College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Pookode


DEPARTMENT: Veterinary Physiology

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Dr. Muhasin Asaf V.N. Dr. Muhasin Asaf V.N.
Designation: - Assistant Professor
Address: - College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, Wayanad.
Email ID: - muhasin@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications


Work Experience

Assistant Professor (April 2015-Continuing)


  1. ICAR sponsored winter school training programme titled “Recent advancement in recording, analysis and interpretation of novel Phenomics of livestock” at Division of Animal Genetics, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly from 16 November to 06 December 2018.
  2. MHRD sponsored induction training programme at the Department of Education, University of Calicut, India, from 02 May to 31 May 2018. 
  3. ICAR sponsored advanced faculty training programme titled “Application of OMICS tools and techniques for Agricultural Germplasm Improvement” conducted at Centre for Agricultural Bioinformatics (CABin), Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi, India from 09 February to 01 March 2018.
  4. Training programme on “Basic Course on Use of Bioinformatics Tools in Veterinary Science Research” at Bioinformatics Centre, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, from 13th October to 15th October 2014.
  5. Training programme on “Phylogenetic Analysis: Techniques and Tools” at the Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Centre, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, from 17th January to 21st January 2012.


  1. Manjutha, S., Elayadeth-Meethal, M., Abraham B.L., Asaf. M., Murugan S.S. and Radhika, G. (2023). Screening of InDel variants in PRDM6, myostatin and IGF2BP1 genes and association analysis with body measurement traits in Malabari and Attappadi black goats. Anim Biotechnol. https://doi.org/10.1080/10495398.2023.2189916
  2. Deepa, C.K., Varghese, A., Bora, C.A.F., Kumar, K.G.A., John, L., Asaf, M., Chulliparambil, S. and Ravindran, R. (2023). Phylogenetic analysis of Babesia gibsoni isolates of south India using apical membrane antigen, 50 kDa surface antigen, and 70 kDa heat shock protein genes. Exp Parasitol. 12:108461. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exppara.2023.108461
  3. Shyju, O., Abraham, B.L., Nair, S.N., Krishna, D., Asaf, M. and Aravindakshan, T.V. (2023). In vitro cytotoxicity of Tinospora cordifolia stem extract in Daltons Lymphoma Ascites cell lines. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 54(3):755-762. https://doi.org/10.51966/jvas.2023.54.3.755-762
  4. Mishra, A., Asaf, M., Kumar, A., Kulkarni, D.D., Sood, R., Bhatia, S., Bhushan, B. and Raut, A.A. (2022). Differential miRNA expression profiling of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus H5N1 infected chicken lungs reveals critical microRNAs, biological pathways and genes involved in the molecular pathogenesis. Virologica Sinica. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.virs.2022.03.004
  5. Kumar, A., Gaur, G.K., Panigrahi, M., Asaf, V. N.M., Priya, B., Gupta, J.P. and Gandham, R.K. (2022) Comparative gene expression profile in circulating PBMCs of Bos indicus and crossbred cattle to understand disease tolerance mechanism, Animal Biotechnology. https://doi.org/10.1080/10495398.2022.2043883
  1. Meganath K.V., Asaf, M., Radhika, G., Chandy, G., Manoj, M., Dinesh, C.N., Alexander, J., Muhammed, E.M., and Rojan, P.M. (2022). Phylogenetic Analysis of Nilgiri Langur using Mitochondrial Cytochrome B gene. Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. 53(1): 112-116.   https://doi.org/10.51966/jvas.2022.53.1.112-116
  1. Amrutha, B.M., AjithKumar, K.G., Kurbet, P.S., Varghese, A., Deepa, C.K., Pradeep, R.K., Nimisha, M., Asaf, M. Juliet, S., Ravindran, R. and Ghosh, S. (2022). Morphological and molecular characterization of Rhipicephalus microplus and Rhipicephalus annulatus from selected states of southern India. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. 14(2). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2022.102086
  2. Arifa, A., Meganath, K.V., Vignesh, S., Rojan, P.M., Muhammed, E.M., Rathish, R.L., Asaf. M., and Dinesh, C.N. (2022).  Comparison of California Mastitis Test and somatic cell counts for detection of subclinical mastitis in crossbred cattle. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 53(4): 725-730. https://doi.org/10.51966/jvas.2022.53.4.725-730
  3. Elayadeth-Meethal, M., Veettil, A.T., Asaf, M., Pramod, S., Maloney, S.K., Martin, G.B., Rivero,J., Sejian, V., Naseef, P.P., Kuruniyan, M.S. and Lee, M.R.F. (2021). Comparative Expression Profiling and Sequence Characterization of ATP1A1 Gene Associated with Heat Tolerance in Tropically Adapted Cattle. Animals. 11(8): 2368. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11082368
