Md. Salequl Islam is a current Faculty Professor at the Department of Microbiology, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. He earned his B.Sc and M.S in Microbiology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Mr. Islam began his research career at the Immunology Unit of ICDDR,B in 2003 with Dr Firdausi Qadri. Then he transitioned to academia at Jahangirnagar University. He moved to studying HIV pathogenesis, obtaining his PhD from Gunma University, Japan in 2011.
Professor Salequl Islam was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship sponsored by International AIDS Society and National Institute on Drug Abuse (IAS-NIDA 2012) to study at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA, between 2013-2015. Subsequently, the Interfaculty Council for Development Cooperation of the Katholieke University (KU Leuven), Belgium, awarded him a short visiting research fellowship in 2017. He worked there in the Virology and Chemotherapy laboratory at the Rega Institute focusing the discovery of antiviral drugs and assessing their potency, potential toxicity and pharmakokinetics. Dr. Islam is a Gold Medal Awardee (Biological Sciences, Junior Group) of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS, 2016). Currently, he leads research projects under the One Health Platform at Jahangirnagar University. Dr. Islam is the author of more than 60 scientific articles published in reputed peer-reviewed international journals.