Dr. Ahmed Abdelmoneim
Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBS)
Dr. Abdelmoneim earned his BVMS (2007) from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Assiut University (Egypt), and his M.S. in Ecotoxicology (2011) from the University of Poitiers (France). He received his Ph.D. (2012) in Aquatic Toxicology from Purdue University and went on to complete two postdoctoral fellowships with a focus in toxicology at Cornell University. Dr. Abdelmoneim joined LSU in 2021 as an Assistant Professor of Veterinary Toxicology.
Veterinary Toxicology (VMED 5373)
Our research program focuses on understanding how environmental contaminants and chemicals of concern may impact the early development of organisms, and on developing new technologies and techniques in an effort to advance the field of toxicology and address some of the challenges facing its community. In particular, we are interested in assessing impacts on the neuroendocrine system of organisms through investigations performed at different levels of biological organization. Our investigations primarily utilize zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a model organism and a wide range of tools such as molecular biology (PCR, real-time PCR, and RNAseq), transgenesis (tol2, CRISPR/Cas9), bright field and fluorescent microscopy, image analysis, analytical chemistry, and behavioral assays.