Research Portfolio

Dr. Md. Shafiqul Islam
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology and Parasitology
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
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Md Shafiqul Islam has been working as an Associate Professor of Pathology at Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) since 2021. He completed a DVM degree and an MS degree in Veterinary Pathology from Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Chattogram, Bangladesh. He also served as an assistant professor at the Department of Pathology and Parasitology, CVASU from 2015 to 2020 and as a lecturer from 2013 to 2015. He is a registered member of the Bangladesh Veterinary Council.  

Mr. Shafiq also completed Ph.D. in veterinary medicine (Genetic disorders in animals) from Kagoshima University, Japan. 

Research Interests

Neurogenetics, Immunopathology, Clinical and molecular pathology, zoo and wild animal pathology, Inherited, and genetic disorders in companion animals.


•   Assistant Professor in Pathology and parasitology, Chattogram Veterinary And Animal Sciences University from March 6, 2015 to Present
•   Lecturer in Pathology and Parasitology, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from Jan. 1, 2013 to March 5, 2015

•   Assistant hall provost in Bir Muktijoddah M A Hannan hall, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from April 1, 2016 to Sept. 1, 2017

Teaching : Current Courses

Course Name Course Code Department
Clinical Pathology and Necropsy CPN-401 Department of Pathology and Parasitology
General Pathology GPT-201 Department of Pathology and Parasitology
General pathology-II and Nutritional Pathology GNP-202 Department of Pathology and Parasitology
Pathology of Infectious Diseases PID-302 Department of Pathology and Parasitology
Systemic Pathology SPT-301 Department of Pathology and Parasitology

Course Name Course Code Department
Clinical Pathology CPT-602 Department of Pathology and Parasitology
Histopathology HSP-602 Department of Pathology and Parasitology
Metabolic Diseases MTD-601 Department of Pathology and Parasitology
Molecular Pathology MPA-602 Department of Pathology and Parasitology
Necropsy NCP-601 Department of Pathology and Parasitology



Cell Phone:   +8801670517796


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Educational Qualifications

2014           Master of Science in Pathology, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Bangladesh

                       CGPA: 4.0 out of 4.0 (1st place)

2012          Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Bangladesh

                       CGPA: 3.82 out of 4.0 (second place) 

2005           Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC), University Laboratory College, Dhaka University, Bangladesh 

                      CGPA: 4.50 (Out of 5.0)

2003           Secondary School Certificate (SSC), Armanitola Government High School Dhaka, Bangladesh 

                       CGPA: 4.56 (Out of 5.0 without an optional subject)

Trainings Received

1. 'Intensive hands-on training on NGS sequencing by Illumina i-seq 100 platform', held at the laboratory of clinical pathology, Kagoshima University from 24-25th December 2019. Organized by the laboratory of clinical pathology, joint faculty of veterinary medicine, Kagoshima University, Japan. 

2. Training  on "Biosafety and Biosecurity in Laboratory Diagnosis and Research" 26-27 September 2016, organized by PRTC, CVASU in collaboration with Icddrb, Bangladesh

2.  Short course on “Clinicopathological Techniques in Disease Diagnosis” 07-17 June 2015  Organized by Centralized clinical laboratory, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, India

3. Training on Genomic, Proteomic, and Networks in Biology Analyses', held on 23-24 April 2015, Organized by Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh.

4.  Training Workshop on Molecular Techniques used in Animal Disease Diagnoses', held on 13-14 May 2015, Organized by Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU).

5.  Hands-on training workshop on Genomic, Proteomics, Networks in Biology Analyses', held on 12-13 March 2014, Organized by Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Bangladesh in collaboration with University of Science and Technology (USTC). 

6. Training on Genomics and Bioinformatics Tools used in Computational Biology, 29-30 May 2013, Organized by Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Bangladesh. 

7. International Training Workshop on Bioinformatics and computational biology in South Asian perspectives, 25 September 2012, Organized by CVASU, CU, and USTC, Bangladesh. 

8.  International Training Workshop on Molecular Biology and their applications, 22-27 September 2012, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Bangladesh 

9. "Internship Training Program" at Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal,  from 16.09.2011 to 30.09.2011, Under Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai, India.

