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Ahmed Mustafa
B.Sc. Honors, M.Sc.,Cand. Mag., Ph.D., Diploma in University Teaching

Professor, Department of Biology
Director, Life Science Resource Center

Co-Director, Regional Science Olympiad

Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)
IN, USA

Email:
mustafaa@ipfw.edu
amustafa@purdue.edu

Professional Profile

As a scientist, I am passionate about teaching and research. My teaching and research interests converge and strengthen one another.  My teaching areas are physiology and pharmacology, and the focus of my research is stress physiology of cultured aquatic animals. Specifically, I study the physiological, endocrinological, and immunological changes in stressed animals that affect their growth, reproduction, and disease resistance. The experience and knowledge gained from my research often supports my teaching. My objectives for teaching through research include developing skills for critical thinking, problem solving, analysis, synthesis, and effective communication. [Purdue University Profile: Ahmed Mustafa]

Recent Awards/Honors

Teaching

Below is a list of courses I teach. If you are currently enrolled in one of the courses that I teach, you can access the syllabus, lecture outlines, lecture notes, exams, grades, and other supporting materials via Blackboard Learn using your IPFW login and password. [Detailed Course Information].

Academic Service

Below is a list of services that I provide to my students, department, college, and university:

Advising

Editing

Department/Campus/University Committee Service

Training

  • Trainer For Alcohol Intervention Procedures (TIPS)

Publications

Teaching Publications

Teaching Research   

  1. Brown, R., Dhawale, S., Mustafa, A., and Freeman, S. Investigating students’ self-assessed interest in civic engagement and their scientific understanding and skills: an exploratory examination. Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal (Submitted).
  2. Michael Cooper, Shree Dhawale, Ahmed Mustafa. 2009. Teaching Stress Physiology Using Zebrafish (Danio rerio). Bioscene, 35 (1): 29-34.

Teaching Supplements/Books         

  1. Ahmed Mustafa and Elliott Blumenthal. 2013. Pharmacology Supplement, 2nd Edition. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque. IA. ISBN: 978-1-4652-3654-8.
  2. Elliott Blumenthal and Ahmed Mustafa. 2010. Pharmacology Supplement. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque. IA. ISBN: 978-0-7575-7153-4.

Teaching Custom Books      

  1. Ahmed Mustafa. 2013. Functional Biology. Pearsons, Boston, MA. IA. ISBN: 1-269-22543-X; 978-1-269-22543-4.
  2. Sharon Freeman, Shree Dhawale, and Ahmed Mustafa. 2012.  Psychology. Pearsons, Boston, MA. IA. ISBN: 10: 1-256-25021-X; 978-1-256-25021-0.
  3. Sharon Freeman, Shree Dhawale, and Ahmed Mustafa. 2012.  Symbiosis. Pearsons, Boston, MA. IA. ISBN: 10: 1-256-25022-8; 978-1-256-25022-7.

