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Dr Md Abdul Alim
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology and Parasitology
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
In-charge
Office of the Transport Pool


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Funding
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Mohammad Abdul Alim is an academician with interests in teaching, research and training. He has received undergraduate (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) in 2009 and postgraduate degree (MS in Parasitology) in 2011 from Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Bangladesh. In 2018, he obtained PhD degree on Microbiology (research title: Characterisation of immune responses to mycobacterial infections in a murine model of type 2 diabetes) from Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine of James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland Australia. Since 2010, he is serving as an academic staff at the Department of Pathology and Parasitology under the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of CVASU.



Research Interests



Experience


Teaching
•   Associate Professor in Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Faculty of Vererinary Medicine, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from May 31, 2018 to Present
•   Assistant Professor in Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Faculty of Vererinary Medicine, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from March 24, 2012 to May 30, 2018
•   Lecturer in Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from Jan. 16, 2010 to March 23, 2012

Administrative
•   In-charge in Office of the Transport Pool, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences Univeristy from Oct. 22, 2018 to Present
•   Assistant Proctor in Office of the Proctor, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences Universiry from Oct. 1, 2013 to Jan. 31, 2014

Others
•   Treasure in CVASU Teachers Association, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences Universiry from March 1, 2019 to March 23, 2021
•   Excutive Member in CVASU Teachers Association, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Teachers Association from March 1, 2011 to March 1, 2012


Teaching : Current Courses


Undergraduate
Course Name Course Code Department
Platyhelminthes and Malacology PLM-201 Department of Pathology and Parasitology
Veterinary Nematology VNM-202 Department of Pathology and Parasitology
Veterinary Entomology VNE-301 Department of Pathology and Parasitology
Protozoology PRT-302 Department of Pathology and Parasitology

Masters
Course Name Course Code Department
General Parasitology GPT-601 Department of Pathology and Parasitology
Helminthology HPR-601 Department of Pathology and Parasitology
Immunoparasitology IPR-601 Department of Pathology and Parasitology
Malacology MPR-601 Department of Pathology and Parasitology
Clinical Parasitology CPR-602 Department of Pathology and Parasitology
Entomology EPR-602 Department of Pathology and Parasitology
Molecular Parasitology MPR-602 Department of Pathology and Parasitology
Parasitic Ecology and Epidemiology PEE-602 Department of Pathology and Parasitology
Protozoology PPR-602 Department of Pathology and Parasitology


Contact

Email:
maalim85@gmail.com
mdabdul.alim@my.jcu.edu.au

T&T:   031-896235 (Ext-433)

Fax:   880-031-659620

Location

Room No.: 207, Academic building-1, Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
Khulshi, Chattogram Campus.

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Qualifications


Educational Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): 2014-2018

Institute: Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine,   James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Discipline: Microbiology

Thesis title: Characterisation of immune responses to mycobacterial infections in a murine model of type 2 diabetes 

       Available on:  

                        DOI: 10.25903/5bda83954eaec

                        Publisher website: https://doi.org/10.25903/5bda83954eaec

Conferred date: 6 December 2018

Course completed: Advanced Immunology; Result: Distinction

 

Master of Science (MS):

Institute: Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chattogram-4225, Bangladesh

Discipline: Veterinary Parasitology

Thesis title: Prevalence of haemoprotozoan and gastrointestinal diseases of cattle of Chattogram, Bangladesh

Results: 3.94 (in 4.00 scale), Letter grade: A [Position: 1st

Conferred date: 29 September 2011

 

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM): 2003-2009 ( Final exam held in 2009)

Institute: Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Chattogram-4225, Bangladesh

Discipline/Degree: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Projects: (1) Prevalence of haemoprotozoan diseases. (2) Productive and reproductive performances of Black Bengal goat of Bangladesh

Results: CGPA: 3.85 (in 4.00 scale)), Letter grade: A [Position: 2nd out of 46 students]

Conferred date:14 July 2009

 

Higher Secondary (HSC):

Institute: Noakhali Government College, Noakhali, Bangladesh

Degree: Higher Secondary Certificate

Major: Science

Board: Comilla Board, Bangladesh



Secondary School (SSC):

