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Suchandan Sikder
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine and Surgery
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine


About
Qualifications
Honours
Publications
Funding
Supervision
Collaboration


Dr Suchandan Sikder is a veterinarian immunologist based at the Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) Bangladesh. He obtained his doctorate at the James Cook University of Australia in 2018. Recipient of several honors including those of Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship 2014 by Australian Government, and Gold Medal Award 2018 from CVASU. His research focuses on the host-pathogen interaction and immunity.



Experience


Teaching
•   Associate Professor in Department of Medicine and Surgery, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from April 8, 2018 to Present
•   Assistant Professor in Department of Medicine and Surgery, CVASU from March 24, 2012 to April 7, 2018
•   Lecturer in Department of Medicine and Surgery, CVASU from Jan. 16, 2010 to March 23, 2012


Teaching : Current Courses


Undergraduate
Course Name Course Code Department
Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine FCM-301 Department of Medicine and Surgery
Pet Animal Medicine PAM-402 Department of Medicine and Surgery

Masters
Course Name Course Code Department
Fluid Therapy and Blood Transfusion FBT-602 Department of Medicine and Surgery
Seminar SEM-602 Department of Medicine and Surgery
Veterinary Dermatology VED-601 Department of Medicine and Surgery


Contact

Email:
suchandan@cvasu.ac.bd
suchandan.sikder@my.jcu.edu.au

T&T:   031-659213-518

Location

304, Hospital Building, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
Chattogram City.

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Qualifications


Educational Qualifications
Degree
Year
Institution
Areas
PhD
2018James Cook University AustraliaMicrobiology and Immunology
MS2011CVASUMedicine
DVM2009CVASUVeterinary Medicine

Honours


Acedemic Awards
  1. 2018: Gold Medal Award, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
  2. 2017: Finalist My Research in three-minute, Higher Degree by Research Category, James Cook University (JCU) Australia
  3. 2017: 3-MT competition, Runner-up, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, JCU
  4. 2016: Higher Degree Research Enhancement Scheme – Grants in-aid/Conference (Round 2, AUD 2900), College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, JCU
  5. 2016: 10 min oral presentation competition on ‘So you think you can research’. ‘A paradigm shift: Rheumatic heart disease also caused by group G Streptococcus’. Winner 1st (AUD 2500). North Queensland Festival of Life Sciences, JCU 15.09.16
  6. 2016: 3-MT competition. Winner (AUD 500), North Queensland Festival of Life Sciences, JCU 10.08.16
  7. 2016: 3-MT competition. Excellent presenter, Annual Scientific Retreat (Centre for Biosecurity and Tropical Infectious Diseases and Centre for Biodiscovery & Molecular Development of Therapeutics), Cairns, QLD
  8. 2015: Graduate Research Scheme – Grants in-aid (Round 1, AUD 2855), College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, JCU 
  9. 2015: 3-MT competition. Winner 2015, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, JCU
  10. 2014: Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship, Awardee ID: PGPhD_DCD_3867_2014. Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship, Australian Government
  11. 2007: “Best Performance Award” 2007, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Research Grants

Project title

Designation

Fund

Duration

1. Investigation of causes of case fatality in kitten (BDT 1 lac)

Principal Investigator

CVASU Research Grant

2020-2021

2. Attempts to design effective immunisation schedule for canine parvovirus infection (BDT 3 lac)

Principal Investigator

University Grants Commission Bangladesh

2020-2021

3. Isolation, identification and screening of indigenous tropical marine microalgae for production of natural pigments (BDT 1 lac)

Co-investigator

University Grants Commission Bangladesh

2020-2021

4. Microalgae as a potential feed additive for survival, growth & coloration of ornamental fish (BDT 2 lac)

Co-investigator

Bangladesh Ministry of Science and Technology

2019-2020

5. Attempts to redesign rabies immunisation schedule for dogs in Bangladesh (BDT 1 lac)

Principal Investigator

CVASU Research Grant

2019-2020

6. Determination of the role of group G Streptococcus in the pathogenesis of rheumatic heart disease using a rat model

PhD student

NHMRC and Heart Foundation, Australia

2014-2018

7. Strengthening and expansion of post-graduate research capabilities for the diagnosis, prevention and control of infectious zoonotic diseases in livestock and poultry of Bangladesh

