Md. Baki Billah

Md. Baki Billah
Department of Zoology
Jahangirnagar University
Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh

Telephone: +880-2-7791045-51 (PABX)
Mobile: +880-1915105323
Fax: +880-2-7791052


Field of Research Interest:

  • Ecotoxicology, Molecular endocrinology, Population genetics
  • Fish genetics and breeding, fish culture (Shell fish and fin fish)
  • Environmental toxicology
  • Aquatic Pollution
  • Fish physiology, population dynamics and fish nutrition
  • Fish processing, management and handling
  • Fisheries management and socio-economic condition of fishermen
  • Fish toxicity, histology
  • Endocrinology
  • Environmental Modeling


Job responsibilities:

  • Undergraduate and graduate teaching
  • Conduct Tutorial and Final Examinations
  • Undergraduate and graduate question setting and answer script evaluation
  • Attend academic meeting.
  • Prepare draft syllabuses for undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Make examination results as a tabulator (both undergraduate and graduate)
  • Conduct laboratory classes and take lab exams
  • Supervise undergraduate and graduate project and thesis (B.Sc and M.Sc)


Work experience:

  • Duration: 13.06.2009-Till dated
    Occupation: Teaching
    Responsibilities: Teaching, learning and supervising students
    Institute: Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Duration: 01.06.2008 -11.05.2009
    Occupation: Teaching
    Responsibilities: Teaching, serve as TA, preparation of notes
    Institute: College of Development Alternative (CODA), Dhanmondi, Dhaka.


Professional experiences:

Courses taught at the Department of Zoology, JU:

  • Theoretical courses:
    • Zool.201 – Cell Biology (2nd year B.Sc Honours classes).
    • Zool. 306 – Evolution, Zoogeography and palaeontology (3rd year B.Sc classes).
    • Zool. 402 – Fish Biology, physiology and nutrition (4th year B.Sc Classes).
    • Che. 106 – Zoology. (1st year B.Sc Honours classes).


  • Practical Courses:
    • Zool.210 – Zoology practical: Histological slide preparation (2nd year B.Sc Lab. class).
    • Zool 402 – Fish identification, habir and habitat analysis undergraduate (4th year B.Sc Lab. Class)


Research Works:

  • M. Sc Thesis:
    • Title: Ecotoxicological effects of wastewater contaminants and NaF to alter some tissues in floodplain catfish and climbing perch: A comet assay approach.
    • Supervisor: Professor Md. Abdus Salam, PhD (Japan), Post-doc (Japan).
  • Undergraduate Thesis:
    • Title: Effects of industrial effluents on benthos and soil chemistry in lotic water
    • Supervisor: Dr. Rafiqun Nabi, Ph.D, Post-doc (America)
  • Recent Research Project:
    • Exploration on Possibility of Establishing Freshwater Giant Prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) Brood Bank in Hypo-saline Regions of Bangladesh.
    • Food and Feeding habit of some economically important fish species of the Jahangirnagar University Lake, Bangladesh.


Project/Thesis Supervision:

  • Undergraduate Project
    • Effects of sodium fluoride (NaF) on some tissues of Clarias batrachus, B.Sc Honours Report, 2009
    • Effects of sodium fluoride (NaF) on the reproductive performance of Heteropneustes fossilis, B.Sc Honours Report, 2009
    • Toxicity of malathion on Clarias batrachus, B.Sc Honours Report, 2010
    • Effects of industrial effluents on the benthos of lotic water, B.Sc Honours Report, 2011
    • Effects of Diazinon 60 EC on the tissues of Channa punctatus, B.Sc Honours Report, 2011


  • Graduate Project/Thesis
    • Histological analysis of the alimentary canal of two species of carps (Labeo calbasu and Hypophthalmicthyes molotrix) in relation to food and feeding habits, M.Sc Thesis, 2009
    • Bio-chemica composition and effect of low temperature and gamma radiation on quality changes of fresh water endangered Kalibasu, Labeo kalibasu, M.Sc Thesis, 2009.
    • Effects of malathion on the histopathological changes of Channa punctatus , M.Sc Thesis, 2010.
    • A quantitative estimation of some trace elements in tannery effluents at Hazaribag industrial belt and Savar urban fringe, M.Sc Thesis (ongoing), 2009.


