Anup Kumar Talukder, Ph. D.

Professor
Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Reproductive Health (GOR)
&
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland

 

BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Talukder is an Professor of Theriogenology (Veterinary Reproduction) in the Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Reproductive Health of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Bangladesh. His interest in reproductive science was firmly established in 2005, when he studied a Theriogenology course in the final year of his undergraduate study in doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM). Thus, he pursued a Masters of Science (MS) in Theriogenology in 2008 from Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Bangladesh. During his Masters in Field Fertility Clinic Lab of BAU, he received hands-on training on in vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques in cattle. After finishing his Masters degree, he joined the Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh in 2009 and BSMRAU in 2012 as an academic staff member (Lecturer).

In 2014, Dr. Talukder was awarded a doctoral scholarship for international students from President of Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (OUAVM), Japan to join Prof. Akio Miyamoto’s Laboratory of Animal Reproduction Science. Subsequently, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 2017 from OUAVM under the supervision of Prof. Miyamoto. During his PhD, he studied the embryo-maternal immune interactions during the first 7 days post-insemination in the bovine using several in vitro and in vivo models. The work that he carried out in Prof. Miyamoto’s Lab has led to four publications as first author, and five additional papers as co-author in peer-reviewed international (SCI/JCR-indexed) journals in the field of reproductive immunology. Of note, he presented part of his PhD work at the 122nd Annual Scientific Conference of the Japanese Society of Animal Science in 2017 and won an “Excellent Presentation Award”. He also had the opportunity to work as a “research intern” for two weeks as part of his PhD at Taketomi Reproduction Clinic in Obihiro, Japan, where he received practical training in multiple ovulation and embryo transfer (MOET) in Japanese Black cows.

After completion of PhD in 2017, Dr. Talukder returned to Bangladesh and continued his work in BSMRAU, one of the leading public universities in agricultural education and research in Bangladesh. In 2022, Dr. Talukder moved to Ireland to work as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in University College Dublin (UCD) under the Government of Ireland Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme from the Irish Research Council (IRC). To date, he has published 43 research articles in peer-reviewed international and national journals, and 10 abstracts in conference proceedings. His current professional goal is improvement of fertility in cattle through improved understanding of the maternal-embryonic communication during pregnancy recognition and establishment.

IVF in Cattle

Day-4 Bovine Embryo (Interferon-tau, IFNT-positive)