Dr. Babur S. Mirza


Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • Post–Doc, 2013-2015, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
  • Post–Doc, 2010-12, University of Texas at Arlington, Texas
  • PhD, 2009, Texas State University San Marcos, Texas


  • BIO508/608 Environmental Microbiology

Professional experience

  • Member, the American Society for Microbiology
  • Member, the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Research and professional interests

Dr. Mirza is very much interested in studying the ecology of useful soil microorganisms’ in different ecosystems using advanced molecular techniques. Specifically, his research includes studying: (i) ecology of symbiotic and free-living nitrogen fixing microorganisms in soil and the rhizosphere of the host and non-host plants, (ii) the impact of land use changes on the structural and functional microbial communities involved in N cycling, and (iii) characterization of the functional microbial communities involved in the transformations of both natural and man-made toxic environmental contaminants (arsenic and trichloroethene).

Other interests

  • Playing and watching cricket

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