Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS) has selected Dr Muhammad Morshed, a Bangladeshi native Canadian clinical microbiologist, as an expatriate fellow. The decision taken in December last year was revealed on Sunday.
The academy said Dr Morshed is elected for his outstanding professional contributions to the field of microbiology and demonstration of leadership at the national and international level in the areas of research, teaching and clinical services.Only 14 expatriate Bangladeshi scientists, including Dr Morshed, were given such honour since the independence of the country.
Dr Muhammad Morshed is currently working as a clinical professor at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of University of British Columbia in Canada.
He worked at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Bangladesh Institute of Child Health and Jahangirnagar University before he moved to Canada in 1997.
Dr Morshed’s major research works are on medical microbiology, infectious diseases and immunopathology. Besides, he worked on molecular pathology and cell biology and zoonotic and spirochaetal diseases as well.
Dr Morshed received a number of prestigious awards from different institutions for his exceptional contribution in his sector.