Dr. Muhammad Anzar

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Research Scientist

Dr. Anzar is a Research Scientist (Cryobiology), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon Research Center; and Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. He is focussing on cryopreservation of mammalian semen, oocytes, embryos and reproductive tissues for long term fertility preservation and conservation of Animal Genetic Resources of Canada.

Dr. Anzar teaches Reproductive Physiology to Biomedical Science, Biology and Animal Science students at University of Saskatchewan.


Current research and/or projects

I am mainly focussing on bio-secure cryopreservation of dairy, beef and bsion semen, oocytes and embryos, investigating the microbial causes of bulls' and cows' infertility, and developing fertility markers for breeding bulls.  

Research and/or project statements

  1. A genomic and metagenomic approach to quantifying the effect of climate change and environmental comtaminants on bison health ecology. A shared priority project "Genomic Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change" among seven federal departments.
  2. Seminal microbiome and bull fertility
  3. Enhancement of mammalian gamete cryopreservation methods
  4. Bison Integrated genomics for recovery, resistance, and reconciliation (Big3R).
  5. Integrated Genomics for Sustainable Animal Agriculture and Environmental Stewardship

Professional activities / interests

  1. Research and Development 
  2. Teaching
  3. Graduate student supervision

Education and awards

D.V.M. College of Veterinary Medicine, Lahore, Pakistan

M.Sc. College of Veterinary Medicine, Lahore, Pakistan.

Ph.D. University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA

International experience and/or work

Lecturer, College of Veterinary Medicine, Lahore, Pakistan

Research Scientist, Pakistan Agricutural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan


Key publications

  1. Anzar, M., Rasul, Z., Ahmed, T.A., Ahmad, N. (2010). Response of buffalo spermatozoa to low temperatures during cryopreservation. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, [online] 22(5), 871-880. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/RD09174

    2010 - View publication details

  2. Abrishami, M., Anzar, M., Yang, Y., Honaramooz, A. (2010). Cryopreservation of immature porcine testis tissue to maintain its developmental potential after xenografting into recipient mice. Theriogenology, [online] 73(1), 86-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2009.08.004

    2010 - View publication details

  3. Anzar, M., Kroetsch, T., Buhr, M.M. (2009). Comparison of different methods for assessment of sperm concentration and membrane integrity with bull semen. Journal of Andrology, [online] 30(6), 661-668. http://dx.doi.org/10.2164/jandrol.108.007500

    2009 - View publication details

  4. Khan, D.R., Ahmad, N., Anzar, M., Channa, A.A. (2009). Apoptosis in fresh and cryopreserved buffalo sperm. Theriogenology, [online] 71(5), 872-876. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2008.09.056

    2009 - View publication details

Research facility

107 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X2


  1. Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan (Adjunt Professor)



Other languages

Urdu, Punjabi