American Univesity of Beirut


​​​​​​​​Keynote Speaker

Dr. ​Muhammad H. Zaman
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Boston University College of Engineering​

He is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering and International Health at Boston University. His work has been published in Nature, Science, and Lancet

Planetary Health, among other magazines. In addition, his opinion pieces and columns have appeared in leading newspapers around the world, including the New York Times, the Huffington Post, U.S. News & World Report, El País, and Japan Times; on Al Jazeera; at the World Economic Forum; and through dozens of other outlets. He lives wit​h his family in the greater Boston area.

Dr. Zaman leads the Zaman Lab of Boston University, which is divided into two main thrusts, namely global health and cancer. Within the global health arena, his interests are focused on improving health systems through understanding of disease determinants, development of better diagnostics, and helping local stakeholders implement evidence-based policy. His current work focuses on antimicrobial resistance, One Health integrated solutions, improved testing of drug quality, and improved diagnostics for maternal health.​

Welcome Speakers

Dr. Fadlo Khuri

President of the American University of Beirut


Dr. Saouma BouJaoude​

I/Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences​


Dr. Rami Oweini

D​irector of the Kamal A. Shair Central Research Science Laboratory

Invited Speakers


Dr. Joanna Doummar

Department of Geology – FAS


Dr. ​Nada Melhem

Medical Laboratory Sciences – FHS


Dr. Rihab Nasr

Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiological Sciences – FM


Dr. Houssam Rassy

Department of Chemistry – FAS

Dr. Michel Kazan

Department of Physics – FAS


Dr. Mic​hel Massaad

Experimental Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology – FM


Dr. Samir Mustapha

Department of Mechanical Engineering – FEA


Dr. Mike Osta

Department of Biology – FAS

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