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Samer Abubakr

B. Sc., Biology, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.

M.S., Microbial and Cellular Biology, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas.

Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.

Samuel M. Abubakr
Assistant Professor of Microbiology


Office: LS 225
Phone: (910) 672-2253

Dr. Samer M. AbuBakr is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology in the Department of Biological Sciences. Dr. AbuBakr earned a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. AbuBakr joined Fayetteville State University (FSU) in 2016. He teaches Principles of Microbiology. Prior to joining FSU, Dr. AbuBakr was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Central Oklahoma and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where his research focused on oral biofilms. While enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the University of Oklahoma, Dr. AbuBakr taught microbiology laboratories for majors and for non-majors where he was ranked one of the top TAs in the College of Arts and Sciences evidenced by students' evaluations. In addition, he worked with honor research undergraduate students from different disciplines such as Zoology, Botany, and Microbiology. He is the recipient of Robert E. and Mary B. Sturgis Scholarship from the University of Oklahoma (2008).  Dr. AbuBakr's main research interests and expertise include the effect of soil ecosystem contaminants such as crude oil and brine on the abundance and species composition of nitrate reducing and denitrifying bacteria. He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology and the Golden Key International Honour Society.

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