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Nazir Barekzi

  • Nazir Barekzi
  • Lecturer
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • 110 Mills Godwin Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4192
  • nbarekzi@odu.edu
  • Dr. Nazir Barekzi received the M.S. degree in microbiology from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, and the Ph.D. degree in microbiology from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in 2009. He then completed a two-year appointment as an American Society for Engineering Education Postdoctoral Fellow with the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. In the year 2011, he began working as a Research Scientist with the Laser and Plasma Engineering Institute, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. Dr. Barekzi is currently a faculty member with the Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University. His research interests involve molecular biology, phage biology and include designing and implementing novel biological assays to investigate biomedical applications of low-temperature atmospheric-pressure plasmas. His teaching interests include microbiology, genetics, cell biology and providing hands-on lab experience for undergraduates.
  • Education

    James Madison University,
    Degree: B.S.
    Colorado State University,
    Degree: M.S.
    University of Virginia, 2009
    Major: Microbiology
    Degree: Ph. D.
  • Expertise

    Microbiology
    Molecular Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Genomics, Bacteriology
  • 2013: Science Teaching Fellowship Award , American Society of Microbiology and Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • 2010: American Society for Engineering Education Post-Doctoral Fellowship, ASEE
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Science Education Alliance (SEA)-PHAGES
    Sponsoring Organization: Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Date: August, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Barekzi, N.; Hynes, W. L.; Rinehart-Kim, J.