Ahsan Polash, Ph.D., is a computational biologist in Dr. Hafner’s group at the NIAMS. His current research focuses on studying transcriptional regulation through RNA-binding proteins.

During Dr. Polash’s doctoral studies he worked as a cheminformatician predicting the toxicity of chemical compounds and visualizing the decision-making steps of Machine learning. Simultaneously he studied hormone-responsive enhancer mediated transcriptional regulation.

Scientific Publications

CATMoS: Collaborative Acute Toxicity Modeling Suite.

Mansouri K, Karmaus AL, Fitzpatrick J, Patlewicz G, Pradeep P, Alberga D, Alepee N, Allen TEH, Allen D, Alves VM, Andrade CH, Auernhammer TR, Ballabio D, Bell S, Benfenati E, Bhattacharya S, Bastos JV, Boyd S, Brown JB, Capuzzi SJ, Chushak Y, Ciallella H, Clark AM, Consonni V, Daga PR, Ekins S, Farag S, Fedorov M, Fourches D, Gadaleta D, Gao F, Gearhart JM, Goh G, Goodman JM, Grisoni F, Grulke CM, Hartung T, Hirn M, Karpov P, Korotcov A, Lavado GJ, Lawless M, Li X, Luechtefeld T, Lunghini F, Mangiatordi GF, Marcou G, Marsh D, Martin T, Mauri A, Muratov EN, Myatt GJ, Nguyen DT, Nicolotti O, Note R, Pande P, Parks AK, Peryea T, Polash AH, Rallo R, Roncaglioni A, Rowlands C, Ruiz P, Russo DP, Sayed A, Sayre R, Sheils T, Siegel C, Silva AC, Simeonov A, Sosnin S, Southall N, Strickland J, Tang Y, Teppen B, Tetko IV, Thomas D, Tkachenko V, Todeschini R, Toma C, Tripodi I, Trisciuzzi D, Tropsha A, Varnek A, Vukovic K, Wang Z, Wang L, Waters KM, Wedlake AJ, Wijeyesakere SJ, Wilson D, Xiao Z, Yang H, Zahoranszky-Kohalmi G, Zakharov AV, Zhang FF, Zhang Z, Zhao T, Zhu H, Zorn KM, Casey W, Kleinstreuer NC
Environ Health Perspect.
2021 Apr;
doi: 10.1289/EHP8495
PMID: 33929906

Applicability Domain of Active Learning in Chemical Probe Identification: Convergence in Learning from Non-Specific Compounds and Decision Rule Clarification.

Polash AH, Nakano T, Takeda S, Brown JB
2019 Jul 26;
doi: 10.3390/molecules24152716
PMID: 31357419

Chemogenomic Active Learning's Domain of Applicability on Small, Sparse qHTS Matrices: A Study Using Cytochrome P450 and Nuclear Hormone Receptor Families.

Rakers C, Najnin RA, Polash AH, Takeda S, Brown JB
2018 Mar 20;
doi: 10.1002/cmdc.201700677
PMID: 29211346

A Survey of Web-Based Chemogenomic Data Resources.

Al Mahmud R, Najnin RA, Polash AH
Methods Mol Biol.
doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-8639-2_1
PMID: 30334202

In silico prediction of structure and functions for some proteins of male-specific region of the human Y chromosome.

Saha C, Polash AH, Islam MT, Shafrin F
Interdiscip Sci.
2013 Dec;
doi: 10.1007/s12539-013-0178-5
PMID: 24402818


Kyoto University
Ph.D., Computational Life Sciences (2021)

University of Dhaka
M.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2011)

University of Dhaka
B.S.(Hons), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2010)


Doctoral candidate/Research Assistant
Kyoto University, Japan (2016-2021)

Independent University Bangladesh (2013-1016)

Research Associate
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (2011-2013)

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