Anwar Huq

Research Professor 


Contact or

Office Phone: (301) 405-7428

Office Address: Bioscience Research Building #413, Room 3132

research interests

Understanding the survival, multiplication and transmission of pathogens that   are autochthonous in the environment targeted for disease prevention and intervention. Climate has significant impact on the occurrence, survival, multiplication of environmental organisms and its ability to cause disease. Studying waterborne pathogens, primary focusing on Vibrio cholerae, which is the causative agent of cholera. Conventional bacteriological, immunological and molecular methods, as well as bioinformatics and satellite remote sensing are being employed to develop a global prediction model with the ultimate goal to prevent cholera. Safe drinking water has also been a focus in my research and a simple filtration method for safe drinking water was developed, which has been proven to save lives and prevent suffering in an extensive clinical field trial carried out in Bangladesh.  


recent publications

Whitehouse, C. A.,  M. Tediashvili, Grim, C. J., E. Jaiani, T. Kokashvili, N. Janelidze, R. R. Colwell and A. Huq.  2010. Identification of Pathogenic Vibrio Species by Multilocus PCR-Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry and Its Application to Aquatic Environments of the Former Soviet Republic of Georgia. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76:1996-2001.


Grim., C. J. J. Choi, J. Chun, Y. Jeon, E. Taviani, N. R. Hasan, B. Halley, A. Huq and R. R. Colwell. 2010. Occurrence of the Vibrio. cholerae Seventh Pandemic VSP-I Island and a new Variant. OMICS  J. Integrative Biol. 14:1-7.


Vezzulli, L., C. Pruzzo, A. Huq and R. R. Colwell. 2010. Environmental reservoirs of Vibrio cholerae and their role in cholera. Environ Microbiol Rept, 2:27-33.


Grim, C. J, E. Jaiani, C. A. Whitehouse,  N. Janelidze, T. Kokashvili,  M. Tediashvili,  R. R. Colwell, and A. Huq. 2010. Detection of toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O1 in freshwater lakes of the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. Environ Microbiol Rep, 2:2-6.


Haley, B. J., C. J. Grim,  N. A. Hasan, E. Taviani, J. Chun,T. S. Brettin, D. C. Bruce, J. F. Challacombe,  J. C. Detter,  C. S. Han,  A. Huq, G. B. Nair  and R. R. Colwell. 2010. The pre-seventh pandemic Vibrio cholerae BX 330286 El Tor genome: evidence for the environment as a genome reservoir. Environ Microbiol Rep, 2:208-216.


Caburlotto, G., B. J. Haley, M. M. Lleò, A. Huq, and R. R. Colwell. 2010. Serodiversityand ecological distribution of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the Venetian Lagoon, Northeast Italy. Environ Microbiol Rep, 2:151-157.


Purdy, E. A., D. Balch, M. Lizarraga-Partida, M. S. Islam, J. Martinez-Urtaza, A. Huq, R. Colwell and D. Bartlett. 2010. Diversity and Distribution of cholix toxin, a novel ADP-ribosylating factor from Vibrio cholerae. Environ Microbiol Rep, 2:198-207.


Huq, A., M Yunus, M. Sohel, A. Bhuiya, M. Emch, S. P. Luby, E. Russek-Cohen, G. B. Nair, R. B. Sack, and R. R. Colwell. 2010. Simple Sari Cloth Filtration of Water is Sustainable and Continues to Protect Villagers from Cholera in Matlab, Bangladesh. J. mBio. 1:92-96. doi:10.1128/mBio.00034-10


Caburlotto, G., M. M. Lleò, T. Hilton, A. Huq, R. R. Colwell, J. B. Kaper.  2010. Effect on  Human Cells of Environmental Vibrio parahaemolyticus Strains Carrying type III Secretion System 2.  Infect Immun 78:3280-3287.


