Rhodes Hall 206
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 6200
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Research interest: Shariful Lab in SEMO biology is working on the impact of pH changes and the impact of transition metals on the infections by muti-drug resistant pathogenic bacterial strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Additionally, Shariful Lab is working on the development of an in vitro plant infection model in liquid environments to study the metal homeostasis requirements for host-parasite interactions.

Postdoctoral research: ORISE post-doctoral fellow at the U.S. food and Drug Administration(FDA)- National Center for Toxicological Research(NCTR), Jefferson, AR (Hart Lab) (February 2023- July 2023)

Teaches: Fall: Cell and organismal biology, Virology, Spring: Microbiology related courses

Education: PhD: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (Concentration in Microbiology) (Wakeman Lab) (Dissertation defended in December 2022).
Master of Science: Lamar University, Beaumont, TX (2015).
Bachelor of Science: Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh (2010).

Accepting strongly motivated undergraduate and graduate student(s) for the research Lab. Please email me ( if you are interested to work in the Shariful Lab.

Dr Shariful Islam google scholar link