F Kareem Al-Bagdadi, PhD
Associate Professor of Veterinary Anatomy and Cell Biology

School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Roug, Louisiana, USA
Phone: 225-578-9886
Email: falbag1@lsu.edu


Veterinary Degree University of Baghdad, College of Veterinary Medicine, Bagdad, Iraq
Diploma Royal College of Veterinary Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark
Master's Degree College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
PhD School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
Visiting Scientist MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston, Texas


Research Interest

My expertise is in ultra structural morphology on specimens from in vitro as well as in vivo experimental models or compare experimented and control tissue. Specifically, we have capabilities to reveal ultra structural morphological characteristics of sub cellular organelles. I am conducting research on the ultra structure morphology including stem cells in different passages, mast cell in dogs diagnosed with mast cell cutaneous tumor, plasma cell, melanocyte, equine planter and palmar nerve degeneration, wallarian degeneration, hemal lymph nodes, and povidon influence on mare uterine glands. My expertise complements research using cell culture or animal tissue.

My laboratory has established methodology on the diagnostic investigation of ultrastructural changes in sheep peripheral blood buffy coat, lymph nodes, spleen, and the liver and kidney of sheep diagnosed with acute lymphoblast leukemia induced by inoculation of bovine leukemia virus.

Scientific Activities

Awards and Honors
  • Food Agriculture Organization Fellow, Rome, Italy.
  • Fulbright Scholarship overseas: 1992-1994.


  1. Al-Bagdadi, F.K., Young, M.J., Geaghan, J.P., Yao, Shaomian, Barona, H.M., Martinez-Ceballos, E., Yoshimura, M. 2016, Observation on the ultra structure morphology of HeLa cells treated with ethanol: Statistical Analysis. Ultrastructural Pathology http://dx.doi.org/10.180/01913123.2016.1233160
  2. Odenheimer, A., Yao, S. Kearney, M.T. Joudrey, S.D., Al-Bagdadi, F. 2015, Morphometric and ultrastructure studies of primordial follicles and expression of estrogen-dependent genes in the ovaries of domestic cats. Microscopy and Ultrastructure http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmau.2015.10.003
  3. Al-Bagdadi, F.K., Seger, C.L., Henry, R.W. 2006, Acute lymphoblast leukemia in sheep induced by inoculation of bovien leukemia virus: Diagnostic electron microscopic morphological study. Ultrastructural Pathology 30:85-94.
  4. Abalkhail, A., Bani Hani, I., Al-Bagdadi, F., Abu-Ghalyun, Y. 2006, The morphology of the testicular tissue of unilateral inguinal cryptochid testes in children: Electron microscopic study, Bahrain Medical Bulletin 28:122-125.
  5. Al-Bagdadi, F.K., Eilts, B.E., Richardson, G.F. 2004, Sacnning electron microscopy of the endometrium of mares infused with gentamicin. Microscopy and Microanalysis. 10:280-285. 
  6. Farooqui, S., Al-Bagdadi, F., Houslay, M., Bolger, G., Stout, R., Specian, R., Cherry, J., Conti, M., and O'Donnell, M., 2001. Surgicall induced crytorchidism-related degenerative changes in spermatogonia are associated with loss of cyclic adenosin monophosphate-dependent phosphodiesterases type 4 abdominal testes of rats. Biology of reproduction 64:1583-1589.

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