Zaman, Muhammad Asad Uz

Ph.D. student
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Expected Year of Graduation: 2022
Research Lab: Dr. Xiaohua Peng
Major Area of Focus: Organic Chemistry
Minor Area of Focus: Bioorganic Chemistry

Group Lab website:


Developing novel photosensitive, fast DNA cross-linking agent using Anthracene Moiety.

Previously Attended

Master of Pharmacy in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (2013) University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bachelor of Pharmacy (2012), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Why I like Chemistry

I like that chemistry opens up career options in many fields & Industry. Besides studying chemistry can be fun as it can explain how things work – from leaves color changing to cooking, washing etc.

Why I chose the Chemistry and Biochemistry Program at UW-Milwaukee

UWM chemistry has good research facility especially medicinal chemistry, which was of my special interest.

Favorite things to do in Milwaukee

Exploring places around, biking trails, going movies, restaurants etc.

Research Goals

To contribute to the science community specially medicinal & pharmaceutical chemistry.


Assessment of Phenylboronic Acid Nitrogen Mustards as Potent and Selective Drug Candidates for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. Fan, H; Zaman, M. A; Chen, W, Taufeeque A, Anahit C, Qi Z, Nurul I. S, Eron S, Nicolas M. Z, Anna M. B, Leggy A. A, and Xiaohua P. (2021) ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science, ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science 4 (2), 687-702.

Partial Purification of Alkaline Protease as Thrombolytic Agent from Mutant Strain Bacillus licheniformis EMS250-O-1. Zaman, M. A., Mamun, M. A., Khan, S., Hoq, M. M., & Mazid, M. A. (2017). Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 15(2), 135-14.

Poster Presentations

In vivo efficacy study of reactive oxygen species (ROS) inducible anticancer agent, 258th American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 2019, San Diego, CA, USA.


Mentorship Travel Award (2019)

UWM Graduate Student Travel Award (2019)

UWM SAC Travel Award (2019)