Dr. Mohammad Zahangir Alam
Dr. Mohammad Zahangir Alam
Department of Parasitology
Faculty of Veterinary Science
Research Interest:    Anthelmintic resistance, molecular biology of parasites, host-parasite interaction, parasitic zoonoses
Contact No : 0088-01746611162
Email : mzalam@bau.edu.bd
Total Number: 65

Dey, A.R., Begum, N., Anisuzzaman, M., Islam, M.T., Alam M.Z. (2022). A large-scale epidemiological investigation on trematode infections in small ruminants in Bangladesh. Veterinary Medicine and Science, 1-10.

Labony SS, Paul S, Alim MA, Hossain MS, Inoue T, Ritu SN, Alam MZ, Alam MM, Kawada  H, Hasan MM, Hatta T, Tsuji N, Anisuzzaman (2022) Research note on genetic analysis, pathology and vectors of Echinostomiasis, a zoonotic helminth infection in chickens in Bangladesh. Poultry Science, 101:101682.

Alam, M.Z., Dey, A.R., Parvin, S., Akter, S., Rony, S.A. 2021. ITS1-PCR based identification of chicken Eimeria species in poultry litter from Mymensingh district, Bangladesh. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 8(3): 489-493.

Dey, A.R., Begum, N., Biswas, H., Alam, M.Z. 2021. Prevalence and factors influencing gastrointestinal parasitic infections in sheep in Bangladesh. Annals of Parasitology, 67(2): 185-192.

Parvin, S., Dey, A.R., Akter, S., Anisuzzaman., Talukder, M.H., Alam, M.Z. 2021. Molecular identification of Mecistocirrus digitatus in cattle from Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Journal of Bangladesh Agricultural University, 19(1): 67-72.

Shuvo, S.M., Siddiqui, T.R., Hoque, M.R., Begum, N., Paul, D.R., Alim, M.A., Alam, M.Z., Dey, A.R. (2021). Epidemiological aspects of ecto-parasitic infestations in Black Bengal Goats in Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 19 (2): 00–00.

Rony, S.A., Islam, M.A., Anisuzzaman., M. Z. Alam. 2021. Small-scale farmer's perception and practice on coccidiosis management in broiler farm at Gazipur, Bangladesh. Annals of Parasitology, 67(1): 85-94..

Alam, M.Z., Akter, S., Islam, M.T., Khatun, F., Parvin, S., Dey, A.R. 2020. Investigation of Eimeria oocyst Concentrations and Species Composition in Litter from Commercial Broiler Farms. Journal of Bangladesh Agricultural University,18(4): 1001-1006.

Dey, A.R., Begum, N., Alim, M.A. Malakar, S., Islam, M.T., Alam, M.Z.(2020). Gastro-intestinal nematodes in goats in Bangladesh: A large scale epidemiological study on the prevalence and risk factors. Parasite Epidemiology and Control, 9: e00146.

Dey, A.R., Begum, N., Anisuzzaman., Alim, M.A. and Alam, M.Z. 2020. Multiple anthelmintic resistance in gastrointestinal nematodes of small ruminants in Bangladesh. Parasitology International, 77: 102105.

Franssen, S.U., Durrant, C., Stark, O., Moser, B., Downing, T., Imamura, H., Dujardin, J.C., Sanders, M., Mauricio, I.,Miles, M.A., Schnur, L.F., Jaffe, C.L., Nasereddin, A., Schallig, H., Yeo, M., Bhattacharyya, T., Alam, M.Z., Berriman, M., Wirth, T., Schönian, G., Cotton, J.A. 2020. Global genome diversity of the Leishmania donovani complex. eLife, 9: e51243.

Islam, M.S.,  Dey, A.R.,  Parvin, S., Farjana, T. and Alam, M.Z. 2020. Intestinal parasitic infection in commercial chickens in Sirajgonj. Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University, 18(1): 111-116.

Labony, S.S., Alim, M.A., Hasan, M.M., Hossain, M.S., Islam, A., Alam, M.Z., Tsuji, N. and  Anisuzzaman. 2020. Fish-borne trematode infections in wild fishes in Bangladesh. Pathogens and Global Health, 114(2): 91-98.

