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Ibrahim O. Farah
Title Dr.
Faculty Rank Professor,
Degree DVM, MSc, MVSc, MPH, Ph. D.
Institution Jackson State University
Department Dept. of Biology
Clusters Cancer
Obesity and Metabolic Syndromes
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JAP Science Building – Rm 404
City Jackson
State MS
Postal Code 39217
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  Dr. Ibrahim O. Farah is Professor of Biology and Director of the JSU Animal Core Facilities, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University. Dr. Farah graduated with a DVM (1977) and MVSc (1983) from the University of Khartoum in Sudan. He also earned an MS degree in Public health (1981) from the Royal University of Denmark and an MPH (1985) as well as a Ph.D. (1988) from the University of Minnesota, USA.

Dr. Farah is a academic editor, reviewer or member of the editorial board for more than 16 peer-reviewed journals including Annual Review and Research in Biology and advances in Biology and Biotechnology; Open Access Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology (Serve as Academic Editor for all 3), the International Journal of Experimental Pathology, Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation (board member), the British and Saudi Medical journals as well as panel review member for proposals submitted to DOD, DOE, EPA and the American Biological Institute (ABI). He has received many awards and honors and is currently the president of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences. Dr. Farah authored and co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and presentations as well as published abstracts in various journals, meetings, conferences and symposia.

Research Interests
Core interests include: Bioactive Compounds; Medical Microbiology; Food Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology, Health and Food Safety, Molecular and Cellular Microbiology, Biomedical Sciences and biotechnology Fermentation Technology. The current primary research focus has been to understand/exploit the metabolic differences between cancer and normal phenotypes in many organ-associated cancers including those of the lungs, breast, liver and the prostate. These include: (1) Implementing metabolic modulations of cellular homeostatic/energetic deregulation. (2) Understanding the differential metabolic/energetic deregulation mechanisms involved in the development of obesity as a chronic entity as well as in its relation to cancer phenotypes and (3) The experimental modulation and utility of natural biotherapeutics.

HONORS AND AWARDS:
• U of K academic excellence prize, 1977.
• Award of excellence in Anatomy, Animal. production, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, U of K, 1977.
• FAO / DANIDA Scholarship (National Competition), 1980-1981.
• U of K Scholarship, 1981-1983.
• Senior National Sponsorship, U of K / U of M, 1983-1988.
• MESA / Ford Foundation Visiting Professor Scholarship, Research Triangle, North Carolina, 1993.
• Alumni, U of Khartoum / U of Minnesota- Graduate School / School of Public Health.
• Beta, Beta, Beta National Honor Society – Academic excellence- Honorary Membership, 1999.
• Graduate Faculty U of K / JSU, Since 1988.
• Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, since 2002
• AACR-HBCU Faculty Scholar Award, 2002
• AACR-HBCU Faculty Scholar Award, 2003.
• AACR-HBCU Faculty Scholar Award, 2004
• Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004
• Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2005
• Strasmore’s Who’s Who 2005 and 2006.
• Director, Mississippi Academy of Sciences (MAS) Board, 2005-present
• MAS Outstanding Contribution to Science Award, 2009.
• Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 2007-2011
• Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2008-2011
• President of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences, 2012-2013
• Past President of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences, 2013-2014
• RMBS Board Member since April 2014
• MAS Board of directors since 2012
• Academic editor and editor for four peer-reviewed journals

SOCIETAL AFFILIATIONS:
American Society for Microbiology, International Association of Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians, Sudan Veterinary Association, The Mississippi Academy of Sciences (board member, chair for the Health Sciences and Associate Editor of the journal), Tri-Beta Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium Group, and The American Association For Cancer Research (AACR).