Co-investigator

World Bank

2012

8. Development of a routine service oriented planned dairy health and reproduction management program in commercial farm in Chittagong Metropolitan Areas

Co-investigator

University Grants Commission, Bangladesh

2012-2013

9. Bovine brucellosis: an epidemiological study at Chittagong, Bangladesh (BDT 1 lac)

Principal-investigator

DANIDA

2009-2011


Membership

Organisation

Membership ID

Duration

Australian Society for Immunology

2637

2014 to date

Australian Society for Microbiology

ASOMM 27489

2014 to date

One Health Young Voice, Bangladesh

 

2013 to date

Bangladesh Veterinary Council

3217

2009 to date

Bangladesh Veterinary Association

 

2009 to date

Krishibid (Agriculturist) Institution of Bangladesh

020718531

2009 to date

CVASU Teachers Association

 

2009 to date

CVASU Alumni Association

 

2009 to date


Others

Leadership status

Organization

Duration

General Secretary

CVASU Teachers Association

2019-2020

Treasurer

CVASU Teachers Association

2018-2019

Member

CVASU Teachers Association

2012-2013


Publications


Google scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Q9YzkMIAAAAJ&hl=en

  1. 2020: Alim MA, A Kupz, S Sikder, CM Rush, BL Govan, and N Ketheesan. Increased susceptibility to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in a diet-induced murine model of type 2 diabetes. Microbes Infect (IF: 2.669). doi: 10.1016/j.micinf.2020.03.004.
  2. 2019: Sikder S, CM Rush, BL Govan, MA Alim and N Ketheesan. Anti-streptococcal antibody and T-cell interactions with vascular endothelial cells initiate the development of rheumatic carditis. Journal of Leukocyte Biology (IF: 4.012): 1-9.
  3. 2019: Ferdous S, PG Rudra, MF Islam, A Debnath, FE Eima, S Banu and S Sikder. Skin disease patterns in small pet animals: a hospital based study in South-Eastern part of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences: 7(2), 54-63.
  4. 2019: Sikder S, G Price, Alim MA, Gautam A, Simpson RS, Rush CM, Govan BL and N Ketheesan. Group A streptococcal M-protein specific antibodies and T-cells drive the pathology observed in the rat autoimmune valvulitis model. Autoimmunity (IF 2.648): 52(2), 78-87.
  5. 2019: Alim MA, S Sikder, H Sathkumara, A Kupz, CM Rush, BL Govan and N Ketheesan. Dysregulation of key cytokines may contribute to increased susceptibility of diabetic mice Mycobacterium bovis BCG infection. Tuberculosis (IF 2.727): 115, 113-120.
  6. 2018: Sikder S, NL Williams, Sorenson AE, Alim MA, Vidgen ME, Moreland NJ, Rush CM, Simpson RS, Govan BL, Norton RE, Cunningham MW, McMillan DJ, Sriprakash KS and N Ketheesan. Group G Streptococcus induces an autoimmune carditis mediated by interleukin 17A and interferon γ in the Lewis rat model of Rheumatic Heart Disease. Journal of Infectious Diseases (IF 6.273): 218(2):324-335. Front Cover Illustration (Volume 218, Issue 2, 15 July 2018; Commendation from the Editor in Chief within one year of publication having been in the top 10 percent of the most downloaded JID article from the past two years).
  7. 2018: O’Donohoe TJ, RG Schrale, Sikder S, Surve N, Rudd D and N Ketheesan. Significance of anti-myosin antibody formation in patients with myocardial infarction: A prospective observational study. Heart, Lung and Circulation (IF 2.028): 28(4), 583-590.
  8. 2017: Alim MA, S Sikder, TL Bridson, CM Rush, BL Govan, and N Ketheesan. Anti-microbial function of macrophages is impaired in a diet induced model of type 2 diabetes. Tuberculosis (Edinb) (IF 2.727): 102:47-54. PMID: 28061952.