Rahman, M.A., Alim, M.A., Hossain, M.M., Yasin, M.G., Alam, M.Z., Hatta, T., Anisuzzaman, Tsuji, N. and Mondal, M.M.H. 2019. Snail-borne trematodiasis in cattle in Barind Tract of Bangladesh, an overlooked problem. Japanese Journal of Veterinary Parasitology, 18(2):53-64.

Akter, S.,  Nakao, R., Imasato,Y.,  Alam, M.Z., and Katakura, K. 2019. Potential of cell-free DNA as a screening marker for parasite infections in dog. Genomics, 111:906-912.

Dey, A.R., Zhang, Z., Begum, N., Alim, M.A., Hu, H. and Alam, M.Z. 2019. Genetic diversity patterns of Haemonchus contortus isolated from sheep and goats in Bangladesh. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 68:177-184.

 Islam, R., Anisuzzaman., Hossain,  M.S., Alam, M.Z.,  Islam, A.,   Khan, A.H.N.A.,  Kabir, M.E., Hatta,T.,  Alim, A., Tsuji, N. 2018. Linguatula serrata, a Food-borne Zoonotic Parasite, in Livestock in Bangladesh: Some Pathologic and Epidemiologic Aspects. Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports, 13:135-140.

  Islam, S., Dey, A.R., Akter, S., Biswas, H., Talukder, M.H. and Alam, M.Z. (2018). Status of anthelmintic resistance of gastrointestinal nematodes in organized sheep and goat farms. Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Science, 4(4): 378-382.

Rahman, T.A.M., Dey, A.R., Islam, S., Hossain, M.S., Talukder, M.H. and Alam, M.Z. 2018. Anthelmintic resistance to cattle gastrointestinal nematodes in selected dairy farms of Mymensingh and Sirajganj of Bangladesh. Research in Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, 5(1): 87-92.

Alam, M.Z., Rahman, M.M., Akter, S., Talukder, M.H. and Dey, A.R. 2018. An investigation about the possible role of cattle and goats as reservoir hosts for Leishmania donovani in Bangladesh. Journal of Vector Borne Diseases, 55:242-244.

Sah, R.M., Talukder, M.H., Alam, M.Z., Rahman, A.K.M. and Ward, M.P. 2018. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in ruminants in selected districts in Bangladesh. Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports, 11:1-5.

Zahan, M.T., Hossain, M.S., Dey, A.R., Shahiduzzaman, M., Alam, M.Z. 2018. Prevalence and seasonal distribution of haemosporidian parasites in pigeons of Mymensingh and Rangpur districts, Bangladesh. Eurasian Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 34(2): 117-123.

Hasan, A.M., Hossain, M.S., Dey, A.R. and Alam, M.Z. 2017. Prevalence of malaria parasites in indigenous chicken and duck in selected districts of Bangladesh. Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University, 15(2): 260-265.

Rahman, M.A., Labony, S.S., Dey, A.R. and Alam, M.Z. 2017. An epidemiological investigation of gastrointestinal parasites of small ruminants in Tangail, Bangladesh. Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University, 15(2): 255-259.

Islam, M.S., Hossain, M.S., Dey, A.R., Alim, M.A., Akter, S., Alam, M.Z. 2017. Epidemiology of gastrointestinal parasites of small ruminants in Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 4(4):356-362.

Margia, U.H., Begum,N.,  Hossain, M.S., Dey, A.R. and  Alam, M.Z. 2017. Seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis in women in Mymenisngh and Ranrpur in Bangladesh: a hospital survey. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 15(1): 81-85.

Sah, R.P., Talukder, M.H., Alam, M.Z., Rahman, A.K.M.A. and  Singh, U.M. 2017. Risk factors associated with Toxoplasma gondii seropositivity in randomly sampled goats of Sunsari district of Nepal. Nepalese Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 15: 132-138.

Akter, S., Alam, M.Z., Nakao, R.,  Yasin, M.G., Kato, H., Katakura, K. 2016. Molecular and serological evidence of Leishmania infection in stray dogs from visceral leishmaniasis-endemic areas of Bangladesh. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 95(4): 795-799.

