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Mohamed Fakhr, PhD

Mohamed Fakhr, PhD
Associate Professor of Biological Science
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Biological Science
918-631-2197 Oliphant Hall Room 330C

Education

PhD – Oklahoma State University MS – Zagazig University BS – Zagazig University

Research Interests

Molecular Microbiology of Foodborne Bacterial Pathogens
Molecular Mechanisms of Antimicrobial and Heavy Metals Resistance
Molecular Characterization of Bacterial Plasmids
Bacterial Genomics and Transcriptomics
Secondary Metabolites and Diversity of Actinomycetes

Teaching Interests

Fundamentals of Microbiology
Pathogenic Microbiology
Environmental Microbiology
Food Microbiology
Industrial Microbiology
Plaques and Pestilence
Seminar in Molecular Biology
Seminar in Organismic and Environmental Biology

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Karki, A., H. Wells, and M. Fakhr. Retail Liver Juices Enhance the Survivability of Campylobacter Jejuni and Campylobacter Coli at Low Temperatures. Vol. 9, Scientific reports, 2019, p. 2733.
  • Gad, A., U. Abo-Shama, K. Harclerode, and M. Fakhr. Prevalence, Serotyping, Molecular Typing, and Antimicrobial Resistance of Salmonella Isolated From Conventional and Organic Retail Ground Poultry. Vol. 9, Frontiers in microbiology, 2018, p. 2653.
  • Cornell, C, D Marasini, and Mohamed Fakhr. “Molecular Characterization of Plasmids Harbored by Actinomycetes Isolated From the Great Salt Plains of Oklahoma Using PFGE and Next Generation Whole Genome Sequencing.” Frontiers in microbiology 9 (2018): 2282. Print.

  • Phylogenetic Relatedness Among Plasmids Harbored by Campylobacter Jejuni and Campylobacter Coli Isolated From Retail Meats. Vol. 9, Frontiers in microbiology, 2018, p. 2167.
  • Cornell, C, D Marasini, and Mohamed Fakhr. “Draft Genome Sequences of Megaplasmid-Bearing Streptomyces Sp. Strains BF-3 and 4F, Isolated from the Great Salt Plains of Oklahoma.” Genome announcements 6.14 (2018): n. pag. Print.

  • Karki, A., D. Marasini, C. Oakey, K. Mar, and M. Fakhr. Campylobacter Coli From Retail Liver and Meat Products Is More Aerotolerant Than Campylobacter Jejuni. Vol. 9, Frontiers in microbiology, 2018, p. 2951.
  • Marasini, D., and M. Fakhr. Complete Genome Sequences of Plasmid-Bearing Campylobacter Coli and Campylobacter Jejuni Strains Isolated from Retail Chicken Liver. Vol. 5, Genome announcements, 2017.
  • Marasini, D., and M. Fakhr. Complete Genome Sequences of Campylobacter Jejuni Strains Isolated from Retail Chicken and Chicken Gizzards. Vol. 5, Genome announcements, 2017.
  • Marasini, D., and M. Fakhr. Complete Genome Sequences of Plasmid-Bearing Multidrug-Resistant Campylobacter Jejuni and Campylobacter Coli Strains With Type VI Secretion Systems, Isolated from Retail Turkey and Pork. Vol. 5, Genome announcements, 2017.
  • Marasini, D., C. Cornell, O. Oyewole, R. Sheaff, and M. Fakhr. The Whole-Genome Sequence of Bacillus Velezensis Strain SB1216 Isolated from the Great Salt Plains of Oklahoma Reveals the Presence of a Novel Extracellular RNase With Antitumor Activity. Vol. 5, Genome announcements, 2017.
  • Marasini, D., and M. Fakhr. Complete Genome Sequences of Campylobacter Jejuni Strains OD267 and WP2202 Isolated from Retail Chicken Livers and Gizzards Reveal the Presence of Novel 116-Kilobase and 119-Kilobase Megaplasmids With Type VI Secretion Systems. Vol. 4, Genome announcements, 2016.
  • Marasini, D., and M. Fakhr. Complete Genome Sequences of the Plasmid-Bearing Campylobacter Coli Strains HC2-48, CF2-75, and CO2-160 Isolated from Retail Beef Liver. Vol. 4, Genome announcements, 2016.
  • Marasini, D., and M. Fakhr. Whole-Genome Sequencing of a Campylobacter Jejuni Strain Isolated from Retail Chicken Meat Reveals the Presence of a Megaplasmid With Mu-Like Prophage and Multidrug Resistance Genes. Vol. 4, Genome announcements, 2016.
  • Marasini, D., U. Abo-Shama, and M. Fakhr. Complete Genome Sequences of Salmonella Enterica Serovars Anatum and Anatum Var. 15+, Isolated from Retail Ground Turkey. Vol. 4, Genome announcements, 2016.
  • Marasini, D., U. Abo-Shama, and M. Fakhr. Whole-Genome Sequencing of Salmonella Enterica Subsp. Enterica Serovar Ouakam Isolated from Ground Turkey. Vol. 4, Genome announcements, 2016.
  • Abdalrahman, L., and M. Fakhr. Incidence, Antimicrobial Susceptibility, and Toxin Genes Possession Screening of Staphylococcus Aureus in Retail Chicken Livers and Gizzards. Vol. 4, Foods, 2015, pp. 115–129.
  • Abdalrahman , Lubna et al. “Isolation, Virulence, and Antimicrobial Resistance of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus (MSSA) Strains from Oklahoma Retail Poultry Meats.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12 (2015): 6148–6161. Print