  4. Desai, A.G., Naicy , T., Aravindakshan, T.V., Muhasin, V.N.A., Bindu, L., Kurian, E., Bhat, V. and Akhil, G.H. (2021). Characterization of a 7 bp indel in MARCH1 promoter associated with reproductive traits in Malabari and Attappady Black goats of India. Small Ruminant Research. 204:106515. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smallrumres.2021.106515
  1. Bora, AFC., Varghese, A., Deepa, C.K.., Nandini, A., Malangmei, L., Kumar, KGA., Raina, O.K., John, L., Prasanna, P., Asaf, M., Kumar, G.S., Hembram, P.K., Vergis, J., Juliet, S. and Ravindran, R. (2021). Sequence and phylogenetic analysis of the thrombospondin-related adhesive protein gene of Babesia gibsoni isolates in dogs in South India. Parasitology International. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.parint.2021.102477
  2. Nandini, A., Varghese, A., Bora, A.F.C., Deepa, C.K., Malangmei, L., Raina, O.K., Verma, M.R., Kumar, K.G.A., John, L., Asaf, M., Kumar, G.S., Hembram, P.K. and Ravindran, R. (2021). Prevalence of Anti-Toxocara canis Antibodies in Dogs Detected with Recombinant Cathepsin L-1 and TES-26 Antigens in Three States of India. Acta Parasitologica. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11686-021-00464-7
  1. Desai, A.G., Naicy, T., Aravindakshan, T.V., Muhasin V.N.A., Bindu, L. and Akhil, G.H. (2020). Genetic Variability Analysis of Early Growth Response 2 (EGR2) Gene in Native Goat Breeds of Kerala. Indian Journal of Animal Research. https://doi.org/10.18805/ijar.B-4160
  1. Mukhund, B.R., Dinesh, C.N., Rojan, P.M., Ravindran, R., Bindu, A., Asaf, V.N.M., Sreeshma, P.R. and Deepna, T. (2020). Analysis of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in the QTLS Associated with Tick Resistance/Susceptibility in the Native Vechur and Cross red Cattle of Kerala State. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. 9(9):3078-3087. https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.380 
  1. Sulabh, S., Panigrahi, M., Varshney, R., Gupta, J.P., Kumar, S., Verma, A., Kumar, A., Asaf, M., Kumar, P. and Bhushan, B. (2019). In-vitro analysis of Interleukin-10 expression in cell cultures of Crossbred cattle, Tharparkar cattle and Murrah buffalo in response to mastitis causing antigens derived from Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. Biological Rhythm Research.  https://doi.org/10.1080/09291016.2019.1628407
  1. Desai, A.G., Naicy, T., Aravindakshan, T.V., Muhasin, V.N.A., Bindu, L., Bhat, V. and Haritha, B.P. (2019). Relative abundance of early growth response 2 (EGR2) mRNA in reproductive tissues of malabari goats. Ruminant Science. 8(1):23-26.
  1. Vasanthi, S.S., Nair, S.N., Juliet, S., Sanjay B.M., Saranya, C., Asaf, M., Shijin, M.S., Nisha, A.R. and Anoopraj, R. (2019). Single dose oral pharmacokinetics of sparfloxacin in rats. The Pharma Innovation. 8(12):317-322. 
  1. 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 Rep. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.genrep.2018.07.011
  1. 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2016.11.009
  2. 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. Journal of Animal Research. 7(1):127-132. https://doi.org/10.5958/2277-940X.2017.00018.3 
  3. Gupta, J.P., Bhushan, B., Panigrahi, M., Ranjan, S., Asaf, V.N.M., Kumar, A. and Gaur, G.K.  (2016). Effect of non-genetic factors on somatic cell measures in Vrindavani cattle. Indian Journal of  Dairy Science. 69(1):128-131.  
  4. 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. Theory in Biosciences. 134:65-73. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12064-015-0211-9
  1. 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. Molecular Biology Reports. 42(8):1247-1255. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11033-015-3865-y
  2. 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 Journal of Animal Sciences. 85(1):81-83.
  1. 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 Journal of Animal Sciences.  84(6):703-705.
  1. 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. Journal of Animal  Research. 5(2):373-375. https://doi.org/10.5958/2277-940X.2015.00063.7
  2. 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. 8:135-145. https://doi.org/10.4137/BBI.S14631   
  3. 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. Veterinary  World. 7(10):807-810.
  4. Asaf, V.N.M., Kumar, A., Rahim, A., Sebastian, R., Mohan, V., Dewangan, P. and Panigrahi, M. (2014). An overview on single nucleotide polymorphism studies in mastitis research. Veterinary World. 7(6):416-421.
  5. 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.
  6. Kumar, A., Asaf, V.N.M., Srivastava, K., Rahim, A., Chaudhary, J.K and Panigrahi, M. (2013). MicroRNA: biogenesis and computational target identification. Veterinary World. 6(10):761-765.
  7. Ramya, R., Sivanarayanan, T.B., Shebeeba, C.S., Sreelakshmi, C.M., Asaf, V.N.M., Sarangom, S.B. and Pillai, U.N. (2009). Juvenile Cellulitis in a Great Dane Pup. Intas Polivet. 10:379-380.


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