Sameer Pant

Dr Sameer Pant

Animal Genetics

Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences


I am a Senior Lecturer in Animal Genetics at the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga). I graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine from India, and later pursued a doctoral degree in Bovine Immunogenomics at the Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada). I 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.

  • 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.
Full publications list on CRO

Recent publications

  • Qu, X., Raza, S. H. A., Zhao, Y., Deng, J., Ma, J., Wang, J., Alkhorayef, N., Alkhalil, S. S., Pant, S. D., Lei, H., & Zan, L. (2023). Effect of Tea Saponins on Rumen Microbiota and Rumen Function in Qinchuan Beef Cattle. Microorganisms, 11(2).
  • Maslen, B., Hines, B. C., Duff, C., Alexandre, P., Clarke, S., Van Der Werf, J. H. J., White, J., & Pant, S. (2023). Faecal microbiota of angus cattle with divergent immune competence. In Proceedings of the Twenty-fifth Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics (pp. 266)
  • Hodge, M., Heras-Saldana De, S. L., Rindfleish, S. J., Stephen, C., & Pant, S. (2023). Genome wide association study and heritability estimates for ram semen traits. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Conference Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics (pp. 282)
  • Nevard, R., Pant, S., Broster, J., Norman, S., & Stephen, C. (2023). Influence of season and plasma prolactin concentrations on fertility of Bos taurus beef bulls. 77-77. Abstract from Society for Theriogenology Conference 2023, Alabama, United States.
  • Li, B., Wang, J., Raza, S. H. A., Wang, S., Liang, C., Zhang, W., Yu, S., Shah, M. A., Abdulmonem, W. A., Alharbi, Y. M., Aljohani, A. S. M., Pant, S. D., & Zan, L. (2023). MAPK family genes' influences on myogenesis in cattle: Genome-wide analysis and identification. Research in Veterinary Science.