American University of Beirut

Research Projects

  • ​Developing a program for PID in collaboration with Children’s Hospital in Boston
  • Genetic and functional studies.
  • Respiratory Viral Infections Surveillance:
    • Epidemiologic surveillance of respiratory viral infections in Lebanon
    • Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network- Lebanon
    • Severe Acute Respiratory Infections sentinel surveillance in collaboration with MOH and WHO.
    • Mortality database for children with RSV or Influenza virus
  • Lebanese Inter-hospital Pneumococcal Surveillance Program (LIPSP)
    • Serotype identification
    • Antimicrobial susceptibility
    • Virulence genes distribution
  • Bacterial pathogens
    • Collection and storage of invasive bacterial pathogens
    • Serogroup distribution
    • Epidemiological characteristics of culture proven resistant gram negative bacterial infections
    • Molecular and clinical epidemiology of infections caused by Pseudomonas Aeruginosa isolates and impact of antibiotic resistance 
    • Molecular mechanism of Colistin Resistance in Gram- negative Bacilli 
    • Surgical Site Infections
    • Febrile Neutropenia 
    • Implanted Vascular Access Device (IVAD) Infections
    • Central line-associated bloodstream infections
    • Clinical Epidemiology of infections caused by Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA and MSSA)
    • Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia rates of in critical care units
    • Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in the heater-cooler devices
    • Hospital acquired infections
    • Clostridium Difficile associated with diarrhea characteristics and outcomes
    • Neonatal Sepsis: Characteristics and outcomes
    • Extra- Intestinal Salmonellosis
    • Discovery of Novel Anti-infective agents from environmental microorganisms.
    • War, AntiMicrobial Resistance, and Acinetobacter baumannii  (WAMRA): Effect of heavy metals on AMR in conflict settings
  • Maternal Measles Antibody transmission in Lebanese Infants
  • Deep immunophenotyping of healthy individuals in Lebanon
  • Monitoring of food borne diseases in Lebanon
  • Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)
    • PID pediatric patients with documented EBV infections presenting with B- cell lymphoma
    • Mediator-response to EBV DNA
    • Role of EBV and EBV DNA in inflammatory diseases
    • Incidence of EBV and severity of associated diseases 

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