Anzar, Muhammad, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Cryobiologist


Contact Information:

52 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5B4
Telephone: 306-956-2900
Fax: 306-966-7376
Email: muhammad.anzar@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cryopreservation of mammalian gametes and tissues
  • Gamete biology

Current Projects:

  • Conservation of Canadian Animal Genetic Animal Resources
  • Cell death mechanism in frozen-thawed gametes
  • Cryopreservation of bovine oocytes and ovarian tissues

Affiliations:

  • Society for the Study of Reproduction

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2014

  • Cervantes, M.P., Anzar, M., Mapletoft, R.J., Palomino, J.M., and Adams, G.P. (2014). "In vivo and in vitro maturation of wood bison (bison bison athabascae) cumulus–oocyte complexes during the ovulatory season.", 40th Annual Conference of International Embryo Transfer Society, Hannover, Germany, January 19-22, 2014.

2013

  • Ahmed, M., Ahmad, N.H.M., Riaz, A., and Anzar, M. (2013). "Bovine sperm death kinetics: Changes in motility, acrosomes and plasma membrane.", 39th Annual Conference of International Embryo Transfer Society, Hannover, Germany, January 19-22, 2013.
  • Cervantes, M.P., Anzar, M., Mapletoft, R.J., Palomino, J.M., and Adams, G.P. (2013). "Nuclear maturation of wood bison (Bison bison athabascae) cumulus-oocyte complexes.", 39th Annual Conference of International Embryo Transfer Society, Hannover, Germany, January 19-22, 2013.
  • Palomino, J.M., Mapletoft, R.J., Anzar, M., Woodbury, M.R., Cervantes, M.P., and Adams, G.P. (2013). "Does progesterone or equine chorionic gonadotropin improve the superovulatory response and embryo quality in wood bison during the anovulatory season?", 39th Annual Conference of International Embryo Transfer Society, Hannover, Germany, January 19-22, 2013.

2012

  • Alfoteisy, B., Singh, J., Lessard, C.J., and Anzar, M. (2012). "Vitrification of immature bovine-cumulus-oocyte-complexes using natural honey as a non-permeant cryoprotectant.", 17th International Congress on Animal Reproduction, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 29 - August 02, 2012.
  • Anzar, M. (2012). "Cryopreservation of mammalian semen using protein – free extender (Invention disclosure)."
  • Palomino, J.M., McCorkell, R.B., Anzar, M., Woodbury, M.R., Hawkins, N., Prentice, J.R., Toosi, B.M., and Adams, G.P. (2012). "Superovulation and embryo collection in wood bison during the anovulatory season.", 38th Annual Conference of International Embryo Transfer Society, Phoenix, AZ, USA, January 7-10, 2012.
  • Prentice, J.R., Singh, J., and Anzar, M. (2012). "The effect of meiotic stage of bovine oocytes on the survival of vitrified cumulus–oocyte complexes.", 38th Annual Conference of International Embryo Transfer Society, Phoenix, AZ, USA, January 7-10, 2012.

2011

  • Gratton, G., Manjunath, P., Anzar, M., and Lessard, C.J. (2011). "Identifying seminal plasma proteins that interfere with bison sperm membran integrity.", WDZ annual meeting, Québec City, QC, Canada, 2011.
  • Gratton, G., Toosi, B.M., Anzar, M., McCorkell, R.B., and Lessard, C.J. (2011). "Effects of a long-acting tranquilizer on sperm motility of North American bison bulls.", 37th Annual Conference of the International Embryo Transfer Society, Orlando, FL, USA, January 8-12, 2011.
  • Hussain, S.A., Lessard, C.J., and Anzar, M. (2011). "Cryopreservation of bison semen.", 36th Annual Conference of the American Society of Andrology Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada, April 2-5, 2011.
  • Hussain, S.A., Lessard, C.J., and Anzar, M. (2011). "Cryopreservation of bison semen.", 36th Annual Meeting of American Society of Andrology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 2-5, 2011.
  • Prentice, J.R., Singh, J., Mapletoft, R.J., and Anzar, M. (2011). "Effect of cryoprotectant exposure, vitrification and warming time of bovine cumulus oocyte complexes on in vitro fertilization and embryonic development.", 37th Annual Conference of the International Embryo Transfer Society, Orlando, FL, USA, January 8-12, 2011.

2009

  • Prentice, J.R., Singh, J., Dochi, O., and Anzar, M. (2009). "Vitrification of bovine oocytes: Effect of packaging and equilibration time on nuclear maturation.", 35th Annual Conference of International Embryo Transfer Society, San Diego, CA, USA, January 7-8, 2009.