Dr. Mohammad Refaat Khattab

Mohammad earned his BVSc from Cairo University, Egypt, and was hired as an Instructor for 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 is serving as Assistant Professor.

Mohammad joined Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in January of 2016. At Texas A&M, he began research on the gut microbiome with an emphasis on the immunological and metabolic interactions between host and gut microbiota.

During his tenure at A&M, he has also developed a state-of-the-art flow cytometry protocol for the identification of fecal microbiota and estimation of IgA coated microbiota, as well as a novel protocol for discriminating microbiota based on viability.

Mohammad has 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and  a profound intercultural experience; the countries in which he has worked and visited include Greece, Turkey, Spain, Netherlands, Russia, Tunisia, Czech Republic, India, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Oman, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, Thailand, Malaysia, Germany, the UK, France and the USA.

Today, Mohammad is serving as an Assistant Research Scientist at the GI lab, He lives in College Station, TX – US, with his wife, daughter, and son.