Chairperson’s Welcome Message

​​Elie D. Al-Chaer.jpgJoin us on a journey from the molecule to the body. Come and see the cells and systems that make us humans and explore the frontiers of biomedical discovery. Be part of a dynamic group of scientists that study different manners of Anatomy, Embryology, Histology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Heart, Gastrointestinal and Reproductive Biology as well as Neuroscience or the biology of the system that coordinates all systems. In addition to providing foundational scientific knowledge, the diversity of science disciplines that we cover facilitates a natural synergy with other departments on campus and leads our faculty and students into fascinating exchanges across disciplines, across campus and around the globe.

The DACP integrates research and education of basic and translational, cellular and systems, medical sciences in the creation and dissemination of new knowledge to professional and graduate students (> 600 students), and for the greater benefit of research, medicine and society. The department is home to more than 20 faculty members; with laboratory space spread over 3 floors of the Diana Tamari Sabbagh Biomedical Research Building. The department houses 3 graduate programs in Human Morphology, Physiology and Neurosciences.



Elie Al-Chaer, MD
Professor & Chairperson