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Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, 655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4R4 Canada.

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Dr. Muhammad Golam Morshed

(Expatriate Fellow, )

Bangladesh (BD)
Canada (CA)

Dr Muhammad Golam Morshed was born on 01 February 1957.

He obtained BSc (Hons.) in Botany (1978), Dhaka University, First Class; MSc in Microbiology (1979), Dhaka University, First Class; PhD in Medical Microbiology (1994), Yamaguchi University School of Medicine, Japan, Grade A+

Dr Morshed is nationally and internationally known for his work on syphilis, Lyme disease and SARS CoV2. In his scientific career he got opportunity to work on many disease outbreak e.g., Syphilis, Lyme disease, West Nile virus, Zika virus, SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19) to name a few. After completion of his Master’s degree in Microbiology (major in Environmental Microbiology), he joined at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh (icddr,b) in 1984. He was involved in a number of research projects on Vibrio, Shigella and Salmonella. In 1986, he joined Dhaka Shishu Hospital in Bangladesh where he established Microbiology Laboartory and supervised Microbiology, Parasitology, and Immunology sections. In 1987, he joined the Institute of Life Sciences, Jahangirnagar University as a faculty member; completed his PhD program from Japan (1990-1994) and returned to JU in 1994. He immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in September 1996 and joined British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) in March 1997. Currently he is a Program Head for the Zoonotic Diseases and Emerging Pathogens section of BCCDC Public Health Laboratory and he is also a Clinical Professor at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia (started as a Clinical Instructor in 1998).

He was recognized  by the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Health, British Columbia for the contribution of Zoonotic Diseases and also for the establishment of annual BC Zoonoses Symposium in 2005; Excellence in Clinical Services Award by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia in 2016; RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants People Choice Award by the Canadian Immigrant Magazine in 2017;  Honourable mention for Canadian Immigrants award by the Honourable Immigration Minister of Canada in 2017; Distinguished Microbiologist Award by the Canadian College of Microbiologists in 2019 and appointed as an Expatriate Fellow by the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences in 2020.

He has published Peer reviewed article 120; non peer reviewed 30; book chapter 02, and numerous daily and weekly newspaper open editorials.

He is the reviewer of over 10 reputable journals in the field of Medical and Public Health Microbiology and member of an editorial board for the Journal of Nature and Science of Medicine. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

He is program Head for the Zoonotic and Emerging Pathogens Laboratory at the BC Centre for Disease Control Public Health Laboratory, Vancouver, Canada. Board Director, Canadian College of Microbiologists. Ex-officio for the Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

He is actively serving in several local, national and international committees. In 2003 and 2016 chaired an International scientific meeting in Boston, USA and Guelph, Canada respectively. He served Canadian Federal Government by taking part in establishing a Lyme disease Research program in Moscow, Russia in 2007-08. As a provincial representative, he also participated in Laboratory Program development discussion in Kenya Collaborative Global Health Meeting and AMREF Regional Headquarters Conference Facility, Nairobi in 2014.  Co-Chaired International Leptospirosis meeting held in Vancouver 2018. Dr Morshed is one of the founders of British Columbia Zoonoses Symposium. He also chaired and co-chaired many provincial meetings for the BC’s Ministry of Health and scientific conferences nationally and internationally.

He is the Fellow (SCCM), Canadian College of Microbiologist; Life member of Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists; Japan Tuberculosis Association; Dhaka University Microbiology Alumni Association. Paid member of Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; American Society for Microbiology since 1998.

He visited Amsterdam, Argentina, China, Italy, Germany, Japan, Kenya, Ljubljana, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Russia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, UK, over 26 States in USA.

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