Dr. Saiful M. Chowdhury joined the University of Texas at Arlington in August of 2012. He received his B.Sc (honors) and M.Sc degree (first class in both exams) in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology (currently, Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering) from University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh. After graduation, he served as a lecturer of Chemistry and also a lecturer of Chemical Engineering and Polymer Science at two public universities of Bangladesh. He completed another MS in bio-organic chemistry from Florida International University (FIU), Miami, Fl. in 2001. During his MS studies in FIU, he worked with Dr. Stanislaw F. Wnuk and synthesized an isotope-labeled nucleoside analogue which was used to reveal mechanism of inhibition of Ribonucleotide Di Phosphate Reductases (RDPR).


In 2006, he earned his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Washington State University, Pullman WA, under the supervision of Dr. James E. Bruce, who is currently a professor of the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. During his PhD studies, he developed several mass spectrometry-based bio-analytical methods for studying protein-protein interactions and protein posttranslational modifications (PTMs). After finishing his PhD, he joined as a postdoctoral fellow in the proteomics and mass spectrometry group of Dr. Richard D. Smith in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. In his postdoctoral training in Dr. Richard D. Smith's group at PNNL, he developed several cutting-edge proteomics tools for global and targeted discovery of protein interactions utilizing tandem affinity tags, chemical cross-linking approaches and mass spectrometry. He worked with the systems biology team at PNNL, and applied these methodologies to investigate protein interactions related to Salmonella pathogenesis and also host-pathogen interactions.


From Dec. 2009 - July 2012, he was employed as a research fellow in the laboratory of respiratory biology at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) at NIH and conducted research under the mentorship of Michael B. Fessler MD, head of the host-defense group. He was also co-mentored by Dr. Kenneth B. Tomer, head of the mass spectrometry group. At NIEHS, NIH, he studied lipid raft proteome and toll-like receptors (TLRs) signaling using mass spectrometry-based quantitative and chemical proteomics tools.

Graduate Student

I am a final year graduate student working in the field of proteomics. My primarily research is focused on mass spectrometric method development for large scale profiling of posttranslational lipid modified peptides/proteins. Recently, we are working on the development of a novel mass spectrometric technique for identification of prenylated peptides by tandem mass spectrometry as well as the enrichment strategy for prenylated peptides in a large scale. Recently, we published an article in Analytical Chemistry journal on mass spectrometry cleavable strategy for the identification and differentiation of prenylated peptides.



Graduate Student

I am a third year graduate student. My research interest is in proteomics field. Currently I am working specifically with different types of post translational modifications (PTMs). My current research focuses on identification of proteolytic cleavage and arginine post-translational modification by chemical labeling and mass spectrometry.



Graduate Student

I have been starting my journey in University of Texas at Arlington from fall, 2014 as a graduate student in department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Before that, I achieved my Bachelor and Master degree from University of Dhaka. After graduation, I served as a lecturer of Department of Pharmacy in two renowned private universities of Bangladesh. In research, I have keen interest in mass spectrometry based quantitative proteomics mainly protein-protein interactions, cell signaling, toll like receptors (TLRs) signaling etc.



Undergraduate Student

I am a Junior at the University of Texas at Arlington. I am majoring in Biological Chemistry with a minor in Biology and Computer Science. My research focuses on protein analysis using mass spectroscopy techniques like MALDI-TOF analysis.



Undergraduate Student

I am a Senior at the University of Texas at Arlington. I am majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Math. My research focuses on protein analysis using mass spectroscopy techniques like MALDI-TOF analysis



Graduate Student

I joined University of Texas at Arlington in fall, 2014 as a graduate student in the Analytical Chemistry track. I have a Bachelor and Master degree in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Before joining UTA, I have been serving in Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) as a scientific officer. I took a sabbatical leave to join the PhD program here in UTA. I have interests to explore mass spectrometry based proteomics studies, e.g. protein sequencing, post-translational modifications, cross-linking proteomics to explore protein-protein interaction etc.



Undergraduate Student

In 2008, I received my doctor of medicine from Ho Chi Minh City of Medicine and Pharmacy University. I had studied Orthopedic for 3 years before I came to U.S. in March 2011. I was admitted to UTA in fall 2013. Recently, I am a junior at the University of Texas at Arlington and am doing my bachelor degree in biochemistry. In lab, I have been working on proteomics by using mass spectrometric method in order to detect and analyze protein.



Shengjie Bian

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research focuses on the profiling of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling pathway using affinity chromatography and the identification of protein-protein interactions by chemical cross-linking coupled to mass spectrometry analyses.