Professor Dr. Mohammad Atikuzzaman
Professor Dr. Mohammad Atikuzzaman
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, MSc, PhD

I am a registered veterinarian in Bangaladesh and have been graduated in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Chittagong. I joined as lecturer at Sylhet Government Veterinary College in 2003. In 2006, I joined in the department of Medicine and Surgery. After splitting the department I joined in the department of Surgery and Theriogenology and I am a professor of Theriogenology in the department. My current research interest is reproductive immunology with special reference to interaction between semen and female reproductive tract. During my Master’s study I was doing research on in vitro embryo development with special reference to animal cloning. Later on, during my PhD study I was focusing on to know how spermatozoa-being foreign to the female- survive in the oviduct for a successful fertilization. I have used several experimental techniques to answer my research questions- such as in vitro maturation of cumulus cell oocyte complex, in vitro embryo culture, somatic cell nuclear transfer for developmental biology and animal cloning; RT-PCR, real time RT-PCR and Microarray for genomic analysis; mass spectrometry, Luminex and ELISA for proteomic analysis. The main focus of my current research is- i) how gene expression is changed in the female reproductive tract in response to semen or seminal plasma in avian and mammalian species? ii) Searching for proteins and proteomes including cytokines and chemokines in the seminal plasma as well as in the oviduct.

Publication Profile:
  • Manuel Alvarez-Rodriguez, Mohammad Atikuzzaman, Heli Venhoranta, Dominic Wright, Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez. Expression of Immune Regulatory Genes in the Porcine Internal Genital Tract Is Differentially Triggered by Spermatozoa and Seminal Plasma. International journal of molecular sciences 2019; 20 (3), 513
  • Mohammad Atikuzzaman, Manuel Alvarez-Rodriguez, Alejandro Vicente-Carrillo, Martin Johnsson, Dominic Wright, Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez. Conserved gene expression in sperm reservoirs between birds and mammals in response to mating. BMC genomics 2017; 18 (1), 98
  • MMR Howlader, MMI Hasan, M Atikuzzaman, S Paul, S Begum. Impact of dietary restriction on follicular waves in cattle with particular reference to anoestrus. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary Medicine 2017; 15 (1), 27-32
  • Mohammad Atikuzzaman, Libia Sanz, Davinia Pla, Manuel Alvarez-Rodriguez, Marie Rubér, Dominic Wright, Juan J Calvete, Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez. Selection for higher fertility reflects in the seminal fluid proteome of modern domestic chicken. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics 2017; 21, 27-40
  • Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez, P Tienthai, Mohammad Atikuzzaman, Alejandro Vicente-Carrillo, Marie Rubér, Manuel Alvarez-Rodriguez. The ubiquitous hyaluronan: Functionally implicated in the oviduct? Theriogenology 2016; 86 (1), 182-186
  • Mohammad Atikuzzaman, Ratnesh Mehta Bhai, Jesper Fogelholm, Dominic Wright, Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez. Mating induces the expression of immune-and pH-regulatory genes in the utero-vaginal junction containing mucosal sperm-storage tubuli of hens. Reproduction 2015; 150 (6), 473-483
  • Jordi Roca and Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez Isabel Barranco, Marie Rubér, Cristina Perez-Patiño, Mohammad Atikuzzaman, Emilio A. Martinez. The Seminal Plasma of the Boar is Rich in Cytokines, with Significant Individual and Intra-Ejaculate Variation. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology 2015; 74(6):523-32
  • Isabel Barranco, Jordi Roca, Asta Tvarijonaviciute, Marie Rubér, Alejandro Vicente‐Carrillo, Mohammad Atikuzzaman, Jose J Ceron, Emilio A Martinez, Heriberto Rodriguez‐Martinez. Measurement of activity and concentration of paraoxonase 1 (PON‐1) in seminal plasma and identification of PON‐2 in the sperm of boar ejaculates. Molecular reproduction and development 2015; 82 (1), 58-65
  • Su Jin Kim, Ok Jae Koo, Dae Kee Kwon, Jung Taek Kang, Sol Ji Park, Ma Ninia Gomez, Mohammad Atikuzzaman, Goo Jang, Byeong-Chun Lee. Replacement of glutamine with the dipeptide derivative alanyl-glutamine enhances in vitro maturation of porcine oocytes and development of embryos. Zygote 2014; 22 (2), 286-289
  • Ma Ninia L Gomez, Jung Taek Kang, Ok Jae Koo, Su Jin Kim, Dae Kee Kwon, Sol Ji Park, Mohammad Atikuzzaman, So Gun Hong, Goo Jang, Byeong Chun Lee. Effect of oocyte-secreted factors on porcine in vitro maturation, cumulus expansion and developmental competence of parthenotes. Zygote 2012; 20 (2), 135-145
  • Jung-Taek Kang, Mohammad Atikuzzaman, Dae-Kee Kwon, Sol-Ji Park, Su-Jin Kim, Joon-Ho Moon, Ok-Jae Koo, Goo Jang, Byeong-Chun Lee. Developmental competence of porcine oocytes after in vitro maturation and in vitro culture under different oxygen concentrations. Zygote 2012; 20 (1), 1-8
  • Dae Kee Kwon, Jung Taek Kang, Sol Ji Park, Ma Ninia Limas Gomez, Su Jin Kim, Mohammad Atikuzzaman, Ok Jae Koo, Goo Jang, Byeong Chun Lee. Blastocysts derived from adult fibroblasts of a rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) using interspecies somatic cell nuclear transfer. Zygote 2011; 19 (3), 199-204
  • Mohammad Atikuzzaman, Ok Jae Koo, Jung Taek Kang, Dae Kee Kwon, Sol Ji Park, Su Jin Kim, Ma Ninia Limas Gomez, Hyun Ju Oh, So Gun Hong, Goo Jang, Byeong-Chun Lee. The 9-cis retinoic acid signaling pathway and its regulation of prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 2 during in vitro maturation of pig cumulus cell-oocyte complexes and effects on parthenogenetic embryo production. Biology of reproduction 2011; 84 (6), 1272-1281
  • Sol Ji Park, Ok Jae Koo, Dae Kee Kwon, Ma Ninia Limas Gomez, Jung Taek Kang, Mohammad Atikuzzaman, Su Jin Kim, Goo Jang, Byeong Chun Lee. Short-term treatment with 6-DMAP and demecolcine improves developmental competence of electrically or Thi/DTT-activated porcine parthenogenetic embryos. Zygote 2011; 19 (1), 1-8
  • MB Uddin, Alam Nur, Atikuzzaman Mohammad, MM Hossain. Status of infectious bursal disease in broilers. Eurasian Journal of Veterinary Sciences 2011; 27 (4), 223-226
  • M Al-Mamun, MJU Bhuiyan, M Ali Zinnah, M Mahmudul Hassan, Atikuzzaman Mohammad, M Bashir Uddin. Prevalence of Fasciola sp. infection in ruminants. Eurasian Journal of Veterinary Sciences 2011; 27 (4), 241-244
Citation indices:
  • GoogleScholar citation indices: Citations: 170; h-index: 9; i10-index: 10