M. Jahangir Alam

Summary

Affiliation: University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Location: Houston, Tx, USA
URL: http://publicationslist.org/alammj
Summary:
I am a Research Microbiologist / Public Health Biomedical Researcher!

Education / Research:
Post-doctorate_Texas A&M (Texas AgriLife Research), Kansas State (Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at College of Veterinary Medicine / Entomology) and Okayama Universities (Pharmaceutical Sciences); PhD_Okayama University, Japan; MS / BS Honours_University of Dhaka / ICDDR,B.

Interest and Research Area:
Applied and environmental microbiology, Diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, Microbial source tracking, Pathogenic microbiology/virology, Vector microbe interaction, Food and water safety microbiology, Drug resistance, Biofilm, Health and hygiene, Disease prevention and control, Pathogen survival and transmission, Microbial ecology, Zoonosis, Nosocomial infections, Method development, etc.

Research / Service Jobs (1988 to Present):
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B-Senior Research Officer/Research Officer/Research Fellow), Okayama University (Pre- and Post-Doctoral Researcher), Kansas State University/K-State Research and Extension(Post-doctoral Researcher), Texas A&M University/Texas AgriLife Research/Texas A&M Health Science Center (Senior Laboratory Investigator, Post-doctoral Researcher/ and Blinn College, Bryan_part time Lecturer), and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ-Microbiologist/Technical Director of Microbiology).

Member:
American Society for Microbiology, American Geographical Society, Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists, Bangladesh Environmental Society, and International Leptospirosis Society.

Listed with biography in the Marquis WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA, WHO'S WHO IN THE WORLD, WHO'S WHO IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, and IBC's Outstanding Scientists of the 21st Century.

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Ancient Diseases & Preventive Remedies. 2013 - Present
Publications:
Journal articles
2013

N Beyda, S H Chuang, M J Alam, T M Ng, L McCaskey, D Shah, K W Garey (2013) Treatment of Candida famata bloodstream infections: case series and review of the literature. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 68: 2. 438-443.

D M Jacobs, O Asuphon, N D Beyda, M J Alam, K W Garey (2013) Host factors for Candida colonization in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (Submitted).

N D Beyda, M J Alam, K W Garey (2013) Comparison of the T2Dx instrument with T2Candida assay and automated blood culture in the detection of Candida species using simulated blood cultures. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease (in press).

M J Alam, A Anu, K W Garey (2013) Environmental investigation of community household contamination of Clostridium difficile. Submitted.

K L Perez, M J Alam, A Castillo, T M Taylor (2013) Antibiotic resistance and growth of the emergent pathogen Escherichia albertii on raw ground beef stored under refrigeration, abuse, and physiological temperature. Journal of Food Protection. 76: 1. 124-128
Journal articles
2012

W Wang, B Li, J Liu, L Shi, M J Alam, S Su, J Wu, L Wang, A Wang (2012) The respiratory burst activity and expression of catalase in white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei, during long-term exposure to pH stress. Ecotoxicology (London, UK). 21: 6. 1609-1616

X Shan, Y Zhang, Z Zhang, M Chen, Y Su, Y Yuan, M J Alam, H Yan, L Shi (2012) Rapid detection of food-borne Listeria monocytogenes by real-time quantitative loop-mediated isothermal amplification. Food Science and Biotechnology 21: 101-106


PMID V Singh, V Arora, M J Alam, K W Garey (2012) Inhibition of biofilm formation by esomeprazole in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 56: 8. 4360-4364

Y Zhang, X Shan, L Shi, X Lu, S Tang, Y Wang, Y Li, M J Alam, H Yan (2012) Development of a fimY-based loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay for detection of Salmonella in food. Food Research International. 45: 1011-1015
2011

C C Dodd, D G Renter, X Shi, T G Nagaraja, M J Alam, M W Sanderson (2011) Prevalence and persistence of Salmonella in cohorts of feedlot cattle. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 8: 781-789

Y Ye, B Wang, F Huang, Y Song, H Yan, M J Alam, S Yamasaki, L Shi (2011) Application of in situ loop-mediated isothermal amplification method for detection of Salmonella in foods. Food Control. 22: 438-444

DOI E V Taylor, X Shi, M J Alam, G Peterson, S K Narayanan, D G Renter, T G Nagaraja (2011) Genetic Variations in Shiga Toxin-Producing Abilities of Bovine and Human Escherichia coli O157:H7 Zoonoses and Public Health 58: 3. 185-191.

