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Mohamed Fakhr PhD

Associate Professor of Biological Science College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Biological Science
918-631-2197
mohamed-fakhr@utulsa.edu
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=BwpdOWQAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
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Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
M.S., Zagazig University
B.S., Zagazig University


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

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


The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Journal Articles


Marasini, D et al. “Phylogenetic Relatedness Among Plasmids Harbored by Campylobacter Jejuni and Campylobacter Coli Isolated From Retail Meats.” Frontiers in microbiology 9 (2018): 2167. Print.

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.

Marasini, D, and Mohamed Fakhr. “Complete Genome Sequences of Plasmid-Bearing Campylobacter Coli and Campylobacter Jejuni Strains Isolated from Retail Chicken Liver.” Genome announcements 5.49 (2017): n. pag. Print.

Marasini, D, and Mohamed Fakhr. “Complete Genome Sequences of Campylobacter Jejuni Strains Isolated from Retail Chicken and Chicken Gizzards.” Genome announcements 5.47 (2017): n. pag. Print.

Marasini, D, and Mohamed 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.” Genome announcements 5.47 (2017): n. pag. Print.

Marasini, D et al. “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.” Genome announcements 5.47 (2017): n. pag. Print.

Marasini, D, and Mohamed 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.” Genome announcements 4.5 (2016): n. pag. Print.

Marasini, D, and Mohamed Fakhr. “Complete Genome Sequences of the Plasmid-Bearing Campylobacter Coli Strains HC2-48, CF2-75, and CO2-160 Isolated from Retail Beef Liver.” Genome announcements 4.5 (2016): n. pag. Print.

Marasini, D, and Mohamed 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.” Genome announcements 4.3 (2016): n. pag. Print.

Marasini, D, U Abo-Shama, and Mohamed Fakhr. “Complete Genome Sequences of Salmonella Enterica Serovars Anatum and Anatum Var. 15+, Isolated from Retail Ground Turkey.” Genome announcements 4.1 (2016): n. pag. Print.

Marasini, D, U Abo-Shama, and Mohamed Fakhr. “Whole-Genome Sequencing of Salmonella Enterica Subsp. Enterica Serovar Ouakam Isolated from Ground Turkey.” Genome announcements 4.1 (2016): n. pag. Print.

Abdalrahman, L, and Mohamed Fakhr. “Incidence, Antimicrobial Susceptibility, and Toxin Genes Possession Screening of Staphylococcus Aureus in Retail Chicken Livers and Gizzards.” Foods (Basel, Switzerland) 4.2 (2015): 115–129. Print.

Abdalrahman, Lubna, and Mohamed Fakhr. “Incidence, Antimicrobial Susceptibility, and Toxin Genes Possession Screening of Staphylococcus Aureus in Retail Chicken Livers and Gizzards.” Foods 4.2 (2015): 115–129. Print.

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.

Noormohamed, A, and Mohamed Fakhr. “Molecular Typing of Campylobacter Jejuni and Campylobacter Coli Isolated from Various Retail Meats by MLST and PFGE.” Foods (Basel, Switzerland) 3.1 (2014): 82–93. Print.

Noormohamed, Aneesa, and Mohamed Fakhr. “Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Campylobacter Spp. in Oklahoma Conventional and Organic Retail Poultry.” The open microbiology journal 8 (2014): 130. Print.

Achir, Nawel et al. “Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Foods in 2013.” (2014): n. pag. Print.

Marasini, Daya, and Mohamed Fakhr. “Exploring PFGE for Detecting Large Plasmids in Campylobacter Jejuni and Campylobacter Coli Isolated from Various Retail Meats.” Pathogens 3.4 (2014): 833–844. Print.

Noormohamed, Aneesa, and Mohamed Fakhr. “Molecular Typing of Campylobacter Jejuni and Campylobacter Coli Isolated from Various Retail Meats by MLST and PFGE.” Foods 3.1 (2014): 82–93. Print.

Noormohamed, Aneesa, and Mohamed Fakhr. “A Higher Prevalence Rate of Campylobacter in Retail Beef Livers Compared to Other Beef and Pork Meat Cuts.” International journal of environmental research and public health 10.5 (2013): 2058–2068. Print.

Noormohamed, Aneesa, and Mohamed Fakhr. “Arsenic Resistance and Prevalence of Arsenic Resistance Genes in Campylobacter Jejuni and Campylobacter Coli Isolated from Retail Meats.” International journal of environmental research and public health 10.8 (2013): 3453–3464. Print.

Noormohamed, Aneesa, and Mohamed Fakhr. “Incidence and Antimicrobial Resistance Profiling of Campylobacter in Retail Chicken Livers and Gizzards.” Foodborne pathogens and disease 9.7 (2012): 617–624. Print.

Nde, Chantal et al. “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.” Journal of Food Protection® 71.2 (2008): 386–391. Print.

Fakhr, Mohamed, and Catherine 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): n. pag. Print.

Fakhr, Mohamed, and Catherine 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.” Journal of clinical microbiology 45.10 (2007): 3381–3383. Print.

Fakhr, Mohamed et al. “Adding a Selective Enrichment Step to the IQ-Check Real-Time PCR Improves the Detection of Salmonella in Naturally Contaminated Retail Turkey Meat Products.” Letters in applied microbiology 43.1 (2006): 78–83. Print.

Fakhr, Mohamed et al. “Molecular Characterization and Antibiotic Resistance Profiling of Salmonella Isolated from Retail Turkey Meat Products.” Foodbourne Pathogens & Disease 3.4 (2006): 366–374. Print.

Fakhr, MK et al. “Adding a Selective Enrichment Step to the IQ-CheckTM Real-Time PCR Improves the Detection of Salmonella in Naturally Contaminated Retail Turkey Meat Products.” Letters in applied microbiology 43.1 (2006): 78–83. Print.

Li, Qiongzhen et al. “Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Characterization of Salmonella Isolates from Processed Bison Carcasses.” Applied and environmental microbiology 72.4 (2006): 3046–3049. Print.

Olah, Pamela et al. “Prevalence of the Campylobacter Multi-Drug Efflux Pump (CmeABC) in Campylobacter Spp. Isolated from Freshly Processed Turkeys.” Food microbiology 23.5 (2006): 453–460. Print.

Rodriguez-Siek, Kylie et al. “Comparison of Escherichia Coli Isolates Implicated in Human Urinary Tract Infection and Avian Colibacillosis.” Microbiology 151.6 (2005): 2097–2110. Print.

Fakhr, Mohamed, Lisa Nolan, and Catherine Logue. “Multilocus Sequence Typing Lacks the Discriminatory Ability of Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis for Typing Salmonella Enterica Serovar Typhimurium.” Journal of clinical microbiology 43.5 (2005): 2215–2219. Print.

Bjerkan, Tonje et al. “The Pseudomonas Syringae Genome Encodes a Combined Mannuronan C-5-Epimerase and O-Acetylhydrolase, Which Strongly Enhances the Predicted Gel-Forming Properties of Alginates.” Journal of Biological Chemistry 279.28 (2004): 28920–28929. Print.

Penaloza-Vázquez, Alejandro et al. “AlgR Functions in AlgC Expression and Virulence in Pseudomonas Syringae Pv. Syringae.” Microbiology 150.8 (2004): 2727–2737. Print.

Bjerkan, Tonje et al. “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.” Journal of Biological Chemistry 279.28 (2004): 28920–28929. Print.

Fakhr, MK, and CL Bender. “Mutagenesis of a Plasmid That Confers Constitutive Alginate Production to Pseudomonas Syringae.” Phytopathology 90.6 (2000): S23. Print.

Fakhr, Mohamed et al. “Regulation of Alginate Biosynthesis in Pseudomonas Syringae Pv. Syringae.” Journal of bacteriology 181.11 (1999): 3478–85. Print.

Fakhr, Mohamed et al. “Regulation of Alginate Biosynthesis InPseudomonas Syringae Pv. Syringae.” Journal of bacteriology 181.11 (1999): 3478–3485. Print.

Fakhr, MK, A Penaloza-Vazquez, and CL Bender. “Role of algR1 in the Regulation of Alginate Production in Pseudomonas Syringae.” Phytopathology 89.6 (1999): S25. Print.

Hussein, AM, AM Metwali, and MK Fakhr. “Triple-Layer Plate Technique, a New Preferential Method for the Selective Isolation of Cellulolytic Actinomycetes.” Egyptian Journal of Microbiology 30.2 (1995): 331–341. Print.

Hussein, AM et al. “The Transfer of Cellulase Production and Thermophilic Genes from the Cellulolytic Thermotolerant Streptomyces Species to Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Strains.” Journal of the Faculty of Education, Ain Shams University, Egypt 19 (1994): 711–733. Print.

Book Chapter


Fakhr, MK, A Noormohamed, and SL 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. 227–254. Print.


BIOL 3084 Fundamentals of Microbiology
BIOL 4023 Environmental Microbiology
BIOL 4113 Pathogenic Microbiology
BIOL 4123 Microbiology
BIOL 7013 Research Experience
BIOL 7253 Seminar in Organismic/Environmental Biology
BIOL 7263 Seminar in Cell/Molecular Biology
BIOL 7983 Thesis
BIOL 9981 Dissertation Research