10. "Internship Training Program" at Department of Clinics, Madras Veterinary College from 01.10.2011 to 16.10.2011, Under Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai, India.


Acedemic Awards

1. Gold Medal Award for the best academic performance in MS in Pathology, session 2013-2014, CVASU, Bangladesh

2. Monnukagakusho Scholarship (MEXT-2018; Ministry of education and science in JAPAN) to pursue PhD study in Kagoshima University, Japan (October 2018-March, 2022) (Presently continuing)

Research Grants
Research Grants

1. Monitoring and surveillance of duck diseases in Hakaluki and Tanguar haor and development of suitable vaccination models and other preventive strategies. Funded by National Agricultural Technology Program Phase-II Project, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) for  2017-2018 (Principal investigator before the study leave)

2. Establishment of FNAC and Immunohistochemistry techniques at the Department of Pathology and Parasitology CVASU. Funded by higher education and research division, CVASU for 2015-2016. Role in the project: Principal- investigator.

3. Higher Education and Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) Team member: World Bank-sponsored UGC–HEQEP Sub-Project (CP: 3220) Bangladesh for ‘Establishment of a brand new clinical pathology laboratory in Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU)’. Implementation period: 2014-2017 (Co-investigator)

4. Project funded by higher studies and Research, CVASU (For MS research) on Molecular investigation of Cryptosporidium spp from stray and pet dog from Chittagong Metropolitan Area. 

 5. Project funded by University Grants Commission (UGC), Bangladesh on Optimization of multiplex PCR/RT-PCR for rapid detection of respiratory infections in commercial poultry disease. (2012-2014)  ( Co-PI)


  1. Bangladesh Veterinary Council 
  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 
  6. One Health Young Voice, Bangladesh 


International Conference and Award:

1. Best oral presentation award: The 2nd Joint Meeting of Veterinary Science in East Asia. April 25-27, 2019,  Konkuk University, Korea. 