Z Xu, L Li, M E Shirtliff, B M Peters, B Li, Y Peng, M J Alam, S Yamasaki, L Shi (2011) Resistance Class 1 Integron in clinical Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strains in Southern China, 2001-2006. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 17: 712-724.
2010

H Yan, L Li, M J Alam, S Shinoda, S Miyoshi, L Shi (2010) Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella in retail foods in northern China. International Journal of Food Microbiology 143: 230-234

H Yan, L Li, M Zong, M J Alam, S Shinoda, L Shi (2010) Occurrence and characteristics of class 1 and 2 integrons in clinical bacterial isolates from patients of South China. Journal of Health Science 56: 4. 442-450.
Journal articles

Z Xu, L Li, M E Shirtliff, B M Peters, Y Peng, M J Alam, S Yamasaki, L Shi (2010) First report of class 2 integron in clinical Enterococcus faecalis and class 1 integron in Enterococcus faecium in South China. Diagnostic Microbiology & Infectious Disease. 68: 315–317.
2009

M J Alam, D G Renter, E V Taylor, M Mina, R A Moxley, D R Smith (2009) Antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of Salmonella serotypes recovered from pens of commercial feedlot cattle using different types of composite samples. Current Microbiology. 58: 4. 354-359

DOI
PMID Z Xu, L Li, M E Shirtliff, M J Alam, S Yamasaki, L Shi (2009) Occurrence and Characteristics of Class 1 and 2 Integrons in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Isolates from Patients in South China. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 47: 230-234

DOI
PMID S Reinstein, J T Fox, X Shi, M J Alam, D G Renter, T G Nagaraja (2009) Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Organically- and Naturally-Raised Beef Cattle. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75: 5421-5423

DOI
PMID M J Alam, D G Renter, S E Ives, D U Thomson, M W Sanderson, L C Hollis, T G Nagaraja (2009) Potential associations between fecal shedding of Salmonella in feedlot cattle treated for apparent respiratory disease and subsequent adverse health outcomes. Veterinary Research 40: 2 [1-13] Jan/Feb

Y Lu, W Yang, L Shi, L Li, M J Alam, S Guo, S Miyoshi (2009) Specific detection of viable Salmonella cells by an ethidium monoazide-loop mediated isothermal amplification (EMA-LAMP) method Journal of Health Science 55: 5. 820-824

F Liu, W Guan, M J Alam, Z Shen, S Zhang, L Li, S Shinoda, L Shi (2009) Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis typing of multidrug-resistant Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolated from various sources of seafood. Journal of Health Science 55: 5. 783-789
2008

DOI Z Xu, L Li, M J Alam, L Zhang, S Yamasaki, L Shi (2008) First Confirmation of Integron-Bearing Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Current Microbiology. 57: 3. 264-268.

DOI
PMID Z Xu, L Shi, M J Alam, L Li, S Yamasaki (2008) Integron-bearing methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci in South China, 2001-2004. FEMS Microbiol Lett 278: 2. 223-230 Jan

L Wang, L Li, M J Alam, Y Geng, Z Li, S Yamasaki, L Shi (2008) Loop-mediated isothermal amplification method for rapid detection of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium, which causes algal blooms and poisoning of shellfish. FEMS Microbiology Letters 282: 15-21.
Journal articles

H Yan, L Shi, M J Alam, L Li, L Liansheng, S Yamasaki (2008) Usefulness of Sau-PCR for molecular epidemiology of nosocomial outbreaks due to Burkholderia cepacia which occurred in a local hospital in Guangzhou, China. Microbiology and Immunology 52: 283. 286

L Wang, L Shi, M J Alam, Y Geng, L Li (2008) Specific and rapid detection of foodborne Salmonella by Loop-mediated isothermal amplification method. Food Research International 41: 69-74
2007