Institute: Noakhali Zilla School, Noakhali, Bangladesh

Degree: Secondary Certificate

Major: Science

Board: Comilla Board, Bangladesh



Trainings Received
  • ‘Intensive Training on BD FACS Canto™ and BD LSR Fortessa™ X-20’, Held at Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Australia on 31st October to 4th November and 23rd November’ 2016. Also visited John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia and University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia to see their flow cytometry facilities in 4-5th December 2015; organized by BD Bioscience, Australia.
  • All required biosafety training and measures to work at physical containment (PC3) 2 and 3 of at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine of James Cook University, Australia during working with Mycobacterial species (M. fortuitum, M. bovis; Pasteur strain and M. tuberculosis H37Rv) including radiation safety training (4th March 2014), fire safety training, handling of liquid Nitrogen, laboratory animal management in PC3 etc during the period 2014-2018 as a PhD student.
  • Advanced biosafety course by the online guardian training: ‘Approved Arrangement Accreditation for AA Accredited Person (Class 1-8)’. Attainment number: 37265. 
  • ‘Skill for International Postgraduate (SKIP)’: A series (13) of professional development training (March 2014- 2015)  offered by the Cook University, Townsville, Australia.
  • A training on ‘Application on Statistical Software packages for Data Mining’ held during 12-13 May’2013, organized by Directorate (Research and Extension) CVASU, Poultry Research and Training Centre and University of Science and Technology, Chattogram, Bangladesh.
  • A training workshop on ‘Genomics and Bioinformatics Tools used in Computational Biology’  held during 29-30 May’2013, organized by Directorate (Research and Extension) of CVASU in collaboration with Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering Technology and University of Science and Technology, Chattogram, Bangladesh.  
  • An international training workshop on ‘Tools of Molecular biology and Bioinformatics in DNA barcoding’ held during 12-16 February’2012; Organized by Poultry Research and Training Centre, CVASU, Khulshi, Chattogram, Bangladesh.
  • An international training workshop on 'Molecular Techniques and their Application'  held during 22-27 September 2012 Organized by Higher education Quality enhancement project (Funded by World Bank and TWAS), CVASU, Khulshi, Chattogram, Bangladesh.
  • ‘Sustainable Research Networks Workshop’, held on 25 April 2010, Jointly organized by British Council, UK and Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • 'Internship Training Program' Organized by Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai-600 007, India from 01-30 April 2009 at Madras Veterinary College and Veterinary College and Research Institute (VCRI), Namakkal, 637 002.

Honours


Acedemic Awards

Scholarship and awards:

  • Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship to pursue PhD study (2014-2018) at James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia by the Government of Australia, Department of Education and Training, Australia. 
  • Travel bursary to attend “The 10th International Conference on the Pathogenesis of Mycobacterial infections” held in  Stockholm, Sweden, 23-25 Aug 2017.
  • Graduate research enhancement Scheme (Conference Travel award) from the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Australia.
  • ASI (Australian Society for Immunology) travel award to attend “Australasian Society for Immunology Conference 2015” held in Canberra, Australia, 29 Nov 03 Dec 2015.
  • Best Researcher Award-2018-2019 (Position: 6th among all faculties), Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chattogram, Bangladesh.

Research Grants

1. Engaging communities to address antimicrobial resistance: Scaling-up and replicating contextualized and sustainable community-led solutions in low resource settings. A collaborative project between the University of Leeds and Chattogram Veterinary Animal Sciences University, UK and Chattogram. Funded by Global Challenge Research Funding (GCRF), UK for 2020-2023. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

2. Establishment of non-invasive DNA sexing facility for exotic and pet bird species. Funded by Higher Education and Research division, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram for 2019-2020, 2020-2021. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

3. Epidemiological investigation of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) outbreak in commercial dairy cattle of Chattogram, with special emphasis on identification and molecular confirmation of the available vectors carrying the LSD virus. Funded by Higher Education and Research division, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram for 2019-2020, 2020-2021. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

4. Increasing livestock production in the hills through better husbandry, health service and improving market access through value and supply chain management. Funded by Krishi Gobeshona Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh for 2017-2022. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

5. Endoparasitic infections and antibiotic resistance patterns in pet birds in Chattogram. Funded by Higher Education and Research division, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram for 2019-2019. Role in the project: Principal investigator.

6. Establishment of non-invasive DNA sexing facility for exotic and pet bird species. Funded by Higher Education and Research division, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram for 2018-2020. Role in the project: Principal investigator.

7. Monitoring and surveillance of duck diseases in Hakaluki and Tanguar Haor, Sylhet, Bangladesh and development of suitable vaccination models and other preventive strategies. Funded by Project Implementation Unit, National Agricultural Technology Program-Phase II Project Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, Farmgate, Dhaka-1215 for 2017-2018. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

8. Graduate Research Scheme (Grants-in-aid 2015; round 1 and 2; 6000 AUD) to work on Characterization of immune responses to mycobacterial infections in a murine model of Type 2 diabetes, Funded by College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia. Role in the project: PhD student. 

9. Strengthening and expansion of postgraduate research capabilities for the diagnosis, prevention and control of infectious zoonotic diseases in livestock and poultry of Bangladesh. Fund by Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP), supported by World bank for 2012-2015. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

10. Investigation and molecular identification of haemoprotozoan diseases in f man and animal of Chattogram Metropolitan Area of Bangladesh. Funded by University Grants Commission of Bangladesh for 2013-2014. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

11. Study on the prevalence of parasites of economic importance in cattle calves in coastal and hilly regions of Bangladesh. Funded by Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, Dhaka, Bangladesh for 2012-2013. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

12. Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites of Black Bangal goat and the effect of temperature on the hatchability of Hamonchus contortus. Funded by  Higher Education and Research division, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram for 2011-2012. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

13. Molecular identification of Babesiosis, Leishmaniasis and trypanosomiasis in domesticated animals of Chattogram Bangladesh. Fund: University Grants Commission of Bangladesh For 2011-2012. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

14. Investigation on stray dog diseases of Chattogram Metropolitan Area, Bangladesh. Funded by: Poultry Research and Training Institute, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram and DANIDA for 2009-2010. University Grants Commission of Bangladesh For 2009-2010. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

15. Identification and prevalence study on vector-borne diseases in cattle in Chattogram, Bangladesh. Funded by University Grants Commission, Bangladesh for 2009-2010. Role in the project: Co-investigator.


