Updated January 26, 2011
RIAZ-UL HAQUE, PhD
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Date and Place of Birth: April 8, l935, Simala, India.
(moved to Pakistan in 1967 after partition)
Nationality: U.S. Citizen
Marital Status: Married. Wife: Nelly, born in Chile, Profession: Dress designer.
Son: Fareed, born Jan., 27, 1963; Associate Professor, Music
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb Illinois USA.
Languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi, and Spanish
B.Sc. Karachi University, Karachi, Pakistan, 1955, Microbiology
M.Sc. Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1959, Microbiology
Ph.D. Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1963, Microbiology
1999 - Present: Retired. Associate Professor (Emeritus) Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Illinois, Chicago Illinois.
1970 -1999: Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Illinois Med. Center
1966 -1970: Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Illinois Med. Center
1963 -1966: Instructor, Department of Microbiology, University Illinois Med. Center
1962 -1963: Chief Microbiologist, Immunology, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
1957-1962: Research and Graduate Assistant, Department of Microbiology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
1955-1957: Technical Assistant, Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation, Karachi and Multan, Pakistan. Lead person assigned to start the fertilizer factory in Multan.
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Past Membership in Professional Societies
American Society of Microbiology
New York Academy of Science
In 1967, I founded the International Foundation of Microbiology with the aim of providing public understanding of Microbiology. The Foundation is based on the premise that for controlling and managing infectious diseases within a population, public awareness of the role of microbes in health and disease should be the first order of priority
I also founded the International Institute of Biochemical and Biomedical Technology (IIBBT) with the aim of consolidating emerging scientific knowledge and skills of this rapidly growing field so the students could get a better grasp of this field and not get discouraged by the mass and the pace of the accumulating information. See: www.iibbt.com
Lately I have Founded, The Center for Integrative Learning with the aim of consolidating fragmented knowledge of art, science and humanities so the students could visualize all of our knowledge as an overview thus understand and apply it better to their professions and day to day life better. See www.centerforintegrativelearning.org.
This Center also operates a Science Skills Center with the aim of reviving hands-on knowledge of science the way we used to teach it during the fifties and the sixties of the past century and also to sift, sort and consolidate the essence of science methodology, removing redundancies from it, thereby reducing it to mere 150 simple concepts and skills so the students can get a bird’s eye view of how science is actually done and not the way it is written in the books. This is a systematic way of teaching science which enables a student to learn science using all the necessary instruments that scientists use to do science.
The main aim of this center is to rekindle interest in science by providing integrated hands-on, skills based science education in a laboratory setting.
I was sent on assignment by the University of Illinois as an advisor in Microbiology to the University of Azerbaijan, Tabriz, Iran. April to June, 1977.
There, in addition to my assigned role as an advisor I also came to know about the educational program that the Shah had started wherein he established a girls and a boys school separately in practically every part of the country even remote villages and manned such schools with young people who, instead of fulfilling their required two years of military duty could choose to go to the schools instead and teach there for two years. These same schools in the night became schools for women and men respectively. Such teachers were assigned to a special army the Shah initiated and called it the Sipa-he-Danish or the wisdom army.
I was able to meet up with one of the wisdom soldiers, a young girl who invited me and my wife to visit her village and see the program in action. We went there with my microscope and showed to the students germs, first from my mouth and after a bit kidding as if I did not brush my teeth that day, they also wanted to see what was in their mouths.
After that I asked them to get some water from the little stream which ran down the street to see what was in it. This was the stream where they watered their animals and also washed their clothes etc.
After seeing what was in that water, a young boy who had sat quiet throughout the demonstration stood up and said “so that is why my mother is always sick”.
Need I say more what one microscope can do to change the health and hygiene habits of a people in a hurry!
The word soon spread to the neighboring villages and I was asked to visit their villages also. Surprisingly so much can be done for the health and well being of the developing countries by one simple demonstration with a microscope.
I must also add that Iran was not a developing country by any stretch of the imagination.
They had a five thousand year old culture and their eating and hygiene habits were impeccable.
They ate only boiling hot food and also relied on fermented food such a yogurt etc. where the high acidity prevents any transmission of pathogenic bacteria.
Activities relating to undergraduate, graduate, and professional Education:
1. Full graduate status at the University of Illinois Graduate School at the Medical Center.
2. Advised 18 graduate students and awarded 10 Master's and 8 Ph.D. degrees.
3. Member, Science Advisory Committee, DuPage Area Vocational Education Authority (DAVEA).
4. Assisted in the designing of science curriculum for the laboratory section of the Area Vocational Center in Addison, Illinois.
5. Past member Board of Education and Training, American Society of Microbiology.
6. Designed curricula at various levels of learning relating educational objectives to Microbiology and to the field of Biochemical and Biomedical Technology.
Epidemiology of microbial diseases. Pathogenesis in the face of host defense. Study of the role of toxins and enzymes in disease production.
To Honors College, University of Illinois:
1. Scientific solutions to social, economic and educational problems.
2. Where have all the economists gone? Why the kitty is not recycling?
A comparison of energy and material flow in biological system versus the flow of money and materials in our human designed economic system.
1. Boyd, J., Hague, R. and Weiser, H. H. (1961). Modification of the pad-plate method of determining chlortetracycline in egg white. J. Food Science 26: 119-121.
2. Haque, R. and Baldwin, J. N. (1964). Types of hemolysins produced by Staphylococcus aureus as determined by the replica plating technique. J. Bacteriol. 88: 1442-1447.
3. Haque, R. and Baldwin, J. N. (1964). Purification and properties of staphylococcal beta hemolysin. I. Production of beta hemolysin. J. Bacteriol. 88: 1804-1809.
