Graduate Studies & Research
Dr. Charbel Al Khoury
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Arts & Sciences – Natural Sciences
Charbel Al Khoury obtained his PhD in Pathology and Clinical Research on December 2, 2019 from Université Paris Est Creteil. His research interest spans a wide range of topics in pests and parasites, including mites of agricultural and medical importance. He was proactive in using novel biological and chemical control agents against scabies, a frequent (and often neglected) cutaneous infection caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei in a large number of mammals, including humans. Moreover, he led the prospection and phylogenetic placement of indigenous Beauveria spp., a soil-borne necrotrophic arthropodpathogenic fungus. Recently, he is investigating potential drugs to be used against the SARS-CoV-2 using in silico molecular modelling.
- Al Khoury, C., Nemer, N. Nemer, G., Kurban, M., Bernigaud, C., Fischer, K., Guillot, J. 2020. In vitro activity of beauvericin against developmental stages of Sarcoptes scabiei. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.02118-19.
- Al Khoury, C., Guillot, J., Nemer, N. 2020. Susceptibility and resistance of the mite Tetranychus urticae to aerial conidia and blastospores of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana. Systematic and Applied Acarology. https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.25.3.5.
- Al Khoury, C., Guillot, J., Nemer, G., Nemer, N. 2019. Lethal activity of beauvericin, a mycotoxin produced by the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana, against the two-spotted spider mites, Tetranychus urticae Koch. Journal of Applied Entomology https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12684.