  1. Pervin S, Islam MS, Yorisada Y, Sakai A, Masamune S, Yabuki A, Rakib TM, Maki S, Tacharina MR, Yamato O. Carrier Rate and Mutant Allele Frequency of GM1 Gangliosidosis in Miniature Shiba Inus (Mame Shiba): Population Screening of Breeding Dogs in Japan. Animals (Basel). 2022 May 12;12(10):1242
  2. Pervin S, Islam MS, Tada N, Tsutsui T, Rahman MM, Yabuki A, Tacharina MR, Rakib TM, Maki S, Yamato O. Screening and Carrier Rate of Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis in Chihuahua Dogs in Japan. Animals (Basel). 2022 May 7;12(9):1210.  
  3. Islam, M.S.; Takagi, M.; Lee, K.-W.; Chang, H.-S.; Okawa, H.; Yunus, M.; Lestari, T.D.; Tacharina, M.R.; Pervin, S.; Rakib, T.M.; Yabuki, A.; Yamato, O. Frequency of an X-Linked Maternal Variant of the Bovine FOXP3 Gene Associated with Infertility in Different Cattle Breeds: A Pilot Study. Animals 2022, 12, 1044.
  4. Uehara, Y.; Furusawa, Y.; Islam, M.S.; Yamato, O.; Hatai, H.; Ichii, O.; Yabuki, A. Immunohistochemical Expression of TGF-β1 in Kidneys of Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease. Vet. Sci. 20229, 114.
  5. Yu Y, Hasegawa D, Hamamoto Y, Mizoguchi S, Fujimori T, Kubo Y, Islam MS, Yamato O. Skeletal radiographic manifestations of GM2 gangliosidosis variant 0 (Sandhoff disease) in two Japanese domestic cats. JFMS Open Rep. 2022 Feb 14;8(1):20551169221074964. doi: 10.1177/20551169221074964. PMID: 35186313; PMCID: PMC8851500.
  6. Yoshimura N, Tsuka T, Sunden Y, Morita T, Islam MS, Yamato O, Yoshimura T. Ophthalmic findings in a septic calf with the concurrent exhibition of meningitis and endophthalmitis. The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science. PMID 34526414 DOI: 10.1292/jvms.21-0208
  7. Kobatake Y, Nakata K, Sakai H, Sasaki J, Yamato O, Takashima S, Nishii N, Maeda S, Islam MS, Kamishina H. The Long-Term Clinical Course of Canine Degenerative Myelopathy and Therapeutic Potential of Curcumin. Vet Sci. 2021 Sep 12;8(9):192. doi: 10.3390/vetsci8090192. PMID: 34564586; PMCID: PMC8471773.
  8. Naito E, Nakata K, Sakai H, Yamato O, Islam MS, Maeda S, Kamishina H. Diffusion tensor imaging-based quantitative analysis of the spinal cord in Pembroke Welsh Corgis with degenerative myelopathy. The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science. PMID 34897158 DOI: 10.1292/jvms.21-0370  
  9. Naito E, Nakata K, Nakano Y, Nozue Y, Kimura S, Sakai H, Yamato O, Islam MS, Maeda S, Kamishina H. Changes of Dorsal Root Ganglion Volume in Dogs with Clinical Signs of Degenerative Myelopathy Detected by Water-Excitation Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Animals. 2021; 11(6):1702.
  10.  Islam MS, Shinya U, Takagi M, Akahoshi T, Yabyki A, Pervin S, Rakib TM, Rahman MM, Tacharina MR, Yamato O (2020) Carrier rate of the c.235G>C mutation in the bovine isoleucyl-tRNA synthetase (IARS) gene of Japanese Black cows at Kagoshima prefecture, Japan, and analysis of the metabolic profiling and reproductive performance of heterozygous cows, The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, (In press) Article ID: 20-0356 (Advance publication, available in online) Released: December 08, 2020.
  11.  Hashimoto K, Kobatake Y, Asahina R,  Yamato O,  Islam MS, Sakai H, Nishida H, Maeda S, Kamishina H (2020) Up-regulated inflammatory signatures of the spinal cord in canine degenerative myelopathy, Research in Veterinary Science, (In press, available in online), ISSN 0034-5288.
  12. Shuvo AP, Poddar S, Uddin M, Ahasan ASML, Das PK, Islam MS, Uddin MM, Yamato O and Faruq AA. Determination of Anatomical morphology in proventriculus, proventriculus-gizzard junction, cecum, and liver in turkey spp. (Meleagris gallopavo) with histomorphological characteristics of the liver for post mortem diagnosis. BJVAS, 8(2):90-95, 2020
  13.  Das, S., Rakib, T.M., Islam, MS.,  Rahaman, MM.,  Das, T., Hossain, MS.,  Sarker, S.,  Raidal S. 2019. The first complete mitogenome of Indian star tortoise (Geochelone elegan). Mitochondrial DNA Part B 3 (2), 1112-1113
