Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Sameer Pant

Dr Sameer Pant

BVSc/AH PhD

Sam is a Senior Lecturer in Animal Genetics at the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (SAVS) at Charles Sturt University (CSU). Sam graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine from India, and later pursued a doctoral degree in Bovine Immunogenomics at the Department of Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada). He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) for over two years; and also worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Veterinary Clinical and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen (Denmark) for another two years before moving to Australia in 2015.

Sam is a member of CSU Faculty of Science Board, SAVS Research Committee and SAVS learning and teaching committee; and also coordinates the school seminar series. Sam is an Associate Editor for BMC Veterinary Research and regularly reviews manuscripts for a broad range of international level scientific journals. He also serves as an invited expert to review grant applications submitted for competitive funding to the Australian NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council), European AgreenSkills+, and the Government of Kazakhstan.

Personal webpage link http://csusap.csu.edu.au/~spant/

Top of page


  • Application of targeted and high throughput genetics and genomics (quantitative and molecular) in the study of complex livestock phenotypes.
  • Candidate genes and QTLs influencing susceptibility to mastitis and Johnes disease
  • Application of next generation sequencing based approaches (e.g. RNASeq, microbiome analysis) to study complex disease phenotypes including animal models of human diseases.

Top of page


Sam has taught genetics, genomics, quantitative genetics and biotechnology in various institutions around the world. At CSU, Sam is currently involved in coordinating and/or teaching:

  • Animal Genetics (ASC221 and ASC421)
  • Animal Biotechnology (ASC222 and ASC422)

Top of page


  1. Reimer C, Sharifi AR, Rubin C-J, Waldmann K-H, Distl O, Pant SD, Fredholm M, Schlather M, Simianer H (2018). Analysis of porcine body size variation using re-sequencing data of large and miniature pigs. BMC Genomics. 19(1):687
  2. Mallikarjunappa S, Sargolzaei M, Meade KM, Karrow NA and Pant SD (2018). Uncovering quantitative trait loci associated with resistance to Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis infection in Holstein cattle using a HD SNP panel. Journal of Dairy Science. doi: 10.3168/jds.2018-14388
  3. Naude T, Pant SD, Tavassoli M, Sarker S, Ghorashi S (2018). The complete mitochondrial genome of Linguatula serrata (tongue worm) isolated from a dog and phylogenetic analysis. Mitochondrial DNA Part B Resources. 3(1), 357-358.
  4. Al-Subeihi S, Shaat I, Pant SD (2018). Estimation of genetic parameters for growth traits in Omani sheep. Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. 2018:519
  5. Frederiksen SD, Karlskov-Mortensen P, Pant SD, Guerin M, Lesnik P, Jørgensen C, Cirera S, Bruun C, Mark, Fredholm M (2017). Haplotypes on pig chromosome 3 distinguish metabolically healthy from unhealthy obese individuals. Plos One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178828.
  6. Pant SD, You Q, Schenkel LC, Voort GV, Schenkel FS, Wilton J, Cain L, Karrow NA (2016). A genome-wide association study to identify chromosomal regions influencing ovine cortisol response. Livestock Science. 187:40-474.
  7. Pant SD, Karlskov-Mortensen P, Jacobsen MJ, Cirera S, Kogelman LJA, Bruun CS, Mark T, Jorgensen CB, Grarup N, Appel EVR, Galjatovic EAA, Hansen T, Pedersen O, Guerin M, Huby T, Lesnik P, Meuwissen THE, Kadarmideen HN, Fredholm M (2015). Comparative Analyses of QTLs influencing Obesity and Metabolic Phenotypes in Pigs and Humans. Plos One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137356.
  8. Sharma BS, Abo-Ismail MK, Schenkel FS, You Q, Verschoor CP, Pant SD, Karrow NA (2015). Association of TLR4 polymorphisms with Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection status in Canadian Holsteins. Animal Genetics. 46:560-5.
  9. Do DN, Strathe AB, Ostersen T, Pant SD, Kadarmideen HN (2014). Genome-wide association and pathway analysis of feed efficiency in pigs reveal candidate genes and pathways for residual feed intake. Frontiers in Genetics. 5:307.
  10. Pant SD, March LD, Famulski JK, French CR, Lehmann OJ, Waskiewicz AJ (2013). Molecular Mechanisms regulating ocular apoptosis in zebrafish gdf6a mutants. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 54:5871-9
  11. You Q, Verschoor CP, Pant SD, Macri J, Kirby GM, Karrow NA (2012). Proteomic analysis of plasma from Holstein cows testing positive for Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathlogy. 148:243-51
  12. Pant SD, Schenkel FS, Verschoor CP, Karrow NA (2012). Use of breed-specific single nucleotide polymorphisms to discriminate between Holstein and Jersey dairy cattle breeds. Animal Biotechnology. 23:1-10
  13. Pant SD, Verschoor CP, Skelding AM, Schenkel FS, You Q, Biggar G, Kelton DF, Karrow NA (2011). Bovine IFNGR2, IL12RB1, IL12RB2 and IL23R polymorphisms and MAP infection status. Mammalian Genome. 22:583-8
  14. Verschoor CP, Pant SD, You Q, Kelton DF, Karrow NA (2010). Gene expression profiling of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from Holstein and Jersey cows sub-clinically infected with Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 137:1-11.
  15. Pant SD, Schenkel FS, Verschoor CP, You Q, Kelton DF, Moore SS, Karrow NA (2010). A principal component regression based genome wide analysis approach reveals the presence of a novel QTL on BTA7 for MAP resistance in Holstein cattle. Genomics. 95:176-82.
  16. Bovine Genome Sequencing and Analysis Consortium (2009). The genome sequence of taurine cattle: a window to ruminant biology and evolution. Science. 324:522-8.
  17. Pant SD, Schenkel FS, Leyva-Baca I, Sharma BS, Karrow NA (2007). Identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms in bovine CARD15 and their associations with health and production traits in Canadian Holsteins. BMC Genomics. 8:421