PMID S Reinstein, J T Fox, X Shi, M J Alam, T G Nagaraja (2007) Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in the American bison (Bison bison). Journal of Food Protection 70: 11. 2555-2560 Nov
2006


PMID M J Alam, L Zurek (2006) Seasonal prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in beef cattle feces. Journal of Food Protection 69: 12. 3018-3020 Dec

DOI
PMID M W Sanderson, J M Sargeant, X Shi, T G Nagaraja, L Zurek, M J Alam (2006) Longitudinal emergence and distribution of Escherichia coli O157 genotypes in a beef feedlot. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 72: 12. 7614-7619 Dec
2005

M J Alam (2005) Low abundance of Vibrio cholerae with ctx gene in the Seto-Inland Sea, Japan. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology. 22: 47-49.
2004

DOI
PMID M J Alam, L Zurek (2004) Association of Escherichia coli O157:H7 with houseflies on a cattle farm. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70: 12. 7578-7580 Dec
2003

M J Alam (2003) Isolation of a biofilm forming rugose variant of Vibrio parahaemolyticus serovar O3:K6 from seawater. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science. 9: 107-109


PMID M J Alam, S Miyoshi, S Shinoda (2003) Studies on pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus during a warm weather season in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan. Environmental Microbiology 5: 8. 706-710 Aug

M J Alam, S Miyoshi, S Shinoda (2003) Detection of mRNA in viable-but-nonculturable (VNC) Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science. 9: 7-10
Journal articles
2002


PMID M J Alam, Ken Ichi Tomochika, Shin Ichi Miyoshi, Sumio Shinoda (2002) Environmental investigation of potentially pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the Seto-Inland Sea, Japan. FEMS Microbiol Lett 208: 1. 83-87 Feb

M J Alam, K Tomochika, S Miyoshi, S Shinoda (2002) Abundance of Vibrio parahaemolyticus having tdh and/ or trh genes in an area of Seto-Inland Sea, Japan. Biocontrol Science. 7: 37-42
2001


PMID M J Alam, K Tomochika, S Miyoshi, S Shinoda (2001) Analysis of seawaters for the recovery of culturable Vibrio parahaemolyticus and some other vibrios. Microbiol Immunol 45: 5. 393-397
1999


PMID M S Islam, Z Rahim, M J Alam, S Begum, S M Moniruzzaman, A Umeda, K Amako, M J Albert, R B Sack, A Huq, R R Colwell (1999) Association of Vibrio cholerae O1 with the cyanobacterium, Anabaena sp., elucidated by polymerase chain reaction and transmission electron microscopy. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 93: 1. 36-40 Jan/Feb
1996

M S Islam, M J Alam, A Begum, Z Rahim, A Felsenstein, M J Albert (1996) Occurrence of culturable Vibrio cholerae O139 with ctx gene in various components of the aquatic environment in Bangladesh. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 90: 128
1995

B A Hoque, M J Alam, R B Sack (1995) Household disinfection of drinking water. International Association of Hydrological Sciences 233: 31-34

M S Islam, M J Alam, S I Khan (1995) Occurrence and distribution of culturable Vibrio cholerae O1 in aquatic environments of Bangladesh. International Journal of Environmental Studies. 47: 217-223

M S Islam, M J Alam, M A Miah, A Felsenstein, R B Sack (1995) Detection of non-culturable Vibrio cholerae O139, by PCR and fluorescent antibody methods, in laboratory microcosms. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 11, 597-598 11: 567-598

B A Hoque, D Mahalanabis, M J Alam, M S Islam (1995) Post-defecation handwashing in Bangladesh: practice and efficiency perspectives. Public Health. 109: 15-24

B A Hoque, D Mahalanabis, B Pelto, M J Alam (1995) Research methodology for developing efficient handwashing options: an example from Bangladesh. The Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 98: 469-475
Journal articles
1994

M S Islam, M J Alam, S I Khan, A Huq (1994) Faecal pollution of freshwater environments in Bangladesh. International Journal of Environmental Studies. 46: 161-165
1993

B A Hoque, R B Sack, M Siddiqi, M J Alam, N Hazera, A Nahid (1993) Environmental health and the 1991 Bangladesh cyclone. Disasters 17: 143-153
1992

