Hi, everybody; I am Mahmudul Hasan. I born and raised in a simple family of Narsingdi district i.e. located central part of Bangladesh. I obtained my Bachelors and Masters Degree in Fisheries Science from Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Bangladesh in 2005 and 2007, respectively. Then, I began studies at the Institute for Amphibian Biology, Hiroshima University, in October 2008 as an international student sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Since obtaining my doctoral degree in March 2012, I have continued to do research as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institute. Later, in 2014, I was awarded “Special Postdoctoral Fellowship” by the Global Career Design Centre of Hiroshima University. Due to my excellence in postdoctoral research, later I was being appointed as an Assistant Professor of the said institute from April, 2015 to March, 2016. Subsequently I worked as a Foreign Visiting Researcher from April, 2016 to August, 2016 at the same institute. Next, I came back to my motherland Bangladesh and currently, I am working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries, Bangamata Sheikh Fojilatunnesa Mujib Science and Technology University (BSFMSTU), Jamalpur, Bangladesh. Furthermore, I am the Director of Research Cell, BSFMSTU to quantify and monitor the research & project activities of my university.
In my PhD research, I have investigated species diversity of anurans in Bangladesh using DNA barcoding technique. As a first attempt to review the anuran biodiversity of Bangladesh using molecular data, I quantified the degree of genetic differentiation between population using DNA analysis techniques and established a classification system that is both highly objective and more reliable than conventional morphology-based classification system. Based on this classification system, I revealed the occurrence of at least 8 candidate species from Bangladesh, most or all of which might warrant full species status (and three of them have been taxonomically described in the course of my further work). Most importantly, my discovery of first new species (Hoplobatarchus litoralis) was new to science after 150 years later.
My major is “Evolutionary Genetics of Animal”. I am interested to disclose hidden biodiversity of animal, especially amphibian. My curiosity is to understand the cryptic species diversity of amphibian in a particular geographic region (Bangladesh) and to find how speciation occurred through evolutionary process. Usually, I like to describe new cryptic species using molecular, post mating isolation, morphology and taxonomic methodology. I completed Whole Genome Sequence (WGS) of L. rohita from the Jamuna river and DNA barcoding of 150 freshwater species in Bangladesh. Currently, I am doing research to assess the total anurans and sea snakes diversity through multiple approaches (molecular and morphological) in Bangladesh funded by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Bangladesh (sponsored by the World Bank).