Dr. Ibrahim Shokry


Dr. Shokry has been with Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine since 1989. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Shokry advises the student Integrative Veterinary Medicine Club (IVMC). 

He completed a post-doctoral research fellowship with the Department of Pharmacology, Guy’s Hospital Medical School in London, U.K. In addition, he was a visiting scientist at Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, and has been appointed as a research affiliate professor at Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, FAU in Florida.


  1. Shokry, I. M.J. J. Callanan, J. Sousa and R. Tao, 2016: New Insights on Different Response of MDMA-Elicited Serotonin Syndrome to Systemic and Intracranial Administrations in the Rat Brain. PloS one, 11, e0155551. 
  2. Shokry, I. M., A. MaqueiraJ. J. Callanan, C. Shields, C. Clayton and R. Tao, 2016: Effects of synthetic cathinones ('bath salts') on rat behavior. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 26, S230. 
  3. Tao R, Shokry IMCallanan JJ. Environment underlying Ecstasy-induced serotonin syndrome. Annals of Forensic Research and Analysis. 4(1): 1039, 2017 
  4. Shokry I.M., Callanan, J.J., Tao, R. (2017). D1 receptors, but not D2, mediate the locomotor activity and behavioral sensitization caused by 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) in rats. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 27(Supplement 4), Page S642.  
  5. Shokry, I., DeSuza, K, Callanan, J, Shim, G, Ma, Z, Tao, R. (2018). Individuals with Hyperthyroidism are More Susceptible to having a Serious Serotonin Syndrome Following MDMA (Ecstasy) Administration in Rats Ann Forensic Res Anal 
  6. Shokry, I. M.Callanan, J. J., & Tao, R. (2019). Cortical dopamine is essential for the hallucinogenic effect of 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) demonstrated by enhanced EEG activity in rats. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 29, S98-S99. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroneuro.2018.11.1084 
  7. Shokry, I. M., Sinha, V., Da Silva, G., Park, S. B., Callanan, J. J., & Tao, R. (2019). Comparison of electroencephalogram (EEG) response to MDPV versus the hallucinogenic drugs MK-801 and ketamine in rats. Exp Neurol, 313, 26-36. doi:10.1016/j.expneurol.2018.12.001