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1. Farah IO, Holt-Gray C, Cameron JA, Tucci M, Benghuzzi H. HISTOPATHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE F344 RAT LUNG UPON EXPOSURE TO RETENOIC ACID, OVALBUMIN, MOLD SPORES AND CITRAL. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2017 Mar-Apr; 53:120-127.
2. Farah IO, Holt-Gray C, Cameron JA, Tucci M, Benghuzzi H. IMPACT OF ATRA ON OVALBUMIN AND MOLD-SENSITIZED F344 RATS AND REVERSAL OF HEALTH-RELATED IMPLICATIONS BY CITRAL. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2017 Mar-Apr; 53:320-327.
3. Johnson M, Ates M, Arslan Z, Farah I, Bogatu C. Assessment of Crystal Morphology on Uptake, Particle Dissolution, and Toxicity of Nanoscale Titanium Dioxide on Artemia salina. J Nanotoxicol Nanomed. 2017; 2(1):11-27.
4. Farah IO. Cellular Glycolysis and The Differential Survival of Lung Fibroblast and Lung Carcinoma Cell Lines. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2016 04; 52:96-103.
5. Farah IO, Holt-Gray C, Cameron JA, Tucci M, Cason Z, Benghuzzi H. Impact of Triple Combinations of Retinoic Acid, Mold Spores and Citral on the F344 Rat Lung Tissue Pathology. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2016 04; 52:104-111.
6. Farah IO, Holt-Gray C, Cameron JA, Tucci M, Cason Z, Benghuzzi H. Health Impact of Retinoic Acid (ATRA) on Ovalbumin-Sensitized F344 Rat Lung and Improvement of Tissue Pathology by Citral. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2015; 51:362-9.
7. Farah IO, Holt-Gray C, Cameron JA, Tucci M, Cason Z, Benghuzzi H. The Negative Impact of Combining Retinoic Acid (ATRA) and Mold Spores on F344 Rat Lung and Improvement of Tissue Pathology by Citral. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2015; 51:370-7.
8. Ates M, Arslan Z, Demir V, Daniels J, Farah IO. Accumulation and toxicity of CuO and ZnO nanoparticles through waterborne and dietary exposure of goldfish (Carassius auratus). Environ Toxicol. 2015 Jan; 30(1):119-28.
9. Farah IO, Holt Gray C, Cameron JA, Tucci MA, Cason Z, Benghuzzi HA. Experimental induction of lung damage in the f344 rat upon exposure to citral, retinoic Acid (atra), ovalbumin and mold spores. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2014; 50:409-16.
10. Farah IO, Holt Gray C, Cameron JA, Tucci MA, Cason Z, Benghuzzi HA. Impact of paired combinations of retinoic Acid (atra) and ovalbumin on f344 rat lung tissues and improvement of related pathology by citral. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2014; 50:423-30.
11. Tchounwou CK, Yedjou CG, Farah I, Tchounwou PB. D-Glucose-Induced Cytotoxic, Genotoxic, and Apoptotic Effects on Human Breast Adenocarcinoma (MCF-7) Cells. J Cancer Sci Ther. 2014; 6:156-160.
12. Ates M, Demir V, Arslan Z, Daniels J, Farah IO, Bogatu C. Evaluation of alpha and gamma aluminum oxide nanoparticle accumulation, toxicity, and depuration in Artemia salina larvae. Environ Toxicol. 2015 Jan; 30(1):109-18.
13. Kishinhi SS, Tchounwou PB, Farah IO. Molecular Approach to Microbiological Examination of Water Quality in the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) in Mississippi, USA. Environ Health Insights. 2013; 7:33-41.
14. Farah IO, Lewis VL, Ayensu WK, Cameron JA. Therapeutic implications of the warburg effect assessing the survival of MRC5 and a549 cell lines upon exposure to honey and d glucose - biomed 2013. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2013; 49:101-8.
15. Farah IO, Lewis VL, Ayensu WK, Cameron JA. Assessing the survival of MRC5 and a549 cell lines upon exposure to pyruvic Acid, sodium citrate and sodium bicarbonate - biomed 2013. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2013; 49:109-16.
16. Ates M, Daniels J, Arslan Z, Farah IO, Rivera HF. Comparative evaluation of impact of Zn and ZnO nanoparticles on brine shrimp (Artemia salina) larvae: effects of particle size and solubility on toxicity. Environ Sci Process Impacts. 2013 Jan; 15(1):225-33.
17. Ates M, Daniels J, Arslan Z, Farah IO. Effects of aqueous suspensions of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on Artemia salina: assessment of nanoparticle aggregation, accumulation, and toxicity. Environ Monit Assess. 2013 Apr; 185(4):3339-48.
