Name: Dr. Md. Munir Hossain
Designation: Professor
Academic Institution: Department of Animal Breeding & Genetics, Bangladesh Agricultural University
Research Field: Genetic engineering and modern reproductive biotechnologies
Research Interest: Application of genomic and assisted reproductive biotechnological tools to improve the productivity of
animal genetic resources.
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Short Biography
Professor Dr. Md. Munir Hossain has been serving as a faculty in the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, BAU
since 2004 with the major responsibility of teaching and research in the field of Animal Genetics and Reproductive
Biotechnologies. He has obtained his PhD from University of Bonn, Germany in the field of Animal Genomics and
Reproductive Biotechnologies. Discovery and understanding the regulation of non-coding genes/RNAs particularly
microRNAs and long non-coding RNAs in reproduction and diseases was the key focus area of his research. He was the first
to come up with the discovery of microRNAs in cattle through cloning, construction of small RNAs library and sequencing in
2008. He has elucidated some microRNAs mediating key regulatory mechanisms in mammalian oocyte maturation,
fertilization, early embryonic development, abnormal placentogenesis in cloned cows as well as in reproductive disorder
(PCOS). Subsequently, he has conducted postdoctoral research in Sanford Research Center, University of South Dakota,
USA (2013-2015). During Post-doctoral research, he has studied non-coding RNAs mediated regulation of human diabetes
(including T1D) and identified several miRNAs and long non-coding RNAs as important for human pancreatic beta cell
function and biomarker for early detection of beta cell death from auto autoimmunity. He has attended several
international conferences as invited speaker and actively engaged with several scientific communities/societies as
executive member and international journals as editorial member. Dr. MM Hossain has received several research grants
and supervises graduate and postgraduate students’ research in the field of genetics and reproductive biotechnologies. As
an expert with substantial experience on genomic analysis and advanced reproductive biotechnologies including in vitro
embryo production, cloning and genetic manipulation in cattle in vitro, currently, he is trying to apply the experience on
genetic engineering and modern biotechnologies through appropriate research to improve the productivity of animal
genetic resources of Bangladesh.
Other Experiences
Dr. MM Hossain has been serving as a member of National Expert Pool to perform laboratory assessment, provide
mentoring, technical backstopping and troubleshooting support to COVID-19 testing laboratories for quality assurance and
biosafety throughout the country under the initiative of BPRP Pillar 2 (IEDCR, FAO-ECTAD, DGHS and World Bank) since July
Institutional Contact
Professor, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
Awards and Recognition
– Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Bonn, Germany (2007)
– Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Sanford Research, University of South Dakota, USA (2013)
– Global Research Impact Recognition Award-2021, Bangladesh Agricultural University Research System, BAU, Bangladesh
– ICGEB Award by International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Trieste, Italy, 25-28 March,
– Global Research Impact Recognition Award-2019, Bangladesh Agricultural University Research System, BAU, Bangladesh
– Best publication award-2014 (Foreign Research Category), Bangladesh Agricultural University Teacher’s Association, 2015.
Selected publications
1. Gebremedhn, S.; Ali, A.; Hossain, M., et al. (2021) Int. J. Mol. Sci. 22, 938.
2. Regan Roat, Md Munir Hossain, et al. (2018). Xenotransplantation. 2018; e12474.
3. Hossain, M., Roat, et al. (2018) Protocol Exchange. Doi:10.1038/protex.2018.045
4. Roat R, Hossain MM, et al. (2016). Am J Transplant. 2016 Oct 3. doi: 10.1111/ajt.14073.
5. Md Munir Hossain, Dawit Tesfaye, et al. (2014). BMC Genomics, 15:43.
6. MM Hossain, Mingju Cao, et al. (2013). Journal of Ovarian Research 15; 6(1):36.
7. Kocamis H., M. M. Hossain, et al. (2012). Poultry Science 92:787-797.
8. Hossain, M. M., Sohel, M. M., et al. (2012). Cell Tissue Research 349(3):679-690.
9. Hossain, M. M., Salilew, D., et al. (2012). Animal Reproduction Science 134 (2012) 36– 44.

10. Tesfaye, M. M. Hossain, et al. (2010). Reproduction in Domestic Ruminants VII, 7:1: 73-93(21)
11. Hoelker M, Hossain MM, et al. (2010): Acta Scientiae Veterinariae. 38 (Supl 2): s575-s589.
12. Hossain, M. M., Ghanem N, et al. (2009). BMC Genomics, 10: 443.