M S Islam, M J Alam, P K B Neogi (1992) Seasonality and toxigenecity of Vibrio cholerae non-O1 isolated from different components of pond ecosystems of Dhaka City, Bangladesh. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 8: 160-163

M S Islam, M J Alam, S I Khan, A Huq (1992) Abundance of Aeromonas spp. in various components of pond ecosystems in Dhaka, Bangladesh. International Journal of Environmental Studies. 39: 297-304
1991

M S Islam, M J Alam, S I Khan (1991) Distribution of Plesiomonas shigelloides in various components of pond ecosystems in Dhaka, Bangladesh Microbiology and Immunology 35: 927-932

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Association of Vibrio cholerae O1 with the cyanobacterium, Anabaena sp., elucidated by polymerase chain reaction and transmission electron microscopy
    M S Islam
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 93:36-40. 1999
  2. doi request reprint Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella in retail foods in northern China
    He Yan
    College of Light Industry and Food Sciences, South China University of Technology, 510640 Guangzhou, PR China
    Int J Food Microbiol 143:230-4. 2010
  3. pmc Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in organically and naturally raised beef cattle
    S Reinstein
    Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 5606, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:5421-3. 2009
  4. pmc Potential associations between fecal shedding of Salmonella in feedlot cattle treated for apparent respiratory disease and subsequent adverse health outcomes
    Mohammad Jahangir Alam
    Department of Diagnostic Medicine Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, USA
    Vet Res 40:2. 2009
  5. doi request reprint First confirmation of integron-bearing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Zhenbo Xu
    College of Light Industry and Food Sciences, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
    Curr Microbiol 57:264-8. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Usefulness of Sau-PCR for molecular epidemiology of nosocomial outbreaks due to Burkholderia cepacia which occurred in a local hospital in Guangzhou, China
    He Yan
    College of Light Industry and Food Sciences, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
    Microbiol Immunol 52:283-6. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Loop-mediated isothermal amplification method for rapid detection of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium, which causes algal blooms and poisoning of shellfish
    Li Wang
    College of Light Industry and Food Sciences, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 282:15-21. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Integron-bearing methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci in South China, 2001-2004
    Zhenbo Xu
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 278:223-30. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in the American bison (Bison bison)
    S Reinstein
    Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506 5606, USA
    J Food Prot 70:2555-60. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Seasonal prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in beef cattle feces
    M J Alam
    Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, USA
    J Food Prot 69:3018-20. 2006

