Shomoita Sayed

Shomoita Sayed
Purdue University | Purdue · Department of Biochemistry

BS & MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (University of Dhaka)
Graduate Research Student, Biochemistry, Purdue University

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Introduction
I am interested to investigate the underlying genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of multifactorial diseases. I worked on SNP studies related to Type 2 diabetes in Bangladeshi ethnicity. This population genetics investigation combined bioinformatics and molecular biology.
Additional affiliations
January 2020 - February 2021
BRAC University
Position
  • Lecturer
June 2019 - December 2019
Population Genetics Lab
Position
  • Research Assistant
January 2018 - May 2019
Population Genetics Lab
Position
  • MS research student
Education
January 2018 - June 2019
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka
Field of study
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
February 2014 - February 2018
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka
Field of study
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Publications

Publications (8)
Preprint
Success story of plant-based medicine had been overlooked during the advent of modern pharmaceutical industry. Despite the negligence of the multimillion-dollar drug industry, people entirely rely on medicinal plants in some part of the world. In this study, we have emphasized on going back to those traditional medicinal practices to figure out the...
Chapter
Unveiling human genome through successful completion of Human Genome Project and International HapMap Projects with the advent of state of art technologies has shed light on diseases associated genetic determinants. Identification of mutational landscapes such as copy number variation, single nucleotide polymorphisms or variants in different genes...
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Background Diabetes has been found to be one of the leading comorbidities associated with fatality in COVID-19 patients. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) entry is facilitated by interaction with Angiotensin Converting Enzyme-2 (ACE2) and possible polymorphisms in ACE2 can be a determining factor in host-viral protein int...
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Background: Malignancy is one of the prime global causes of mortality. Cancer Patients suffering from SARS-CoV�2 have demonstrated higher rates of severe complications exacerbating towards death. Possible genetic and epigenetic alterations may exist in cancer patients which have the potential to contribute towards their increased vulnerability tow...
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The success story of plant-based medicine has been overlooked during the advent of the modern pharmaceutical industry. Despite the negligence of the multibillion-dollar drug industry, people entirely rely on medicinal plants in some parts of the world. In this study, we have emphasized going back to those traditional medicinal practices to figure o...
Conference Paper
Cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor 2A (CDKN2A) and AT-rich interactive domain-containing protein 5B (ARID5B) genes play important role in cell proliferation. SNPs in these genes found to be associated with the risk of cancers in different population. However, frequency of occurrence and their association with cancer in Bangladeshi population is comp...

Projects

Project (1)
Project
1.Finding SNPs in APOA1 and APOA2 which are significantly associated with the risk of type 2 diabetes in Bangladeshi population. 2. Finding whether excess body-weight adds extra risk to the genetic associations of SNPs