The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Natural Sciences

Christian Khalil

Dr. Christian Khalil joined LAU in 2014 as an assistant professor of environmental toxicology, after completing his PhD and working as a senior lecturer (environmental toxicology) and program authority for the Master of Environmental Sciences at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia since 2002. In 2010, he became the director of the International Environmental Services, a training and consulting organization based in Australia. 

In his previous role as director of the Chemical Safety and Applied Toxicology (CSAT) labs at UNSW, his research team investigated:

  1. In vitro toxicology methods development for application to products testing (raw materials, cosmetic formulation);
  2. Nanoparticles toxicity on human derived cell cultures and human skin;
  3. Toxicity of welding fumes in vitro and in vivo, occupational exposure context;
  4. Chemical mixtures, their synergistic interactions and cytotoxicity;
  5. Toxicity assessment of environmental pollutants released into an aquatic environment;
  6. Investigation of the effect of altered NAD levels on DNA repair and survival in fibroblasts & keratinocytes (skin) cells following oxidative and U.V. damage.

He is also interested in a range of environmental research areas in Lebanon involving toxicology:

  1. The application of mammalian cells in screening environmental stressors in soils and river systems;
  2. The toxicity of artificial sun tanning chemicals on humans and their genotoxic and immunologic potential;
  3. The toxicity of car exhaust fumes on human lungs - an in vitro approach;
  4. Toxicity of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).



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