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Khattab, Mohammad Assistant Research Scientist


Mohammad earned his BVSc from Cairo University, Egypt, and started his career as an Instructor in Veterinary Internal Medicine. He then received his MVSc in Large Animal Internal Medicine and his PhD in Small Animal Internal Medicine from the same University, where he served as Assistant Professor.

Mohammad is leading the Metabolomics Lab at the Gastrointestinal Laboratory in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University.

At Texas A&M, Mohammad started research on the gut microbiome and microbial therapy with an emphasis on the immunological and metabolic interactions between host and gut microbiota. He has developed state-of-the-art flow cytometry protocols for the identification of fecal microbiota and estimation of IgA coated microbiota, as well as a novel protocol for discriminating microbiota based on viability.

I'm running research projects to measure different microbiota-related metabolites and studying their correlations with specific gut microbiota. Like Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA), targeted Bile Acids, Sterols, Fatty Acids, MMA, NMH and other targeted and non-targeted metabolites. We are investigating these metabolites in fecal samples, urine, and serum of dogs and cats, in addition to in-vitro experiments and models from gnotobiotic mice and other biological samples.

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