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Reshmi Akter

MS-Ph.D. (March. 2020 – Aug. 2024, expecting) 
Dept. of Biotechnology, Kyung Hee University, South Korea. 
Thesis title: Thesis preparation ongoing
Result: GPA: 4.181/4.3, Gross Average- 98.57/100


Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) (Spring 2015-May 2019)
Department of Pharmacy, Stamford University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Thesis title: GC-MS Analysis and Evaluation of Anti-diarrheal Activity of Helicteres isora on Rat.

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Honors & Awards

President Scholarship for International Student (MS-Ph.D.) (March 2020 – Aug. 2024): Kyung Hee University, Suwon, South Korea.
Government scholarship Received Government junior scholarship in 2008, Khairullah Govt. Girl's High School, Gafargaon, Mymensigh, Bangladesh.
Institutional scholarship Received institutional scholarship for outstanding result in 5th semester at Stamford University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Best Researcher Award from Lab of Hanbang Bio, Dept. of Oriental Medicinal Materials Processing., College of Life Sciences, Kyung Hee University (2022-2023).


1. Reshmi Akter, Muhammad Awais, Vinothini Boopathi, Jong Chan Ahn, Deok ChunYang, Se Chan Kang, Dong Uk Yang, Seok-Kyu Jung. “The Inversion of the Warburg Effect: Unraveling the Metabolic Nexus Between Obesity and Cancer.” ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science. [IF: 6.0].
2. Morshed, Md Niaj, Reshmi Akter, Imran Mahmud, Md Rezaul Karim, Safia Iqbal, Md jakaria Islam, Se Chan Kang, and Deok Chun Yang. "Bioconversion, Pharmacokinetics, and Therapeutic Mechanisms of Ginsenoside Compound K and Its Analogues for Treating Metabolic Diseases." Current Issues in Molecular Biology (2024).). [IF: 3.1].
3. Md. Niaj Morshed, Md. Rezaul Karim, Reshmi Akter, Safia Iqbal, Ramya Mathiyalagan, Jong Chan Anh, Deok Chun Yang, Joong Hyun Song, Se Chan Kang, Dong Uk Yang. “Potential of Gut Microbial Metabolites in Treating Osteoporosis and Obesity: A Network 
Pharmacology and Bioinformatics Approach” Medicinal Science Monitor. [IF: 3.1].
4. Xu Fengxia, Jin Sung Son, Reshmi Akter, Jong Chan Ahn, Niaj Morsheda, Gyong Jai Lee, Min Jun Kim, Jeong Taek An et al. "Korean black goat extract exerts estrogen-like osteoprotective effects by stimulating osteoblast differentiation in MC3T3-E1 cells and 
suppressing osteoclastogenesis in RAW 264.7 cells." Frontiers in Pharmacology 14: 1289690. (Accepted: 4 Dec 2023). [IF: 5.6].
5. Reshmi Akter, Vinothini Boopathi, Muhammad Awais, Juha Park, Byoung Man Kong, SeWoung Oh, Ji-Hyung Oh, Jong Chan Ahn, and Deok Chun Yang. "In Silico and In Vitro Evaluation of Antiobesogenic and Osteoprotective Effect of Pomegranate Juice Fermented 
by Tannin Acyl Hydrolase and Lactobacillus vespulae DCY75 via the Wnt/β-Catenin Pathway." ACS Food Science & Technology 3, no. 11 ( 2023): 1975-1987; [IF: 2.3].
6. Reshmi Akter, Awais Muhammad, Kwak Gi-Young, Rupa Esrat Jahan, Mathiyalagan Ramya, Yang Deok Chun, Jung Seok-Kyu, and Yang Dong Uk. "Medicinal plants for the treatment and prevention of post-menopausal obesity: a review." Chin J Nat Med, 2024, 22(3): 
1-16. doi: 10.1016/S1875-5364(23)60492-3. [IF: 4.3].
7. Nahar J, Boopathi V, Rupa EJ, Awais M, Valappil AK, Morshed MN, Murugesan M, Reshmi Akter Yang DU, Mathiyalagan R, Yang DC. Protective Effects of Aquilaria agallocha and Aquilaria malaccensis Edible Plant Extracts against Lung Cancer, Inflammation, and 
Oxidative Stress—In Silico and In Vitro Study. Applied Sciences. 2023 May 22;13(10):6321; [IF: 2.7].
8. Reshmi Akter, Dong Uk Yang, Jong Chan Ahn, Muhammad Awais, Jinnatun Nahar, Zelika Mega Ramadhania, Jong Yun Kim et al. "Comparison of In Vitro Estrogenic Activity of Polygoni multiflori Radix and Cynanchi wilfordii Radix via the Enhancement of ERα/β 
Expression in MCF7 Cells." Molecules 28, no. 5 ( 2023): 2199; [IF: 4.6].
9. Morshed, Md Niaj, Jong Chan Ahn, Ramya Mathiyalagan, Esrat Jahan Rupa, Reshmi Akter, Md Rezaul Karim, Dae Hyo Jung, Dong Uk Yang, Deok Chun Yang, and Seok Kyu Jung. "Antioxidant Activity of Panax ginseng to Regulate ROS in Various Chronic Diseases." 
Applied Sciences 13, no. 5 (2023): 2893; [IF: 2.7].

