My research work focuses on host-parasite interactions especially focusing on “factors determining variation in susceptibility to buffalo flies (BF) in cattle”. I am trying to develop practical and easy to use fly counting methods for phenotyping resistant cattle towards BF infestations. I am also investigating animal fly avoidance behaviours using accelerometers for animal selection and welfare improvement purposes. Additionally, my research work focuses on differences in the immune response of susceptible and resistant cattle using proteomics analysis and immune responses to find biomarkers for selecting resistant cattle. Recently, I won the Innovation for the red meat industry award, supported by Meat & Livestock Australia in the 6th animal science poster Olympics 2021. I am serving in QAAFI's student association as representative of the Centre for Animal Science and young science ambassador in the wonder of science program of The University of Queensland. My hobbies include hiking, photography and playing badminton.


  • Anjum, F.R., Anam, S., Abbas, G., Mahmood, M.S., Rahman, S.U., Goraya, M.U., Abdullah, R.M., Luqman, M., Ali, A., Kamran, M. and Chaudhry, T.H., 2020. Type I IFNs: A Blessing in Disguise or Partner in Crime in MERS-CoV-, SARS-CoV-, and SARS-CoV-2-Induced Pathology and Potential Use of Type I IFNs in Synergism with IFN-γ as a Novel Antiviral Approach Against COVID-19. Viral Immunology

  • Rafique, A., Mahmood, M. S., Ashraf, A., Nasir, S., Kamran, M., Jamil, N., & Shamim, A. (2019). Phenotypic and Genotypic Assortment of Polyhydroxyalkanoates Producing Bacteria from Rumen Flora of Domesticated Animals in Pakistan. Pakistan Veterinary Journal

  • Abaidullah, M., Peng, S., Kamran, M., Song, X., Yin, Z., 2019. Current Findings on Gut Microbiota Mediated Immune Modulation against Viral Diseases in Chicken. Viruses 11, 681 

  • Tariq, A., Rafique, R., Abbas, S. Y., Khan, M. N., Huma, I., Perveen, S., & Kamran, M. (2014). Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD)-an emerging problem of recent era. Journal of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry1(5), 503. 



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