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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Veterinary Science

Faculty Detail

Dr. Aasif Ahmad Sheikh

Designation: Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Department of Veterinary Physiology & Biochemistry, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Science University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141004
Telephone :
Mobile: +91-7006529317

Academic Credentials

  • BVSc & AH from SKUAST – Kashmir (2012)
  • MVSc (Animal Physiology) from ICAR – NDRI, Karnal (2014)
  • PhD (Animal Physiology) from ICAR – NDRI, Karnal (2017)

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Teach Veterinary Physiology to BVSc & AH students  

Area of Research Interests

  • Reproductive Physiology with special emphasis on early pregnancy diagnosis in cattle
  • Environmental/Stress Physiology and amelioration of cellular stress using micro-minerals

Research Honour’s /Awards

  • ICAR – National Eligibility Test (2014-15)
  • ICAR - Junior Research Fellowship (Rank-43) 
  • ICAR - Senior Research Fellowship (Rank - 03) 
  • Best Paper Award by the Society of Animal Physiologists of India (2018)
  • Best Paper Award by Indian Dairy Association, New Delhi (2018)
  • J. N. Pandey Memorial Best Poster Award by the Society of Animal Physiologists of India (2018)
  • Merit Certificate for Academic Excellence on completion of Doctoral program (2017-2018)
  • Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding research work in MVSc & PhD
  • Best Doctoral Thesis Award
  • Member of Board of Studies of ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal (2015-16)
  • Reviewer of International peer-reviewed journals like PLoS ONE, Scientific Reports, Journal of Thermal Biology, International Journal of Biometeorology, Theriogenology, Livestock Science, Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Tropical Animal Health & Production and Biological Trace Element Research

No. of Publications

Research: 26Extension: Nil     Books: 01     Manuals: 02


  • Shah AA, Sheikh AA, Hasin D, Shah F, Aarif O, Shah RA, Ahmad SB, Maqbool S, Pampori ZA (2023). Isolation, in vitro expansion and characterization of ovine fetal adnexa-derived mesenchymal stem cells reveals a source dependent trilineage differentiation and growth kinetics. Animal Biotechnology. 34(8):3908-3919.
  • Sheikh AA, Hooda OK, Dang AK (2019). Interferon tau stimulated gene expression and proinflammatory cytokine profile relative to insemination in dairy cows. Biological Rhythm Research. 50(3):335-345.
  • Sheikh AA, Hooda OK, Dang AK (2018). JAK3 and PI3K mediate bovine Interferon-tau stimulated gene expression in the blood neutrophils. Journal of Cellular Physiology. 233:4885-4894.
  • Sheikh AA, Hooda OK, Kalyan A, Kamboj A, Mohammed S, Alhussien M, Reddi S, Shimray PG, Rautela A, Pandita S, Kapila S, De S, Dang AK (2018). Interferon-tau stimulated gene expression: A proxy to predict embryonic mortality in dairy cows. Theriogenology. 120:61-67.
  • Sheikh AA, Hooda OK, Dang AK (2018). Development of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for early pregnancy diagnosis in cattle. Animal Reproduction Science. 197:126–133.
  • Sheikh AA, Aggarwal A, Indu B, Aarif O (2017). Inorganic zinc supplementation modulates heat shock and immune response in heat stressed peripheral blood mononuclear cells of periparturient dairy cows. Theriogenology. 95:75-82.
  • Aarif O, Aggarwal A, Sheikh AA (2017). Evaporative cooling in late gestation heat stressed Murrah buffaloes increases efficiency of next reproductive cycle. Reproduction in Domestic Animals. 53:249-255.
  • Alhussien M, Manjari P, Mohammed S, Sheikh AA, Reddi S, Dixit S, Dang AK (2016). Incidence of mastitis and activity of milk neutrophils in Tharparkar cows reared under semi-arid conditions. Tropical Animal Health and Production. 48:1291-1295.
  • Sheikh AA, Aggarwal A, Aarif O (2016). Effect of in vitro zinc supplementation on HSPs expression and Interleukin 10 production in heat treated peripheral blood mononuclear cells of transition Sahiwal and Karan Fries cows. Journal of Thermal Biology. 56:68-76.
  • Sheikh AA, Aggarwal A, Aarif O, Upadhyay RC (2015). In vitro Effect of Zinc Treatment on the Antioxidant Status of Heat Stressed Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells of Periparturient Sahiwal and Karan Fries Cows-A Comparative Study. Journal of Animal Research. 5(2):243-249