Membership
  1. Bangladesh Veterinary Council (Registration No.: 3222)
  2. Bangladesh Veterinary Association 
  3. Bangladesh Agriculturist Association
  4. Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Alumni Association
  5. Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Teachers Association (Executive member; 2012-2013 and treasure; 2018-2019)
  6. One Health Young Voice, Bangladesh 
  7. Australian Society for Immunology
  8. Australian Society for Microbiology
  9. Badhan, (a blood donating organization) Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Unit (Ex-advisor and member)
  10. “Manobic Team” (A charity organization), Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Unit (Founder)

Others

Conference attended: 

  1. Sixteen International Conference organized by Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khushi, Chattogram, 10-20 October 2019. Poster presentation on “Boy or girl? Avian DNA sexing technology has the answer”. [Winner of Best poster award].
  2. The 10th International Conference on the Pathogenesis of Mycobacterial infections" organized by the Karolinska Institute, held in Stockholm, Sweden, 23-25 August 2017. Oral presentation on "Increased mycobacterial susceptibility in a murine model of type 2 diabetes". [Winner of Conference registration fee and Travel Bursary (Australia to Sweden) ].
  3. Australasian Tropical Health Conference, held in Brisbane, Australia, 22-23 September 2016. Poster presentation on "Type 2 diabetes increases tuberculosis susceptibility”.
  4. Aims Tropical Division Scientific Meeting, organized by Australian Institute of Medical Scientist, Australia,  held at Jupiter, Townsville, Australia, 5-6 June 2015. Oral presentation on “ Impact of diabetes on functional responses of macrophage in mycobacterial infection”.
  5. Annual Scientific Retreat, organized by CBTID and CBMDT of James Cook University, Australia, held in Fitzroy Island, Cairns, Australia, 15-17 July 2015. Oral and 3MT presentation on “Diabetes increases tuberculosis susceptibility”.
  6. Annual Scientific Retreat, organized by CBTID and CBMDT of James Cook University and Australasian Tropical Health Conference, held in Palm Cove, Cairns, Australia, 15-17 and 19-22 September 2015. Poster and 3 minutes thesis (3MT) presentation on “Type 2 Diabetes Facilitates Mycobacterial Infections”.
  7. North Queensland Festival of Life Science, held in James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, 5 November 2015. Poster presentation on “Type 2 Diabetes Facilitates Mycobacterial Infections. [Winner of Best poster award from College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, JCU, Australia. 
  8. Australasian Society for Immunology Conference, held in Canberra, Australia, 29 November to 03 December 2015. Poster presentation on "Impact of type 2 diabetes on macrophage functions in mycobacterial infection". [Winner of Travel Bursary, $1000].
  9. North Queensland Festival of Life Science, held in James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, 01 August 2016. Poster and 3MT presentation on “Diabetes increase susceptibility to Tuberculosis”. 
  10. Townsville Research Symposium week organize by the Townsville Hospital, Queensland, Australia, help on 12-14 September 2016. Oral (Category: So, you think you can research) and 3MT presentation on “Why diabetes significantly increases tuberculosis susceptibility”.
  11. First Higher Degree by Research Student Conference, organized by College of Public Health Medical and Veterinary Sciences, JCU, Australia, held on 02 December 2016. Oral and Poster presentation on “Why diabetes significantly increases susceptibility to mycobacterial infections?”  [Second Best oral presentation award].
  12. Participation in all annual scientific conferences (2009-2013, 2019), organized by Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Science University, Khulshi, Chattogram,  Bangladesh.
  13. Tick and Tick-borne diseases in Bangladesh, Organized by Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh and Institute of Biology, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, held on 27-28 April 2011.

Publications


List of Publications:

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=smN7r5EAAAAJ&hl=en 

 Total citation: 450, h-index:12, i10-Index:14, (as of 15.09.2021), Cumulative impact factor:  46.214 

 [Note: Impact factor: Included according to the year of publication, Quartile index (indicates the percentage of global journal list): Q1 (top 25% of journal list), Q2 (25 to 50%), Q3 (50 to 75%) and Q4 (75-100%). * indicates the corresponding author], Publication from the PhD projects at  JCU, Australia (1-9)]. * indicates the corresponding author]

