Dr. Bilal Ahmad Mir

+49 38208 68-852
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Muscle Biology and Growth
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Biology of skeletal muscle tissue in farm animals
  • Muscle to adipose cell transdifferentiation
  • Molecular regulators of meat quality and quantity
  • MicroRNA (miRNA) regulation of myogenesis

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2020–present: Postdoc, Institute for Muscle Biology and Growth, FBN
  • 2019: Molecular Biology Technical Officer, School of Lifesciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Australia
  • 2015–2019: PhD, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Australia
  • 2013–2015: Research assistant, School of Biotechnology, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan, South Korea
  • 2010–2012: M.Sc. Biochemistry, Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
  • 2007–2010: B.Sc. Biosciences, Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India


  • 2015–2019: Tutoring and demonstrating SLE212 (Biochemistry) and SLE222 (Biochemical metabolism), SLE211 (Principles of Physiology) and SLE221 (Anatomy and Physiology) to first- and second-year undergraduate students at Deakin University, Australia. Various unit assessment of assignments related to nutritional physiology.


Mir, BA; Mason, S.; May, A.; Russell, A.; Foletta, V.C. (2020):
Overexpression of NDRG2 in skeletal muscle does not ameliorate the effects of stress in vivo. Exp Physiol 105 (8): 1326-1338
Mir, BA; Reyer, H.; Komolka, K.; Ponsuksili, S.; Kühn, Ch.; Maak, S. (2020):
Differentially expressed miRNA-gene targets related to intramuscular fat in Musculus longissimus dorsi of Charolais x Holstein F2-crossbred bulls. Genes-Basel 11 (6): 700, 1-12
Mir, B. A.; Islam, R.; Kalanon, M.; Russell, A. P.; Foletta, V. C. (2019):
MicroRNA suppression of stress-responsive NDRG2 during dexamethasone treatment in skeletal muscle cells. BMC Mol Cell Biol 20: 12
Wallace, M. A.; Della Gatta, P. A.; Ahmad Mir, B.; Kowalski, G. M.; Kloehn, J.; McConville, M. J.; Russell, A. P.; Lamon, S. (2016):
Overexpression of Striated Muscle Activator of Rho Signaling (STARS) Increases C2C12 Skeletal Muscle Cell Differentiation. Front Physiol 7: 7
Pokharel, S.; Kamli, M. R.; Mir, B. A.; Malik, A.; Lee, E. J.; Choi, I. (2014):
Expression of Transthyretin during bovine myogenic satellite cell differentiation. In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. Anim. 50: 756-765
Lee, E. J.; Malik, A.; Pokharel, S.; Ahmad, S.; Mir, B. A.; Cho, K. H.; Kim, J.; Kong, J. C.; Lee, D. M.; Chung, K. Y.; Kim, S. H.; Choi, I. (2014):
Identification of genes differentially expressed in myogenin knock-down bovine muscle satellite cells during differentiation through RNA sequencing analysis. PLoS One 9: e92447