  9. 2016: Gorton D, S Sikder, NL Williams, L Chilton, CM Rush, BL Govan, MW Cunningham, and N Ketheesan. Repeat exposure to group A streptococcal M protein exacerbates cardiac damage in a rat model of rheumatic heart disease. Autoimmunity (IF 2.648): 49(8):563-570
  10. 2014: Rush CM, BL Govan, S Sikder, NL Williams and N Ketheesan. Animal models to investigate the pathogenesis of rheumatic heart disease. Front Pediatr (IF 2.33) 4(2):116. doi: 10.3389/fped.2014.00116.
  11. 2014: Ahaduzzaman M, M Naznin, MA Rahman, MA Imtiaz and S Sikder. Musk gland swelling in an anemic Black Bengal goat; case study. Res J Vet Prac, 2 (2), 19-21. 
  12. 2014: Ghosh KK, MS Islam, S Sikder, S Das, S Chowdhury and MA Alim. Prevalence of ecto and gastrointestinal parasitic infestations of pigeon at Chittagong metropolitan area, Bangladesh. J Adv Parasitology, 1 (1), 9-11. 
  13. 2014: Imtiaz MA, MA Rahman, K Islam, M Barua, MA Alim, S Chowdhury and  S Sikder. Prevalence and associated risk factors of myiasis in different areas of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Res J Vet Pract, 2 (2), 22 – 27. 
  14. 2013: Ghosh KK, S Sikder, S Chowdhury, MK Ray, A Sarker and GC Chanda, 2013. A study on management system of intensive pigeon farming at Chittagong. Vol. 5, WJAS ID 1361680494. 
  15. 2012: Sikder S, AKMA Rahman, MR Faruque, MA Alim, S Das, AD Gupta, BC Das, MI Uddin and MAM Prodhan. Bovine Brucellosis: An Epidemiological Study at Chittagong, Bangladesh. Pak Vet J (IF 1.217), 32 (4): 499-502. 
  16. 2012: Sikder S, AME Rahman, UK Rima, MA Alim, S Das, BC Das and MR  Faruque. Equine Diseases: A Retrospective Prevalence Study in Farm Conditions in Bangladesh. Wayamba Journal of Animal ScienceVol. 4, WJAS ID 1329045675. 
  17. 2012: Alim MA, S Das, K Roy, M Masuduzzaman, S Sikder, MM Hassan, AZ Siddiki and MA Hossain. Prevalence of Haemoprotozoan Diseases in Cattle Population of Chittagong Division, Bangladesh. Pakistan Veterinary Journal, 32 (2), 221-224.
  18. 2012: Alim MA, S Das, K Roy, S Sikder, Mohiuddin, M Masuduzzaman and MA    Hossain. Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitism in cattle of Chittagong division, Bangladesh. Wayamba Journal of Animal Science. DOI Number 1330976338. 
  19. 2012: Sikder S, SMM Rahman, MA Alim and S Das. Haematological variations in Brucella abortus Antibody Positive Cross-bred Cattle at Chittagong, Bangladesh. YYU Vet Fak Derg, 23 (3), 125-128. 
  20. 2012: Das S, BK Nath, MA Alim, S Sikder and MS Pallab.  Acanthomatous ameloblastoma in a female Spitz Dog with rare atypical histomorphology: A case Study. Veterinary World, 6(4): 219-222, doi: 10.5455/vetworld.2003.219-222. 
  21. 2012: Das S, MA Alim, S Sikder, AD Gupta and M Masuduzzaman. Prevalence and worm load of enteric helminthiasis in stray dogs of Chittagong Metropolitan, Bangladesh. YYU Vet Fak Derg. 23 (3), 141-145. 
  22. 2011: Das S, MA Alim, MM Hassan, S Sikder, Muraduzzaman and M Masuduzzaman. Spirocercosis in stray dogs of Chittagong Metropolitan area of Bangladesh: an epidemiological and pathological investigation. Veterinary World, 4 (11): 485-491. 
  23. 2010: Sikder S­­­, SSU Ahmed, ASMG Kibria, MS Pallab, MB Uddin, J Basu and MM Uddin. Study on anatomical measurements for the blocking sites of paravertebral regional anaesthesia in Black Bengal goat. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary Medicine. 8(1), 81-86.  