  1. Sathkumara, H. D., Muruganandah, V., Cooper, M. M., Field, M. A., Alim, M. A., Brosch, R., . . . Kupz, A. (2020). Mucosal delivery of ESX-1-expressing BCG strains provides superior immunity against tuberculosis in murine type 2 diabetes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.  DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2003235117.  [impact factor: 9.412, Q1]
  2. Alim, M. A.*, Kupz, A., Sikder, S., Rush, C., Govan, B. & Ketheesan, N. (2020). Increased susceptibility to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in a diet-induced murine model of type 2 diabetes. Microbes Infect. 2020 Mar 29. pii: S1286-4579(20)30050-2 . DOI: 10.1016/j.micinf.2020.03.004. [impact factor: 2.373, Q2]
  3. Alim, M. A*., Sikder, S., Sathkumara, H., Kupz, A., Rush, C. M., Govan, B. L., & Ketheesan, N. (2019). Dysregulation of key cytokines may contribute to increased susceptibility of diabetic mice to Mycobacterium bovis BCG infection. Tuberculosis. DOI: 10.1016/j.tube.2019.02.005 . [impact factor: 2.576, Q2]
  4. Alim, M. A., Sikder, S., Bridson, T. L., Rush, C. M., Govan, B. L., & Ketheesan, N. (2017). Anti-mycobacterial function of macrophages is impaired in a diet-induced model of type 2 diabetes. Tuberculosis (Edinb), 102, 47-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.tube.2016.12.002.  [impact factor: 2.58, Q2] 
  5. Morris, J. L., Bridson, T. L., Alim, M. A., Rush, C. M., Rudd, D. M., Govan, B. L., & Ketheesan, N. (2016). Development of a diet-induced murine model of diabetes featuring cardinal metabolic and pathophysiological abnormalities of type 2 diabetes. Biol Open, 5(8), 1149-1162. DOI: 10.1242/bio.016790. [impact factor: 2.02, Q1] 
  6. Sikder, S., Rush, C. M., Govan, B. L., Alim, M. A. & Ketheesan, N. (2020). Anti-streptococcal antibody and T-cell interactions with vascular endothelial cells initiate the development of rheumatic carditis. J Leukoc Biol, 107, 263-271. DOI: 10.1002/JLB.4MA0919-096RR. [impact factor: 3.757, Q1] 
  7. Sikder, S., Price, G., Alim, M. A., Gautam, A., Scott Simpson, R., Margaret Rush, C., . . . Ketheesan, N. (2019). Group A streptococcal M-protein specific antibodies and T-cells drive the pathology observed in the rat autoimmune valvulitis model. Autoimmunity, 52(2), 78-87.  DOI: 10.1080/08916934.2019.1605356. [impact factor: 2.125, Q3] 
  8. Sikder, S., Williams, N. L., Sorenson, A. E., Alim, M. A., Vidgen, M. E., Moreland, N. J., C.M., Rush; R.S., Simpson; B.L., Govan; R.E., Norton;  M.W., Cunningham; D. J., McMillan; K.S., Sriprakash & Ketheesan, N (2018). Group G streptococcus induces an autoimmune IL-17A/IFN-gamma mediated carditis in the Lewis rat model of Rheumatic Heart Disease. J Infect Dis. DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jix637. [impact factor: 5.18, Q1 ]
  9. Haleagrahara, N., Miranda-Hernandez, S., Alim, M. A., Hayes, L., Bird, G., & Ketheesan, N. (2017). Therapeutic effect of quercetin in collagen-induced arthritis. Biomed Pharmacother, 90, 38-46. DOI: 10.1016/j.biopha.2017.03.026. [impact factor: 2.361, Q1]
  10.  Hasan T, Mannan A, Hossain D, Rekha A, Hossan MM, Alim MA, Uddin AHMM (2021). Molecular detection of Toxoplasma gondii in aborted fetuses of goats in Chattogram, Bangladesh, Veterinary World, 14(9): 2386-2391. doi: www.doi.org/10.14202/vetworld.2021.2386-2391. [impact factor: 2.11, Q2]
  11. Hassan, M.M.; Kalam, M.A.; Alim, M.A.; Shano, S.; Nayem, M.R.K.; Badsha, M.R.; Al Mamun, M.A.; Hoque, A.; Tanzin, A.Z.; Nath, C.; Khanom, H.; Khan, S.A.; Islam, M.M.; Uddin, M.B.; Islam, A (2021). Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices on Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance among Commercial Poultry Farmers in Bangladesh. Antibiotics 2021, 10, 784. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10070784 [ impact factor 4.639, Q1, MDPI
  12. Kalam, M.A.; Alim, M.A.; Shano, S.; Nayem, M.R.K.; Badsha, M.R.; Mamun, M.A.A.; Hoque, A.; Tanzin, A.Z.; Khan, S.A.; Islam, A.; Islam, M.M.; Hassan, M.M (2021). Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices on Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance among Poultry Drug and Feed Sellers in Bangladesh. Vet. Sci. 2021, 8, 111. https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci8060111 [ impact factor 2.304, Q1, MDPI] 
  13. Hasib, F.M.Y,. Islam, M.A., Das, T., Rana, E.A., Uddin, M.H., Bayzid, M., Nath, C., Hossain, M.A., Masuduzzaman, M,. Das, S. and M.A Alim* (2021). Lumpy skin disease outbreak in cattle population of Chattogram, Bangladesh. Vet. Med. Sci 2021; 00:1-9. https://doi.org/10.1002/vms3.524 [impact factor 1.950, Q2] 
  14.  A. Mannan, M. A. Alim, M. B. Manik, K. M. U. Rahman, M. A. Hossain and AMAM Z. Siddiki (2021). Prevalence of anaplasmosis in cattle from Chattogram division of Bangladesh. Bangl J Vet & Ani Sci, 9(1): 67-73. BJVAS_2021-1009.pdf.
  15. M. A. A. Mamun, M. A. Hossen, M. Bhowmik, T. A. Nizami, F. M. Y. Hasib, T. Hasan, M. A.Hossain & M. A. Alim,*  (2020). Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitic infections in cattle and buffalo of Sandwip Island, Chattogram, Bangladesh. Bangladesh J Vet & Ani Sci , 8(2): 84-90. 
  16. Bhowmik, M., Hossen, M. A., Mamun, M. A. A., Hasib, F. M. Y., Poddar, S., Hossain, M. A. & Alim, M. A.*  (2020). Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasitic Infections in Sheep and Goats of Sandwip Island, Chattogram, Bangl.Van Vet  J (previous name: Yuzuncu Yil Universitesi Veteriner Fakultesi Dergisi), 31 (3), 152-157. DOI: https://doi.org/10.36483/vanvetj.821083.  
  17. Hossain, M. M., Hasib, F. M. Y., Bayzid, M., Hassan, M. M., Hossain, M. M., & Alim, M. A*(2019). Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitic infections in sheep of a coastal belt under Noakhali district, Bangladesh. Bangl J Vet & Anim Sci, 7(2):32-37.
  18. Mannan, M., Siddiki, A. Das, S., Alim, M.A., & Hossain, M. A. (2017). Molecular identification and characterization of Trypanosoma infection in cattle in Chittagong Metropolitan area, Bangladesh. Bangl J Vet & Anim Sci, 5(2):52-60. 
  19. Miah, G., Das, A., Bilkis, T., Momin, M. M., Uddin, M. A., Alim M. A., Mahmud, M. S., & Miazi, O.M. (2016). Comparative study on productive and reproductive traits of Black Bengal and Jamnapari goats under semi-intensive condition. Sci  Res J, IV(II): 1-7. http://www.scirj.org/papers-0216/scirj-P0216314.pdf.  