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint Association of Vibrio cholerae O1 with the cyanobacterium, Anabaena sp., elucidated by polymerase chain reaction and transmission electron microscopy
    M S Islam
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 93:36-40. 1999
    ..This is the first time that PCR and immunoelectron microscopy have been used to detect nonculturable V. cholerae in association with Anabaena sp. This study further clarifies the role of Anabaena sp. as a possible reservoir of cholera...
  2. doi request reprint Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella in retail foods in northern China
    He Yan
    College of Light Industry and Food Sciences, South China University of Technology, 510640 Guangzhou, PR China
    Int J Food Microbiol 143:230-4. 2010
    ..Salmonella from chicken showed the higher frequency of antimicrobial resistance. Our findings indicate that in northern China food products of animal origin can be a source of exposure for consumers to multiresistant Salmonella strains...
  3. pmc Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in organically and naturally raised beef cattle
    S Reinstein
    Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 5606, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:5421-3. 2009
    ..The prevalences of E. coli O157:H7 were 14.8 and 14.2% for organically and naturally raised cattle, respectively. No major difference in antibiotic susceptibility patterns among the isolates was observed...
  4. pmc Potential associations between fecal shedding of Salmonella in feedlot cattle treated for apparent respiratory disease and subsequent adverse health outcomes
    Mohammad Jahangir Alam
    Department of Diagnostic Medicine Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, USA
    Vet Res 40:2. 2009
    ..Results indicate a high prevalence of Salmonella in this population of cattle treated for apparent respiratory disease, but that effects associated with clinical outcomes may depend on the Salmonella strain...
  5. doi request reprint First confirmation of integron-bearing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Zhenbo Xu
    College of Light Industry and Food Sciences, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
    Curr Microbiol 57:264-8. 2008
    ..This was the first time, to our knowledge, that class 1 integron-bearing MRSA (I-MRSA), simultaneously carrying two mobile genetic elements was confirmed: class 1 integron and SCCmec...
  6. doi request reprint Usefulness of Sau-PCR for molecular epidemiology of nosocomial outbreaks due to Burkholderia cepacia which occurred in a local hospital in Guangzhou, China
    He Yan
    College of Light Industry and Food Sciences, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
    Microbiol Immunol 52:283-6. 2008
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Loop-mediated isothermal amplification method for rapid detection of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium, which causes algal blooms and poisoning of shellfish
    Li Wang
    College of Light Industry and Food Sciences, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 282:15-21. 2008
    ..The LAMP assay reported here indicates the potential usefulness of the technique as a valuable simple, rapid alternative procedure for the detection of target toxic Alexandrium species during coastal water monitoring...
  8. ncbi request reprint Integron-bearing methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci in South China, 2001-2004
    Zhenbo Xu
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 278:223-30. 2008
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in the American bison (Bison bison)
    S Reinstein
    Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506 5606, USA
    J Food Prot 70:2555-60. 2007
    ..4% of total isolates. Our study suggests that the prevalence of E. coli O157:H7 in rectal contents or on rectal mucosa of bison is variable, but relatively high overall and bison could serve as an important reservoir for human infection...
  10. ncbi request reprint Seasonal prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in beef cattle feces
    M J Alam
    Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, USA
    J Food Prot 69:3018-20. 2006
    ..All tested isolates were positive for stx2 (Shiga toxin 2) and eaeA (intimin) genes; 14 isolates (12.8%) also carried stx1. Our results indicate the prevalence of E. coli O157:H7 in beef cattle feces is not necessarily season dependent...
  11. pmc Longitudinal emergence and distribution of Escherichia coli O157 genotypes in a beef feedlot
    Michael W Sanderson
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Kansas State University, Clinical Sciences, 111B Mosier Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:7614-9. 2006
    ..It was first identified 5 days after entry of the first pen of cattle and was subsequently identified in all pens. Data support that the incoming cattle introduced a new strain that became the predominant strain in the feedlot...
  12. pmc Association of Escherichia coli O157:H7 with houseflies on a cattle farm
    Muhammad J Alam
    Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:7578-80. 2004
    ..2, and 100% of them (n = 125) possessed the stx1, stx2, eaeA, and fliC genes, respectively. Large populations of HF on cattle farms may play a role in the dissemination of E. coli O157:H7 among animals and to the surrounding environment...
  13. ncbi request reprint Studies on pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus during a warm weather season in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan
    M Jahangir Alam
    Department of Environmental Hygiene, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University, Tsushima, Okayama 700 8530, Japan
    Environ Microbiol 5:706-10. 2003
    ..The difference in detection between the MPN culture and the MPN-PCR techniques appeared to be significant and may be attributed to different detection sensitivities and other factors...
  14. ncbi request reprint Environmental investigation of potentially pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the Seto-Inland Sea, Japan
    Muhammad Jahangir Alam
    Department of Environmental Hygiene, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University, Tsushima, 700 8530, Okayama, Japan
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 208:83-7. 2002
    ..The difference in detection between the MPN-culture and the MPN-PCR techniques appeared to be significant and may be attributed to different detection sensitivities and other factors...
  15. ncbi request reprint Analysis of seawaters for the recovery of culturable Vibrio parahaemolyticus and some other vibrios
    M J Alam
    Department of Environmental Hygiene, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 45:393-7. 2001
    ..parahaemolyticus was undetectable during the cool temperature period of the year, although total bacterial cells and CFU on nutrient agar (with 2% NaCl) did not vary so much during the study period...
  16. doi request reprint First report of class 2 integron in clinical Enterococcus faecalis and class 1 integron in Enterococcus faecium in South China
    Zhenbo Xu
    College of Light Industry and Food Sciences, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 68:315-7. 2010
    ..This is the first report of class 2 integron in Enterococcus faecalis and class 1 integron in Enterococcus faecium...