Dr. Habibul Bakht
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Chair, Natural Sciences and Math
Coordinator, Pre-Professional Sciences Program
140A Bogel Hall
(716) 926-8953, (716)649-7900, Ext. 217
Ph.D., University of Maryland Eastern Shore
MS, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
BS & MS, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Areas of expertise:
Over 10 years of research experience in Environmental and Molecular Microbiology
Diverse teaching experience in General Biology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Cell Biology, Genetics, and Marine & Estuarine Ecology
Previous work history:
Lecturer, Department of Natural Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Research Microbiologist, International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDRB)
Dr. Bakht teaches introductory and upper-level biology courses including Human Body, College Biology I & II, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Professional Memberships/Board Appointments:
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists (BSM)
Honors and Distinctions:
Award: ASM Student Travel Grant Award 2007
- H.B. Bakht, and J.S. Pitula. A novel mitochondrial protein from Leishmania tarentolae possessing phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase activity. Manuscript in preparation.
- J.S. Pitula, W.D. Dyson, H.B. Bakht, I. Njoku, and F. Chen. 2012. Temporal distribution of genetically homogenous ‘free-living’ Hematodinium sp. in Delmarva coastal waters and sediments. Aquatic Biosystems, 8(1):16 doi:10.1186/2046-9063-8-16.
- M.S. Islam, M.M. Goldar, M.G. Morshed, H.B.M. Bakht, M.S. Islam, D.A. Sack. 2006. Chemotaxis between Vibrio cholerae O1 and a blue-green alga, Anabaena sp. Epidemiology and Infection, 133(5): 1-4.
- M.S. Islam, R. Tasmin, S.I. Khan, H.B.M. Bakht, Z.H. Mahmood, M.Z. Rahman, M. Nishibuchi, N.A. Bhuiyan, G.B. Nair, R.B. Sack, A. Huq, R.R. Colwell, and D.A. Sack. 2004. Pandemic strains of O3:K6 Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the aquatic environment of Bangladesh. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 50(10): 827-834.
- M.S. Islam, S. Mahmuda, M.G. Morshed, H.B.M. Bakht, M.N.H. Khan, R.B. Sack, and D.A. Sack. 2004. Role of cyanobacteria in the persistence of Vibrio cholerae O139 in saline microcosms. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 50(02): 127-131.
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