Dr. Z.M.G. Sarwar Jahangir is a tenured Assistant Professor at Kingsborough Community College (KCC) of The City University of New York (CUNY), and Director of the Biotechnology Degree program. He teaches Recombinant DNA Technology and Cell Culture technology and also a Co-corordinator for Introduction to Modern Biology. Earlier he taught in Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), University of Alberta, Brooklyn College, Richard Stockton College and Wabash College in Bangladesh, Canada and USA.
He received Baccalaureate from BAU, M.Sc. form Cochin University of Science and Technology, India, and Ph.D. from CUNY in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He is engaged in teaching and research in biotechnology for over 15 years, and has extensive earlier experience on fish reproductive neuroendocrinology. With a grant from NOAA (1992-1995) developed a stock of lake sturgeon with -galctosidase gene, developed a biotechnology laboratory and a course on biotechnology at Stockton College, taught advanced genetics at Wabash College (2000-2001), developed research on microsatellite DNA for fish population identification funded by NOAA (2000-2002) and PSC-CUNY (2005), and an Advisor to BAU for developing a biotechnology program (2000).
During 2001-2002, he studied dedifferentiation of melanocytes in vitro for human neurotherapy at Brooklyn College, later (2002-2005) jointly developed melanoma vaccine with hIT2 gene at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center and NY Medical College receiving US FDA approval for human trial, and now a consultant for the project. Currently, at KCC his research is on gene transfer to produce therapeutic biologics, and also collaborating scientists in Bangladesh for developing fast growing rohu and to spawn on demand.