Hassan A.N. El-Fawal, Ph.D.
Ph. D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
M. Sc., University of Guelph, Canada
B. Sc., University of Alexandria, Egypt
General Biology; General Chemistry; Geology; Ecology and Environmental Science
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.
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, 2007.
El-Fawal HAN, Waterman SJ, De Feo, A, Shamy MY. Neuroimmunotoxicology: Humoral assessment of neurotoxicity and autoimmune mechanisms. Environ Hlth Perspect 107:767-775, 1999.
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.
El-Fawal HAN. 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, UK, 2005.