Dr. Muslah Uddin Ahammad (http://www.bau.edu.bd/pages/directory_details/PS1011) is a Professor of Poultry Science at the Department of Poultry Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. He graduated with “gold medal honor” from the Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh in 2000 majoring in Animal Husbandry. He completed his M.S. in Poultry Science degree with “distinction honor” from the same University in 2002. Later, he received International Diploma with “outstanding graduate honor” in Animal Feed from the PTC+, Barneveld, the Netherlands in 2005. He obtained his second Master’s degree majoring in Animal Breeding from the Department of Bio-Production, Faculty of Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus, Japan in 2010, and achieved his Ph.D. with “award for student excellence” from the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Kagoshima University, Japan in 2013. He currently holds Postdoctoral Research Associate position http://extension.uga.edu/about/personneldirectory/ person.html?pk_id=16941) at the Department of Poultry Science, University of Georgia, USA. Dr. Ahammad won Dr. B. V. Rao-World’s Poultry Science Association (India Branch) Post- Graduate Poultry Research Award in 2001. He was a research fellow of the National Science and Information & Communication Technology (NSICT), Ministry of Science and Information & Communication Technology, the Government of Bangladesh in 2002. He was a recipient of merit prize of Bangladesh Agricultural University in 2003. He received the Netherlands Government “NFP” fellowship in 2005, and Japanese Government “Monbukagakusho” Scholarship in 2006 for 6.5 years. He was awarded Provimi award in 2005 from PTC+, the Netherlands and youth program award in 2010 at the 13th European Poultry Conference held in Tours, France, and young scientist award in 2011 at the 9th Asia Pacific Poultry Conference held in Taipei, Taiwan. He also received many travel grants from the British Poultry Science Ltd., World’s Poultry Science Association, and Foundation for Promoting Poultry Science (the Netherlands), to attend different international poultry conferences held in France, Australia, Taiwan, Turkey, Thailand, and Brazil. He was a former member of World’s Poultry Science Association (Japan branch and Bangladesh branch), and is a current member of Poultry Science Association, and World’s Poultry Science Association (US branch). He has been a life member of Bangladesh Animal Husbandry Association since 2002. He is an author and a co-author of numerous articles published in peer-reviewed scientific international journals, including Theriogenology, Animal Reproduction Science, Poultry Science, British Poultry Science, Journal of Poultry Science, Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, and International Journal of Poultry Science. He serves as a reviewer of many journals, including Theriogenology, Plos One, Journal of Applied Poultry Research, Archive on Veterinary Science and Technology, Bangladesh Journal of Animal Science, The Agriculturists, Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, and Research in Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.
The domain of his research includes Poultry Nutrition, Physiology of Reproduction, Reproductive Immunology and Proteomics. His current research focuses on “Proteomic studies of sperm and inner perivitelline layer (IPVL) proteins and their role in fertilization of avian species”. The recent finding of his research is “Sperm-associated antigen (SPAG) 6, a flagellar protein important in mammalian fertility, is sequentially expressed in the male reproductive tract and associated with increased sperm mobility in the rooster”. His researches in the field of Poultry Nutrition focus on finding alternatives to antibiotics for the production of safe broiler meat as well as developing sustainable technologies for reducing feed cost of poultry production. Dr. Ahammad specializes in least-cost ration formulation, de novo feeding technique, separation of IPVL from follicles and oviposited eggs, in vitro sperm-IPVL interaction assay, acrosome reaction, gelatin-slide technique for acrosomal proteolytic assay, sperm physiology, protein quantitation with Lowry and Bradford methods, ELISA, SDS-PAGE, Western, far-Western, 2D gel electrophoresis, RT-PCR, affinity chromatography, immunocytochemistry, immuno-electron microscopy, immuno- and co-immunoprecipitation (pull down assay).