Muzammel Haque

Muzammel Haque

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Pathobiological Sciences

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803



Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institutes of Health

PhD, Molecular Virology, Osaka University School of Medicine (Japan)

MS, Animal Breeding, Bangladesh Agricultural University

BS, Animal Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University

Research Interest

My primary responsibility is to manage the BIOMMED protein core facility supported by LBRN, LUNG COBRE & cancer COBRE. To produce protein and antibody and reagents needed for faculty research projects and to train students in the use of SPR in protein interaction study.  
Others areas of research interest include studying the molecular virology of bovine herperpesvirus type-1 to generate improve vaccines by manipulating the viral genome using Bacterial Artificial Chromosome (BAC) and Crispr cas-9 technology. 

Teaching Interest

Molecular Virology and pathogenesis caused by different human and animal herpesviruses


Christopher Richard Alling, Chin-Chi Liu, Ingeborg Maria Langohr, Muzammel Haque, Rose Elisabeth Baker, Renee Thompson Carter and Andrew Christopher Lewin. Assessment of cidofovir for treatment of ocular bovine herpesvirus-1 infection in cattle using an ex vivo model. Viruses 2021,13(10) 2102.

Victoria Wang, David Davis, Claire Deleage, Catherine Brands, Hong Seok Choi, Muzammel Haque, and Robert Yarchoan. Induction of Kaposi Sarcoma Associated Herpesvirus-encoded Thymidine Kinase (ORF21) by X-Box Binding Protein-1. Journal of Virology, 2020 94 (5): e01555-19. doi: 10.1128/JVI.01555-19, 2020.

Muzammel Haque and Konstantin Gus Kousoulas. The KSHV ORF34 protein Interacts and Stabilizes HIF-2 via Binding to the HIF-2 bHLH and PAS Domains. Journal of Virology, 2019 93 (17): e00764-19. doi: 10.1128/JVI.00764-19, 2019.

Shiliang A. Liu, Muzammel Haque, Brent Stanfield, Frank M. Andrews, Alma A. Roy, Konstantin G. Kousoulas. A recombinant fusion protein consisting of West Nile virus envelope domain III fused in-frame with equine CD40 ligand induces antiviral immune responses in horses. Veterinary Microbiology 198: 51–58, 2017.

Muzammel Haque, Brent Stanfield and Konstantin G. Kousoulas. Bovine Herpesvirus Type-1 Glycoprotein K (gK) interacts with UL20 and is required for infectious virus production. Virology 499: 156-164, 2016.

David A. Davis, Nicole E. Naiman, Victoria Wang, Prabha Shrestha, Muzammel Haque, Duosha, Hu, Holda A. Anagho, Robert F. Carey, Katharine S. Davidoff and Robert Yarchoan. Identification of Caspase Cleavage sites in KSHV Latency-Associated Nuclear Antigen and their Effects on Caspase-Related Host Defense Responses. PLoS Pathogen. 2015 July 28; 11 (7): e1005064, 2015. 

Grant Funding

Assessment of The Bovine Ocular Microbiome for Therapeutic Targets: Source USDA: Funding: 200K 
Role: Co-investigator