18. Cameron JA, Farah I, Venkatraman R, Wells H, Feaster S, Tucci M, Benghuzzi H. Research training and biomedical education. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2012; 48:57-64.
19. Farah IO, Lewis VL, Ayensu WK, Cameron JA. Role of fructose diphosphate (fdp) and glycerol on the differential survival of mrc-5 and a549 cell lines. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2012; 48:112-8.
20. Farah IO, Lewis VL, Ayensu WK, Cameron JA. Therapeutic implications of the warburg effect: role of oxalates and acetates on the differential survival of mrc-5 and a549 cell lines. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2012; 48:119-25.
21. Arslan Z, Ates M, McDuffy W, Agachan MS, Farah IO, Yu WW, Bednar AJ. Probing metabolic stability of CdSe nanoparticles: alkaline extraction of free cadmium from liver and kidney samples of rats exposed to CdSe nanoparticles. J Hazard Mater. 2011 Aug 15; 192(1):192-9.
22. Farah IO, Holt-Gray C, Brown RJ. Impact of supra-physiologic retinoids on ovalbumin-sensitized f344 lung tissue and reversal of related pathology by citral - biomed 2011. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2011; 47:195-200.
23. Farah IO, Lewis VL, Ayensu WK, Mahmud O. Assessing the survival of mrc-5 and a549 cell lines upon exposure to ascorbic Acid and sodium ascorbate - biomed 2011. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2011; 47:201-6.
24. Farah IO, Trimble Q, Ndebele K, Mawson A. Significance of differential metal loads in normal versus cancerous cadaver tissues - biomed 2010. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2010; 46:404-9.
25. Farah IO, Trimble Q, Ndebele K, Mawson A. Retinoids and citral modulated cell viability, metabolic stability, cell cycle progression and distribution in the a549 lung carcinoma cell line - biomed 2010. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2010; 46:410-21.
26. Farah IO. Differential modulation of intracellular energetics in A549 and MRC-5 cells. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2007; 43:110-5.
27. Farah IO, Begum RA, Ishaque AB. Differential protection and transactivation of P53, P21, Bcl2, PCNA, cyclin G, and MDM2 genes in rat liver and the HepG2 cell line upon exposure to pifithrin. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2007; 43:116-21.
28. Kishinhi S, Tchounwou PB, Farah IO, Chigbu P. Recreational water quality control in Mississippi, USA: bacteriological assessment in the Pearl River and Ross Barnett reservoir. Rev Environ Health. 2006 Oct-Dec; 21(4):295-307.
29. Farah IO. Assessment of cellular responses to oxidative stress using MCF-7 breast cancer cells, black seed (N. Sativa L.) extracts and H2O2. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2005 Dec; 2(3-4):411-9.
30. Farah IO, Begum RA. Effect of Nigella sativa (N. sativa L.) and oxidative stress on the survival pattern of MCF-7 breast cancer cells. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2003; 39:359-64.
31. Farah IO. Enhanced heat-induced cellular leakage and death of Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella typhimurium by 2,3 Butanedione. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2003; 39:377-82.
32. Abdalla MH, Gutierrez-Mohamed ML, Farah IO. Association of pesticide exposure and risk of breast cancer mortality in Mississippi. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2003; 39:397-401.
33. Credit SL, Benghuzzi HA, Tucci M, Farah I, Cameron JA. The analysis of the dorsal aorta and renal vessels exposed to sustained delivery of AED, T, and DHT using a rat model. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2003; 39:511-6.
34. Begum RA, Farah IO, Ishaque AB. Pifithrin-alpha (PFT-alpha) caused differential protection of rat liver cells and HepG2 cell line in response to the selective cytotoxicity of arsenic and cadmium. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2002; 38:41-6.
35. Credit SL, Benghuzzi HA, Tucci M, Farah I, Cameron JA. Localization of cytokines in heart ventricular and apex tissues exposed to sustained delivery of AED, T, and DHT using a rat model. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2002; 38:95-100.

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