Dr. Sonjoy Sarkar (Study Leave)
Dr. Sonjoy Sarkar (Study Leave)
Assistant Professor
DVM (SAU), MS in Anatomy (SAU), PhD in Anatomy (Japan), Postdoc (Japan)
01716024879
sonjoy.dah@sau.ac.bd
sonjoy_vet@yahoo.com

Sonjoy Sarkar was born in May 7, 1983, in Laxmipur, Bangladesh. He is the second child (two brothers and two sisters) of Hari Komol Sarkar and Rekha Rani Sarkar. He completed primary and secondary education form Pourbalach Govt. Primary School and Raipur Merchant’s Academy, Raipur, Laxmipur, respectively from 1990 to 1999. He completed his higher secondary education from Raipur Govt. College, Raipur, Laxmipur. He obtained doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Sylhet Agricultural University, in 2008 and master degree in Veterinary Anatomy from the same University in 2011. In 2018, he obtained Ph.D. in Veterinary Anatomy from Gifu University of Japan. Dr. Sarkar received Monbukagakusho (MEXT), one of the prestigious scholarships in the world for his doctoral research. In addition to formal degree programs, he joined a series of continuing professional development training in Veterinary Anatomy as well as Veterinary Medicine, offered by different reputed institutes which are affiliated with Gifu University, Japan. Dr. Sarkar has authored or co-authored 12 of peer-reviewed journal articles. The majority of them are in Veterinary neuroanatomy. Sarkar’s research interests are elucidating the glutamatergic neuronal circuits of reptilian brain, evolutionary neurobiology, and homology of different brain structures of reptilian and mammalian brain with their evolutionary relationship. At present, he is working as a post doctoral research fellow in the lab. of Veterinary Anatomy of Gifu University, Japan. In his personal life, he married with Dr. Utsarika Singha who is now working as a postdoctoral fellow in Laboratory of Food Logistics Science, Gifu University, Japan.

Publication Profile:
  • No of peer reviewed articles: 14
  • Atoji, Y., & Sarkar, S. (2019). Localization of AMPA, kainate, and NMDA receptor mRNAs in the pigeon cerebellum. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, 98, 71-79.
  • Sarkar, S. (2019). Distribution differences of vesicular glutamate transporters in mammalian, reptilian, and avian brain. Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery, 10(3), OAJNN.MS.ID.555786.
  • Atoji, Y., & Sarkar, S. (2019). Gene expression of AMPA, kainate, and NMDA receptor subunits in the pigeon spinal cord. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, 96, 148-156.
  • Atoji, Y., & Sarkar, S. (2018). Prox1 mRNA expression in the medial cortex of the turtle (Pseudemys scripta elegans). Neuroscience Letters, 687, 285-289.
  • Sarkar, S., & Atoji, Y. (2018). Distribution of vesicular glutamate transporters in the brain of the turtle (Pseudemys scripta elegans). The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 526, 1690-1702.
  • Atoji, Y., Sarkar, S., & Wild, J. M. (2018). Differential projections of the densocellular and intermediate parts of the hyperpallium in the pigeon (Columba livia). The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 526, 146-165.
  • Atoji, Y., Sarkar, S., & Wild, J. M. (2016). Proposed homology of the dorsomedial subdivision and v-shaped layer of the avian hippocampus to Ammon’s horn and dentate gyrus, respectively. Hippocampus, 26, 1608-1617.
  • Paul, B., Sarkar, S., Islam, M. N., & Das, R. (2016). Morphological and histological investigations on the adrenal glands in black bengal goat (capra hircus). Journal of Sylhet Agricultural University, 3, 181-187.
  • Paul, B., Sarkar, S., Islam, M. N., Aktaruzzaman, M., & Chowdhury, S. K. (2016). Comparative histomorphology of the oviduct of three lines of chicken namely: sonali, deshi and hyline chicken. Journal of Sylhet Agricultural University, 3, 173-180.
  • Islam, K. M., Islam, M. S., Rauf, S. M. A., Khan, A., Hossain, M. K., Adhikary, G. N., Sarkar, S., & Rahman, M. (2015). Effects of climatic factors on prevalence of developmental stages of Fasciola gigantica infection in Lymnaea snails (Lymnaea auricularia var rufescens) in Bangladesh. Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical Sciences, 5, 301-310.
  • Adhikary, G. N., Chowdhury, S. K., Sarkar, S., Paul, B., Islam, K. M., & Islam, M. N. (2014). Histological observations of thyroid glands at prepubertal, pubertal and castrated adult indigenous bulls (Bos indicus). Journal of Sylhet Agricultural University, 1, 147-153.
  • Sarkar, S., Islam, M. N., Adhikary, G. N., Paul, B., & Bhowmik, N. (2014). Morphological and histological studies on the adrenal gland in male and female chicken (Gallus domesticus). International Journal of Biological & Pharmaceutical Research, 5, 715-718.