  14. Rakib, T., Islam, M. S., Nur-E-Azam, M., Islam, S., Faruq, A., Das, T., Akter, L., Hassan, M., & Hossain, M. (2018). Multidrug Resistance Pattern of Salmonella Typhimurium Isolated from Rectal Swabs of Stray Dogs at Chittagong Metropolitan Area (CMA), Bangladesh. Microbiology Research Journal International, 25(4), 1-11.
  15. Chowdhury S, Barua SR, Rakib TM, Rahman MM, Ferdushy T, Hossain MA, Islam MS, Masuduzzaman M (2017). Survey of calf management and hygiene practices adopted in commercial dairy farms in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 5(1): 14-22.
  16. M. Barua, G.B. Das, K. Islam, S. Chowdhury, M.E. Hossain, B.K. Nath, M.S. Islam. 2017. Effect of fish oil on performance, coccidiosis prevention and serum lipid profile in broiler. Asian J. Poult. Sci., 11(1): 20-30.
  17. Faruk M.O, Siddiki A.M.A, Karim M.F, Masuduzzaman M, Chowdhury S, Islam M.S, Hossain M. Molecular characterization of Echinococcus granulosus through amplification of 12S rRNA gene and cox1 gene fragments from cattle in Chittagong, Bangladesh (2017). World Acad. Sci. Eng. Technol. Int. Sci. Int. J. Biol. Biomol. Agric. Food Biotechnol. Eng. 11(4):301–305
  18. Faruk MO, Siddiki AMAMZ, Islam MS, Rekha A, Chowdhury S, Masuduzzaman M, Hossain MA (2017) Identification of non-cerebral cyst: Zoonotic Taenia multiceps in domestic goat in Bangladesh, Veterinary World, 10(10): 1156-1160.
  19. Nur-e-Azam M, Islam MS, Tasneem M, Rakib TM, Bari ME, Mannan MA, Rahman MM, Masuduzzaman M, Hossain MA. (2016). Molecular identification of Babesiosis in the stray dog at Chittagong metropolitan area, Bangladesh. Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 4(11): 604-612.
  20. Rakib TM, Islam MS, Rahman MM, Siddiki AZ, Sutradhar BC, Hossain MA, Masuduzzaman M. (2016). A case report on invasive ductal carcinoma in a dog. Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 4(1): 1-4.
  21. Uddin MI, Islam MS, Rakib TM, Das S, Kamaruddin KM, Biswas PK. (2016). Molecular detection of infectious bronchitis virus isolated from commercial breeder farms in Chittagong District, Bangladesh. Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 4(7): 370-375.
  22. Roy S, Islam MS, Barua SR, Islam MS, Chawdhury S. (2016). Prevalence of S. aureus and E. coli causing subclinical mastitis in goat with their antibiotic resistance pattern and associated risk factors. BJVS. 4 (1&2): 38-42.
  23. Uddin MI, Abid MH, Islam MS, Rakib TM, Sen AB, Chowdhury SMZH, Anwar MN, Kamaruddin KM. (2016). Molecular identification of Mycoplasma synoviae from seroprevalent commercial breeder farms at Chittagong district, Bangladesh, Vet. world, 9(10): 1063-1069.
  24. AZAM  MN, Sen P, Tasneem M, Islam MS, Rakib TM, Alim MA,   Hossain MA. (2016). The occurrence of gastrointestinal parasitic infections in the pig of Dinajpur district, Bangladesh. Sci. J. Vet. Adv. :http: // index.php/SJVA/article/view/2057
  25. Mokbul SB, Rakib TM, Dash AK, Nath SK, Bhowmik DK, Barua SR, Islam MS, Samun S, Shaikat AH. (2016). Fecal hormone assay and urinalysis of pregnant cattle. Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci.4 (4):200-204.
  26. Yadav Sk, Ahaduzzaman M*, Islam MS, Siddiki AMAMZ (2017). Isolation and identification of Salmonella spp. by InvA gene and SefA gene-specific PCR and their antimicrobial resistance patterns from captive ostrich in Bangladesh. Annals of Veterinary & Animal Science, 4(1): 1-7.
  27. Islam MS, Das S, Islam MA, Talukdar MMI, Hashem MA, Chowdhury S, Masuduzzaman M. (2015). Pathological affections of lungs in slaughtered cattle and buffaloes at Chittagong Metropolitan Area, Bangladesh. Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 3(1): 27-33. journal.aavs/2015/