  • Abdalrahman, Lubna, Harrington Wells, and Mohamed Fakhr. “Staphylococcus Aureus Is More Prevalent in Retail Beef Livers than in Pork and Other Beef Cuts.” Pathogens 4 (2015): 182–198. Print.

  • Abdalrahman, L., and M. Fakhr. Incidence, Antimicrobial Susceptibility, and Toxin Genes Possession Screening of Staphylococcus Aureus in Retail Chicken Livers and Gizzards. Vol. 4, Foods (Basel, Switzerland), 2015, pp. 115-29.
  • Achir, N., H. Adriaensen, K. Anderson, D. Ansorena, J. Aracil, H. Arai, M. Arlorio, E. Azarpazhooh, J.- ichi Azuma, and A. Baiano. Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Foods in 2013. 2014.
  • Marasini, D., and M. Fakhr. Exploring PFGE for Detecting Large Plasmids in Campylobacter Jejuni and Campylobacter Coli Isolated from Various Retail Meats. Vol. 3, Pathogens, 2014, pp. 833–844.
  • Noormohamed, A., and M. Fakhr. Molecular Typing of Campylobacter Jejuni and Campylobacter Coli Isolated from Various Retail Meats by MLST and PFGE. Vol. 3, Foods, 2014, pp. 82–93.
  • Noormohamed, A., and M. Fakhr. Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Campylobacter Spp. In Oklahoma Conventional and Organic Retail Poultry. Vol. 8, The open microbiology journal, 2014, p. 130.
  • Noormohamed, A., and M. Fakhr. Molecular Typing of Campylobacter Jejuni and Campylobacter Coli Isolated from Various Retail Meats by MLST and PFGE. Vol. 3, Foods (Basel, Switzerland), 2014, pp. 82-93.
  • Noormohamed, A., and M. Fakhr. A Higher Prevalence Rate of Campylobacter in Retail Beef Livers Compared to Other Beef and Pork Meat Cuts. Vol. 10, International journal of environmental research and public health, 2013, pp. 2058–2068.
  • Noormohamed, A., and M. Fakhr. Arsenic Resistance and Prevalence of Arsenic Resistance Genes in Campylobacter Jejuni and Campylobacter Coli Isolated from Retail Meats. Vol. 10, International journal of environmental research and public health, 2013, pp. 3453–3464.
  • Noormohamed, A., and M. Fakhr. Incidence and Antimicrobial Resistance Profiling of Campylobacter in Retail Chicken Livers and Gizzards. Vol. 9, Foodborne pathogens and disease, 2012, pp. 617–624.
  • Nde, C., M. Fakhr, C. Doetkott, and C. Logue. An Evaluation of Conventional Culture, InvA PCR, and the Real-Time PCR IQ-Check Kit As Detection Tools for Salmonella in Naturally Contaminated Premarket and Retail Turkey. Vol. 71, Journal of Food Protection®, 2008, pp. 386–391.
  • Fakhr, M., and C. Logue. Genetic Variation in the Multidrug Outer Membrane CmeC Gene Among Campylobacter Jejuni and Campylobacter Coli Isolated from Different Hosts. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2007.
  • Fakhr, M., and C. Logue. Sequence Variation in the Outer Membrane Protein-Encoding Gene CmeC, Conferring Multidrug Resistance Among Campylobacter Jejuni and Campylobacter Coli Strains Isolated from Different Hosts. Vol. 45, Journal of clinical microbiology, 2007, pp. 3381–3383.
  • Fakhr, M., J. McEvoy, J. Sherwood, and C. Logue. Adding a Selective Enrichment Step to the IQ-CheckTM Real-Time PCR Improves the Detection of Salmonella in Naturally Contaminated Retail Turkey Meat Products. Vol. 43, Letters in applied microbiology, 2006, pp. 78–83.
  • Li, Q., J. Skyberg, M. Fakhr, J. Sherwood, L. Nolan, and C. Logue. Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Characterization of Salmonella Isolates from Processed Bison Carcasses. Vol. 72, Applied and environmental microbiology, 2006, pp. 3046–3049.
  • Fakhr, M., J. Sherwood, J. Thorsness, and C. Logue. Molecular Characterization and Antibiotic Resistance Profiling of Salmonella Isolated from Retail Turkey Meat Products. Vol. 3, Foodbourne Pathogens & Disease, 2006, pp. 366–374.