Haley, B. J , C. J. Grim, N. A. Hasan, S. Choi, J. Chun, T. S. Brettin, D. C. Bruce, J. F. Challacombe, J. C. Detter, C. S. Han, A. Huq and R. R. Colwell. 2010. Comparative genomic analysis reveals evidence of two novel Vibrio species closely related to V. cholerae. J Biomed Cent Microbiol. 10:154.


Gvarishvili, Tsiuri, E. Mikashavidze, M. Mgeladze, R. Diasamidze, D. Zhgenti, N. Janelidze,  G. Komakhidze ,  C. Whitehouse, A. Huq,  M. Tediashvili. 2010. Seasonal  Dynamics of the Phytoplankton and Zooplankton  in the Georgian Coastal Zone of the  Black Sea. Proc. Georgian Acad. Sc., Biol. Ser. B. 8:1-2:47-57.


de Magny, G. C. , W. Long, C. W. Brown, R. R. Hood, A. Huq, R. Murtugudde, and R. R. Colwell. 2010.  Predicting the Distribution of Vibrio the Chesapeake Bay: A Vibrio cholerae Case Study. Eco Health. 6(3):378-89. https://doi: 10.1007/s10393-009-0273-6


Mozumder, P. K., M. N. Naser, M. S. Ali, M. Alam, A. Huq, R. B. Sack and R. Colwell. 2010. Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses of Some coastal Water Bodies of Bakerganj, Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Zool. 38)127-132.


Hasan, N., C. Grim, B. Haley, J. Chun, M. Alam, E. Taviani, M. Hoq, C. Munk, E Saunders, T. Brettin, D. Bruce, J Callacombe, J. Detter, C. Han, G. Xie, G. Nair, A. Huq and R. Colwell. 2010. Comparative genomics of clinical and environmental Vibrio minicus. PNAS December 7, 2010 107 (49) 21134-21139;


Alam, M., N. A. Hasan, M. Sultana, G. B. Nair, A. Sadique, A. S. G. Faruque, H. P. Hentz, R. B .Sack, A. Huq, R. R. Colwell, H. Izumaya, M. Morita, H. Watanabe, an A. Cravioto. 2010. Diagnostic Limitations to Accurate Diagnosis of Cholera. J. Clin. Microbiol. 48:3918-3922.   


Taviani E, C.J. Grim, J. Choi, J. Chun, B. Haley, N.A. Hasan, A. Huq, R.R. Colwell. 2010. Discovery of novel Vibrio cholerae VSP-II genomic islands using comparative genomic analysis. FEMS Microbiology Letters, Volume 308, Issue 2, July 2010, Pages 130–137,


Grim, C.J., N.A. Hasan, E. Taviani, B. Haley, J. Chun, T.S. Brettin, D.C. Bruce, J.C. Detter, C.S. Han, O. Chertkov, J. Challacombe, A. Huq, G.B. Nair, R.R. Colwell. 2010. Genome sequence of hybrid Vibrio cholerae O1 MJ-1236, B-33, and CIRS101 and comparative genomics with V. cholerae. J Bacteriol. 192(13)3524-3533. DOI: 10.1128/JB.00040-10


Mozumder, P. Kumar, M. A.  Banu, M. N. Naser, M. S. Ali, M. Alam, R. B. Sack., R. R. Colwell and A. Huq. 2010. Occurrence of protozoans & their limnological relationships in some ponds of Mathbaria, Bangladesh. Univ. J. Zool. Rajshahi. Univ. Vol. 29:69-72.


Hasan, N., W.B. Chowdhury, N. Rahim, M. Sultana, S.A. Shabnam, V. Mai, A. Ali, G.J. Morris, R. B. Sack, A. Huq, R.R. Colwell, H.Endtz, A. Cravioto, M. Alam. 2010. Metagenomic 16S rDNA Targeted PCR-DGGE in Determining Bacterial Diversity in Aquatic Ecosystem. Bangladesh J Microbiol 27(3) 46-50.


