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.

Teaching Interests:
Veterinary Toxicology (VMED 5373)

Research Interests:
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.

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2019 Best Postdoctoral Poster Award - SOT RDTSS (2nd place)
  • 2016 Best Graduate Research Poster Award - Purdue University ESE Symposium (1st place)
  • 2015 Best Research Poster award - Purdue University FNR Symposium (1st place)
  • 2014 2014 SETAC North America Best PhD student poster award (3rd place)
  • 2012 Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau (ECEB) Graduate Fellowship
  • 2012 Purdue University - Graduate Tuition Scholarship (GTS)
  • 2009 European Consortium - Erasmus Mundus Masters Fellowship (EMMC-EMAE)
  • 2007 Assiut University Honors
  • PhD Purdue University
  • MS University of Poitiers
  • BVMS Assiut University
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • Fluorescent Reporter Zebrafish Line for Estrogenic Compound Screening Generated Using a CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Knock-in System., Abdelmoneim, A; Clark, C; Mukai, M, 2020, Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology , Volume: 173, Number: 2, Pages: 336-346
  • Sex-specific endocrine-disrupting effects of three halogenated chemicals in Japanese medaka., Godfrey, A; Hooser, B; Abdelmoneim, A; Sepúlveda, M, 2019, Journal of applied toxicology : JAT , Volume: 39, Number: 8, Pages: 1215-1223
  • Molecular signaling pathways elicited by 17α-ethinylestradiol in Japanese medaka male larvae undergoing gonadal differentiation., Abdelmoneim, A; Abdu, A; Chen, S; Sepúlveda, M, 2019, Aquatic toxicology (Amsterdam, Netherlands) , Volume: 208, Pages: 187-195
  • In vivo visual reporter system for estrogenic contaminant exposure using transgenic see-through Japanese medaka Oryzias latipes., Abdelmoneim, A; Mahapatra, C; Sepúlveda, M, 2018, Chemosphere , Volume: 201, Pages: 251-253
  • Thyroid disrupting effects of halogenated and next generation chemicals on the swim bladder development of zebrafish., Godfrey, A; Hooser, B; Abdelmoneim, A; Horzmann, K; Freemanc, J; Sepúlveda, M, 2017, Aquatic toxicology (Amsterdam, Netherlands) , Volume: 193, Pages: 228-235
  • Gonadal intersex in smallmouth bass Micropterus dolomieu from northern Indiana with correlations to molecular biomarkers and anthropogenic chemicals., Abdelmoneim, A; Deegan, D; Gao, J; De Perre, C; Doucette, J; Jenkinson, B; Lee, L; Sepúlveda, M, 2017, Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987) , Volume: 230, Pages: 1099-1107
  • Acute mixture toxicity of halogenated chemicals and their next generation counterparts on zebrafish embryos., Godfrey, A; Abdelmoneim, A; Sepúlveda, M, 2017, Chemosphere , Volume: 181, Pages: 710-712
  • Intersex in fishes and amphibians: population implications, prevalence, mechanisms and molecular biomarkers., Abdelmoneim, A; Coulter, D; Mahapatra, C; Sepúlveda, M, 2015, Journal of applied toxicology : JAT , Volume: 35, Number: 11, Pages: 1228-40
  • Ovarian structure protein 1: A sensitive molecular biomarker of gonadal intersex in female Japanese medaka after androgen exposure., Abdelmoneim, A; Mahapatra, C; Hatef, A; Sepúlveda, M, 2015, Environmental toxicology and chemistry , Volume: 34, Number: 9, Pages: 2087-94
  • A short-term sublethal toxicity assay with zebra fish based on preying rate and its integration with mortality., Abdelmoneim, A; Moreira-Santos, M; Ribeiro, R, 2015, Chemosphere , Volume: 120, Pages: 568-74