Professor Shahidul Islam

Professor Islam is an expert researcher (NRF C2 rated) in the field of type 2 diabetes and obesity who has completed his BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees in Biochemistry and PhD in Nutrition (Okayama, Japan).

He has also completed two consecutive Postdoctoral Fellowships in diabetes related Nutrition Research from the Seoul National University, South Korea and North-West University, South Africa.

Professor Islam a globally recognized researchers in the area of diabetes with more than 55 publications and more than 7 years teaching experience in the area of Biochemistry and Metabolism.

He is currently serving as a “Member of Editorial Board” of more than 5 international peer-reviewed journals in the area of his research expertise.
 Quote:   “Eat less, live long, prevent diabetes”. 
Position:   Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Qualifications:   Visiting Research Fellow (Hyderabad, India)
Postdoctoral Fellow (Seoul, South Korea & North-West, South Africa)
PhD (Okayama, Japan)
MSc (Biochemistry)
BSc (Hons) 
Discipline:   Biochemistry
Campus:   Westville
Telephone:   031 260 8717
 Recent Publications:   Ibrahim MA, Habila JD, Koorbanally NA, Islam MS (2016) Butanol fraction of Parkia biglobosa (Jacq.) G. Don leaves enhance beta-cell functions, stimulates insulin secretion and ameliorates other type 2 diabetes-associated complications in rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 183 (2016): 103 -111.

Mohammed A, Koorbanally NA, Islam MS (2016) Anti-diabetic effect of Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich. (Annonaceae) fruit acetone fraction in a type 2 diabetes model of rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 180 (2016): 131 – 139.

Rahbar AR, Mahmoudabadi MMS, Islam MS (2015) Comparative effects of red and white grapes on oxidative markers and lipidemic parameters in adult hypercholesterolemic humans. Food & Function 6(6): 1992 – 1998.

Chukwuma CI and Islam MS (2015) Effects of xylitol on carbohydrate digesting enzymes activity, intestinal glucose absorption and muscle glucose uptake: A multi-mode study. Food & Function 6(3): 955-962.

Naidoo P and Islam MS (2014) Development of an alternative non-obese non-genetic rat model of type 2 diabetes using caffeine and streptozotocin. Pharmacological Reports 66(4): 585 – 593.
 Website:   Google Scholar profile
Postgraduate Candidates:   PG Candidates

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