Dr. Majed's Lab
Assistant professor of Nanotoxicology
Department Of Biological Sciences
Faculty Of Sciences
King Abdulaziz University
Dr. Majed is an assistant professor of Nanotoxicology. Dr. Al-Shaeri received an Msc (2011) and PhD (2014) in (Nanotoxicology/Marine toxicology) from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, United Kingdom. Dr Al-Shaeri is interested in nanobiotechnology, nanotoxicity, and nanomaterial synthesis and characterization. Current research efforts are focused on elucidating the biological response and application potential of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) and nanoparticles (NPs), in the range of 1-100 nm, with novel physiochemical properties. Different manufacturers making NMs use a variety of synthesis methods, employing different catalytic metals and carbon sources leading to raw CNTs of varying purities and length, two characteristics important in determine the behaviour of CNTs and their potential health risk following exposure. The Fundamental studies currently underway involve nanomaterial interactions other substances (e.g. metals), and their potential toxicity and behaviour and how they may effect on biological systems, including in vitro and in vivo studies, intracellular fate; uptake, translocation and distribution. The understanding of NMs functionalisation, synthesis, characterisation, behaviour and interaction with metals provides good evidence that may lead to an understanding of their fate and effect on environment and human health. The research premise will aid in novel nanobiotechnology and nanotoxicology model development and thus enable safe implementation of nanomaterial products.