  20. Ahmed, R., Biswas, P. K.,  Barua, M.,  Alim, M. A., Islam, K.,   Islam, M. Z., (2015).  Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitism of cattle in Banskhali Upazila, Chittagong, Bangladesh. J Adv Vet Anim Res, 2(4) 484-488.http://bdvets.binbd.com/JAVAR/V2I4/b113_pp484-488.pdf.  
  21. Hoque, M. A., Hassan, M. M., Haque, E., Shaikat, A. H., Khan, S. A., Alim, M. A., . . . Yamage, M. (2014). A survey of gastro-intestinal parasitic infection in domestic and wild birds in Chittagong and Greater Sylhet, Bangladesh. Prev Vet Med, 117(1), 305-312.  DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2014.07.012. [impact factor: 2.374, Q1] 
  22. Islam, M. S., Alim, M. A., Das, S., Ghosh, K. K., Pervin, S., Lipi, A., Siddiki, A. M. A. M. Z., Masuduzzaman, M., & Hossain, M. A. (2014). Prevalence of Haemoproteus sp. in domestic Pigeon at Chittagong and Khulna District in Bangladesh. J Adv Parasitol, 1(2):24-25. http://nexusacademicpublishers.com/table_contents_detail/5/273/html
  23. Islam, M. S., Das, S., Alim, M. A., Uddin, M. M., Kabir, M. H. B., Islam, M. T., Ghosh, K. K., & Masuduzzaman, M. (2014). Progressive Type of Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor (CTVT) in a Male Stray Dog: a Case Report. Res J Vet Pract, 2 (4): 70 -72. http://nexusacademicpublishers.com/table_contents_detail/13/285/html
  24. Imtiaz, M. A., Rahman, M. A., Islam, K., Barua, M., Alim, M. A., Chowdhury, S., & Sikder, S. (2014).  Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Myiasis in Different Areas of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Res J Vet Pract 2(2): 22 – 27. https://nexusacademicpublishers.com/uploads/files/Nexus_278.pdf.  
  25. Ghosh, K. K., Islam, M. S., Sikder, S., Das, S., Chowdhury, S., & Alim, M. A. (2014). Prevalence of Ecto and Gastrointestinal Parasitic Infections of Pigeon at Chittagong Metropolitan Area, Bangladesh. J Adv Parasitol, 1 (1): 9 – 11. http://nexusacademicpublishers.com/table_contents_detail/5/179/html
  26. Islam, M.S., Das, S., Talukdar, M. M. I., Islam, M. A., Ghosh, K. K., Alim, M. A., & Masuduzzaman, M. (2014). Pathological affection of liver due to hydatidosis and fascioliasis in slaughtered food animal (cattle and buffalo) in Chittagong district, Bangladesh. Wayamba J Anim Sci, Vol.6 pp.1014-1019. 
  27. Biswas, D., Das, S., & Alim, M. A. (2014). The first record of Ophidascaris (Nematode: Ascarididae) in the Asian rock python (Python molurus molurus) in Bangladesh.  Schol J Agri Sci, 4(1), pp. 24-26, ISSN 2276-7118 © 2014 Scholarly-Journals. http://pstu.ac.bd/files/publications/1543472538.pdf.  
  28. Alim, M. A.*, Das, S., Roy, K., Masuduzzaman, M., Sikder, S., Hasan, M. A., Siddiki, A. M. A. M. Z., & Hossain, M. A. (2012). Prevalence of Haemoprotozoan diseases in Cattle Population of Chittagong Division, Bangladesh. Pak Vet J, 32(2), 221-224. http://pvj.com.pk/pdf-files/32_2/221-224.pdf  [impact factor: 0.83, Q3] 
  29. Alim, M. A.*, Das, S., Roy, K., Sikder, S., Mohiuddin, Masuduzzaman, M., & Hossain, M. A. (2012). Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasites in Cattle of Chittagong Division, Bangladesh, Wayamba Journal of Animal Science – ISSN: 2012-578X; 2012, First Published May 07, 2012; Number 1330976338. https://wayambajournal.com/paper/prevalence-of-gastrointestinal-parasitism-in-cattle-of-chittagong-division-bangladesh.pdf
  30. Sikder, S., Rahman, A. K. M. A.,  Faruque, M. R.,  Alim, M. A., Das, S.,  Gupta, A. D.,  Das, B. C., Uddin., M. I., & Prodhan, M. A. M. (2012). Bovine Brucellosis: An Epidemiological Study at Chittagong, Bangladesh. Pak Vet J, 32(4): 499-502. http://www.pvj.com.pk/pdf-files/32_4/499-502.pdf.  [impact factor: 0.83, Q3]
  31.  Das, S., Nath, B. K., Alim, M. A., Sikder, S., & Pallab, M. S. (2012).  Acanthomatous ameloblastoma in a female Spitz Dog with rare atypical histomorphology: A case Study. Vet World 6(4):219-222, doi:10.5455/vetworld.2013.219-222. DOI:10.5455/vetworld.2013.219-222. [impact factor: 0.27, Q2] 
  32. Das, S., Alim, M. A., Sikdar, S., Uddin, M., Gupta, A. D., & Masuduzzaman, M. (2012). Prevalence and intensity of enteric parasites in stray dogs of Chittagong Metropolitan, Bangladesh. YYU Veteriner Fakultesi Dergisi, 23(3), 41. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/0a47/a087b7efd4e280f986b53d06efb98dc163f9.pdf
  33. Sikder, S., Rahman, A. M. R., Rima, U. K., Alim, M. A., Das, S., Das, B. C., & Faraque, M. R. (2012).  Equine Diseases: A Retrospective Prevalence Study in Farm Conditions in Bangladesh. Wayamba J Anim Sci, ISSN: 2012-578X; 201, Number 1329045675. https://wayambajournal.com/paper/equine-diseases-a-retrospective-prevalence-study-in-farm-conditions-in-bangladesh.pdf
  34. Sikder, S., Rahman, S. M., Mushfiqur, S. M., Alim, M. A.,  & Das, S. (2012). Haematology of Brucella abortus Antibody Positive Cross-bred Cattle at Chittagong, Bangladesh, YYU Veteriner Fakultesi Dergisi, 23(3), 125 - 128.Link:  2012_23_(3)_125-128.pdf (yyu.edu.tr) 
  35. Uddin, M., Rahman, M. L., Alim, M. A., & Ahasan, A. S. M. L. (2012). Anatomical study on origin, course and distribution of cranial and caudal mesenteric arteries in the White New Zealand rabbit (Orycotolagus cuniculus). Int J Nat Sci, 2(1):54-59. https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/iJNS/article/view/11386
  36. Das,  S., Alim, M. A., Hassan, M. M, Sikdar S,   Muraduzzaman & Masuduzzaman, M. (2011). Spirocercosis in stray dogs of Chittagong Metropolitan area of Bangladesh: an epidemiological and pathological investigation. Vet World, 4(11): 485-491. [impact factor: 0.27, Q2] Link: http://www.veterinaryworld.org/Vol.4/November%20-%202011
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  38. Das, S., Debnath, G. K., Chanda, T., Alim, M. A.,  & Sarker, S. (2010). A study of milk from Farm to shop in Chittagong Metropolitan area. Int J Anim & Fisheries Sci, 3(1):252-256. 
  39.  Miah, G. & Alim, M.A. (2009). Performance of Black Bangal Goat under Intensive and Semi-intensive Farming System. SAARC J Agri, 7(2): 15-24. https://www.cabdirect.org/cabdirect/abstract/20113126901 