Debnath, A.K., Talukder, M.H., Alam, M.Z., Ashfia, K.M., Faizunnahar, S., Lovelu, M.A., Hossain, M.B., Islam, M.R., Sah, R.P. 2016. Assessment of efficacy of Aloe vera and tea granule against experimental caecal coccidiosis in broiler chickens. Bangladesh Veterinary Medical Record, 2(1): 111-116.

Lovelu,M.A., Talukder, M.H., Alam, M.Z. and Karim, M.A. 2016. Evaluation of anti-coccidial drug sensitivity against experimental coccidiosis in broiler chicks. Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University, 14(1):57-61.

Qiu, Y., Nakao, R., Thu, M.J., Akter, S., Alam, M.Z., Kato, S., Katakura, K., Sugimoto, C. 2015. Molecular evidence of spotted fever group rickettsiae and Anaplasmataceae from ticks and stray dogs in Bangladesh. Parasitology Research, DOI 10.1007/s00436-015-4819-y.

Paran, M.S., Dey, A.R., Begum, N., Hossain, M.S., Alam, M.Z. 2015. Prevalence of pulmonary parasitic infection in goats of Mymensingh. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 3(1&2): 1-6.

Terao, M., Akter, S., Yasin, M.G., Nakao, R., Kato, H., Alam, M.Z., Katakura, K. 2015. Molecular detection and genetic diversity of Babesia gibsoni in dogs in Bangladesh. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 31: 53-60.

Krayter, L., Alam, M.Z., Mohamed, R., Schnur, L.F., Schönian, G. 2014. Multilocus Microsatellite Typing reveals intra-focal genetic diversity among strains of Leishmania tropica in Chichaoua Province, Morocco. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 28: 233-239.

Momin, M.A., Begum, N., Dey, A.R., Paran, M.S. and Alam, M.Z. (2014). Prevalence of blood protozoa in poultry in Tangail, Bangladesh. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 7(7): 55-60.



Alam, M.Z., Bhutto, A.M., Soomro, F.R., Baloch, J.H., Nakao, R., Kato, H., Schonian, G., Uezato, H., Hashiguchi, Y. and Katakura, K. (2014). Population genetics of Leishmania (Leishmania) major DNA isolated from cutaneous leishmaniasis patients in Pakistan based on multilocus microsatellite typing. Parasites & Vectors, 7(1): 332.

Alam, M.Z., Nakao, R., Sakurai, T., Kato, H., Qu, J.Q., Chai, J.J., Chang, K.P., Schönian, G., Katakura, K. (2014). Genetic diversity of Leishmania donovani/infantum complex in China through microsatellite analysis. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 22(2): 112-119.

Alam, M.Z., Yasin, M.G., Kato, H., Sakurai, T. and Katakura, K. (2013). PCR-Based Detection of Leishmania donovani DNA in a Stray Dog from a Visceral Leishmaniasis Endemic Focus in Bangladesh. Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, 75(1): 75-78.

Akter, S., Alam, M.Z., Islam, M.T. and Mondal, M.M.H. (2012).Seroepidemiological study of visceral leishmaniasis and cattle as a possible reservoir host at Trishal Upazila in Bangladesh. Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University, 10(1): 79–86.

Amro, A., Gashout, A., Al-Dwibe, H., Alam, M.Z., Annajar, B., Hamarsheh, O., Shubar, S. and  Schönian, G. (2012). First Molecular Epidemiological Study of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Libya. PLoS Neglected Tropical Disease 6(6): e1700.

Islam, Z., Alam, M.Z., Akter, S., Roy, B.C. and Mondal, M.M.H. (2012). Distribution patterns of vector snails and trematode cercaria in their vectors in some selected areas of Mymensingh. Journal of Environmental Science and Natural Resources, 5(2): 37-46.

Rhajaoui M, Sebti F, Fellah H, Alam MZ, Nasereddin A, Abbasi I. and Schönian G. (2012). Identification of the causative agent of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Chichaoua province, Morocco. Parasite, 19(1):81-4.