Funding


Current Funding

Project title

Designation

Fund

Duration

1. Investigation of causes of case fatality in kitten (BDT 1 lac)

Principal Investigator

CVASU Research Grant

2020-2021

2. Attempts to design effective immunisation schedule for canine parvovirus infection (BDT 3 lac)

Principal Investigator

University Grants Commission Bangladesh

2020-2021

3. Isolation, identification and screening of indigenous tropical marine microalgae for production of natural pigments (BDT 1 lac)

Co-investigator

University Grants Commission Bangladesh

2020-2021

4. Microalgae as a potential feed additive for survival, growth & coloration of ornamental fish (BDT 2 lac)

Co-investigator

Bangladesh Ministry of Science and Technology

2019-2020


Project Completed

Project title

Designation

Fund

Duration

5. Attempts to redesign rabies immunisation schedule for dogs in Bangladesh (BDT 1 lac)

Principal Investigator

CVASU Research Grant

2019-2020

6. Determination of the role of group G Streptococcus in the pathogenesis of rheumatic heart disease using a rat model

PhD student

NHMRC and Heart Foundation, Australia

2014-2018

7. Strengthening and expansion of post-graduate research capabilities for the diagnosis, prevention and control of infectious zoonotic diseases in livestock and poultry of Bangladesh

Co-investigator

World Bank

2012

8. Development of a routine service oriented planned dairy health and reproduction management program in commercial farm in Chittagong Metropolitan Areas

Co-investigator

University Grants Commission, Bangladesh

2012-2013

9. Bovine brucellosis: an epidemiological study at Chittagong, Bangladesh (BDT 1 lac)

Principal-investigator

DANIDA

2009-2011


Supervision


Current

  PG (PhD)
SL No. Student Name Roll No. Reg No. Session Degree Supervisor
1. Md Saddam Hossain 2019-2020 PG (PhD) CoI

Thesis Title :
Study on common zoonotic and other infectious diseases of Cat and their microbiome
Thesis Title : Study on common zoonotic and other infectious diseases of Cat and their microbiome
  PG (MS)
SL No. Student Name Roll No. Reg No. Session Degree Supervisor
1. Saida Zinnurine 2019-2020 PG (MS) PI

Thesis Title :
Attempts to design effective immunisation schedule for canine rabies and parvovirus infection from Bangladesh perspective
Thesis Title : Attempts to design effective immunisation schedule for canine rabies and parvovirus infection from Bangladesh perspective
2. Md Jakir Hossain 2019-2020 PG (MS) PI

Thesis Title :
Evaluation of risk factors and etiology of kitten mortality in Chattogram, Bangladesh
Thesis Title : Evaluation of risk factors and etiology of kitten mortality in Chattogram, Bangladesh
3. Turfatul Jannat 2018-2019 PG (MS) PI

Thesis Title :
Antimicrobial activity of marine microalgae against common human disease in Chattogram ,Bangladesh
Thesis Title : Antimicrobial activity of marine microalgae against common human disease in Chattogram ,Bangladesh
4. Sharnalika karmakar 2018-2019 PG (MS) PI

Thesis Title :
Antibacterial activity of marine microalgae against Bacterial causes skin disease of Pet animal
Thesis Title : Antibacterial activity of marine microalgae against Bacterial causes skin disease of Pet animal
5. Nahida Jaman Smrity 2018-2019 PG (MS) PI

Thesis Title :
Antimicrobial activity of some marine microalgae against common diseases in aquaculture in Chattogram, Bangladesh
Thesis Title : Antimicrobial activity of some marine microalgae against common diseases in aquaculture in Chattogram, Bangladesh
6. Riffat Anwar 2018-2019 PG (MS) PI

Thesis Title :
Pattern of skin diseases among pet owners of Chattogram
Thesis Title : Pattern of skin diseases among pet owners of Chattogram
7. Anannya Barua 2019-2020 PG (MS) PI

Thesis Title :
Serological survey of zoonotic leptospirosis in veterinarians of Chattogram, Bangladesh
Thesis Title : Serological survey of zoonotic leptospirosis in veterinarians of Chattogram, Bangladesh


Collaboration


Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries, CVASU