4. Haque, R. (1967). Identification of staphylococcal hemolysins by an electrophoretic localization technique. J. Bacteriol. 33: 525-530.
5. Murphy, R. A. and Haque, R. (1967). A multiple inoculating device for bacteria. American J. of Clin. Pathology 47: 554-555.
6. Murphy, R. A. and Haque, R. (1967). Purification and properties of staphylococcal delta hemolysin. I. Production of delta hemolysin. J. Bacteriol. 94: 1317-1333.
7. Bently, D. W., Haque, R., Murphy, R. A. and Lepper, M. H. (1968). Biotyping, an epidemiological tool for coagulase negative staphylococci. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 1967.
8. Haque, R. and Baldwin, J. N. (1970). Purification and properties of staphylococcal beta hemolysin. II. Purification of staphylococcal beta hemolysin. J. Bacteriol. 100: 757-759.
9. Baman, S. and Haque, R. (1970). Production of multivalent extracellular filtrates of S. aureus. Canadian J. Microbiol. 16: 1255-1261.
10. Makonkawkeyoon, S. and Haque, R. (1970). Immunodisc electrophoresis. Analytical Biochem. 36: 422-427.
11. Murphy, R. A. and Haque, R. (1971). Identification of staphylococcal delta hemolysin. Canadian J. Microbiol. 17: 737-739.
12. Javidan, S., Haque, R. and Mrtek, R. (1971). Microbiologic determination of drug partitioning. I. Gelatin-Acacia complex coacervate system. J. of Pharmaceutical Sciences 12:1825-1829.
13. Ali, M. I. and Haque, R. (1972). Identification of staphylococcal epsilon hemolysin. Canadian J.Microbiol. 18: 535-536.
14. Sharma, B. S. and Haque, R. (1973). Effect of tryptophan analogues on synthesis of staphylococcal beta hemolysin. J. Gen. Microbiol. 77: 221-224.
15. Sharma, B. S. and Haque, R. (1973). A chemically defined medium for the production of staphylococcal beta hemolysin. Canadian J. Microbiol. 19: 1319-1323.
16. Ali, M. I. and Haque, R. (1974). Recognition of electrophoretic localization of the extracellular products of selected strains of staphylococci. J. Med. Microbiol. 7: 375-382.
17. Murphy, R. and Haque, R. (1974). Large scale production of staphylococcal delta hemolysin by the dialysis membrane technique. Canadian J. Microbiol. 20: 1061-1063.
18. Lee, Sheng-Hao and Haque, R. (1976). Lysis of erythrocytes by sepharose-staphylococcal delta toxin complex. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 68: 1116-1118.
19. Madler, J., Lee, Sheng-Hao and Haque, R. (1376). Agar plate tests of enhanced sensitivity for detecting biologically active products of staphylococcal filtrates. J. Appl. and Environ. Micro. 32: 575-578.
20. Nelson, K. E., Bisno, A. L., Waytz, R., Brunt, J., Moses, V. K. and Haque, R. (1976). Epidemiology and natural history of streptococcal pyoderma: An epidemic disease of the rural southern United States. Am. J. of Epidem. 103: 270-283.
21. Rudek, W. and Haque, R. (1976). Extracellular enzymes of the genus Bacteroides. J. Clin. Microbiol. 4: 458-460.
22. Lee, Sheng-Hao, Sarauskas, T., Hoy, E. and Haque, R. (1976). Purity of staphylococcal delta hemolysin obtained by three different procedures. J. Med. Microbiol. 9: 371-377.
1. Baman, S. I. and Haque, R. (1970). Identification of extracellular products of S. aureus. Bacteriological Proceedings.
2. Murphy, R. and Haque, R. (lg71). Purification of staphylococcal delta hemolysin. Bacteriological Proceedings.
3. Cabrera, G. and Haque, r. (1973). Types of hemolysin produced by S. epidermidis. Bacteriological Proceedings.
4. Baman, S. and Haque, R. (1971). A non-hemolytic lethal factor of Staphylococcus aureus. Bacteriol. Proc.
5. Lee, S.-H. and Haque, R. (1976). Characterization of staphylococcal mitogens. Bact. Proc.
6. Morzarati, S. K., Hoy, E. S. and Haque, R. (1976). The recovery of L-forms from clinical specimens. Bact. Proc.
7. Rudek, W. and Haque, R. (1976). Purification of a micro-polysaccharide from Bacteroides fragilis distasonis. Bact. Proc.
8. Zelinski, M. and Haque, R. (1976). Simplified medium for the expression of Kanagawa phenomenon. Bact. Proc.
9. Zelinski, M. and Haque, R. (1976). The effect of sodium chloride and carbohydrates on the Kanagawa phenomenon. Trans. III. State Acad. Science.
10. Rudek, W. and Haque, R. (1976). Extracellular hyaluronidase activity in Bacteroides fragilis. Trans. III. State Acad.Science.
11. Lee, S.H. and Haque, R. (1976). Staphylococcal mitogens. Trans. III. State Acad. Science.
Books, Monographs and Articles:
1. The story how science got reduced to 150 concepts and skills and how you and the society can benefit from it.
2. What really ails our educational system?
3. Article in Urdu, how to control tuberculosis, Zameendar, Lahore, Pakistan (1956 or 1957)
4. A curriculum of Basic and Applied Microbiology. A hands on condensed and integrated work book explaining the past 200 years of microbiology and how that knowledge impacted our society.
5. Education is suffering from the inverted funnel syndrome.