  28. Rahman MM, Akter Y, Jamil S, Arifuzzaman M, Islam MS, Siddiki AMAMZ. (2015). A multiplex PCR-based approach for reliable identification of different livestock meats and possible adulteration in the meat markets in Chittagong. BJVAS. 3 (1&2): 54-58. 
  29. Ahaduzzaman M, Islam MS, Akter S, Uddin MJ, Sharif SMO, Mannan A. (2015). Asphyxial death by Oestrus ovis in a pneumonic goat. J. Adv. Parasitol. 2(3): 48-51.
  30. Mannan A, Chowdhury SMZH, Mannan A, Alim MA, Islam MS, Hossain MA. (2015). Study on the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites of economic importance in cattle in Bangladesh. BJVAS. 3 (1&2): 7-14.
  31. Siddiqe MZF, Islam MS, Islam SS, Islam MS, Islam MS, Das BC. (2015). Haematobio chemical changes in subclinical mastitis affected high yielding dairy cows in the Chittagong district. International Journal of Natural and Social Sciences, 2(4): 30-34. htttp://
  32. Parvez MA, Islam MS, Das BC, Khatun R. (2015). Concomitant intravenous therapy of ceftriaxone and calcium in recumbent dairy cow immediate after delivery: ante mortem and post mortem inspection. Res. J. Vet. Pract. 3(1): 15-18.http:// rjvp/2015/
  33. Islam MS, Das S, Talukdar MMS, Islam MA, Ghosh KK, Alim MA, Masuduzzaman M. (2014). Pathological Affection of Liver due to Hydatidosis and Fascioliasis in Slaughtered food animal (Cattle and Buffalo) in Chittagong district. W.J. Ani. Sci. 1401266035,6(P1014-P1019).
  34. Islam MS, Das S, Pervin S , Imtiaz MA, Sutradhar BC, Masuduzzaman M, Das  BC. (2014). Subcutaneous infiltrative lipoma in a male Spitz dog. W.J. Ani. Sci.1394865803,P893-P898
  35. Islam MS, Das S, Alim MA, Uddin MM, Kabir MHB, Islam MT, Ghosh KK, 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. /10.14737/ journal.rjvp/2014/
  36. Uddin MI, Sen AB, Islam MS, Das S, Sultana N, Ripa RN, Kashem A, Kamaruddin KM. (2014). Seroepidemiology of infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) in the commercial layer farms of Chittagong district, Bangladesh. Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 2 (6): 316 – 320.
  37. Ghosh KK, Islam MS, Sikder S, Das S, Chowdhury S and Alim MA. (2014). Prevalence of ecto and gastrointestinal parasitic infections of pigeon at Chittagong metropolitan area. Bangladesh. J. Adv. Parasitol. 1(1):9– 11.
  38. Islam MS, Alim MA, Das S, Ghosh KK, Pervin S, Lipi A, Siddiki AZ, Masuduzzaman M, Hossain MA. (2014). Prevalence of haemoproteus sp in domestic pigeon at Chittagong and Khulna district in Bangladesh. J. Adv. Parasitol. 1 (2): 24 – 26. /10.14 737/journal.jap/2014/
  39. Uddin M, Sarker MHR, Hossain ME, Islam MS, Hossain MB, Shil SK. (2013). Morphometric investigation of neurocranium in domestic cat (Felis catus). Bangl. J. Vet. Med. 11 (1): 69-73.
  40.  Uddin M, Hossain ME, Islam MS, Hossain MB, and Islam KN. (2013). Quantitive Study on Some Aspect of Occipital Area in Domestic Cat (Felis catus). Int. J. Nat. Sci. 3(1-4):18-21.
  41. Ahasan ASML, Islam MS, Kabria ASMG, Rahman ML, Hassan MM, Uddin M. (2012). Major Variation in Branches of the Abdominal Aorta in New Zealand White Rabbit (Oryctolagus Cuniculus). Int. J. Nat. Sci. 2(4) 91-98. 10.3329/ ijns.v2i4.13218

Poster and oral:

1. LACK OF THE REPORTED GENE MUTATIONS OF CONGENITAL IMMUNODEFICIENCY IN TWO JUVENILE DOGS WITH FATAL BACTERIAL INFECTIONS AND SYSTEMIC LYMPHOID DEPLETION. Ikki Mitsui, Chika Inoue, Akiko Uemura, Md Islam, Osamu Yamato .  Presented in American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) and the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ASVCP), held on October 30-November 2, 2021

2. Mutant allele frequency study of various genetic diseases in the German Shepherd population in Japan. Shinichiro Maki , Md Shafiqul Islam, Tomohito Ito, Masanobu Nurimoto , Akira Yabuki , Osamu Yamato. Presented in 164th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Veterinary Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, held on 7-13th September 2021.





Kagoshima University, Japan