Issmat I Kassem Assistant Professor Center for Food Safety
Contact Information iik33253@uga.edu

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(2019 - present



Alhaj Sulaiman AA, Kassem II. 2020. First report of the plasmid-borne colistin resistance gene (mcr-1) in Proteus mirabilis isolated from domestic and sewer waters in Syrian refugee camps. Travel Med Infect Dis. 33:101482. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2019.101482.

Hassan J, Kassem II. 2020. Audacious Hitchhikers: The role of travel and the international food trade in the global dissemination of mobile colistin-resistance (mcr) genes. Antibiotics 9, 370; https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9070370

Sourenian T, Mann D, Li S, Deng X, Jaafar H, Kassem II. 2020.Dissemination of multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli harboring the mobile colistin resistance gene mcr-1.1 on transmissible plasmids in the Mediterranean Sea. J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 22:84-86. doi: 10.1016/j.jgar.2020.05.007

Hassan J, El Gemayel L, Bashour I, and Kassem II. On the edge of a precipice: the global emergence and dissemination of plasmid-borne mcr genes that confer resistance to colistin, a last-resort antibiotic. 2019. In Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in the Environment Volume 1, Hashmi M (Ed.). Advances in Environmental Pollution Research series, Elsevier. ISBN: 9780128188828.

Hmede, Z., Kassem, I. 2019. First report of the plasmid-borne colistin resistance gene (mcr-1) in Proteus mirabilis isolated from a toddler in non-clinical settings. IDCases. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2019.e00651

Alhaj Sulaiman AA, Kassem II. 2019. First report of the plasmid-borne colistin resistance gene (mcr-1) in Proteus mirabilis isolated from domestic and sewer waters in Syrian refugee camps. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2019 Sep 12:101482. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2019.101482. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1477893919301668?via%3Dihub

Sulaiman AAA, Kassem II. 2019. First report on the detection of the plasmid-borne colistin resistance gene mcr-1 in multi-drug resistant E. coli isolated from domestic and sewer waters in Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon. Travel Med Infect Dis. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2019.06.014.