Mohammed   Y.  Farooqui

Associate Dean  

Office: EMAGC 2.316 D
Phone: (956) 665-3543
Email: mohammed.farooqui@utrgv.edu

Dr. Mohammed Y. Farooqui

Dr. Mohammed Farooqui is a Professor of Biology and College of Sciences Associate Dean for Faculty Success. His teaching and research focus are in Environmental Toxicology and Anatomy and Physiology.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Environmental Toxicology, Biotransformation, Metabolism
    • Environmental Toxicology, Biotransformation, Metabolism
  • Education

    • PhD, Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, 1979
    • MS, Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, 1975
    • MS, Agriculture, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, 1970
    • BS, Agriculture, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, 1968
  • Currently Teaching

    BIOL 4316 01 - Environmental Toxicology:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Mohammed Farooqui, M. Trevino, and I. Garcia. "Effect of Alcohol and Caffeine on the Toxicity and Metabolism of Methacrylonitrile. In Male Sprague Dawley rats," Res. Commun. Pharmacol. Toxicol. 121, (2010): 79-92.

  • Mohammed Farooqui and P. Galvan. "Aliphatic Nitriles Mixtures: Toxicity and Metabolism in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats. ," . Res. Commun. Pharmacol. Toxicol. 6, (2001): 317-326.

  • M. Mumtaz, Mohammed Farooqui, E. Cannon-Cook, and A. Ahmed. "Propionitrile: Whole Body Autoradiography, Conventional Toxicokinetics and Metabolism Studies in Rats. ," Toxicology and Industrial Health 13, (1997): 1-16.

  • Mohammed Farooqui, B. Ybarra, J. Piper, and A. Tamez. "Effect of Dosing Vehicle on the Toxicity and Metabolism of Unsaturated Aliphatic Nitriles," J. Appl. Toxicol. 15, (1995): 411-420.

  • R. Whitakerdeerberg, G. Michels, L. Wendel, and Mohammed Farooqui. "The Effect of Short-Term Cold Storage on Emergence of Aphelinus asychus Walker (Hymenoptera, Aphelinidae) Mummies. ," Southwestern Entomologist, 19, (1994): 115-118.

  • Mohammed Farooqui, B Ybarra, and J. Piper. "Metabolism of Allylnitrile to Cyanide: In vitro Studies. ," Res. Commun. Chem. Pathol. Pharmacol. 81, (1993): 355-368.

  • Mohammed Farooqui, B. Ybarra, and J. Piper. "Toxicokinetics of Allylnitrile in Rats. ," Drug Metab. Dispos. 21, (1993): 460-466.

  • R. Bloom and Mohammed Farooqui. "Concentrations of Nonprotein Sulfhydryls in the Mediterranean Gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus (Geckonidae: Squamata).," Texas J. Sci. 44, (1992): 75-78.

  • Mohammed Farooqui and M. Villarreal. "Maternal Toxicity of Methacrylonitrile in Rats. ," Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 48, (1992): 696-700.

  • Mohammed Farooqui, R. Diaz, and J. DeLeon. "Methacrylonitrile: In vivo Metabolism to Cyanide in Rats, Mice and Gerbils.," Drug. Metab. Dispos. 20, (1992): 156-160.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Hassan Ahmad. TIME Initiative, UT-System, $313,370.00 (September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2017)

  • Mohammed Farooqui. Bridging Masters' Students to the Ph.D., NIH, $35,524.00 (September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2013)

  • Mohammed Farooqui. Bridging Masters' Students to the Ph.D., NIH, $62,165.00 (September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012)

  • Mohammed Farooqui. Bridging Masters' Students to the Ph.D., NIH, $32,400.00 (September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2011)

  • Mohammed Farooqui. Bridging Masters' Students to the Ph.D., NIH, $30,934.00 (September 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010)

  • Mohammed Farooqui. Bridging Masters' Students to the Ph.D., NIH, $38,494.00 (September 1, 2008 - August 31, 2009)

  • Mohammed Farooqui. Bridging Masters' Students to the Ph.D., NIH, $38,494.00 (September 1, 2007 - August 31, 2008)

  • Mohammed Farooqui. Bridging Mastrs Students to the Ph.D., NIH, $64,529.00 (September 1, 2004 - August 31, 2007)

  • Mohammed Farooqui. Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Bridges to teh Doctorate Program, Louis Stokes Alliance, $1,000,000.00 (September 1, 2004 - August 31, 2006)

  • Mohammed Farooqui. Effect of Caffeine on the metabolism and toxicity of Aliphatic Nitriles, NIH, $200,000.00 (September 1, 1999 - August 31, 2003)



Selected Presentations


  • Mohammed Farooqui and R. Bloom. "The Mediterranean Gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus (Gekkonidae : Squamata )- An Alternative Model for the Study of Redox Potential. ," Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, SOT, San Antonio, Texas (March 2013)

  • Mohammed Farooqui, W. Day, and D. Zamorrano. "Age-related and Circadian Changes in the Redox Cycle in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats.," Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, SOT, San Francisco, CA (March 2012)

  • Mohammed Farooqui and T. Lacey. "Toxicity of Aminonitriles in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats. ," Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, SOT, Washington, DC (March 2011)

  • Mohammed Farooqui and J. Garcia. "Erythrocytotoxicity of Methacrylonitrile in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats.," Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, SOT, Sal Lake City, UT (March 2010)

  • Mohammed Farooqui and J. Garcia. "Hematotoxicity of Methacrylonitrile in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats.," Annual Meeting of Texas Academy of Science, TAS, Junction, Texas (March 2009)

  • Mohammed Farooqui, A. Abd-Allah, and A. Ahmed. "Immunotoxic Effects of Acrylonitrile in vitro.," Texas Acadmey of Science Annual Meeting, TAS, Corpus Christi, Texas (March 2008)

  • Mohammed Farooqui, A. Abd-Allah, and A. Ahmed. "Immunotoxic Effects of Acrylonitrile in vivo.," Texas Acadmey of Science Annual Meeting, TAS, Corpus Christi, Texas (March 2008)

  • Mohammed Farooqui and M. Trevino. "Effect of Caffeine Alcohol on the Toxicity and Metabolism of Methacrylonitrile in Male Sprague Dawley rats," Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, SOT, Charlotte, NC (March 2007)

  • Mohammed Farooqui, A. Abd-Allah, and A. Ahmed. "Immunotoxic Potential of Acrylonitrile in Human Leukocytes and T84 Human Colonic Epithelial Cells – In Vitro Studies.," Annual Meeting of Society of Toxicology, SOT, San Diego, CA (March 2006)

  • Mohammed Farooqui, J. Sanchez, and R. Ruiz. "Metabolism of Methacrylonitrile to Cyanide: Inhibition by Caffeine and Potentiation by Alcohol in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats.," Annual Meeting of Society of Toxicology, SOT, New orleans, LA (March 2005)

Current Courses

BIOL 4316 01 - Environmental Toxicology:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses