerk Distinguished Medical Scientist Award (best young researcher in Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University), Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, July, 2003.
• Travel Grant Award, 3rdinternational congress of Nitric Oxide, Nara, Japan, May, 2004.
• Travel Grant Award,Histochemical Society (USA), The Netherlands, April, 2005.
• Vector Laboratory Young Investigator Award (Role of estrogen in cardioprotection), Joint Congress of the Histochemical Society (USA) and the Society for Histochemistry (Europe), the Netherlands, April, 2005.
• Young Histochemist Award,Society for Histochemistry, the Netherlands, April, 2005.
• Young Investigator Outstanding Achievement Award (therapeutics for diabetic heart in terms of microcirculation),8th Annual Meeting of Cardiovascular Forum, Tokyo, Japan, August 20, 2005.
• Young Investigator Award (Role of endothelin and its blockade in diabetic organ complications),Ninth International Conference on Endothelin, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A., September, 2005.
• Young Investigator Award (The role of endothelin, VEGF, PARs, and coagulation in sepsis: crosstalk and interactions), 10th International Conference on Endothelin, Italy, September, 2007.
• Kanzawa Medical Foundation Award (women health research), Tokyo, Japan, December, 2008.


• Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council, 1998-present.
• Royal Society of Medicine, Overseas Fellow, 2009-present.
• Japanese College of Cardiology, 2009-present.
• Japanese Circulation Society, Society Awarded, 2002-present.
• Japanese Association for Acute Medicine,2004-present.
• Society of Hypertension Related Disease Model Research, Society Awarded, 2002-present.
• International Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, USA, 2005-present.
• Japanese Pharmacological Society, (2003-2005).
• International Epidemiological Association (IEA), Lifetime Member, Since 2009.
• Grameen Health Ethical and Research Review Committee, Distinguished Member, 2008-present.


• Extensively involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in medical schools in Bangladesh and Japan (1995 to present).
• Actively involved in the teaching and supervision of graduate students, including master (7) and Ph.D. (12), as well as the postdoctoral fellows (16) and visiting scientists (25) (1997 to present).


• Outstanding contribution to research related to health science (basic, clinical and population based including social research) and has a long list of national and international collaborators.
• Published more than 80 papers in high impact factor peer-reviewed international journals, as a first author 36. Altogether, the total impact factor of these publications, according to the most recent citation index, is more than 200.
• Total international scientific awards: 15 (awarded in Japan and outside of Japan, mostly USA and Europe).
• Prestigious research fellowships awarded: 5 (including Monbusho and JSPS).
• Research grants obtained: 14 grants (both local and international, as Principal Investigator: 8 major grants in last ten years).
• Participation in international congresses, including various types of presentations, as a presenter: 63, as a co-presenter: 54. Participation in domestic congresses in Japan, including various types of presentations, as a presenter: 68, as a co-presenter: 52, (plus more than 30 invited lectures).

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