Research Publications

  1. J. Davies Anuta, Alejandro Buentello, Susmita Patnaik, Michael E. Hume, Ahmed Mustafa, Delbert M. Gatlin III , and Addison L. Lawrence. Effects of dietary supplementation of a commercial prebiotic (PrevidaTM) on survival, growth, immune responses and gut microbiota of Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei (American Journal of Aquaculture; Accepted).
  2. Mohammed Rumman Hossain and Ahmed Mustafa. 2014. Effects of puerarin on the modulation of health in chronically stressed Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Journal of Applied Aquaculture, 26: 119-131/DOI: 10.1080/10454438.2014.901079.
  3. Ahmed Mustafa, Laura Randolph and Shree Dhawale. 2013. Effects of Nutritional Supplements Phosphatidylcholine and Beta-Carotene on Growth and Selected Stress and Immune Parameters in Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (L.). Advances in Zoology and Botany 1(3): 57-61/ DOI: 10.13189/azb.2013.010302.
  4. Hasina Karki, Ahmed Mustafa, Arlis LaMaster, and Shree Dhawale. 2013. Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in the Gut of Hatchery-Reared Tilapia and Coho Salmon. Universal Journal of Microbiology Research 1(3): 43-46/ Research 1(3): 43-46/DOI: 10.13189/ujmr.2013.010303
  5. Ahmed Mustafa, Sharif Hayat, and Parveen Quarrar. 2013. Stress Modulated Physiological Responses in Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, treated with Non-Ascorbic Acid Supplemented Feed. Advances in Zoology and Botany 1(2): 39-45, 2013 (DOI: 10.13189/azb.2013.010204).
  6. Mohammed Rumman Hossain and Ahmed Mustafa. 2013. Effects of puerarin on the reduction of glucose and promotion overall health in acutely stressed Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). ACTA Ichthyologica et Piscatoria, 43 (2): 85–93.
  7. Ahmed Mustafa, Shree Dhawale, Jiwon Park and Jin Soung Yoo. 2013. The Validation of Effect of Neutraceuticals on Growth and Immune Response of Nile Tilapia in Cool Water Using a Cluster-Based Approach. Journal of Applied Aquaculture, 25 (2): 132-147.
  8. J. Park, J. S. Yoo and A. Mustafa, A. 2012. Cluster-based Approach for Biological Hypothesis Testing and its Application, Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, pp.33-38. Worldcomp’12, Las Vegas, NV, July 16-19, 2012; CSREA Press.
  9. Davies Anuta, Alehandro Buentello, Susmita Patnaik, Addison Lawrence, Ahmed Mustafa,  Michaele Hume, Delbeert Gatlin, and Maurice Kemp. 2011. Effects of dietary supplementation of the acidifier Vitoxal-Mionix on growth, survival, immune response and gut microbiota of the Pacific White Shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei.  Journal of World Aquaculture, 42 (96):  834-844.
  10. Ahmed Mustafa, Laura Randolph and Shree Dhawale. 2011. Effect of Phosphatidylcholine and Beta-Carotene Supplementation on Growth and Immune Response of Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, in Cool Water. Journal of Applied Aquaculture, 23 (2): 136-146.
  11. Ahmed Mustafa, Brittany Byerley, and Paul McCain. 2011. Effects of Indian herbs on the modulation of stress and immune response in Tilapia. Frontier in Endocrinology; doi: 10.3389/conf.fendo.2011.04.00088.
  12. Michael Cooper, Shree Dhawale, Ahmed Mustafa. 2009. Teaching Stress Physiology Using Zebrafish (Danio rerio). Bioscene, 35 (1): 29-34.
  13. Ahmed Mustafa, Shree Dhawale, and Shrikrishna Dhawale. 2008. Development of a Method for Extracting Macrophages from Zebrafish, Danio rerio and Their Use in Assessing Stress. ACTA Ichthyologica et Piscatoria, 38 (1): 73-77.
  14. Mathan Ramesh, Sathyanarayanan Senthis Kumaran, Chokkalingam Kavith, Monoharan Saravanan, and Ahmed Mustafa. 2007. Primary stress responses of common carp,  Cyprinus carpio exposed to copper toxicity. ACTA Ichthyologica et Piscatoria, 37 (2): 81-85.
  15. Ahmed Mustafa, Timothy Keefe, and Parveen Quarrar. 2006. Correlation between unionized ammonia and high pH and their combined effects on the stress physiology of steelhead trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, reared in a recirculating system. Acta Scientiarum Polonorum, Piscaria, 5(1): 3-8.
  16. Ahmed Mustafa and Wojciech Piasecki. 2005. Factors affecting the susceptibility of sea lice infestations in Atlantic salmon. Wiadomosci Parazytologiczne, 51(4); 281-285.
  17. Ahmed Mustafa, Barbara MacKinnon, and Wojciech Piasecki. 2005. Interspecific variation between Atlantic salmon and Arctic charr in susceptibility to infection with larval and adult Caligus elongatus: effects of skin mucus protein profiles and epidermal histological differences.ACTA Ichthyologica et Piscatoria, 35(1): 7-13.
  18. Monica Gensic, Timothy Keefe, Patrick Wissing, and Ahmed Mustafa. 2004. Nutritional supplement and stress response in farmed salmonids. Aquaculture Research, 35: 1117-1121.
  19. Emmanuel Udoh, David Erbach, and Ahmed Mustafa. 2004. Neural network facilitated analysis of stress in a biological aspect. IASTED Conference on Software Engineering and Applications, MIT, IASTED/ACTA Press, USA, 25-29.
