Hassan A. N. El-Fawal, Ph. D.
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Albany Campus
Tel: (518) 694-7137
- Ph. D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
M. Sc., University of Guelph, Canada
B. Sc., University of Alexandria, Egypt
- Natural Sciences:
General Biology; General Chemistry; Geology; Ecology and
Anatomy (with and without cadaver); Medical Physiology
(with and without cadaver); Applied Biochemistry; Immunology; Neurobiology; Clinical
Neuroscience; Pathophysiology; Pharmacology; Toxicology; Research Methods and Statistics
Near Eastern History and Religion; Arabic
- Dr. El-Fawal’s main research is focused in two broad areas:
neurodegenerative and cardiopulmonary diseases. In particular, the Neurotoxicology
laboratory is interested in the contribution of environmental chemicals: pesticides,
heavy metals and solvents to neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s
and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Interactions between Nervous and Immune systems,
with the hope of developing biomarkers of neurotoxic effects, is the current emphasis.
Exploring the interrelation between the two systems relies on a wide range of laboratory
sciences. In a parallel vein, the laboratory is exploring the pulmonary and nervous
system toxicity of ambient ultrafine particles and man-made nanoparticles.
- Biomedical Sciences:
El-Fawal HAN, McCain W. Monitoring the development of
organophosphorus-induced delayed neuropathy (OPIDN) and its amelioration. Neurotoxico.
Teratol 30: 161-166, 2008.
El-Fawal, HAN, O’Callaghan JP. Autoantibodies
to neurotypic and gliotypic proteins; Assessment of trimethyltin. Neurotoxicol 9:109-115,
2008. Surendran G, El-Fawal HAN. Neuroimmune responses to toxic agents:
Comparison of organometal electrophiles using detection of antibodies to neural
cytoskeleton and myelin as biomarkers. J Pharmacol Toxicol 3: 173-189, 2008.
El-Fawa, HAN. Nervous System Architecture and Vulnerability I: Molecular
and Cell Biology. J Environ Neurosci Biomed 1: 139-172, 2007.
El-Fawal,HAN. Nervous System Architecture and Vulnerability II: Molecular and Cellular Targets
of Disease. J Environ Neurosci Biomed 1: 173-194, 2007.
Moussa AMM, Surendran
G,. El-Fawal NMB, El-Gazzar RM, Abdel-Moneim I, Shamy MY, El-Fawal, HAN. Preliminary
assessment of neurotoxicity from chronic exposure to benzene at a petroleum refinery:
Autoantibodies to nervous system proteins. J Environ Neurosci Biomed 1: 102-115,
El-Fawal HAN, Waterman SJ, De Feo, A, Shamy MY. Neuroimmunotoxicology:
Humoral assessment of neurotoxicity and autoimmune mechanisms. Environ Hlth Perspect
- Humanities and Law:
El-Fawal HAN. Judicial Punishment. In: J. Payne-James,
R. Byard, T. Corey and C. Henderson, eds., Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Volume 3, pp. 183. Elseviers Publishing, London, UK, 2005.
Court Systems. In: J. Payne-James, R. Byard, T. Corey and C. Henderson, eds., Encyclopedia
of Forensic and Legal Medicine Volume 1, pp. 455. Elseviers Publishing, London,