Ahmed Abdelmoneim

Ahmed Abdelmoneim

Assistant Professor

Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803




PhD, Purdue University, 2016

MS, University of Poitiers (France), 2011

BVMS, Assiut University College of Veterinary Medicine (Egypt), 2007

Research Interest

Our research program focuses on understanding how environmental contaminants may impact the early development of organisms. 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.

Teaching Interest

I am currently coordinating and teaching in the Veterinary Toxicology course (VMED 5373). I am also involved in teaching components in the graduate course; Biomedical Cell and Molecular Biology (CBS7104).

Clinical Interest

As a clinical toxicologist, I hold a partial appointment in LADDL. I provide consultation on animal toxicity cases and oversees analytical testing in the Toxicology section.


Initial assessment of the toxicologic effects of leachates from 3-dimensional (3-D) printed objects on sperm quality in two model fish species. Schwing MJ; Liu Y; Belgodere JA; Monroe WT; Tiersch TR; Abdelmoneim A. 2023. Aquatic Toxicology. Jan 21; 106400.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Volume: 35, Number: 11, Pages: 1228-1240.

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: 2087-2094.

A short-term sublethal toxicity assay with zebrafish based on preying rate and its integration with mortality. Abdelmoneim, A; Moreira-Santos, M; Ribeiro, R. 2015. Chemosphere. Volume: 120, Pages: 568-574.


Grant Funding

2023 USDA NIFA 1433 Formula Fund ($9,616)

2022 LSU - ACRES Fund ($40,000)

2022-2025 Louisiana Board of Regents (BoR-RCS) ($127,735)

2023 USDA NIFA 1433 Formula Fund ($6,217)

2021 LSU Vet Med CBS Bridging Award ($10,000)

2021 LSU Vet Med CORP ($9,000)