Islam M.N., Begum N., Alam M.Z. and Mamun M.A.A. (2011). Epidemiology of Intestinal Schistosomiasis in Ruminants of Bangladesh. Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University, 9(2): 221-228.

Kuhls, K., Alam, M.Z., Cupolillo, E., Ferreira, G.E.M., Mauricio, I., Oddone, R., Feliciangeli, M.D., Wirth, T., Miles, M. and Schönian, G. (2011). Comparative multilocus microsatellite typing of New World Leishmania infantum reveals low heterogeneity among populations and its recent Old World origin. PLoS Neglected Tropical Disease, 5(6): e1155.

Kovalenko, D.A., Razakov, S.A., Ponirovsky, E.N., Warburg, A., Nasyrova, R.M., Ponomareva, V.I., Fatullaeva, A.A., Nasereddin, A., Klement, E., Alam, M.Z., Schnur, L.F., Jaffe, C.L., Schonian, G., Baneth, G. (2011). Canine leishmaniosis and its relationship to human visceral leishmaniasis in Eastern Uzbekistan. Parasites & Vectors, 4(1): 58

Alam, M.Z., Kovalenko, D.A., Kuhls, K.,  Nasyrova, R.M., Ponomareva, V.I., Fatullaeva, A.A., Razakov, S.A., Schnur, L.F. and Schönian, G. (2009). Identification of the agent causing visceral leishmaniasis in the Namangan Region of Uzbekistan by analysing parasite DNA extracted from patients’ Giemsa-stained tissue preparations. Parasitology, 136: 981-986.

Alam, M.Z., Haralambous, C., Kuhls, K., Gouzelou, E., Sgouras, D., Soteriadou, K., Schnur, F.,  Pratlong, F. and Schönian, G. (2009). The paraphyletic composition of Leishmania donovani zymodeme MON-37 revealed by multilocus microsatellite typing. Microbes and Infection, 11(6-7): 707-715.

Alam, M.Z., Shamsuzzaman, A.K.M., Kuhls, K. and Schönian, G. (2009). PCR diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in an endemic region, Mymensingh district, Bangladesh. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 14(5): 499-503.

Alam, M.Z., Kuhls, K., Schweynoch, C., Sundar, S., Rijal, S., Shamsuzzaman, A.K.M., Raju, B.V.S., Salotra, P., Dujardin, J.C., Schönian, G. (2009). Multilocus microsatellite typing (MLMT) reveals genetic homogeneity of Leishmania donovani strains in the Indian subcontinent. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 9(1): 24–31.

Rahman, S.M.M., Karim, M.J., Talukder, M.H., Alam, M.Z. and Begum, N. (2005). Comparative efficacy of bitter ground (Momordica charantia), metronidazole and Esb3âagainst experimental caecal coccidiosis in chickens. The Bangladesh Veterinarian , 22: 1-6

Sharif, M., Karim, M.J. and Alam, M.Z. (2003). Current status of chicken coccidiosis in commercial layers in Gazipur and coccidiosis control in semi-scavenging layer pullets. Bangladesh Veterinary Journal, 37 (1-4): 47-53.

Rahman, M.M., Karim, M.J., Alam, M.Z. and Talukder, M.H. (2003). Effects of vitamin A D E supplementation with sulphonamide in the treatment of chicken coccidiosis. Bangladesh Veterinary Journal, 37 (1-4): 55-62.

Shahadat, M.A., Karim, M.J., Alam, M.Z. and Majumder, M. (2003). Seasonal distribution of Haemonchus contortus in Bengal goats. The Bangladesh Veterinarian 20(1): 72-76

Alam, M.Z., Karim, M.J., Begum, N. and Siddiki, A.M.A.M.Z. (2000). Comparison of chemoprophylaxis and immunisation with stored live oocysts in controlling chicken coccidiosis. The Bangladesh Veterinarian 17(1): 1-5

Siddiki, A.M.A.M.Z., Karim, M.J., Islam, M.K. and Alam, M.Z. (2000). Sulphonamide resistance in field isolates of chicken coccidia in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Veterinarian 17(1): 11-15

Sobhan, Z., Islam, M.K., Alam, M.Z., Alim, M.A., Chowdhury, E.H., Khan, M.A.H.N.A. and Mondal, M.M.H. (2000). Pathology of acuariid infection in native fowls in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Veterinarian 17(2): 74-77     

Boksh,A., Karim, M.J., Mondal, M.M.H., Alam, M.Z. and Talukder, M.H. (1999). Effects of temperature and storage on the embryonic development and infectivity of Ascaridia galli in chicks. Bangladesh Veterinary Journal 33(3-4): 87-91.