  20. Fast MD, Ross NW, Mustafa A, Sims DE, Johnson SC, Conboy GA, Speare DJ, Johnson G, Burka JF. 2002. Susceptibility of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss, coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch and Atlantic salmon Salmo salar experimental infection with sea lice Lepeophtheirus salmonis. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 52: 57-68.
  21. Patric Wissing and Ahmed Mustafa. 2002. Effects of iodized-feed on stress modulation in salmonids. VIth International Symposium on aquatic Nutrition. Cancun, Mexico, pp 96.
  22. M. D. Fast, D. E. Sims, J. F. Burka, A. Mustafa and N. W. Ross. 2002. Skin morphology and humoral non-specific defense parameters of mucus and plasma in rainbow trout, coho and Atlantic salmon. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 132 (3): 527-660.
  23. Mustafa, A., Peters, W., Conboy, G., and Burka, J. 2002. Do water temperature and flow have any effect on sea lice development and settlement? Bulletin of the Aquaculture Association of Canada Special Publication No. 5: 53-55.
  24. J. F. Burka, G. A. Conboy, D. E. Sims, D. J. Speare, A. Mustafa, N. W. Ross and S. C. Johnson. 2001. Physiological, biochemical, and histological approaches to examining sea lice- salmon interactions. International Congress on the Biology of Fish Proceedings. Aberdeen, UK, 49- 53. (This proceeding has been published as a book in 2001 by American Fisheries Society).
  25. Mustafa, A., Rankadua, W., and Campbell, P. 2001. Estimating the cost of sea lice to salmon aquaculture in Atlantic Canada. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 42: 54-56.
  26. Mustafa, A., Speare, D. J., Daley, J., Conboy, G. A., and Burka, J. F. 2000. Enhanced susceptibility of seawater cultured rainbow trout to the microsporidian, Loma salmonae during primary infection with the sea louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis. Journal of Fish Diseases, 23: 337-341.
  27. Bowers, J., Mustafa, A., Burka, J., Speare, D., Sims, D., and Conboy, G. 2000. The effects of sea lice, Lepeophtheirus salmonis on the stress response of Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar. Journal of Fish Diseases, 23: 165-172.
  28. Mustafa, A., MacWilliams, C., Fernandez, N., Matchett, K., Conboy, G. and Burka, J. 2000. Effects of sea lice, Lepeophtheirus salmonis infestation on macrophage functions in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 10: 47-59.
  29. Mustafa, A. and Conboy, G., and J. F. Burka. 2000. Life-span and reproductive capacity of sea lice, Lepeophtheirus salmonis, under laboratory conditions. Bulletin of the Aquaculture Association of Canada Special Publication No. 4: 113-114.
  30. Mustafa, A. and MacKinnon, B. M. 1999. Atlantic salmon and Arctic charr: comparative correlation between iodine/iodide supplementation, thyroid hormone levels, plasma cortisol levels and infection intensities with sea louse, Caligus elongatus. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 77:1092-1101.
  31. Mustafa, A. and MacKinnon, B. M. 1999. Genetic variation in susceptibility of Atlantic salmon to sea lice, Caligus elongatus Nordmann, 1832.Canadian Journal of Zoology, 77:1332-1335.
  32. Mustafa, A., Bowers, J., MacWilliams, C., Fernandez, N., Conboy, C. and Burka, J. 1998. Effects of sea lice infestation on macrophage functions in Atlantic salmon.Bulletin of the Aquaculture Association of Canada Special Publication No. 98-2: 90-92.
  33. Mustafa, A. and MacKinnon, B. M. 1997. Inter-specific variation in sea lice infection intensity between Atlantic salmon and Arctic charr Bulletin of the Aquaculture Association of Canada Special Publication No. 97-2:30-32.
  34. Mustafa, A. and MacKinnon, B. M. 1993. Sea lice and salmonids: Preliminary observations on modulation of the effects of host stress using iodine. Bulletin of the Aquaculture Association of Canada Special Publication No.93-4:99-100.
  35. Quarrar, P., Ali, S., and Mustafa, A. 1992. Estimation of chlorophyll concentrations in an aquatic ecosystem by spectral ratios. Bangladesh Journal of Zoology, 20: 161- 168.
  36. Ameen, M., Begum, Z. N. T., Mustafa, A., and Ali, S. 1988. Seasonal and diel profile of temperature, light penetration, dissolved oxygen, and free carbon dioxide of a fish pond from south of Bangladesh.Bangladesh Journal of Zoology, 3:1-8.
  37. Quarrar, P., Pramanik, AH., Polcyn, FC., Ali, S., and Mustafa, A. 1987. Remote measurements of water transparency in selected waterbeds of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Zoology, 15: 23-29.
  38. Ameen, M., Shireen, KF., and Mustafa, A., Roy, TK., and Rahman, PKM. 1987. Persistence of piscicidal effect of ethanol extract of rotenoids from Derris roots in commonly available containers. Bangladesh Journal of Fisheries, 10:23-29.
  39. Quarrar, P., Ali, S., and Mustafa, A.,  Pramanik, AH., and Polcyn, FC. 1984. Measurement of water transparency compared with percent transmittance (%T) in selected water bodies of Bangladesh.Bangladesh Journal of Zoology, 12:13-17.
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