 Manuscript under preparation/submission:

  1. Prevalence of parasitic diseases in wild mammals at a Safari Park and Zoo in Bangladesh. (Sabrina et al. 2021, submitted to Veterinary Medicine and Science Journal, under review)
  2. Prevalanece of gastrointestinal and hamoprotozoan diseases of ducks at Hakaluki and Tanguar Haor, Sylhet, Bangladesh. (Tridip et al. 2021,  awaiting for submission) 
  3. Surveillance of duck diseases in Hakaluki and Tanguar Haor, Sylhet, Bangladesh. (Tofazzel et al.) 
  4. Gastrointestinal and haemoprotozoan diseases in pet birds of Chattogram metropolitan area, Chattogram, Bangladesh (Bayzid et al. 2021,  awaiting for submission) 
  5. Antibiotic resistance and identification of resistant genes against Salmonella and E. coli isolated from pet birds, Chattogram, Bangladesh. (Bayzid et al.) 
  6. Molecular identification of Babesia and Anaplasma species in tick samples of Kharachori district, Bangladesh (Towhida et al.)
    Last date of update: 16.09.2021


Funding


Current Funding

1. Engaging communities to address antimicrobial resistance: Scaling-up and replicating contextualized and sustainable community-led solutions in low resource settings. A collaborative project between the University of Leeds and Chattogram Veterinary Animal Sciences University, UK and Chattogram. Funded by Global Challenge Research Funding (GCRF), UK for 2020-2023. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

2. Establishment of non-invasive DNA sexing facility for exotic and pet bird species. Funded by Higher Education and Research division, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram for 2019-2020, 2020-2021. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

3. Epidemiological investigation of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) outbreak in commercial dairy cattle of Chattogram, with special emphasis on identification and molecular confirmation of the available vectors carrying the LSD virus. Funded by Higher Education and Research division, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram for 2019-2020, 2020-2021. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

4. Increasing livestock production in the hills through better husbandry, health service and improving market access through value and supply chain management. Funded by Krishi Gobeshona Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh for 2017-2022. Role in the project: Co-investigator.


