Health Sciences Campus

Dr. Mustafa I. Selim

Mustafa I. Selim


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Research in Dr. Selim's laboratory is focused on two areas: 1) investigating the toxic and detoxification mechanisms of hazardous and cancer causing chemicals, such as pesticides and mycotoxins (particularly aflatoxin B1), with the goal of developing technology for treatment or mitigation of exposure to such chemicals.2) method development and application of modern analytical techniques (e.g. SFE, GC/MS & LC/MS) for studying: the effect of air pollutants on cardiovascular and upper respiratory diseases; assessing the health effects of human exposure to toxic and endocrine disrupting chemicals in drinking water, foods, dietary supplements, and consumer products.

Representative Publications

Al-Mudhaf, HF, Selim, MI, Astel, AM, Abu-Shady, AI. Spatial Variation of Haloacetic Acids in the Indoor and Outdoor Desalinated Household Drinking Water in Kuwait. CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water. 2011; 39(9): 833-843.

Selim, MI. Mycotoxins: a global public health concern for agricultural workers. NC Med J. 2010; 71(5): 438-441.

Al-Mudhaf, HF, Astel, AM, Selim, MI, Abu-Shady, AI. Self-organizing map approach in assessment of spatiotemporal variations of trihalomethanes in desalinated drinking water in Kuwait. Desalination. 2010; 252(1-3): 97-105.

Selim, M. I. & Popendorf, WJ. Pesticide Contamination of Surface Water in Egypt. CATRINA (by the Egyptian Society for Environmental Sciences). 2009; 4 (1), 1-9.

Starr, J. M. & Selim, M. I. Supercritical fluid extraction of aflatoxin B1 from soil. J Chromatogr. 2008;1209 (1-2):37-43

Selim MI, Popendorf WJ, Juchems AM. Assessing Airborne aflatoxin during on-farm grain handling activities. Am Ind Hyg Assoc J. 1998;59:252-6.

Selim MI, Juchems AM, Popendorf WJ. Potential predictors of airborne concentrations of aflatoxin B1. J Agromedicine. 1997; 4:91-8.

Reynolds SJ, Etre LA, Thorne PS, Selim MI, Popendorf WJ. Laboratory comparison of vacuum, OSHA, and Hund sampling methods for lead in household dust. Am Ind Hyg Assoc J. 1997; 58:439-46.

Selim MI, Popendorf WJ, Ibrahim MS, EL-Sharkawy S, EL-Kashory S. Aflatoxin B1 in common Egyptian foods. J AOAC Intl.1996; 79(5):1124-9.

Selim MI, EL-Sharkawy S, Popendorf WJ. Supercritical fluid extraction of fumonisin B1 from grain dust. J Agric Food Chem. 1996; 44:3224-9.

Popendorf WJ, Miller ER, Sprince NL, Selim MI, Thorne PS, Davis CS, Jones ML. Utility of preliminary surveys to detect the cause of acute metal working fluid hazard. Am J Ind Med. 1996; 30:744-749.

Popendorf W, Miller ER, Sprince NL, Selim MI, Thorne PS, Davis CS, Jones ML. The utility of preliminary surveys to detect the cause of acute metalworking fluid hazards. Am J Ind Med. 1996; 30(6):744-9.

Sprince NL, Palmer JA, Popendorf W, Thorne PS, Selim MI, Zwerling C, Miller ER. Dermatitis among automobile production machine operators exposed to metal-working fluids. Am J Ind Med. 1996; 30(4):421-9.

Selim MI, Achutan CP, Starr JM, Jiang T, Young B. Comparison of enzyme immunoassay and GC, HPLC/MS analysis of pesticides in surface water. Immunochemical Technology for Environmental Applications. Aga DS, Thurman EM. (Eds.)American Chemical Society Symposium Series 657, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC. 1996; pp. 234-244.

Popendorf WJ, Selim MI. Exposures while applying commercial disinfectants. Am Ind Hyg Assoc J. 1995; 56:1111-1120.

Popendorf WJ, Selim MI, Lewis MQ. Exposure while applying industrial antimicrobial pesticides. Am Ind Hyg Assoc J. 1995; 56:993-1001.

Ibrahim MS, Selim MI. Effect of aflatoxin B1 on thyroid hormones metabolism in young male albino rats. J Envir Sci. 1994; 7:141-158.

Selim MI, Wang J. Fate of atrazine in biologically active granular activated carbon. Envir Tox & Chem 1994; 13:3-8.

Pillay MS, Selim MI, Siru D. Drinking water quality monitoring and surveillance needs of developing countries. Waterlines. 1994;13:8-10.

Ibrahim MS, Selim MI. Effect of aflatoxin B1 on the carbohydrate metabolism and growth hormone in young male rats. J Egypt Ger Soc Zool. 1994; 14:317-337.

Selim MI, Tsuei MH. Development and optimization of a supercritical fluid extraction method for the analysis of aflatoxin B1 in grain dust. Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1993; 54(4):135-141.

Kross BC, Selim MI, Hallberg GR, Bruner DR, Cherryholmes K. Pesticide contamination of private well water, a growing rural health concern. Envir International. 1992;18:231-241.

Kross BC, Hallberg G, Selim MI, et al. Iowa state-wide rural well water survey: an initial analysis report. Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Technical Information Series. 1991; No. 19, 142 p.

El-Sharkawy SH, Selim MI, Afifi MS, Halawish FT. Microbial transformation of zearalenone IV - formation of zearalenone sulfate. Appl Envir Microbiol 1991; 57:549-552.

Selim MI, Strubinger J. Partition of supercritical n-pentane into SE-54 and SE-3O stationary phases in capillary supercritical fluid chromatography. Fresenius Zeitschriff fur Aalytische Chemie. 1988; 330:246-249.

Selim MI. Detection of ethyl alcohol, marijuana, and abused drugs in vehicle operators. Report to the Governor's Highway Safety Commission, Project #81-07-03-CX-308-01-01, State of Mississippi. 1983.


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