10. Jin, Yinping, Esrat Jahan Rupa, Jinnatun Nahar, Li Ling, Aditi Mitra Puja, Reshmi Akter, Deok Chun Yang, Se Chan Kang, and Hao Zhang. "Hydroponic Ginseng ROOT Mediated with CMC Polymer-Coated Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Cellular Apoptosis via Downregulation of BCL-2 Gene Expression in A549 Lung Cancer Cell Line." Molecules 28, no. 2 (2023): 906; [IF: 4.6].
11. Awais, Muhammad, Reshmi Akter, Vinothini Boopathi, Jong Chan Ahn, Jung Hyeok Lee, Ramya Mathiyalagan, Gi-Young Kwak et al. "Discrimination of Dendropanax morbifera via HPLC fingerprinting and SNP analysis and its impact on obesity by modulating adipogenesisand thermogenesis-related genes." Frontiers in Nutrition 10 (2023); [IF: 5.0].
12. Reshmi Akter, Jong Chan Ahn, Jinnatun Nahar, Muhammad Awais, Zelika Mega Ramadhania, Se-Woung Oh, Ji-Hyung Oh et al. "Pomegranate juice fermented by tannin acyl hydrolase and Lactobacillus vespulae DCY75 enhance estrogen receptor expression and antiinflammatory effect." Frontiers in Pharmacology 13 (2022): 1010103; [IF: 5.6].
13. Ying, Zheng, Muhammad Awais, Reshmi Akter, Fengjiao Xu, Sul Baik, Daehyo Jung, Deok Chun Yang, Gi-Young Kwak, and You Wenying. "Discrimination of Panax ginseng from counterfeits using single nucleotide polymorphism: A focused review." Frontiers in Plant Science 13 (2022): 903306; [IF: 5.6].
14. Reshmi Akter, Li Ling, Esrat Jahan Rupa, Jin KyuPark, Ramya Mathiyalagan, Jinnatun Nahar, Lee Jong Won et al. "Binary effects of gynostemma gold nanoparticles on obesity and inflammation via downregulation of pparγ/cepbα and TNF-α gene expression." Molecules 27, no. 9 (2022): 2795; [IF: 4.6].
15. Pu, Jianyu, Reshmi Akter, Esrat Jahan Rupa, Muhammad Awais, Ramya Mathiyalagan, Yaxi Han, Jongpyo Kang, Deok Chun Yang, and Se Chan Kang. "Role of ginsenosides in browning of white adipose tissue to combat obesity: a narrative review on molecular mechanism." Archives of Medical Research 53, no. 3 (2022): 231-239; [IF: 7.7].
16. Ramadhania, Zelika Mega, Jinnatun Nahar, Jong Chan Ahn, Dong Uk Yang, Jong Hak Kim, Dong Wook Lee, Byoung Man Kong, Reshmi Akter et al. "Terminalia ferdinandiana (kakadu plum)-mediated bio-synthesized ZnO nanoparticles for enhancement of anti-lung cancer and anti-inflammatory activities." Applied Sciences 12, no. 6 ( 2022): 3081. [IF: 2.7].
17. Reshmi Akter, Gi-Young Kwak, Jong Chan Ahn, Ramya Mathiyalagan, Zelika Mega Ramadhania, Deok Chun Yang, and Se Chan Kang. "Protective effect and potential antioxidant role of kakadu plum extracts on alcohol-induced oxidative damage in HepG2 cells." Applied Sciences 12, no. 1 (2021): 236; [IF: 2.7].
18. Jin, Yinping, Ling Li, Reshmi Akter, Esrat Jahan Rupa, Deok-Chun Yang, Se Chan Kang, and Hao Zhang. "Hydroponic Cultured Ginseng Leaves Zinc Oxides Nanocomposite Stabilized with CMC Polymer for Degradation of Hazardous Dyes in Wastewater Treatment." Materials 14, no. 21 (2021): 6557; [IF: 3.4].
19. Park, Jin Kyu, Esrat Jahan Rupa, Mohammad Huzaifa Arif, Jin Feng Li, Gokulanathan Anandapadmanaban,Jong Pyo Kang, Mia4Kim, Reshmi Akter et al. "Synthesis of zinc oxidenanoparticles from Gynostemma pentaphyllum extracts and assessment of photocatalytic properties through malachite green dye decolorization under UV illumination-A Green Approach." Optik 239 (2021): 166249; [IF: 3.1].
20. You, Wenying, Jong Chan Ahn, Vinothini Boopathi, Lakshminarayanan Arunkumar, Esrat Jahan Rupa, Reshmi Akter, Byoung Man Kong et al. "Enhanced antiobesity efficacy of tryptophan using the nanoformulation of Dendropanax morbifera extract mediated with ZnO nanoparticle." Materials 14, no. 4 (2021): 824; [IF: 3.6].


Patent and Technology Transfer

1.Do Hyun Kim, Sang Moon Lee, Deok-Chun Yang, Jong Hak Kim, Jong Hun Noh, Dong Uk Yang, Jong-Chun Ahn, Jin Kyu Park, Dong Wook Lee, Reshmi Akter, Rupa Esrat Jahan, (Gynostemma pentaphyllum extract-metal nanoparticle composite, method of manufacturing the same and use thereof)”, Application date: 2022.07.18, Application No. 10- 2022-0088464. Reception number 1-1-2022-0748416-75. Korean Intellectual Property Office.

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