College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Pookode


DEPARTMENT: Animal Breeding, Genetics & Biostatistics

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Dr.Muhasin Asaf V. N. Dr.Muhasin Asaf V. N.
Designation: - Assistant Professor
Address: - Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, Wayanad. PIN 673 576
Mobile No: - 8281784821
Email ID: - muhasin@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

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University / Institute




Indian Veterinary Research Institute




Indian Veterinary Research Institute / National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases




Kerala Agricultural University


Area of Research

Conservation Genetics

Wildlife Biology




Work Experience

Assistant Professor, KVASU (April 2015 – Present)


International Travel Grant by Science and Engineering Research Board for participating in the conference RNAi 2016: RNA Biology and Therapeutics held at University of Oxford, U.K. - 2016

ICAR - SRF(PGS) - 2013



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Recent advancement in recording, analysis and interpretation of novel Phenomics of livestock

21 Days

Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly


Application of OMICS tools and techniques for Agricultural Germplasm Improvement

21 Days

Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi


Phylogenetic Analysis: Techniques and Tools

5 Days

Barkatullah University, Bhopal


Basic Course on Use of Bioinformatics Tools in Veterinary Science Research

3 Days

Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly





Gupta, J.P., Bhushan, B., Asaf, V.N.M., Kumar, A., Ranjan, S., Panigrahi, M., Kumar, A. and Kumar, P. 2018. Association and expression analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms of CD14 gene with somatic cell score in crossbred cattle. Gene Reports. 12: 255-260.

Kumar, A., Gaur, G.K., Gandham, R.K., Panigrahi, M., Ghosh, S., Saravanan, B.C., Bhushan, B., Tiwari, A,K, Sulabh, S., Priya,B., Asaf V.N.M., Gupta, J.P., Wani, S.A., Sahu, A.R. and Sahoo, A.P 2017. Global gene expression profile of peripheral blood mononuclear cells challenged with Theileria annulata in crossbred and indigenous cattle. Infect Genet Evol, 47:9-18.

Ranjan, S., Bhushan, B., Gupta, J.P., Asaf, V.N.M., Panigrahi, M., Kumar, A. and Raveendran, R. 2017. Study on Genetic Variation of Microsatellite and Their Association with Mastitis Occurrence in Crossbred Cattle. J Anim Res, 7(1): 127-132.

Gupta, J.P. Bhushan, B., Panigrahi, M., Ranjan, S., Asaf, V.N.M., Kumar, A., Sulabh, S., Kumar, A., Kumar, P. and Sharma, D. 2016. Study on genetic variation of Short Tandem Repeats (STR) markers and their association with Somatic Cell Scores (SCS) in crossbred cows. Indian J Anim Res, 50(4):450-454.

Gupta, J.P., Bhushan, B., Panigrahi, M., Asaf, V.N.M., Kumar, A., Ranjan, S. and Gaur, G.K. 2016. Effect of non-genetic factors on somatic cell measures in Vrindavani cattle. Indian J Dairy Sci, 69(1): 128-131.

Asaf, V.N.M., Kumar,A., Raut, A.A., Bhatia, S. and Mishra, A. 2015. In-silico search of virus-specific host microRNAs regulating avian influenza virus NS1 expression. Theor Biosci, 134:65–73.

Dewangan, P., Panigrahi, M., Kumar, A., Saravanan, B.C., Ghosh, S., Asaf, V.N.M., Parida,S., Gaur, G.K., Sharma, D. and Bhushan, B. 2015. The mRNA expression of immune-related genes in crossbred and Tharparkar cattle in response to in vitro infection with Theileria annulata. Mol Biol Rep, 42(8):1247-1255.

Kumar, A., Panigrahi, M., Bhushan, B., Sulabh,  S., Asaf V.N.M., Gupta, J.P., Saravanan, B.C., Ghosh, S. and Gaur, G.K. 2015. Expression Profile of CXCL3 Gene in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells Challenged in vitro with Theileria annulata in Crossbred Cattle. J Anim Res, 5(2):373-375.

Asaf, V.N.M., Bhushan, B., Panigrahi, M., Kumar, A., Dewangan, P., Gaur, G.K. and Sharma, D. 2015. Lack of association of allelic variants of BRCA1 gene with mastitis susceptibility in Vrindavani cattle. Indian J Anim Sci, 85(1):81-83.

Asaf, V.N.M., Bhushan, B., Panigrahi, M., Dewangan, P., Kumar, A., Kumar, P. and Gaur, G.K. 2014. Association study of genetic variants at single nucleotide polymorphism rs109231409 of mannose-binding lectins 1 gene with mastitis susceptibility in Vrindavani crossbred cattle. Vet World, 7(10):807-810.

Kumar, A., Asaf V.N.M., Raut, A.A., Sood, R. and Mishra, A. 2014. Identification of Chicken Pulmonary miRNAs Targeting PB1, PB1-F2, and N40 Genes of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus H5N1 In Silico. Bioinformatics and Biology Insights, 8(8):135-145.

Asaf V.N.M., Kumar, A., Panigrahi, M., Dewangan, P., Gaur, G.K. and Bhushan, B. 2014. Association of single nucleotide polymorphism in the MBL1 gene with mastitis in Vrindavani crossbred cattle. Indian J Anim Sci, 84(6):703-705.

Kumar, A., Asaf, V.N.M., Panigrahi, M., Ranjan, S., Bhushan, B. and Gaur, G.K. 2014. Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) in Relation to Mastitis in Crossbred Cattle. Indian Veterinary Journal, 91 (10): 50-52.

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