Project Completed

1. Endoparasitic infections and antibiotic resistance patterns in pet birds in Chattogram. Funded by Higher Education and Research division, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram for 2019-2020. Role in the project: Principal investigator.

2. Establishment of non-invasive DNA sexing facility for exotic and pet bird species. Funded by Higher Education and Research division, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram for 2018-2019  and 2019-2020. Role in the project: Principal investigator.

3. Monitoring and surveillance of duck diseases in Hakaluki and Tanguar Haor, Sylhet, Bangladesh and development of suitable vaccination models and other preventive strategies. Funded by Project Implementation Unit, National Agricultural Technology Program-Phase II Project Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, Farmgate, Dhaka-1215 for 2017-2018. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

4. Graduate Research Scheme (Grants-in-aid 2015; round 1 and 2; 6000 AUD) to work on Characterization of immune responses to mycobacterial infections in a murine model of Type 2 diabetes, Funded by College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia. Role in the project: PhD student. 

5. Strengthening and expansion of postgraduate research capabilities for the diagnosis, prevention and control of infectious zoonotic diseases in livestock and poultry of Bangladesh. Fund by Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP), supported by World bank for 2012-2015. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

6. Investigation and molecular identification of haemoprotozoan diseases in f man and animal of Chattogram Metropolitan Area of Bangladesh. Funded by University Grants Commission of Bangladesh for 2013-2014. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

7. Study on the prevalence of parasites of economic importance in cattle calves in coastal and hilly regions of Bangladesh. Funded by Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, Dhaka, Bangladesh for 2012-2013. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

8. Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites of Black Bangal goat and the effect of temperature on the hatchability of Hamonchus contortus. Funded by  Higher Education and Research division, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram for 2011-2012. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

9.  Molecular identification of Babesiosis, Leishmaniasis and trypanosomiasis in domesticated animals of Chattogram Bangladesh. Fund: University Grants Commission of Bangladesh For 2011-2012. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

10. Investigation on stray dog diseases of Chattogram Metropolitan Area, Bangladesh. Funded by: Poultry Research and Training Institute, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram and DANIDA for 2009-2010. University Grants Commission of Bangladesh For 2009-2010. Role in the project: Co-investigator.

11. Identification and prevalence study on vector-borne diseases in cattle in Chattogram, Bangladesh. Funded by University Grants Commission, Bangladesh for 2009-2010. Role in the project: Co-investigator.


Supervision


Current

  PG (MS)
SL No. Student Name Roll No. Reg No. Session Degree Supervisor
1. Israt Faria 2019-2020 PG (MS) PI

Thesis Title :
Concomitant Conditions in Diabetic Patients
Thesis Title : Concomitant Conditions in Diabetic Patients
2. Razia Sultana 776 2019-2020 PG (MS) PI

Thesis Title :
Impact of Dietary Diversity on pregnant mothers and their children outcomes
Thesis Title : Impact of Dietary Diversity on pregnant mothers and their children outcomes
3. Annama Mahjabin 2019-2020 PG (MS) PI

Thesis Title :
Effect of Junk Food Consumption on the Nutritional Status of Adolescent Girls
Thesis Title : Effect of Junk Food Consumption on the Nutritional Status of Adolescent Girls
4. DR Tazrina Rahman 2019-20120 PG (MS) CoI

Thesis Title :
Prevalence of gastrointestinal helminths and protozoal infection in infracts
Thesis Title : Prevalence of gastrointestinal helminths and protozoal infection in infracts
5. DR Towfiq 2018-2019 PG (MS) PI

Thesis Title :
Diabetes and co-morbid conditions in hospitalized patients in chattogram
Thesis Title : Diabetes and co-morbid conditions in hospitalized patients in chattogram
6. Ayesha Sultana 120/01 784 2019-2020 PG (MS) CoI

Thesis Title :
Developing multiplex Real time PCR based diagnostic tools for reliable identification of Diarrhoeal diseases
Thesis Title : Developing multiplex Real time PCR based diagnostic tools for reliable identification of Diarrhoeal diseases
7. Moazzem hasan Mamun 120/02 785 2019-2020 PG (MS) PI

Thesis Title :
Feeding pattern and parasitic investigation in the pig farm of Rangamati district, Bangladesh
Thesis Title : Feeding pattern and parasitic investigation in the pig farm of Rangamati district, Bangladesh
  UG (DVM)
SL No. Student Name Roll No. Reg No. Session Degree Supervisor
1. Nihal Hasan 2016/45 01662 2015-2016 UG (DVM) PI

