Dr. Fakhri Al-Bagdadi
Associate Professor
Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBS)
(225) 578-9886

Teaching Interests:
Histology, Cell biology, Ultrastructure cytology, Ruminat and Equine digestive system Physiology, Hair coat and skin problems in domestic animals. Gross anatomy of the internal organs of domestic animals.

Research Interests:
Ultrastructure Morphologist. My expertise is in ultrastructural morphology on specimens from in vitro as well as in vivo experimental models or compare experimented and control tissue. Specifically, we have capabilities to reveal ultrastructural morphological characteristics of subcellular organelles. I am conducting research on the ultrastructure morphology including stem cells in different passages, mast cell in dogs diagnosed with mast cell cutaneous tumor, plasma cell, melanocyte, equine planter and palmar nerve degeneration, wallarian degeneration, hemal lymph nodes, and povidon influence on mare uterine glands. My expertise complements research using cell culture or animal tissue. My laboratory has established methodology on the diagnostic investigation of ultrastructural changes in sheep peripheral blood buffy coat, lymph nodes, spleen, and the liver and kidney of sheep diagnosed with acute lymphoblast leukemia induced by inoculation of bovine leukemia virus.

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2018 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2017 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2016 Food Agriculture Organization Fellow, Rome, Italy
  • 2016 Veterinary Student Summer Research
  • 2016 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2015 Veterinary Student Summer Research
  • 2015 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2014 Veterinary Student Summer Research
  • 2011 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2010 Who's Who in America, 65th Ed.
  • 2010 Cambridge Who' s Who
  • 1994 Fulbright Scholarship overseas: 1992-1994
  • Equine Planter Nerve, Tennesee Equine Assocication, $4,000.00
  • Lizzard Skin, Personal Funding from Dr. Homberger, $1,000.00
  • Stem Cell - tooth, LSU-SVM Corp. Grant, $5,000.00
  • Research Collaboration, Biology Life Science, $0.00
  • Student Summer Scholars, NIH-Marial, $1,500.00
  • Student Summer Scholars, University of Tennessee , $1,000.00
  • Ultrastructural morphological diagnostic characterization of mast cells in lymph nodes of dogs diagnosed with mast cell tumors, Summer Scholars,
  • Cancer Association, University of Tennessee - Equine Association, $3,700.00
  • Equine Research, University of Tennessee,
  • Conversion of somatic cells to pluripotent stem cells by auxin stimulation., LSU-SVM, $10,000.00
  • Ultrastructure of equine nerve fibers, University of Tennessee, $1,200.00
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • Determining Direction of Axonal Flow in the Equine Ramus Communicans by Ultrasound Examination of the Plantar Nerves 2 Months after Transecting the Ramus. Accepted., Al-Bagdadi, Fakhri; Schumacher, Jim; Carter, Jessi; Toth , Ferenc ; Henry , Robert, 2018,
  • Morphometric and ultrastructure studies of primordial follicles, and expression of estrogen-dependent genes in the ovaries of domestic cats, Odenheimer, Ariela; Yao, Shaomian; Kearney, Michael; Joudrey , Scott; Al-Bagdadi, Fakhri, 2016, J Microsc Ultrastruct , Volume: 4, Number: 1, Pages: 46-54
  • Observation on the ultrastructure morphology of HeLa cells treated with ethanol: Statistical analysis., Al-Bagdadi, Fakhri; Geaghan, J; Young, J; Yao, Shaomian; Yoshimura, Masami; Matthew, J; Barona, H; Martinez-Ceballos, E, 2016, Ultrastructural Pathology , Volume: 15, Number: 30
  • Observation on the ultrastructure morphology of HeLa cells treated with ethanol: Statistical analysis, Al-Bagdadi, Fakhri; Young, PhD , Matthew ; Geaghan, PhD, James ; Yao, Shaomian; Barona, PhD , Humberto; Martinez-Ceballos, PhD, Eduardo; Yoshimura, Masami, 2016, J Microsc Ultrastruct , Volume: 4, Number: 1, Pages: 46-54
Book, Textbook Chapter:
  • The Integument in Evans Anatomy of the Dog, Al-Bagdadi, Fakhri, 2013, Publisher: Elsevier