  • Olah, P., C. Doetkott, M. Fakhr, and C. Logue. Prevalence of the Campylobacter Multi-Drug Efflux Pump (CmeABC) in Campylobacter Spp. Isolated from Freshly Processed Turkeys. Vol. 23, Food microbiology, 2006, pp. 453–460.
  • Fakhr, M., J. McEvoy, J. Sherwood, and C. Logue. Adding a Selective Enrichment Step to the IQ-Check Real-Time PCR Improves the Detection of Salmonella in Naturally Contaminated Retail Turkey Meat Products. Vol. 43, Letters in applied microbiology, 2006, pp. 78-83.
  • Rodriguez-Siek, K., C. Giddings, C. Doetkott, T. Johnson, M. Fakhr, and L. Nolan. Comparison of Escherichia Coli Isolates Implicated in Human Urinary Tract Infection and Avian Colibacillosis. Vol. 151, Microbiology, 2005, pp. 2097–2110.
  • Fakhr, M., L. Nolan, and C. Logue. Multilocus Sequence Typing Lacks the Discriminatory Ability of Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis for Typing Salmonella Enterica Serovar Typhimurium. Vol. 43, Journal of clinical microbiology, 2005, pp. 2215–2219.
  • Penaloza-Vázquez, A., M. Fakhr, A. Bailey, and C. Bender. AlgR Functions in AlgC Expression and Virulence in Pseudomonas Syringae Pv. Syringae. Vol. 150, Microbiology, 2004, pp. 2727–2737.
  • Bjerkan, T., C. Bender, H. Ertesvag, F. Drablos, M. Fakhr, L. Preston, G. Skjak-Braek, and S. Valla. ENZYME CATALYSIS AND REGULATION-The Pseudomonas Syringae Genome Encodes a Combined Mannuronan C-5-Epimerase and O-Acetylhydrolase, Which Strongly Enhances the Predicted Gel-Forming Properties of. Vol. 279, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2004, pp. 28920–28929.
  • Bjerkan, T., C. Bender, H. Ertesvåg, F. Drabløs, M. Fakhr, L. Preston, G. Skjåk-Bræk, and S. Valla. The Pseudomonas Syringae Genome Encodes a Combined Mannuronan C-5-Epimerase and O-Acetylhydrolase, Which Strongly Enhances the Predicted Gel-Forming Properties of Alginates. Vol. 279, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2004, pp. 28920–28929.
  • Fakhr, M., and C. Bender. Mutagenesis of a Plasmid That Confers Constitutive Alginate Production to Pseudomonas Syringae. Vol. 90, Phytopathology, 2000, p. S23.
  • Fakhr, M., A. Penaloza-Vázquez, A. Chakrabarty, and C. Bender. Regulation of Alginate Biosynthesis InPseudomonas Syringae Pv. Syringae. Vol. 181, Journal of bacteriology, 1999, pp. 3478–3485.
  • Fakhr, M., A. Penaloza-Vazquez, and C. Bender. Role of AlgR1 in the Regulation of Alginate Production in Pseudomonas Syringae. Vol. 89, Phytopathology, 1999, p. S25.
  • Fakhr, M., A. Peñaloza-Vázquez, A. Chakrabarty, and C. Bender. Regulation of Alginate Biosynthesis in Pseudomonas Syringae Pv. Syringae. Vol. 181, Journal of bacteriology, 1999, pp. 3478-85.
  • Hussein, A., A. Metwali, and M. Fakhr. Triple-Layer Plate Technique, a New Preferential Method for the Selective Isolation of Cellulolytic Actinomycetes. Vol. 30, Egyptian Journal of Microbiology, 1995, pp. 331–341.
  • Hussein, A., A. Ali, A. Metwali, and M. Fakhr. The Transfer of Cellulase Production and Thermophilic Genes from the Cellulolytic Thermotolerant Streptomyces Species to Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Strains. Vol. 19, Journal of the Faculty of Education, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1994, pp. 711–733.

Book Chapters

  • Fakhr, M., A. Noormohamed, and S. Foley. “Multilocus Sequence Typing and Other Sequence-Based Methods to Characterize Foodborne Pathogens”. Molecular Typing Methods for Tracking Foodborne Microorganisms, Nova Publishig Inc., New York, 2012, pp. 227–254.

Courses Taught

  • Research Experience
  • Independent Research
  • Fundamentals of Microbiology Lab