Mona Bakeer, Ph.D., MT (ASCP)
Associate Professor
Phone (504)568-4280


Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, B.S. in Zoology, 1977
Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, M.S., 1981
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Program of Molecular and cell Biology, 1995
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, B.S., Medical Technology 2004


Clinical Microbiology
Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
Molecular Diagnostics and Genetics

Research Interests:

Host-parasite interactions in bacterial infections
Epidemiology and molecular characterization of community / hospital acquired MRSA isolates
Role of antimicrobial peptides in host defense against bacterial infections

Other Experience and Professional Memberships:

1993 – Present Brugia malayi excretory/secretory antigens: Suppression of Con A- induced blastogenic responses of T-cells from uninfected rhesus monkeys. Bakeer, M.K., Dennis, V. A., and Philipp, M. 1993. Poster at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the American Society of Parasitologists.
1994 - Present The longitudinal study of cellular and humoral immune responses in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) to excretory/secretory (E/S) antigens of adult worms of Brugia malayi. 1994. Poster at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the American Society of Parasitologists.
2004 - Present American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), # 04130261
2004 - Present Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners, Clinical Laboratory Scientist – Generalist, License # G04581
2004 - Present American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), Member
2004 - Present Louisiana Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (LSCLS), Member
2004 - Present American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), Member


2004 - Alpha Eta National Honor Society for Allied Health Professions, Louisiana State University Medical Center Chapter

Selected Publications:

Rocklin, R.E., Andrew, A. and Kamal, M. (1983), "Physicochemical Characterization of Human Histamine-Induced Suppressor Factor, " J. Cellular Immunology, 76, pp. 243-252.

Kamal, M., Rocklin, R.E. (1986), " Augmented Cellular and Humoral Immune Responses in Mice Depleted in-Vivo of De-Novo Synthesized Histamine, " Int. J. Immunotherapy, II(2), pp. 127-135.

Kumari, S., Lillibridge, C.D., Bakeer, M., Lowrie, R.C. Jr., Jayaraman, K., and Philipp, M.T., (1994), "Brugia malayi: The Diagnostic Potential of Recombinant Excretory/Secretory Antigens," J. Experimental Parasitology, 79, pp. 489-505.

Rao, U.R., Nasarre, C., Coleman, S. U., Bakeer, M., Dennis, V., Horohov, D. W. and Klei, T. R. (1996). Cellular Immune Responses of Jirds to eExtracts of Life Cycle Stages and Adult Excretory Secretory Products during the Early Development of Brugia pahangi. Experimental Parasitology, 82, pp

Lili Fan, Mary Lupo, Amy Morris, Mona Bakeer, Don Owen. The Effect of Oligopeptides on Collagen and Soluble Protein Production in various Human Fibroblasts in Confluent and Non-confluent Cell Culture, First World Congress for International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology, Jan. 28-31, 1999, Malta, Italy (abstr.)

Owen, D., Bakeer, M., Brockbank, K., (2001), Development of Human Proximal Tubule Cell Culture Acidotic/WIT Model., Transplant. Proc., 33, pp 895-897.