  • Sarkar, S., Islam, M. N., Islam, M. N., Bhuiyan, M. J., & Paul, B. (2012). Adrenal glands of slaughtered ox and cows: a histomorphological study. Eco-friendly Agricultural Journal, 5, 94-99.
  • Roy, A. C., Roy, S., Paul, B., Sarkar, S., Rahman, M. M., & Chowdhury, M. (2011). A report on clinical diseases of goats at the Mithapukur upazilla under Rangpur district. International Journal of Bio Research, 11, 40-44.
Conference Proceedings:
  • Sarkar, S., & Atoji, Y. (2018). Distribution of vesicular glutamate transporter 3 mRNA in the turtle brain. The 123nd annual meeting of the Japanese Association of Anatomists, Abstract, 3P-117 (Poster presentation).
  • Atoji, Y., & Sarkar, S. (2018). Differential projections of the densocellular and intermediate parts of the hyperpallium in the pigeon (Columba livia). The 123nd annual meeting of the Japanese Association of Anatomists, Abstract, 3P-119 (In Japanese).
  • Sarkar, S., Saito, S., & Atoji, Y. (2017). Distribution of vesicular glutamate transporter 2 mRNA in the turtle brain. The 160th annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science, Abstract, AO-34 (Oral presentation).
  • Sarkar, S., Saito, S., & Atoji, Y. (2017). Expression of Er81 mRNA during embryonic forebrain in chick. The 40th annual meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society, Abstract, 1P-027 (Poster presentation).
  • Sarkar, S., Saito, S., & Atoji, Y. (2017). Expression of vesicular glutamate transporter 1 mRNA in the turtle brain. The 122nd annual meeting of the Japanese Association of Anatomists, Abstract, 1P-40 (Poster presentation).
  • Atoji, Y., & Sarkar, S. (2017). Proposed homology of the dorsomedial subdivision and v-shaped layer of the avian hippocampus to Ammon’s horn and dentate gyrus, respectively. The 122nd annual meeting of the Japanese Association of Anatomists, Abstract, 1P-41 (In Japanese).
  • Sarkar, S. (2016). Development of vesicular glutamate transporter 2 (VGluT2) mRNA expression in chick embryos. The 4th Sapporo Summer Seminar for One Health, Abstract, PII-8 (Poster presentation).
  • Sarkar, S., Saito, S., & Atoji, Y. (2016). Expression of vesicular glutamate transporter 2 mRNA in the telencephalon and diencephalon of chick embryos. The 39th annual meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society, Abstract, P2-002 (Poster presentation).
Research Interests:
  • Evolutionary neurobiology
  • Elucidating the glutamatergic neuronal circuits of reptilian brain
  • Homology of different brain structures of reptilian and mammalian brain with their evolutionary relationship
Research Support:
  • Monbukagakusho (MEXT) from Government of Japan
Undergraduate Courses:
  • Gross Anatomy (Theory & Practical)-101
  • Gross Anatomy (Theory & Practical)-102
  • Basic Veterinary Histology (Theory & Practical)-101
  • Systemic Histology (Theory & Practical)-102
  • Avian Anatomy (Practical)-201
  • Comparative Anatomy (Practical)-302
  • Surgical Anatomy (Practical)-401
Academic Degrees and Qualification:
  • PhD in Anatomy, Laboratory of Veterinary Anatomy, Gifu University, Japan Distribution of glutamatergic neurons in the central nervous system of turtle (Pseudemys scripta elegans), Advisor: Prof. Dr. Yasuro Atoji
  • MS in Anatomy, Department of Anatomy and Histology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh Histomorphological studies on adrenal gland of the cattle and goat and their comparison with that of chicken and duck, Advisor: Prof. Dr. Md. Nazrul Islam
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Special Training
  • Practical training at Japan Racing Association (JRA), Hidaka Research and Training Centre, Urakawa-gun, Hokkaido, Japan, 2017.
  • Practical training on Food Risk Analysis, National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS), Kanagawa, Tokyo, Japan, 2016.
  • Practical training on Advanced Laboratory Experiments in Veterinary Science, Central Institute for Experimental Animals (CIEA), Kawasaki, Tokyo, Japan, 2016.
  • Pragmatic Training on Research on Domestic Animals Diseases Caused by Viruses, Bacteria and Prions, National Institute of Animal Health (NIAH), National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Tsukuba, Japan, 2015.
Positions and Affiliations:
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anatomy and Histology, SAU, Sylhet
Awards and Recognitions:
  • Best scientific panel discussion group member in 4th Sapporo Summer Seminar on One Health in Hokkaido, Japan, 2017.
Awards and Scholarships:
  • Monbukagakusho (MEXT) from Government of Japan
Professional Memberships:
  • Japanese Association of Anatomists, Japan
  • Japanese Society of Veterinary Science, Japan
  • Japan Neuroscience Society, Japan
  • Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Veterinary Association, Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Veterinary Council, Bangladesh
Language:
  • Bangla as mother tongue
  • English (IELTS 6.0)
  • Japanese (Intermediate level)