Small Animal Internal Medicine

Mohammad Aminul (Amin) Islam

Mohammad Aminul (Amin) Islam

Assistant Professor

Office Phone: 509-335-4067



Dr. Mohammad Aminul Islam was grown up in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and completed his B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Dhaka. During his MSc, he worked at Enteric Microbiology Laboratory of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) as a thesis student and later joined the same lab as a Research Officer. He then moved to the Netherlands for his PhD in food microbiology, which he earned in January 2009 from Wageningen University. During his PhD he also worked at the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority. His PhD thesis focused on molecular epidemiology of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in humans and food chains in Bangladesh. After completing PhD, he joined icddr,b as an Assistant Scientist and started working on foodborne transmission pathways of Salmonellaand diarrhoeagenic E. coli. He was promoted to Associate Scientist in 2011. In 2013, Dr. Islam received Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) post-doctoral fellowship from the Fogarty International Center of NIH, USA. For his post-doctoral fellowship, he worked in Dr. Ali Boehm’s lab at Stanford University and Dr. Lee Riley’s Lab in UC Berkeley. In 2016, Dr. Islam was awarded an R01 grant from NIH to study the transmission dynamics of multi-drug resistant uropathogenic E. coli in Bangladesh. The project is mainly focused on foodborne transmission of extra-intestinal pathogenic E. coli that cause urinary tract infection. In January 2018, Dr. Islam was promoted to Scientist at icddr,b. He has been serving the World Health Organization as a member of the Advisory Group on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (WHO-AGISAR) since 2014. Dr. Islam was recruited to the WSU Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health as an Assistant Professor in December 2018, to further pursue his research on the understanding the emergence and transmission pathways of antimicrobial resistance determinants, including animal, human, and environmental reservoirs.


Education & Training

  • 1999, B.Sc. (Hons), Microbiology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 2001, M.Sc. Microbiology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 2009, Ph.D. Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
  • 2009-2011, Postdoctoral Scientist, Food and Enteric Microbiology, icddr,b, Bangladesh
  • 2011-2017, Associate Scientist, icddr,b, Bangladesh
  • 2013-2014, GHES post doctoral fellow, Stanford University, USA
  • Jan 2018-Nov 2018, Scientist, icddr,b

Select Publications

  • Montealegre MC, Roy S, Böni F, Hossain MI, Navab-Daneshmand T, Caduff L, Faruque ASG, Islam MA, Julian TR (2018) Risk Factors for Detection, Survival, and Growth of Antibiotic-Resistant and Pathogenic Escherichia coli in Household Soils in Rural Bangladesh. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 84(24). pii: e01978-18. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01978-18. Print 2018 Dec 15. PMID: 30315075 PMCID: PMC6275341
  • Islam MA, Parveen S, Rahman M, Huq M, Nabi A, Khan ZUM, Ahmed N, and Wagenaar JA. (2019) Occurrence and characterization of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in processed raw foods and ready-to-eat foods in an urban setting of a developing country. Frontiers in Microbiology (In press)
  • Islam MA, Islam M, Hasan R, Hossain MI, Nabi A, Rahman M, Goessens WHF, Endtz HP, Boehm AB, Faruque SM. (2017) Environmental spread of NDM-1-producing multi-drug resistant bacteria in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 83(15). pii: AEM.00793-17. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00793-17.
  • Talukdar PK, Rahman M, Rahman M, Nabi A, Islam Z, Hoque MM, Endtz HP, Islam MA. (2013) Antimicrobial resistance, virulence factors and genetic diversity of Escherichia coli isolates from household water supply in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  PLoS One 8(4):e61090. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061090.


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