Janelidze N., E. Jaiani, N Lashkhi, A. Tskhvediani, T. Kokashvili, T. Gvarishvili, D. Jgenti, E. Mikashavidze, R. Diasmidze, S. Narodny, R. Obiso, C.A. Whitehouse, A. Huq, M. Tediashvili. 2011. Microbial water quality of the Georgian coastal zone of the Black Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 29 Dec 2010, 62(3):573-580 https://DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.11.027 PMID: 21195436 


Constantin de Magny G., P. K. Mozumder, C. J. Grim, N. A. Hasan, M. N. Naser, M. Alam, R. B. Sack, A. Huq, R. R. Colwell. 2011. Role of Zooplankton Diversity in Vibrio cholerae Population Dynamics and in the incidence of Cholera in the Bangladesh Sundarbans: Appl Environ Microbiol.77:6125-6132. DOI: 10.1128/AEM.01472-10 


Mozumdar, P. K., N. Naser, M. Alam and A. Huq. 2011. Abundance and Seasonal Diversity of Zooplankton in Coastal Aquatic Environments of Mathbaria, Bangladesh. J.  Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 20(2):163-171.


Akanda, A.S., A.S. Jutla, M. Alam, g. Constantine de Magny, A. K. Siddique, R.B. Sack, A. Huq, R.R. Colwell and S. Islam, 2011. “Hydroclimatic Influences on Seasonal and Spatial Cholera Transmission Cycles: Implications for Public Health Intervention in the Bay of Bengal”. Water Resources Res, 47:1-11. Doi:10.1029/2010WR009914


Kirschner, A., K. T., S. Schauer, B. Steinberger, I. Wilhartitz, C. J. Grim, A. Huq, R. R. Colwell, A. Herzig, and R. Sommer. 2011. Interaction of Vibrio cholerae non-O1/non-O139 with Copepods, Cladocerans and Competing Bacteria in the Large Alkaline Lake Neusiedler See, Austria. Environ. Microbiol. 61:496-506. DOI: 10.1007/s00248-010-9764-9


Alam, M., A. Islam, N. A. Bhuiyan, N. Rahim, A. Hossain, G. Y. Khan, D. Ahmed, H. Watanabe, H. Izumiya, A. S. G. Faruque, A. S. Akanda, S. Islam, R. B. Sack, A. Huq, R. R. Colwell, A. Cravioto. 2011.  Clonal transmission, dual peak, and off-season cholera in Bangladesh. Infect. Ecol. and Epidemiol. 1:1-11. DOI: 10.4302/iee.v1i0.7273.


Mozumder, P. K., M. N. Naser, M. Alam, R. B. Sack, R. R. Colwell and A. Huq. 2011. Taxonomical study of the rotifera fauna of Mathbaria in Southern part of Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Zool. 39(1):1-10.


Haley, B. J., A. Chen, C. J. Grim, P. Clark, C. M. Diaz, E. Taviani, N. A. Hasan,  E. Sancomb, W. Mahmoud Elnemr, M. A. Islam, A. Huq, R. R. Colwell and E. Benediktsdóttir. 2012. Vibrio cholerae in an Historically Cholera Free Country. Environ. Microbiol. Rep. DOI: 10.1111/j.1758-2229.2012.00332.x


Nahar S, Sultana M, Naser MN, Nair GB, Watanabe H, Ohnishi M, Yamamoto S, Endtz H, Cravioto A, Sack RB, Hasan NA, Sadique A, Huq A, Colwell RR, Alam M. 2012. Role of Shrimp Chitin in the Ecology of Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae and Cholera Transmission. Front Microbiol. 2012;2:260. Epub 2012 Jan 4.


Banakar, V., G. Constantin de Magny, J. Jacobs, R. Murtugudde, A. Huq, B. Wood, and R. Colwell. 2012. Temporal and spatial variability in the distribution of Vibrio vulnificus in the Chesapeake Bay: A Hindcast study. EcoHealth. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-011-0736-4.


