DR. S. H. M. Faruk Siddiki
DR. S. H. M. Faruk Siddiki was born on 07 December 1985 in the village of Dakshin Nagar under Chirirbandar upazila in Dinajpur district. He is the 5th child of his parents, Asir Uddin Shah and Fatema Begum. DR. Faruk is a veterinarian with professional training and completed his DVM degree in 2009 from Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh. He received an MS in Veterinary Medicine from Bangladesh Agricultural University in 2011. After graduation, he started his carrier as DVM in Mono Group prescribing and visiting the poultry farms and also reporting, and marketing are done from February to June 2010. Then in 2011, he joined to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Program and worked for five months as an Additional Veterinary Surgeon (AVS) of Ishwargonj upazila of Mymensingh under a duck surveillance project in Bangladesh. Active surveillance program for avian Influenza detection in free-ranging duck farms in 6 districts of Bangladesh, collection and sending of samples, and regular reporting were performed. Then, he joined as an Additional Veterinary Surgeon (AVS) of three upazilas of Naogaon district i.e. Patnitala, Sapahar and Dhamoirhat under the Avian Influenza Preparedness and Response Project (AIPRP) in Bangladesh funded by World Bank and implemented by DLS. Active surveillance program for avian Influenza detection, close supervision of avian Influenza workers, collection of information and samples of suspected highly pathogenic avian Influenza, emerging infectious diseases and transboundary animal diseases etc. were performed for the next ten months in the project. Finally, he joined as Lecturer on 10 February 2014 and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2016 in the Department of Medicine under the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur, Bangladesh. Currently, he is an Associate Professor. His research interests focus on epidemiology, hemoprotozoan diseases as well as bovine mastitis. He has been involved in several research projects funded by a variety of sources, including the RMW of BSMRAU, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the University Grants Commission. He is the author and co-author of 11 papers in international and local journals.