Charite University Medicine Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin, Free University of Berlin
Hokkaido University
Total Number:  10

Ongoing Research Project

  1. Genetic characterization of blood feeding Haemonchus contortus populations isolated from sheep and goats based on β-tubulin gene analysis- funded by Bangladesh Agricultural University.


Completed Reserach Project:

  1. Exploring epidemiology, anthelmintic resistance and genetic diversity of some common gastrointestinal nematodes of small ruminants in Bangladesh- funded by  Krishi Goveshona  Foundation, Bangladesh.
  1. Exploring anthelmintic resistance and molecular analysis of some economically important gastrointestinal nematode parasites of cattle in Bangladesh-  funded by Ministry of Education, Bangladesh.
  1. Exploring genetic diversity patterns of Haemonchus parasites isolated from cattle- funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh.
  1. Molecular and serological investigation of animal reservoirs of visceral leishmaniasis (Kala-azar) in Bangladesh- funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh.
  1. Molecular and microscopic investigation of pigeon malaria parasites in Bangladesh-funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh.
  1. Epidemiological investigation of haemoprotozoan parasites of poultry in some selective districts of Bangladesh-funded by Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
  1. Molecular detection of haematozoan parasites in poultry- funded by Ministry of Science andTechnology, Bangladesh.
  1.  Investigation on anthelmintic resistance to gastrointestinal nematodes in cattle farms of Mymensingh- funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh
  1. Application of molecular technique for differentiation of Haemonchus contortus, Haemonchus placei and their hybrids- funded by University Grants Commission of Bangladesh
  2. Molecular detection and characterization of the pathogen causing caecal coccidiodsis in chickens- funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh
  3.  Molecular detection and characterization of Mecistocirrus digitatus, a blood feeding nematode of cattle- funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh
  4.  Investigation of Eimeria oocyst concentrations and species composition in litter from commercial broiler farms- funded by Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
19 Apr, 2012 -
Associate Professor
19 Apr, 2008 - 18 Apr, 2012
Assistant Professor
09 Dec, 2002 - 18 Apr, 2008
19 Apr, 1999 - 08 Dec, 2002
Total Number:  25
  • The 57th Annual Scientific Conference of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, 15 September 2021, Virtual Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  •  British Society for Parasitology Spring Meeting, 15-17 April, 2019, Manchester, UK.
  •  Anthelmintics: from discovery to resistance, 30 January-2 February, 2018, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, USA.
  • 26th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of  Veterinary Parasitology, 4-8 September, 2017, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia 5th World Congress on Leishmaniasis, 13-17 May, 2013; Recife, Brazil.
  • 155th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science,28-30 March, 2013; Tokyo, Japan.
  • 82nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Parasitology, 29-31 March, 2013; Tokyo, Japan.
  • 11th International Conference on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases, October 30-November 2, 2012. New Orleans, USA
  • 154th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science,14-16 September, 2012; Iwate, Japan.
  • 4th World Congress on Leishmaniasis (WorldLeish4), 3-7 February 2009; Lucknow, India
  • 23rd DGP (German Society for Parasitology) Annual Meeting, 5-7 March 2008; Hamburg, Germany.
  • Federal Environmental Agency Conference on “Vector-Borne Diseases: Impact of Climate Changes on Vectors and Rodent Reservoirs” at Botanical Museum, Berlin, Germany, September 27-28, 2007.
  • “ISWS. 510 – Facilitating Learning” from October 20-31, 2002, held at GTI, BAU, Mymensingh and provided by Olds College, Canada.
  • “Statistical Methods for Agricultural Research” from January 17-28, 2004, conducted by Graduate Training Institute, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.
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