Gurbanov S., R. Akhmadov, G. Shamkhalova, S. Akhmadova, B. J. Haley, R. R. Colwell and A. Huq. Occurrence of Vibrio cholerae in Municipal and Natural Waters and Incidence of Cholera in Azerbaijan. 2012. J. Ecohealth. 8(4):468-77. doi: 10.1007/s10393-012-0756-8


Stauder, M., A. Huq, E. Pezzati, C. J. Grim, P. Ramoino, L. Pane, R. R. Colwell, C. Pruzzo and L. Vezzulli. 2012. Role of GbpA protein, an important virulence-related colonization factor, for Vibrio cholerae’s survival in the aquatic environment. Environmental Microbiol. Rep. doi:10.1111/j.1758-2229.2012.00356.x


Hasan, N. A., S. Y. Choi, M. Eppinger, J. B. Prosper, P. W. Clark, M. Alam, A. Chen, E. Taviani, B. Haley J. Jakupciak, H. Lee, S. Lansing, M. McDonald, A. Cravioto, A. Huq, J. Ravel, T. Cebula, and R. R. Colwell. 2012. A closer inspection of Haitian Cholera Outbreak 2010. PNAS, 109 (29) E2010–E2017. doi/10.1073/pnas.1207359109.


Rashid, A., B. J. Haley, M. Rajabov, S. Ahmadova S. Gurbanov, R. Colwell, A. Huq. Detection of Vibrio cholerae in Environmental Waters Including 1 Drinking Water Reservoirs of Azerbaijan. 2012. Environmental Microbiol Reports. DOI: 10.1111/j.1758-2229.2012.00369.


Taviani, E.,  M. Spagnoletti, D. Ceccarelli, B. J. Haley, N. A. Hasan, A. Chen, M. M. Colombo, A. Huq and R. R. Colwell. 2012. Genomic analysis of ICEVchBan8: An atypical genetic element in Vibrio cholerae. FEBS Letter. 586(11): 1617–1621.


Johnson, C. N., J. C. Bowers, K. J. Griffitt, V. Molina, R. W. Clostio, S. Pei, E. Laws, R. N. Paranjpye, M. S. Strom, A. Chen, N. A. Hasan, A. Huq, N. F. Noriea III, D. J. Grimes, and R. R. Colwell. 2012.  Ecology of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus in the Coastal and Estuarine Waters of Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, and Washington (United States). Appl Environ. Microbiol. 78(20):7249–7257. DOI:10.1128/AEM.01296-12.


Rashed, S. M., S. B. Mannan, F. Johura, M. T. Islam, A. Sadique, H. Watanabe,  R. B. Sack, A. Huq, R. R. Colwell, A. Cravioto, and M. Alam. 2012. Genetic Characteristics of Drug Resistant V. cholerae O1 Causing Endemic Cholera in Dhaka, 2006-2011. J. Med Microbiol. 61:1736-1745. doi:10.1099/jmm.0.049635-0.


Hasan, N. A, S. Y. Choi, M. Alam, A .Cravioto, A. Huq, T. A. Cebula, & R. R. Colwell. 2012. Reply to Mekalanos et al.: Genomic diversity of Vibrio cholerae. Proc Natl Acad Sci, 109(47), E3207-E3207.


Hasan, N. A, S. Y. Choi, M. Alam, A .Cravioto, A. Huq, T. A. Cebula, & R. R. Colwell. 2012. Reply to Frerichs et al.: Chasing the genetic diversity, not source attribution. Proc Natl Acad Sci,109(47), E3209-E3209.


Chomvarin C, F. T. Johura, S.B. Mannan, W.  Jumroenjit, B. Kanoktippornchai, W. Tangkanakul, N. Tantisuwichwong, S.  Huttayananont, H. Watanabe, N.A. Hasan, A. Huq,  A. Cravioto, R.  Colwell,  M.  Alam.  2013. Drug response and genetic properties of Vibrio cholerae associated with endemic cholera in Northeastern Thailand, 2003-2011.  J  Med Microbiol. doi:10.1099/jmm.0.053801-0


Jutla, A., A. Akanda, A. Huq, A. G. Farouque, R. Colwell and S Islam. 2013. A water marker monitored by satellites to predict seasonal endemic cholera. J. Remote Sensing Letters, 4(8):822–831.


Rowe, I, M. Elahi,  A. Huq, and S. Sukharev. 2013. The mechanoelectrical response of the cytoplasmic membrane of Vibrio cholerae. J. Gen Physiol. 142:75-85.


Jaiani E, T. Kokashvili , N. Mitaishvili, T. Elbakidze, N. Janelidze, N.  Lashkhi,  R. Kalandadze, E. Mikashavidze, G. Natroshvili , C. A. Whitehouse, A. Huq, M. Tediashvili. 2013. Microbial water quality of recreational lakes near Tbilisi, Georgia.  J Water Health, 11(2):333-345. doi: 10.2166/wh.2013.057.


Akanda, Ali, A.  Jutla, D. Gute, R. Sack, M. Alam, A. Huq, R. Colwell, and S. Islam. 2013. Population Vulnerability to Biannual Cholera Outbreaks and Associated Macro-Scale Drivers in Bengal Delta. Amer. J. Trop. Med Hyg, pp 89(5):950-959. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.12-0492


Jutla, A., E. Whitcombe, N. Hasan, B. Haley, A. Akanda, A. Huq , M. Alam, B. Sack, R. Colwell. 2013. Environmental Factors Influencing Epidemic Cholera. Amer. J. Trop. Med. & Hyg. 89(3):597-607.  DOI:10.4269/ajtmh.12-0721.


Jutla, A.S., Whitcombe, E, Hasan, H., Haley, B., Akanda, A., Huq, A., Alam, M., Sack, B., Colwell, R. 2013. In Response: Environmental Factors Influencing Epidemic Cholera. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 89(6): 1231–1232.


Alam, M., S. M Rashed, S. B. Mannan, T. Islam, M. L. Lizarraga-Partida, G. Delgado, R. Morales., J. L. Mendez, A. Navarro, H. Watanabe, M. Ohnishi,  N. A. Hasan. A. Huq, G. B. Nair, R. B. Sack, R. R. Colwell, and A. Cravioto. 2013.  Vibrio cholerae CTX+ El Tor with an additional Truncated CTX Prophage Displaces Classical and Altered El Tor in Mexico, 1998 – 2008. J. Emerging Infect Dis.111(27):9917-22. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1323408111


Hasan, A. N., D. Ceccarelli, C. J. Grim, E. Taviani, J. Choi, A.  Sadique, M. Alam, A. K. Siddique, R. B. Sack, A. Huq, and R. R. Colwell. 2013. Distribution of virulence genes in clinical and environmental Vibrio cholerae in Bangladesh. App Environ. Microbiol. 79(18):5782.  doi: 10.1128/AEM.01113-13


Rashed, S. M., A. Iqbal, S B. Mannan, T. Islam, M. Rashid, F. Johura, H. Watanabe, N. A. Hasan, A. Huq, O. C. Stine, R. B. Sack, R. R. Colwell, and M. Alam. 2013. Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor and O139 Bengal Strains Carrying ctxBET, Bangladesh. J. Emerging Infect. Dis, 19(10):1713-1715.


Ceccarelli, D., M. Spagnoletti, N. A. Hasan, S. Lansing, A. Huq, and R. R. Colwell. 2013. A new Integrative Conjugative Element Detected in Haitian Isolates of Vibrio cholerae non-O1/non-O139. Res  Microbiol.  164(9):891-893. doi:10.1016/j.resmic.2013.08.004.


Haley, B. J., S. Y. Choi, N. A. Hasan, A. S. H. Abdullah, T. A. Cebula, A. Huq, R. R. Colwell. 2013. Genome Sequences of Clinical Vibrio cholerae Isolates from an Oyster-borne Cholera Outbreak, Florida, USA. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00966-13


Ceccarelli, D., N. A. Hasan, A. Huq, R. R. Colwell. 2013. Virulence factors of epidemic and pandemic Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Frontiers in Cellular and Infect Microbiol. 3: 97.


Chomvarin, C.,   W.  Jumroenjit,  W.  Namwat,  W.  Tangkanakul,  N. A. Hasan,   K.  Chaicumpar,  K. Faksri, and  A.  Huq. 2014. Genotype and Drug Resistance of Clinical and Environmental Vibrio cholerae non-O1 and non-O1/O139 in Northern Thailand. The Southeast Asian J Trop Med and Pub Hlth. 45(6):1-11.


Rashed, S. M., A. S. Azman, M. Alam, S. Li, D. A. Sack, J. G. Morris, Jr., I. Longini, A. K. Siddique, A. Iqbal, A. Huq, R. R. Colwell, R. B. Sack, O. C. Stine. 2014. Genetic Analysis of Vibrio cholerae in the Human Population of Two Rural Communities in Bangladesh During Outbreaks. J. Emerging Infect. Dis.


Haley,  B. J., T. Kokashvili, A. Tskshvediani, N.  Janelidze, N. Mitaishvili, C. J. Grim, G. C.n de Magny, A. J. Chen, E. Taviani, T. Eliashvili, M. Tediashvili, C. Whitehouse, R. R Colwell, and A. Huq. 2014. Molecular Diversity and Predictability of Vibrio parahaemolyticus along the Georgian Coastal Zone of the Black Sea. Front. Microbiol. 10 February 2014 | PMID: 24575085


Alam, M., S. M. Rashed, S. B. Mannan, T. Islam, L. Lizarraga-¬Partida, G. Delgado, R. Morales., J. L. Mendez, A. Navarro., H. Watanabe, M. Ohnishi, N. A. Hasan, A. Huq, R. B. Sack, R. R. Colwell, and A. Cravioto. 2014. Occurrence in Mexico, 1998 – 2008, of Vibrio cholerae CTX+ El Tor Carrying an Additional Truncated CTX Prophage. Proc Nat Acd, Sc. 111(27):9917-9922, Jul 8.


Hasan, N. A., T. Rezayat, p. Blatz, S. Y. Choi, K. J. Griffitt, S. M. Rashed, A. Huq, , N. Conger, R. R. Colwell, and D. J. Grimes. 2014. Non-toxigenic Vibrio cholerae non-O1/O139 Isolated from a Gulf Coast Case of Human Gastroenteritis. J. Clin. Microbiol. October, 2014. DOI: 10.1128/JCM.02187-14


Urquhart, E. A., B. F. Zaitchika, S. D. Guikemab, B. J. Haley, E. Taviani, A. Chen, M. E. Brown, A. Huq, R. R. Colwell. 2015.  Use of Environmental Parameters to Model Pathogenic Vibrios in Chesapeake Bay. J Environmental Informatics. 26(1):1-13. doi:10.3808/jei.201500307


Kahler, A.M., B. J. Haley, A. Chen, B. J. Mull, C. L. Tarr, M. Turnsek, L. Katz, M. S. Humphrys, N. Freeman, J. Boncy, R. R. Colwell, A. Huq, and V. R. Hill. 2015. Environmental Surveillance for Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae in Surface Waters of Haiti. Amer. J. Trop. Med Hyeg. 92(1): 118-125. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.13-0601


Jutla, A., A. Huq and R. R. Colwell. 2015. Diagnostic approach for monitoring hydroclimatic conditions related to emergence of West Nile virus in West Virginia. Front. Pub. Hlth. 3:10.


Ceccarelli, D., A. Chen, N. Hasan, S. Rashed, A. Huq, and R. Colwell. 2015. Non-O1/non-O139 Vibrio cholerae carrying multiple virulence factors and V. cholerae O1 in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 81(6):1909-18.

DOI: 10.1128/AEM.03540-14


Hasan, N. A., C. J. Grim , E. K Lipp , I. N.G. Rivera , J. Chun, B. J. Haley , E. Taviani , S. Y. Choi , M. l Hoq , C. Munk , T. S. Brettin , D. Bruce , J. F. Challacombe , C. Detter ,C. S. Han, J. A Eisen , A. Huq , R. R. Colwell. 2015. Deep-sea Hydrothermal Vent Bacteria Related to Human Pathogenic Vibrio Species. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sc. May 112(21):E2813-9.   DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1503928112


Nasr-Azadani, Fariborz, A. Unnikrishnan, A. Akanda, S. Islam, M. Alam, A. Huq, A. Jutla, R. Colwell. 2015. Downscaling river discharge to assess the effects of climate change on endemic cholera. J. Climate Res. DOI:


Assadi, M., P. Chamanrokh, C. A. Whitehouse, A. Huq. 2015. Methods for Detecting the Environmental Coccoid Form of Helicobacter pylori. Front Public Health. May 28(3):147. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2015.00147


Jutla, Antarpreet, H. Aldach, H. Billian, R. Posa, A. Akanda, A. Huq, R. Colwell. 2015. Satellite based assessment of hydroclimatic conditions related to cholera in Zimbabwe. PLoS One.


Kokashvili, T., C. A. Whitehouse, A.Tskhvediani, C. J. Grim, T. Elbakidze, N. Mitaishvili, N. Janelidze, E. Jaiani, B. J. Haley, N. Lashkhi, A. Huq, R. R. Colwell and M. Tediashvili. 2015. Occurrence and diversity of clinically important Vibrio species in the aquatic environment of Georgia. Front. J. Pub. Hlth.


Jutla, A., A. Ali, A. Unnikrishnan,W. Palaash, A. Huq, R. Colwell. 2015. Predictive Time Series Analysis Linking Bengal Cholera with Terrestrial Water Storage Measured from Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Sensors. Amer J Trop Med Hyg, 93(6):(#J. Nature Geoscience.


Choi, S. Young, S. M. Rashed, N. A. Hasan, M. Alam, T. Islam, A. Sadique, F. Johura, M. Eppinger, J. Ravel, A. Huq, A. Cravioto, R. R. Colwell. 2016. Phylogenetic Diversity of Vibrio cholerae Associated with Endemic Cholera in Mexico from 1991 to 2008. mBio 7(2):e02160-15. 


Rashid, M., M.  Almeida, A. Azman,; B.  Lindsay, D. Sack, R. Colwell, A. Huq, M. Alam, J. Morris, and C. Stine. 2016. Comparison of Inferred Relatedness Based on Multilocus Variable-number Tandem-repeat Analysis (MLVA) and Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) of Vibrio cholerae. FEMS Microbiol Lett., 363 (12):116  


Ceccarelli, D., M. Alam, A. Huq, R. R. Colwell. 2016. Reduced susceptibility to extended-spectrum β-lactams in V. cholerae isolated in Bangladesh. Front Pub. Health.


Rashed, S. M., N. A. Hasan, M. Alam, A. Sadique, M. Sultana. M. M. Hoq, R. B. Sack, R. R. Colwell1and A. Huq. 2017. Vibrio cholerae O1 with Reduced Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin and Azithromycin Isolated from a Rural Coastal Area of Bangladesh. Front Microbiol. Feb 21, 2017.


Briquairea, R., R. R. Colwell, J. Boncy, E. Rossignold, A. Dardye, I. Pandinif, F. Villevalg, J. Machurona, A. Huq, S. Rashed. 2017. Application of a paper-based device containing a new culture medium to detect Vibrio cholerae in water samples collected in Haiti. J. Microbiol Meth.133:23–31.


Khan, R., R. Anwar, S. A. Akanda, M. D. McDonald, A. Huq, A. Jutla, R. R. Colwell. 2017. Assessment of Risk of Cholera in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew. The Amer J Trop Med and Hyg, 97(3) 896 – 903. DOI:


Ceccarelli, D., G. Garriss, S. Y. Choi, N. A. Hasan, R. Stepanauskas, M. Pop, A. Huq and R. R. Colwell. 2017.  Characterization of two cryptic plasmids isolated in Haiti from clinical Vibrio cholerae non-O1/non-O139. Front. Microbiol., 23 November 2017 


Chen, A., N. A. Hasan, B. J. Haley, E. Taviani, S. Young Choi, R. McKay, M. Tarnowski, K. Brohawn, C. N. Johnson, R. R. Colwell and A. Huq. 2017. Characterization of Pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus from the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. Front. Microbiol, 15 December 2017.


Akanda, A. S., S. Aziz, A. Jutla, A. Huq, M. Alam, G. U. Ahsan, and R. Colwell. 2018. Satellites and cell phones form a cholera early-warning system, Eos, 99,


Hossain, M., M. Alam, A. Khaleque, S. Islam, A. Sadique, N. Khana, Z. Halima, M. Sarker, N. M. El-Sayed, A. Huq, G. U. Ahsan, and R. R. Colwell. 2018. Virulence-Related Genes Identified from the Genome Sequence of the Non-O1/Non-O139 Vibrio cholerae Strain VcN1, Isolated from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Genome Announc. March 2018 vol. 6 no. 10 e01513-17. 


Sultana, M., S. Nusrin, N. A. Hasan, A. Sadique, K. U. Ahmed, A. Islam,  A. Hossain, I. Longini, A. Nizam, A. Huq, A. K. Siddique, D. A. Sack, R. B. Sack,  R. R. Colwell, and M. Alam. 2018. Biofilms Comprise a Component of the Annual Cycle of Vibrio cholerae in the Bay of Bengal Estuary. March/April, mBio, 9(2):1-13.


Chen, A., M. Tamburri, R. R. Colwell and A. Huq. 2018. Potential application of SMART II for Vibrio cholerae O1 and O139 detection in ship's ballast water. Mar. Poll. November Bull. 136:79-83.


Brumfield, K. D., A. Huq, R. R. Colwell, J. L. Olds, M. B. Leddy. 2020. Microbial resolution of whole genome shotgun and 16S amplicon metagenomic sequencing using publicly available NEON data. PLoS ONE, 15(2): e0228899


Brumfield, K. D. N. A. Hasan, M. B. Leddy, J. A. Cotruvo, S. M. Rashed, R. R. Colwell, A. Huq. 2020. A comparative analysis of drinking water employing metagenomics PLoS ONE 15(4): e0231210.


Hossain, M., T. Tabassum, A. Rahman, A. Hossain, T. Afroze, A. M. Momen, A. Sadique, M. Sarker, F. Shams, A. Ishtiaque, A. Khaleque, M.  Alam, A. Huq, G. U. Ahsan, R. R Colwell. 2020. Genotype-phenotype correlation of β-Lactamase-producing Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) strains from Bangladesh. Scientific Reports. 10:14649


Brumfield, K. D. J. A. Cotruvo, M. B. Leddy, R. R. Colwell, and A. Huq. 2020. Using Metagenomic Analysis to Assess Water Quality. J Amer. Water Works Assoc. Nov 2020, pp 84-87.


Aziz, S., E. L. Pakhtigian, A. S. Akanda, A. Jutla, A. Huq, M. Alam, G. U. Ashan, R. R. Colwell. 2021. Does improved risk information increase the value of cholera prevention? An analysis of stated vaccine demand in slum areas of urban Bangladesh. J. Soc. Sc. Med.


Brumfield K.D, Cotruvo J.A, Shanks O.C, Sivaganesan M, Hey J, Hasan N.A, Huq A, Colwell R.R and Leddy M.B (2021). Metagenomic Sequencing and Quantitative Real-Time PCR for Fecal Pollution Assessment in an Urban Watershed. Front. Water 3:626849. 15 February 2021. 


Malaki, A. A., K. D. Brumfield, K.M. C. Tsui, A. Anand, F. Ramadan, S. M. Rashed, E. Ibrahim, H. A. Shammari, A. Huq , R. R. Colwell and R. Fotedar. 2021. Draft genome sequences of seven Vibrio cholerae isolates from adult patients in Qatar. Microbiol Resource Announcement