Afsar Ali, PhD

Research Associate Professor

Office: EPI 276
Phone: 352-273-7984


Areas of Expertise:

  • Microbiology
  • Epidemiology

Current Research Interests

  • Epidemiology and Ecology of Vibrio cholerae in Bangladesh
  • Emergence of Vibrio Vulnificus in Aquaculture Reservoirs
  • The genetic and physiologic analyses of rugose variant of V. cholerae


  • B.S. in Soil Microbiology, 1983. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • M.S. in Microbiology, 1985. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • M. S. in Clinical Microbiology, August 1993. Department of Microbiology, University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland.
  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology/Biotechnology, December 1998. Department of Marine-Estuarine-Environmental-Sciences, University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland.

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