Md Yousuf Ali


I am from Bangladesh, a wonderful tropical country in South East Asia. I completed my bachelors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Chittagong. I came to the United States in 2015 and completed my masters from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville where I studied molecular and biochemical consequences of the reactive oxygen species produced in ovaries of wild type Drosophila melanogaster after exposure to sub-lethal amounts of ivermectin.

The major focus of my research interest has been toxicology and cancer biology. More specifically, I aim to study the mechanism of different xenobiotic/environmental carcinogen induced carcinogenesis and malignancies. In continuation to my research endeavor, I started my PhD journey with the Human Toxicology graduate program here at University of Iowa in Fall 2018. The interdisciplinary approach of the program with great researchers from different backgrounds helped me to choose this program for my doctoral study. I am really excited about the days ahead in this program.

I like traveling and writing. I also love to play soccer and cricket. I grew up playing cricket in the big yard of my home in Bangladesh. I believe being able to doing what I like to do as my profession and enjoying life is key to my happiness and livelihood.

Dissertation TitleRegulation of iron metabolism in radioresistant glioblastoma

Advisor: Corrine Griguer, PhD

Program: Ph.D.

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Current Employer/Institution: Harvard Medical School

Publications from Human Toxicology Program Research:

Md Yousuf Ali, Claudia R Oliva, Abu Shadat M Noman, Bryan G Allen, Prabhat C Goswami, Yousef Zakharia, Varun Monga, Douglas R Spitz, John M Buatti, Corinne E Griguer, Radioresistance in Glioblastoma and the Development of Radiosensitizers, Cancers, Sept 2020, 2 (9), 2511

Md Yousuf Ali, Claudia R Oliva, Susanne Flor, Corinne E Griguer, Mitoferrin, cellular and mitochondrial iron homeostasis, Cells, Nov 2022, 11, 21, 3464

Susanne Flor, Claudia R Oliva, Md Yousuf Ali, Kristen L Coleman, Jeremy D Greenlee, Karra A Jones, Varun Monga, Corinne E Griguer, Catalase overexpression drives an aggressive phenotype in glioblastoma, Antioxidants, Dec 2021,10(12) 1988

Md Yousuf Ali, Claudia R Oliva, Susanne Flor, Prabhat C Goswami, Corinne E Griguer, Cytochrome c oxidase mediates labile iron level and radioresistance in glioblastoma, Free Radical Biology and Medicine, April 2022, 185, 25-35

Kanawat Wiwatchaitawee, Kareem Ebeid, Juliana C Quarterman, Youssef Naguib, MD Yousuf Ali, Claudia Oliva, Corinne Griguer, Aliasger K Salem, Surface Modification of Nanoparticles Enhances Drug Delivery to the Brain and Improves Survival in a Glioblastoma Multiforme Murine Model, Bioconjugate chemistry, Jan 2022, 1c00479.

Susanne Flor and Corinne E. Griguer Claudia R. Oliva, Md Yousuf Ali, COX4-1 promotes mitochondrial supercomplex assembly and limits reactive oxide species production in radioresistant GBM, Cell Stress, March 2022, 6 (4), 45-57

Md Yousuf Ali, Corinne E Griguer, Susanne Flor, Claudia R Oliva, Mitoferrin-1 Promotes Proliferation and Abrogates Protein Oxidation via the Glutathione Pathway in Glioblastoma, Antioxidants, March 2023, 12 (2) 349

Claudia R Oliva, Md Yousuf Ali, Susanne Flor, Corinne E Griguer, Effect of Expression of Nuclear-Encoded Cytochrome C Oxidase Subunit 4 Isoforms on Metabolic Profiles of Glioma Cells, Metabolites, Aug 2022, 12 (8), 748

Claudia Oliva, Md Ali, Trieu Son, Susanne Flor, Corinne Griguer, IGFBP6 Controls the Expansion of Chemoresistant Glioblastoma Through ROS-Dependent Paracrine IGF2/IGF1-R Signaling: 151, Free Radical Biology and Medicine, Dec 2019, 145

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Md Yousuf Ali
B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
M.S. Biology
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville