Ahmed Mustafa

Ahmed Mustafa, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology, Director of Life Sciences Resource Center

When: February 19, 2014, Noon–1 p.m.

Where: Helmke Library Learning Commons

Details: Free; lunch provided; no reservations necessary

“Taking Action Against Stress”

When: February 19, 2014   •  Where: Helmke Library Learning Commons   •   Cost: Free

Ahmed Mustafa, Ph.D., has always been passionate about research and teaching. At IPFW, he teaches physiology and pharmacology and takes an active role in the service of his students. His research concerns stress and immunity of marine life and how to prevent diseases with alternatives to drug therapy.

Mustafa is known for actively involving his students in his research. Under his tutelage, many IPFW students have successfully received grants to support their own research, presented findings at regional, national, and international scientific meetings, and received co-authorships in peer-reviewed publications.

He earned a Bachelor of Science with honors and Master of Science from Dhaka University, Bangladesh, a Candidatus Magisterii from the University of Bergen, Norway, and a Ph.D. from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and 66 conference abstracts that have resulted in more than 400 citations. He is the associate editor of The Journal of Applied Aquaculture and works as a reviewer for several other journals.

As part of his commitment to his students and campus life, Mustafa has served as the faculty advisor to the Bangladesh Students’ Association since 2001 and Tri-Beta since 2003, in addition to his role as vice president of Phi Kappa Phi since 2009. Mustafa has received numerous awards in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the campus community, including the Teacher of the Year, Advisor of the Year, Student's Choice Award for Teaching Excellence, the Pippert Science Research Scholar Award, the Community Advisory Council Service to Students Award, and the Special Service Award from Tri-Beta.

His wife, Parveen Quarrar, Ph.D., is also a faculty member of the Department of Biology and his son, Rafid Mustafa, is studying at the IU School of Medicine. When not teaching, conducting research, or advising, Mustafa enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with his family.