Independent University, Bangladesh
Dr. Prawej Ansari
Dr. Prawej Ansari
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy,
School of Pharmacy and Public Health
Room No: BC10023 B
Email Address: pr.ansari@iub.edu.bd

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Ansari P, Flatt PR, Harriott P, Hannan JMA, Abdel-Wahab YHA 

, "Identification of Multiple Pancreatic and Extra-Pancreatic Pathways Underlying the Glucose-Lowering Actions of Acacia arabica Bark in Type-2 Diabetes and Isolation of Active Phytoconstituents", Plants, MDPI , 2021, (Link)

Ansari P, Hannon-Fletcher MP, Flatt PR, Abdel-Wahab YHA

, "Effects of 22 traditional anti-diabetic medicinal plants on DPP-IV enzyme activity and glucose homeostasis in high-fat fed obese diabetic rats", Bioscience Report, , 2021,

Ansari P, Flatt PR, Harriott P, Abdel-Wahab YHA  

, "Anti-hyperglycaemic and insulin-releasing effects of Camellia sinensis leaves and isolation and characterisation of active compounds", British Journal of Nutrition, , 2021,

Ansari P, Flatt P.R., Harriott P, Abdel-Wahab YHA

, "Insulinotropic and antidiabetic properties of Eucalyptus citriodora leaves and isolation of bioactive phytomolecules", Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Oxford University Express , 2021,

Hannan JMA, Ansari P, Bakshi HA, Shahriar M, Azam S, Hakkim LF, Choudhuri MSK

, "Comparative clinical study of Nabayas Louha: An ayurvedic haematinic preparation and a conventional iron preparation in female anemic patients", Journal of Plant Biochem & Physiol, , 2020,

Ansari P., Flatt P.R., Harriott P., Abdel-Wahab Y.H.

, "Evaluation of the Antidiabetic and Insulin Releasing Effects of A. squamosa, Including Isolation and Characterization of Active Phytochemicals", Plants, , 2020,

Bakshi H.A., Zoubi M.S.A., Faruck H.L., Aljabali A.A.A., Rabi F.A., Hafiz A.A., Al-Batanyeh K.M., Al-Trad B., Ansari P., Nasef M.M., Charbe N.B., Satija S., Mehta M., Mishra V. Gupta G., Abobaker S., Negi P., Azzouz I.M., Dardouri A.A.K., Dureja H.

, "Dietary Crocin is Protective in Pancreatic Cancer while Reducing Radiation-Induced Hepatic Oxidative Damage", Nutrients, MDPI , 2020,

Hannan J.M.A., Ansari P., Azam S., Flatt P.R., and Abdel Wahab Y.H.A.

, "Effects of Spirulina platensis on insulin secretion, DPP-IV activity and both carbohydrate digestion and absorption indicate potential as an adjunctive therapy for diabetes", The British Journal of Nutrition, , 2020,

Ansari P., Azam S., Hannan J.M.A., Flatt P.R., Abdel Wahab, Y.H.A. 

, "Anti-hyperglycaemic activity of H. rosa-sinensis leaves is partly mediated by inhibition of carbohydrate digestion and absorption, and enhancement of insulin secretion ", Journal of Ethnopharmacology, , 2020,

Hannan J.M.A., Ansari P.

, "Nigella sativa stimulates insulin secretion from isolated rat islets and inhibits the digestion and absorption of (CH2O) n in the gut", Bioscience reports, , 2019,

Azad S.B., Ansari P.

, "Anti-hyperglycemic activity of Moringa oleifera is partly mediated by carbohydrase inhibition and glucose-fiber binding", Bioscience Reports, , 2017,

Ansari P., Uddin M.J. 

, "Investigation of antinociceptive activity of methanolic extract of Persicaria orientalis leaves in rodents", Journal of basic and clinical physiology and pharmacology, , 2017,

Ansari P., Hannan J.M.A. 

, "Evaluation of antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory properties of methanolic Crude extract of Lophopetalum javanicum (bark)", Journal of basic and clinical physiology and pharmacology, , 2016,

Ansari P, Afroz N et al. 

, " Anti-hyperglycemic activity of Aegle marmelos (L.) corr. is partly mediated by increased insulin secretion, α-amylase inhibition, and retardation of glucose absorption", Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism, , 2016,

Ansari P., Debnath M., Ahmad M.F., Azam S., Akther S., Mustakim GM, Naquib M.H., Sarwar S. 

, "Evaluation of Antinociceptive Activity of Methanol Extract from Cleome rutidosperma in Mice ", Chinese Herbal Medicines, , 2016,

Ansari P., Uddin M.J., Rahman M.M., Al-Mamun M.A., Islam M.R., Hazrat M., Ali A.S.M. 

, "Anti-inflammatory, anti-diarrheal, thrombolytic and cytotoxic activities of an ornamental medicinal plant: Persicaria orientalis", Journal of basic and clinical physiology and pharmacology, , 2016,

Islam A.K.M.R.U., Ansari P., et al. 

, "In vitro Investigation of Antimicrobial Antitumor and DPPH Reduction Capacity of the Methanolic Extract of Scoparia dulcis", British Microbiology Research Journal, , 2015,

Ansari P., Azam S., Reyad-ul-Ferdous M., Hossain A., Azad A., Goswami S., Mondal K.K. 

, "Potential Investigation of Anti-Inflammatory Activity and Phytochemical Investigations of Ethanolic Extract of Glycosmis pentaphylla Leaves.", American Journal of Biomedical Research, , 2015,

Ansari P., Mohamed M.K., Badhan S.S., Islam M.S., Hossain M.N., Anwar S., Meemo M.M.U. 

, "Evaluation of apoptotic activity of Bangladeshi plants extract", European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical sciences , , 2015,

Islam A.K.M.R.U., Ansari P., Kabir T., Anwar S., Malik T.K., Sakib M.H.

, "Evaluation of antimicrobial and cytotoxic activity of Lentinus edodes (Shiitake Mushroom) cultivated in Bangladesh", Journal of Chemical Pharmaceutical Research, , 2015,

Ansari P., Azam S., Sarker J.  

, "Potential investigation of anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative property of ethanolic extract of Ixora nigricans leaves", International Journal of Pharmacological Research, , 2015,

Shofiul Azam, Huda A.F., Shams K., Ansari P. et al. 

, "Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Oxidant Study of Ethanolic Extract of Mimosa pudica", Journal of Young Pharmacist, , 2015,

Reyad-ul-Ferdous M., Ahmmed A., Kamal M.A.H.M., Ansari P., Shahjahan D.M.S.  

, "Herbal remedies as alternative to antidiabetic and plants are available in Bangladesh: a comprehensive review", World Journal of Pharmaceutical research, , 2015,

Reyad-ul-Ferdous M., Bokhari S.M.H., Ansari P., Shahjahan D.M.S., Hosen J., Fami I.J. 

, "Present scenario of drug adherence on Tuberculosis medicines in Bangladeshi patients: a comprehensive review", World Journal of Pharmaceutical research , , 2015,

Mohamed M.K., Anaytulla, Ansari P., Rahman M.M., Malik T.K., Hasan M.M., Azad A.K. 

, "Evaluation of Ex-vivo Cardioprotective and Anti-inflammatory Investigation of Bangladeshi Plants Extract", Journal of Scientific Research Reports, , 2015,

Ansari P., Azam S., Hannan J.M.A., Shafi S.M., Ahmed I.H. and Rahman H. 

, "Investigation of Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Properties of Methanolic Extract of Lophopetalum javanicum leaves", Journal of Biological Sciences, , 2015,

Reyad-ul-ferdous M., Akter F., Islam A., Shahjahan D.M.S., Ansari P., Reza H.M., Mahnuddin M.A. and Sultana J. 

, "Potential evaluation of ex-vivo cardio-protective activity of leaves of Desmodium pulchelleum (L) benth", World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research , , 2015,

Ibrahim M.Y., Ansari P., Islam A.K.M.R.U., Sultana M., Zhumur N.K., Shafi S.M.  

, "Evaluation of Thrombolytic and Cytotoxic activities of an Ornamental medicinal plant: Byttneria pilosa", American Journal of Biomedical Research, , 2015,

Sumi F.A., Ansari P. et al.

, "In vitro Investigation of Anti-Coagulation Property of Four Bangladeshi Plants of Crotalaria Species and Analysis of their Qualitative Bioactive Compounds", International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research, , 2015,

Ansari P., Islam AKMRU, Anatulla, Sultana M., Alam MN, Mustakim M., Uddin MN. 

, "Ex-vivo cytotoxic, antibacterial and DPPH free radical scavenging assay with ethanolic leaf extract of Glycosmis pentaphylla to justify its traditional use", Biomed Research Therapy, , 2015,

Sumi F.A, Sikder B., Ansari P. et al. 

