Abdul Hamood received his B.S. degree in veterinary medicine and surgery from the University of Baghdad, Iraq, in 1977. He received his M.S. degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA, in 1984 and his Ph.D. degree in medical microbiology from the School of Medicine at the same institution in 1985. He was a Research Fellow at the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, NY, USA, from 1986 to 1990. In 1991, he was pointed as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Tex, USA. Currently, he serves as a Professor at the same department. His research is focused on the pathogenesis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections. His group described a global regulatory gene, ptxR, which regulates the expression of different P. aeruginosa virulence genes. Research in his laboratory also involves analyses of biofilm formation by different wound pathogens. Additionally, his group is examining the effectiveness of antimicrobial agents in inhibiting the development of bacterial biofilms on different medical devices. His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in USA. He is a Member of the American Society for Microbiology. He serves on the editorial boards of The Open Microbiology Journal and International Journal of Burns and Trauma.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011