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Mohamed Fakhr PhD

Associate Professor of Biological Science College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Biological Science
Oliphant Hall 330C 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
Secondary Metabolites and Diversity of Actinomycetes

Fundamentals of Microbiology
Pathogenic Microbiology
Environmental 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


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, 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 , 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.

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.

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.

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

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. “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. “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. “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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. “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.

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 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