, "Potential Ex-vivo Anti-inflammatory, Cardioprotective Properties and Phytochemical Properties of Leaves of Mussaenda roxburghii Hook", American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine , , 2015,

Mustakim M., Rahman M.M., Ansari P., Anaytulla, Ahmad M.F. and Sayeed M.A.

, "Investigation of Antioxidant and Cytotoxic Activities of Methanolic Extract from Curculigo recurvata Leaves", International Journal of Biochemistry Research and Review , , 2015,

Sumi F.A., Ansari P., Sikder B., Anaytulla et. al.  

, "Investigation of the Different Ethnopharmacological Activity of Fractional Root Extracts of Mussaenda roxburghii in in vitro Model", European Journal of Medicinal Plant , , 2015,

Azam S, Ansari P, et al. 

, "In vitro antioxidant and in vivo anti-inflammatory activity determination of the methanolic leaves extract of Millettia pachycarpa", Biomed Research Therapy, , 2015,

Ulla A, Mostafa Kamal ATM., Ansari P, et al.

, "Investigation of in vivo anti-diarrheal and in vitro anti-helminthic properties of methanolic leaves extract of Dalbergia stipulacea roxb. ", Biomed Research Therapy, , 2015,

Ansari P., Azam S., Reyad-ul-Ferdous M., Mahmud J., Islam M.M., Goswami S. and Islam M.N. 

, "Evaluation of cytotoxic and ex-vivo cardioprotective investigation of ethanolic Extract of Glycosmis pentaphylla leaves", World Journal of Pharmaceutical research, , 2015,
  1. Project Title: Dr. Prawej Ansari
    Project Manager: Insulinotropic and antidiabetic properties of Nymphaea nouchali, Andrographis paniculata and Abroma augusta
  1. Project Title: Effects of Mangifera indica (MI) in alternating sucrose and glucose absorption in the gut
    Project Manager: Dr. Prawej Ansari
  1. Project Title: Insulin Secretory and antidiabetic activities of medicinal plant: H. fomes root.
    Project Manager: Yasser HA Abdel Wahab
  1. Project Title: Anti-hyperglycaemic and insulin-releasing effects of medicinal plants and isolation and characterisation of phytomolecules
    Project Manager: Dr. Yasser HA Abdel-Wahab and Dr. Prawej Ansari
  1. BMS103 : Human Physiology and Anatomy
  1. BMS305 : Clinical Biochemistry
  1. PHA 306 : Pharmacology-II
  1. PHA206 : Human Anatomy & Physiology-III
  1. PHA308 : Pharmacology-III

2021 - Present: Assistant Professor at Independent University, Bangladesh

2016 - Present: act as an editorial board member and reviewer of many international peer-review journals.

2020 - 2021: Scientist at R & D department, Randox Laboratories Limited, Antrim, UK

2019 - 2020: Supervised undergraduate and MSc students, Ulster University, UK

2016 - 2019: Scientific Researcher at Ulster University, UK

2016 - 2019: Demonstrated Biochemistry and Human Physiology and anatomy at Ulster University, UK

2014 - 2016:   Teaching and Research Assistant, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2014 - Present: Pharmacist Registration Number, G-1553 (A-Grade), Nepal Pharmacy Council, Kathmandu, Nepal 



2016 - Present: Biochemical Society, London, UK

2018 - 2020: Phytochemical Society of Europe

2018 - 2019: Nutrition Society, London, UK

2016 - 2019: Ph.D. Fellowship-Vice-Chancellor's Research Scholarships (VCRS), Ulster University, United Kingdom

2018: Procter and Gamble Travelling Scholarship, Ulster University, UK for Conference

2018: Travel Grant awarded, Biochemical Society, UK, London, WC1N, 2JU for Conference, DCU, Dublin, Ireland

2016: Magna Cum Laude, North-South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2015: Financial Aid Awarded based on academic results, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh 

2009-2013: Merit Scholarship (full funding) awarded, International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh

2008: Annual Campus football tournament, the best player of the award, Birat Science Campus, Biratnagar, Nepal

2005: Role of Youth in development of the country, Debate competition, Awarded with 2nd Position, Nepal


  • Ph.D. in Pharmacology, 2020
    University of Ulster, UK
  • Master in Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, 2015
    North South University, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, 2013
    International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Higher Secondary Education Board (10+2), 2009
    Birat Science Campus, Biratnagar, Morang, Nepal
  • School leaving Certificate,
    Shree Ram Sita higher secondary School, Vimnagar, Sunsari, Nepal