Abir T. El-Alfy, PhD, MS
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Professor Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences
- MCW Pharmacy School
MS, Microbiology, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
BS, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cairo University
- Determination of the neurobehavioral toxic effects of acrylamide and elucidation of the molecular pathways involved in its toxicity
- Evaluation of the role of exposure to acrylamide in the onset and progression of neurodegenerative diseases
- Pharmacological characterization of minor Cannabis plant constituents and determination of their therapeutic potential
- Characterization of antidepressant potential and mechanism of action of marine natural products
- Pharmacological evaluation of the role of endocannabinoid system in depression and anxiety, and the potential therapeutic value of targeting this system
Chemical diversity and pharmacological significance of the secondary metabolites of nutmeg (Myristica fragrans Houtt.).
(Abourashed EA, El-Alfy AT.) Phytochem Rev. 2016 Dec;15(6):1035-1056 PMID: 28082856 PMCID: PMC5222521 01/14/2017
Indirect modulation of the endocannabinoid system by specific fractions of nutmeg total extract.
(El-Alfy AT, Joseph S, Brahmbhatt A, Akati S, Abourashed EA.) Pharm Biol. 2016 Dec;54(12):2933-2938 PMID: 27296774 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84974800846 06/15/2016
Review of available studies of the neurobiology and pharmacotherapeutic management of trichotillomania.
(Johnson J, El-Alfy AT.) J Adv Res. 2016 Mar;7(2):169-84 PMID: 26966559 PMCID: PMC4767796 03/12/2016
Isolation and Pharmacological Evaluation of Minor Cannabinoids from High-Potency Cannabis sativa.
(Radwan MM, ElSohly MA, El-Alfy AT, Ahmed SA, Slade D, Husni AS, Manly SP, Wilson L, Seale S, Cutler SJ, Ross SA.) J Nat Prod. 2015 Jun 26;78(6):1271-6 PMID: 26000707 PMCID: PMC4880513 05/23/2015
Anxiolytic action of pterostilbene: involvement of hippocampal ERK phosphorylation.
(Al Rahim M, Rimando AM, Silistreli K, El-Alfy AT.) Planta Med. 2013 Jun;79(9):723-30 PMID: 23677525 05/17/2013
Neurobehavioral and transcriptional effects of acrylamide in juvenile rats.
(Seale SM, Feng Q, Agarwal AK, El-Alfy AT.) Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2012 Mar;101(1):77-84 PMID: 22197712 12/27/2011
(El-Alfy AT, Abourashed EA, Matsumoto RR.) Curr Med Chem. 2012;19(14):2229-41 PMID: 22414105 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84860661296 03/15/2012
Antidepressant-like effect of delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol and other cannabinoids isolated from Cannabis sativa L.
(El-Alfy AT, Ivey K, Robinson K, Ahmed S, Radwan M, Slade D, Khan I, ElSohly M, Ross S.) Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2010 Jun;95(4):434-42 PMID: 20332000 PMCID: PMC2866040 03/25/2010
Towards a better understanding of the psychopharmacology of nutmeg: Activities in the mouse tetrad assay.
(El-Alfy AT, Wilson L, ElSohly MA, Abourashed EA.) J Ethnopharmacol. 2009 Nov 12;126(2):280-6 PMID: 19703539 PMCID: PMC2783227 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-70350346860 08/26/2009
Naturally occurring and related synthetic cannabinoids and their potential therapeutic applications.
(Galal AM, Slade D, Gul W, El-Alfy AT, Ferreira D, Elsohly MA.) Recent Pat CNS Drug Discov. 2009 Jun;4(2):112-36 PMID: 19519560 06/13/2009
Non-cannabinoid constituents from a high potency Cannabis sativa variety.
(Radwan MM, Elsohly MA, Slade D, Ahmed SA, Wilson L, El-Alfy AT, Khan IA, Ross SA.) Phytochemistry. 2008 Oct;69(14):2627-33 PMID: 18774146 PMCID: PMC4888767 09/09/2008
Secondary metabolites from three Florida sponges with antidepressant activity.
(Kochanowska AJ, Rao KV, Childress S, El-Alfy A, Matsumoto RR, Kelly M, Stewart GS, Sufka KJ, Hamann MT.) J Nat Prod. 2008 Feb;71(2):186-9 PMID: 18217716 PMCID: PMC4918908 01/26/2008
Teaching has always been an integral part of my career. I regard teaching as a mission: a mission to deliver knowledge to following generations. To me, teaching science means teaching a way of life and thinking. As a researcher, I make it my task to deliver the basis of scientific method in order to develop my students’ critical thinking skills. I also apply the scientific method to my teaching approach.
Abir T. El-alfy, PhD, MS