Thesis Title :
Outbreak investigation of Lumpy skin disease in cattle of Khustia district, Bangladesh
Thesis Title : Outbreak investigation of Lumpy skin disease in cattle of Khustia district, Bangladesh


Completed

  PG (MS)
SL No. Student Name Roll No. Reg No. Session Degree Supervisor
1. Md. Miraj Hossain 0116/01 0305 2007-2018 PG (MS) CoI

Thesis Title :
Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitic infections in sheep of Subarnachar upazilla of Noakhali district, Bangladesh.
Thesis Title : Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitic infections in sheep of Subarnachar upazilla of Noakhali district, Bangladesh.
2. Md. Bayzid 0119/02 610 2019-2020 PG (MS) CoI

Thesis Title :
Endoparasitic infections and antibiotic resistance patterns of Escherichia coli and Salmonella isolated from pet birds in Chattogram
Thesis Title : Endoparasitic infections and antibiotic resistance patterns of Escherichia coli and Salmonella isolated from pet birds in Chattogram
3. Kalpana Chakma 0119/01 609 2019-2020 PG (MS) CoI

Thesis Title :
Prevalence of Ascaridia galli and its risk factors in hilly chickens of at Rangamati, Khagrachari and Bandarban districts of Bangladesh
Thesis Title : Prevalence of Ascaridia galli and its risk factors in hilly chickens of at Rangamati, Khagrachari and Bandarban districts of Bangladesh
4. Sabrina Ferdous 0118/06 205 2018-2019 PG (MS) CoI

Thesis Title :
Gastrointestinal Parasitic Infection of Wild mammals at a Safari Park and Zoo in Bangladesh
Thesis Title : Gastrointestinal Parasitic Infection of Wild mammals at a Safari Park and Zoo in Bangladesh
5. Md. Amir Hossen 0211/01 112 2011-2012 PG (MS) CoI

Thesis Title :
Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasitic infections in Goat and Effects of Temperature on Hatchability of Haemonchus contortus
Thesis Title : Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasitic infections in Goat and Effects of Temperature on Hatchability of Haemonchus contortus
6. Md. Monjurul Huque 0117/01 358 2017-2018 PG (MS) CoI

Thesis Title :
Histopathological and hematological studies on Haemonchus and Paramphistomum species infections in sheep and goats at different abattoirs in Chattogram metropolitan area
Thesis Title : Histopathological and hematological studies on Haemonchus and Paramphistomum species infections in sheep and goats at different abattoirs in Chattogram metropolitan area
7. Towhida Kamal 0118/01 484 2018-2019 PG (MS) CoI

Thesis Title :
Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitic infections, haemoprotozoan diseases and their associated risk factors in sheep and goat in selected hilly areas of Bangladesh
Thesis Title : Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitic infections, haemoprotozoan diseases and their associated risk factors in sheep and goat in selected hilly areas of Bangladesh
  UG (DVM)
SL No. Student Name Roll No. Reg No. Session Degree Supervisor
1. Md Al Emran 2006/19 248 2005-2006 UG (DVM) PI

Thesis Title :
Prevalence of Gastrointestinal parasitic infection in goats in three veterinary hospitals in Bangladesh
Thesis Title : Prevalence of Gastrointestinal parasitic infection in goats in three veterinary hospitals in Bangladesh
2. Bibas Talukder 2006/19 257 2005-2006 UG (DVM) PI

Thesis Title :
Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitic infection in pigs of Rangamati district of Bangladesh
Thesis Title : Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitic infection in pigs of Rangamati district of Bangladesh
3. Md. Anaruzzaman 2008/63 405 2007-2008 UG (DVM) PI

Thesis Title :
Occurrence of ecto-parasitic infestation of cattle of Gaibandha district, Bangladesh
Thesis Title : Occurrence of ecto-parasitic infestation of cattle of Gaibandha district, Bangladesh
4. Md Mahmudul Hasan 2006/37 175 2005-2006 UG (DVM) PI

Thesis Title :
Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitism in cattle of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Thesis Title : Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitism in cattle of Chittagong, Bangladesh
5. Rupasree Sheal 2014/22 1176 2013-2014? UG (DVM) PI

Thesis Title :
Standardization of Band Base Avian Sex Determination Technique for Parrot Finch (Erythrura psittacea) and Cinnamon Warbling Finch (Poospiza ornata)
Thesis Title : Standardization of Band Base Avian Sex Determination Technique for Parrot Finch (Erythrura psittacea) and Cinnamon Warbling Finch (Poospiza ornata)
6. Md. Abdulla Al Mamun 2014/101 01195 2013-2014 UG (DVM) PI

Thesis Title :
Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitic infections in cattle and buffalo of Sandwip Island, Chattogram, Bangladesh
Thesis Title : Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitic infections in cattle and buffalo of Sandwip Island, Chattogram, Bangladesh
7. Mrinmoy Bhowmik 2015/67 01495 2014-2015 UG (DVM) PI

Thesis Title :
Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasitic Infections in Sheep and Goats of Sandwip Island, Chattogram, Bangladesh
Thesis Title : Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasitic Infections in Sheep and Goats of Sandwip Island, Chattogram, Bangladesh

Collaboration


Infectious and Immunepathogenesis research group of James Cook University, Queensland, Australia