Dr. Abdul Majeed Ruknudin received his Ph.D. from University of Madras, India in insect reproductive physiology. He obtained his research degree working part time while teaching as Assistant Professor of Zoology. He was awarded a French Government international fellowship for Indian citizens and completed post-doctoral training in electron-microscopical science on in-vitro fertilization of mammalian gametes in University of Paris VI, France. He was then trained in oxygen polarography with Professor Ian Silver of University of Bristol, United Kingdom. He migrated to USA to work with Professor Frederick Sachs on mechano-sensitive ion channels using patch-clamp electrophyiological technique. Later, he moved to University of Maryland Medical School. He became independent researcher and his subject of research was sodium-calcium exchanger. He published extensively on this transport protein in various cells ranging from bacteria to mammals collaborating with Dan Schulze and Jon Lederer. His publications include Proteomics and Bioinformatics of this antiporter. He has been member of various scientific societies such as Society for Reproductive Biology, American Society of Cell Biology, Biophysical Society, American Heart Association in the past.
Calcium regulation in cells; Cardiomyocytes; Sino-atrial node cells; Mechano-sensitive ion channels; Calcium transporters; Proteomics and bioinformatics of ion channels and Ion transporters in cells.