Academic Background:

  • Year: 2004 (Held in2007)
    Degree: Master of Science
    Principal subjects: Biotechnology and Genetic engineering, Fish culture, Fish population dynamics, Fish pathology, Fisheries Management, Aquaculture, and Limnology
    Organization: Jahangirnagar University, a reputed public University.
  • Year: 2003 (Held in 2006)
    Degree: Bachelor of Science
    Principal subjects: Environmental pollution, biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Taxonomy, Physiology and Advanced Biology
    Organization: Jahangirnagar University, a reputed public University.
  • Year: 1998
    Degree: Higher Secondary Certificate
    Principal subjects: English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
    Organization: Government Titumir College, Dhaka
  • Year: 1996
    Degree: Secondary School Certificate
    Principal subjects: English, Biology, Sciences, Agriculture
    Organization: Champaful A.P.C high school


Training received:

  • Year: 2006
    Title: An extensive Training on Northwest Fisheries Resource Development and Management Project (NFRDMP-III), Parbatipur, Bangladesh



  • Billah, M. B. Haque, M. M. and Salam, M. A. 2011. Effects of sodium fluoride (NaF) on feed intake and growth of juvenile catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis . Bangladesh J. Life Sci. 23(1): 21-24.
  • Billah, M. B. and Salam, M. A. 2010. Histopathological effects of sodium fluoride  (NaF) on juvenile catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis. Bangladesh J. Zool 38(2):195-203
  • Mostafa, M.G. and Billah, M. B. 2010. Studies on the effects of formalin on some haematological aspects in Channa punctatus. Bangladesh J. Life Sci. 22(2): 99-103
  • Billah, M. B. and Salam, M. A. 2010. Effects of sodium fluoride (NaF) on fecundity    in Anabas testudineus. Bangladesh J. Life Sci. 22(1): 65-69
  • Billah, M. B. Arif, M. and Salam, M. A. 2010. Detection of DNA breakdown by comet   assay in two teleost fish exposed to wastewater and sodium fluoride (NaF).Bangladesh J. Zool. 38 (1): 143-145.
  • Billah, M. B. and Salam, M. A. 2009. Effects of wastewater and sodiumfluoride (NaF) to alter some tissues in teleost fishes. J. Asiat. Soc. Bangladesh, Sci., 36(2): 139-145

Submitted manuscripts:

  • SHAFIA SHAWO SHARMIN, MD. BAKI BILLAH* AND MD. ABDUS SALAM, 2011. Toxicity of sodium fluoride (NaF) to juvenile catfish, clarias batrachus, Dhaka Univ. J. Bio. Sci. (Accepted).
  • Md. Baki Billah* and Mahfuza Islam1,2011. Mathion induced biochemical changes in fresh water catfish, Calarias batrachus, . Bangladesh J. Zool  (under review).
  • Rokeya Akter*, Md. Zahangir Alam1, Md. Baki Billah and Md. Abdus Salam, 2011. Bio-chemical composition and effect of gamma radiation on physical and chemical changes of freshwater endangered Kalibaush, Labeo calbasu (Hamilton- Buchanon, 1820) preservedat low temperature, Bangladesh J. Life Sci. (under review).
  • S. M. Zahidul Islam, Md. Baki Billah and Md. Abdus Salam, 2011. Benthic fauna diversity in relation to soil parameters of Bangshi River, Savar, Dhaka. Bangladesh J. Life Sci.(Submitted)

Personal skills and competences

  • Mother tongue: Bengali
  • Other languages: English and Hindi


Social skills and competences:

  • Participating following programs (Organized by Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh)
    • Cleanliness program known as “Aloran”
    • Blood donation
    • HIV awareness and population awareness program


Organizational skills and competences:

  • Served as publish and printing secretary of Nature Study and Conservation Club (NSCC)
  • Serving as an advisor of BADHON- a volunteer organization, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Technical skills and competences:

  • He is able to learn essential techniques of electrophoresis, spectrophotometer, liquid chromatography and DNA analysis of pesticide treated fish by comet assay and became very much interested in molecular analysis of pesticides, environmental ecology, fish toxicology study, endocrinology, fish breeding, cell biology and aquaculture.


Computer skills and competences:

  • Expertise in excel, power point, animation, SPSS software, adobe Photoshop, adobe illustrator.


Grants, Honors’ and awards:

  • University Grants Commission Research Grants: Government of Bangladesh, 2009-2010
  • Ministry of Science and Technology Research Grants (NSICT):  Government of Bangladesh, 2008
  • Primary school scholarship: Government of Bangladesh, 1990
  • Secondary school scholarship: Government of Bangladesh, 1993


Other academic activities done:

  • Students’ organizer, Dept. of Zoology, JU
  • Residential Assistant House Tutor, A.B Hall, JU
  • Sports advisor, Zoology Dept and A.B Hall, JU
  • Member, undergraduate admission committee


Personal information:

  • Nationality: Bangladeshi
  • Date of birth: 12 November, 1980
  • Gender: Male


Correspondences could be made with-

  • Dr. Md. Abdus Salam
    Department of Zoology
    Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh
    Contact No. +880-1914725794
  • Dr. Abdul Jabbar Howlader
    Dean and Professor
    Faculty of Biological Sciences
    Jahangirnagar University
    Contact No. +880-1718031541

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