Our Team and Collaborators

CHRF started its journey with few members and now expanded to hundreds of employee. Our team headed by a board of directors consist of experts from different disciplines. Core employees are engaged with various project providing support to Project PIs. Project employees are engaged with the specific project of the Foundation.

The CHRF team is a truly dedicated and passionate one. Here are some of the key team members who are working to make a real difference.

Board of Directors

Md. Ruhul Amin, Chairman

Samir K. Saha, Executive Director
Naila Zaman Khan, Director
Mohammed Hanif, Director
Shams El Arifeen, Director
ASM Nawshad Uddin Ahmed, Treasurer
Maksuda Islam, Assistant Director


Senjuti Saha, Scientist
Md. Shahidul Islam, Senior Research Investigator
Arif Mohammad Tanmoy, Research Investigator
Gautam Kumar Saha, Senior Finance Manager

Dr. Mahmudul Hasan, Project Coordinator
Samin Huq, Project Coordinator
Dr. Kh. Md. Watin Alam, Project Coordinator
Dr. Sheikh Wasik Rahman, Deputy  Project Coordinator

Hakka Naziat, Senior Research Officer
Roly Malaker, Research Officer
Sanchita Kar, Microbiologist
Sowmitra Ranjan Chakraborty, Microbiologist
Apurba Rajib Malaker, Microbiologist
Sharmistha Goswami, Microbiologist
Zannatul Mauya, Microbiologist
Umma Hafsa, Microbiologist
Nikkon Sarker, Microbiologist
Nahidul Islam, Biochemist
Md. Akibul Hasan, Biochemist
Afroza Akter Tanni, Molecular Biologist
Syed Muktadir Al Sium, Molecular Biologist
Shuborno Islam, Asst. Microbiologist

Naito Kanon, Biostatistician
Ataul Mustufa Anik, Biostatistician
Farha Nusrat Zahan, Biostatistician
Saidul Haq,  Biostatistician

Md. Shariful Islam (Sharif), IT Manager
Raimohan Das, IT Assistant

Dr.Taslima Begum, Senior Project Research Physician
Dr.Shammin Azmery, Project Research Physician
Dr.Humaira Susmita, Project Research Physician
Dr.Sanchoye Bhowmick, Project Research Physician
Dr. Sultana Zahurs Afrin, Project Research Physician
Dr. Anannya Barman Jui, Project Research Physician
Dr. Shamsun Nahar, Project Research Physician
Dr. Iftekhar Ahmmad, Project Research Physician
Dr. Fardin Robaed Rajib, Project Research Physician
Dr. Rumana Khan Nitu, Project Research Physician
Dr. Mehedi Hasan, Project Research Physician
Dr. Arifa Shazida, Project Research Physician
Dr. Sampa Dash, Project Research Physician

Md. Hafizur Rahman, Senior Research Technologist
Anik Sarkar
, Research Technologist
Mahozabin Fardush Rahat, Deputy Laboratory Manager
Swapan Kumar Sarker, Laboratory Technologist
Ripon Hossain, Laboratory Technologist
Md. Sheikh Sady, Laboratory Technologist
Md. Sujan Barman, Laboratory Technologist
Syamal Chandra Sarker, Laboratory Technologist
Md. Sohel Rana, Laboratory Technologist
Md. Rasel Mahmud, Laboratory Technologist
Shamim Mia, Laboratory Technologist
Md. Asraful Arefin, Laboratory Technologist
Sujan Sarkar , Laboratory Technologist
Sujan Kumar Mondal , Laboratory Technologist
Dipu Chandra Das, Laboratory Technologist
Rathindranath Kabiraj, Laboratory Technologist
Nusrat Alam, Laboratory Technologist

Ashifur Rahman, Asst. Manager (Admin)
Ruma Datta, Asst. Manager (Admin)
Md. Monimul Hasan, Executive Assistant
Rumiya Akter, Asst. Manager (Finance)
Md. Saiful Islam, Senior Accounts Officer
Md.Mostafa Bepari, Admin Assistant
Syed Fuad Hossine, Admin Officer

Md. Nafiz Ahsan, Senior Field Research Officer
Tasmin Sultana
, Research Assistant
Shamima Tarafder, Research Associate
Faujiya Khanam, Research Associate
Rima Shyed, Research Assistant
Taniya Nasrin, Research Assistant
Shaila Sharmin, Research Assistant
Ms. Monalisa Haque, Research Assistant
Shamsun Nahar Shipon, Research Assistant
Shali Akter, Research Assistant
Asyia Akter, Research Assistant
Asifa Taslin (Shipa), Research Assistant
Asma Jahan, Research Assistant
Kaniz Fatema, Research Assistant
Ishrat Zahan, Research Assistant
Khurshada Afrin Khusi, Research Assistant

Mst. Atia Faruke, Study Nurse
Mst. Asmaul Husna, Study Nurse
Mst. Sharmin Khatun, Study Nurse
Mohosina Akter, Junior Study Nurse

Employee Abroad

Md. Belal Hossain, Research Investigator
Mohammad Saiful Islam Sajib, Research Officer
Joyanta K Modak, Research Officer
Sudipta Saha, Research Fellow
Mark Sun, Adjunct Scientist

Our Collaborators

The massive development from a small table to a huge laboratory with the latest technologies at finger tips would not be possible without the generous support from the friends in the society and research collaborators at home and abroad.

Collaborators of Child Health Research Foundation include Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; World Health Organization (WHO); Wellcome Trust; Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University; Johns Hopkins University; Nuffield Department of Medicine (Infectious Disease & Microbiology Group), Oxford University; Centre for Disease Control (CDC); icddr,b; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; GlaxoSmithKline; Foundation Merieux; United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd.; International Vaccine Institute (IVI); Savin Vaccine Institute; Save the Children; Jackson Laboratory; Stanford University; Sanofi Pasteur; Washington University; Cardiff University; Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Units (RMPRU).