Mohammad Karim

Contact Information


Office:  BSC 2033

Office Ph:  (229) 333-7359

Personal Information


Three children

Resident status: US Resident alien since July 1994


Ph.D., Human Physiology (University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England)

MA, Physiology (Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan)

BA, Medicine and Surgery (Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Elected Fellow of the College of Physician and Surgeon

(FCPS)  in Physiology in September  1974

Teaching Experiences

Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia: Visiting Assistant Professor, from August 2001 to till today

Teaching basic Human Anatomy and Physiology to sophomore group of students pursuing health related professions.

Supervising as instructor in Biodiversity lab. and Organismal  

Biology Lab. for non-major science  and nursing major students

The University Science Malaysia(USM), Pinang, Malaysia: Associate Professor, From July 1989 to October 2000

Taught Human physiology to undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, undergraduate dental students, nursing students and technologists pursuing Diploma in Medical Technology. Teaching was conducted by lecture, laboratory exercises, problem based learning (PBL) session and by bed-side clinical teaching. Job also included administrative management of the department and as members of various committees. Worked as head of the department of physiology from January 1993 to December 1994.

The great Al-Fatah University of Medical Sciences, Tripoli, Libya: Professor

Taught Human Physiology to the undergraduate medical students by lecture and laboratory works, small group discussion.

The Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya: associate professor

Taught Human Physiology to both undergraduate and postgraduate medical students. In addition, worked as Head of the department of Physiology for couple of years from January 1982 to December 1983. Used audio-visual aids during lectures

Dhaka University , Dhaka, Bangladesh: Professor and Head of the department of Physiology, From August 1971 to May 1978.

Taught Human Physiology to undergraduate medical and nursing students. Worked as Head of the department of Physiology for the entire period.

Institute of Postgraduate Medicine and Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh: Associate Professor, from Octobor 1970 to July 1971

Taught Human Physiology and supervised research project for  postgraduate students pursuing Master of Science degree.

The University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England: Part time lecturer,  from September 1967 to July 1070.

To supervise and guide Histology and Physiology laboratory work for undergraduate medical students

Other job responsibilities:

  • Was involved in curriculum development for undergraduate medical course
  • Acted as Dean and Vice Dean of Medical school
  • Attended many workshop and seminar on teachers’ training and medical education
  • Acted as students advisor for their academic and personal affairs
  • Participated in community work through the following organization:
  • Community Medicine field work as supervisor
  • As member of the Rotary club international



"Effect of hypothermia on renal plasma flow (1963)”. (12)  A thesis published as part requirement for the degree of Master of Philosophy granted by the Faculty of Medicine of the Karachi University, Karachi, Pakistan.

“Hypothermia and renal plasma flow” Journal of Pakistan Medical Association. 16.339. 1966.

"Excretion of oestradiol metabolites by cats”. A thesis published as part requirement for the Degree of Doctor Philosophy, awarded by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, U.K. 1970.

“Excretion of 14c-oestradiol metabolities in urine and bile”.  Biochemical J. (British) 117.267. 1970.

“Biliary excretion of steroids in cat”. Excerpta Medica No. 502, 1970 (International Congress Series).

“Future of Basic Medical Sciences in Bangladesh”. Mymensingh Medical Journal, Bangladesh 1974.

“Cholesterol metabolism in the cat”.  Garyounis Medical Journal, Benghazi, Libya 1.73. 1979.

“Ascorbic acid in protein energy malnutrition”. Garyounis Medical Journal, Benghazi, Libya 3.101. July 1980.

Teaching of Physiology to undergraduate Medical Students-an overview of experiences: ‘Diagnosa’ July Vol. 6(2) 106-108, July 1992.

M.F. Karim, H.J. Singh. White blood cells and platelets in patients treated in hospital USM - An interesting observation.  Abstract: Asia Pacific J. Pharmacol. Vol. 8, Supp 2, 3548, June 1993.

Magnesium in health and disease-an update: Bang. J. Physiol. Pharm. Vol. 10, No. 1 July 1994.

Students attitude towards phase I teaching: Students view point. Malay J. Med. Sci. Vol.1(1) January 85-87 1994.

H.J. Singh & M.F. Karim. Reduced serum ionized calcium and elevated serum total proteins and sodium concentration in untreated essential hypertensive males,  Asia Pacific J. Pharmacol, vol. 12, No. 3&4, page 89-95 July ’97).

Research interest   

Relationship between divalent cations (magnesium and calcium) and essential Hypertension in man