Dr. Anwar Huq is a Professor in the Maryland Pathogen Institute at the University of Maryland. He came to Maryland as a faculty in the Department of Microbiology in 1989. He has studied the ecology of Vibrio cholerae and plankton, more specifically copepods, its host in the environment that lead to major findings in the survival, multiplication and transmission of this pathogen in the environment.
Dr. Huq's research interest includes understanding of pathogens, focusing on waterborne pathogens with the ultimate goal of disease prevention and or intervention. Bacterial pathogens that are occurring naturally in the environment cannot be eradicated. Moreover, with global climate change, significant impact is expected to take place on many of these pathogens. His work on the ecology, survival, transmission and detection of V. cholerae with ultimate goal for prediction and prevention of the disease cholera involving conventional microbiological methods, immunological methods, and molecular biology, along with oceanography, limnological methods and satellite remote sensing technology. Dr. Huq has also worked extensively on safe drinking water for people in developing countries.
Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Maryland- College Park