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Baktiar Karim, BVMS, Ph.D.

Assistant ProfessorBak Karim

Department of Molecular & Comparative Pathobiology

733 N. Broadway
Edward D. Miller Research Building
Room 849
Baltimore, MD 21205

Email Dr. Karim

443-287-2953 - Office
443-287-2954 - Fax


  • BVMS, Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad-Iraq: 1992
  • PhD Toxicology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-USA: 2006


In vivo pathology and pharmacology

Research in my lab focused broadly on colon cancer formation, inhibition and prevention. The laboratory focuses on physiological and pharmacological actions of large and small molecule drugs that lead to cancer inhibition. Dr. Karim is expert in developing different in vivo models for evaluation of efficacy in therapeutic studies including toxicology, oncology and infectious disease. Also, he is an expert on microsurgical orthotopic implantation for investigation of mechanisms of angiogenesis and metastasis in vivo.  Dr. Karim's expertise ideally suited to a career in translational cancer research using rodent models. His other passions include cytopathologic characterization of neoplastic and inflammatory disorders.

Dr. Karim’s lab is equipped to perform:

  • Molecular pathology techniques such as fluorescent antibody (FA) staining on tissue and routine immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining
  • Cytopathological diagnosis of fine needle aspiration using the latest molecular techniques
  • Translational research using animal models
  • Assess efficacy and therapeutic index of drug candidates and to determine the extent and duration of target inhibition


Cellular and Molecular Pathology, In vivo Oncology and Pharmacology


  • American Society of Cytopathology
  • American Society of Cytotechnology

Selected Publications:


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