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Dr. Rathindra N. Bose (Deceased)

(Expatriate Fellow, )

Bangladesh (BD)
Bangladesh (BD)

Dr. Rathindra N. Bose was born in 1952 in Kamalapur, a pristine village near Narail.

After completing his Secondary and Higher Secondary education in Narail, he studied Chemistry at Rajshahi University, Bangladesh. He obtained his B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. degrees in Chemistry in 1973 and 1975, respectively with distinctions as recognized by his First Class First merit placement in both degrees. He began his graduate education in the United States at Georgetown University in 1978, where he received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry in 1982.

Dr. Bose is currently a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Illinois University, USA. His academic career began as a Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, DhakaUniversity, where he joined immediately after receiving his M.Sc. degree. Prior to joining Northern Illinois University in 2003, he served at Kent State University for 16 years as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Chemistry.

Professor Bose’s research activities encompassed a wide variety of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary aspects of medicinal and material chemistry. In particular, he has postulated new mechanisms for platinum anticancer drugs for ovarian and testicular cancers based on activation of transcription factors, and is currently working on the signal transduction pathways for activating specific genes responsible for a cell death process, commonly known as apotosis. His work on how hypervalent chromium compounds, major chromium carcinogens generated from chromium pigments in human cellular milieu, trigger DNA damage and mutations and thus cause lung and bronchial cancer, is widely recognized.  Among other notable contributions, he has designed new experiments including high-field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to simultaneously elucidate structures and unveil dynamics of small and macromolecules, and Miceller Electrokinetic Chromatography to separate atropisomers of DNA, and finally has developed new nano-catalysts for fuel cell electrodes.

Dr. Bose has authored more than 150 articles published in many highly selective international journals and proceedings. He successfully supervised 12 PhDs, six Masters degree students and several postdoctoral fellows. He received four distinguished teaching awards for outstanding teaching at two Universities, and a distinguished scholar award from Kent State University. In addition, he was nominated by Kent State University for the highly prestigious Carnegie Professor of the Year award, a national recognition in the United States given to only a handful of  faculty members. He has delivered talks as an invited plenary and  symposium speaker at numerous regional, national, and international meetings and American Chemical Society’s meetings, International Conference on Solution Chemistry, International Conference on Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry, and the International Conference on the Advances on Chromatography and Electrophoresis.

In addition to his appointment as Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, he also held a highly visible administrative position as the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at Northern Illinois University. He served Kent State University in a similar capacity before moving to Northern Illinois University. Among his many professional service accomplishments, he has created new multidisciplinary Ph.D. programs in Molecular Medicine concentrating on Biochemistry and Patho-biology with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and in Nanoscience and   Engineering in collaboration with the Argonne National Laboratory.

Professor Bose expired on 10 July 2015.

Bangladesh (BD)
Last updated on 30/11/2023