Top of page


  1. Mallikarjunappa S, Sargolzaei M, Meade KM, Karrow NA, Pant SD (2017). QTLs associated with resistance to MAP infection in Holstein-Friesian cattle. 36th International Society for Animal Genetics Conference. Dublin, Ireland. July 16-21 – Dublin.
  2. Reimer C, Shari AR, Rubin CJ, Weigend S, Waldmann KH, Distl O, Pant SD, Fredholm M, Simianer H (2016). A large X-chromosomal haplotype is associated with small body size of minipigs. Annual meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science. Aug 29-Sep 2 – Belfast.
  3. Karlskov-Mortensen P, Frederiksen SD, Pant SD, Cirera S, Jørgensen CB, Bruun CS, Mark T, Fredholm M (2016). Focus on atherosclerosis and the pig as a model to identify genes affecting cholesterol and other plasma lipid levels. 35th International Society for animal Genetics Conferences. July 23-27 – Utah.
  4. Pant SD, Do DN, Janss LLG, Fredholm M and Kadarmideen HN. (2014). Genomic predictions of obesity related phenotypes in a pig model using GBLUP and Bayesian approaches. Annual meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science. Augutst 25-29 – Copenhagen.
  5. Kogelman LJA, Pant SD, Horvath S, Fredholm M, Kadarmideen HN (2013). Pathway profiling of obesity using the weighted interaction SNP HUB (WISH) network method. Joint conference of Human Genome Meeting 2013 and 21st International Congress of Genetics. April 13-18 – Singapore.
  6. Pant SD, March LD, French CR, Waskiewicz AJ, Lehmann OJ (2012). Molecular Mechanisms underlying increased ocular apoptosis observed in gdf6a-/- during development. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2012 Annual Meeting. May 5-10, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
  7. Pant SD, French CR, March LD, Waskiewicz AJ, Lehmann OJ (2011). Identifying the molecular mechanisms underlying increased ocular apoptosis observed in gdf6a-/- zebrafish during development. Banff Translational Glaucoma Meeting, September 15-17, 2011, Banff, Canada.
  8. Verschoor CP, Pant SD, Sharma BS, Schenkel FS, Karrow NA (2009). Genetic variation in candidate immunoregulatory cytokines and their association to chronic inflammatory diseases of the mucosa in Canadian dairy cattle. European Congress of Immunology, September 13-16, Berlin, Germany.
  9. Pant SD, Verschoor CP, Schenkel FS, Sharma BS, Karrow NA (2008). Identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms in bovine peptidoglycan recognition protein 1 and their association with inflammatory disease resistance in Canadian dairy cattle. Proceedings of the Canadian Society of Animal Science Annual Meeting, August 11 – 14, University of Guelph, Canada.
  10. Pant SD, Schenkel FS, Leyva-Baca I, Sharma BS, Karrow NA (2007). Identification of polymorphisms in bovine TLR2 and CARD15, and associations between CARD15 polymorphisms and milk somatic cell score in Canadian Holsteins. International Symposium on Animal Genomics for Animal Health, Oct. 23-25, Paris, France.
  11. Pant SD, Schenkel FS, Leyva I, Sharma BS, and Karrow NA (2006). Identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms in bovine CARD15 and its association with milk somatic cell score in Canadian Holsteins. Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Bovine Mastitis Research Network, November 15 to 16, Mississauga, Canada. (Awarded Best Presentation)

Top of page