Muhammad Taifur Rahman


I started my PhD journey at the University of Iowa Human Toxicology Program in 2014.  Before joining here, I was working for University of Chicago in one of their global health initiatives investigating health effects of Arsenic and chemoprevention of the same. Therefore, my current position can rather be viewed as an extension of my long standing interest in gene-environment interplay, a factor that is considered pivotal in pathogenesis of many, if not all human diseases. 

Currently, I have been rotating in Dr. Larry Robertson’s laboratory. Here, I am trying to elucidate the role of PCB-126, a notorious persistent organic pollutant on lipid metabolism in liver. Coming from a clinical background, one of my interests is to integrate the clinical and basic science in my future research career.

I love to write, as a scientist, as a poet, or a writer. I used to write poems and short stories for my medical college journals and national dailies and have continued writing for some online journals and for magazines. I do believe that art and science are two important ways to make human life more beautiful, something that I care most about.

UI Research Park, 219 IREH, Iowa City, IA 52242
Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 Jun S., Abedin M., Will S., Mohammadi S.E., Rahman M., Garcia F., Stearns M. BSR-8 Establishment and Characterization of a Novel Gallbladder Cell Line to Study the Gender Differences in the Development of Gallbladder Cancer Associated with Gallstones. Gender Medicine, 2012 Feb; 9 (1, supplement), S-96.

Shahabdeen S., Srinagesh P., Shaheed N., Rahman M., Gupta M., Ahmed Z.. Effect of Medicaid coverage in dialysis. American Journal of Kidney Disease. 2010Apr; 55(4): B99

Abedin M. Z., Suresh N., Jun S., Sun W., Rahman M. T., Garcia F. U., Stearns M. E.. Establishment and characterization of a novel gallbladder cell line to study gallbladder cancer and gallstone. Gastroenterology. 2010 May; 138(5, supplement 1):S798