American Univesity of Beirut

 Lab of Dr. ElieAl-Chaer

​​​​Link to Dr. Elie Al Chaer​​ ​FMIS Profile​


​Research Labs

Comprehensive Neuroscience Studies (CNS)

  • ​Dr. Elie D. Al-Chaer
  • Nada B. Lawand


Research Interests​

Neuroscience, Pain, Visceral Pain

Research at ACELAB™ for CNS is centered on the sex differences, hormonal regulation and neural processing of pain. It explores the neural mechanisms associated with sensory disorders and pain symptoms refractory to conventional treatments. More specifically, it examines the mechanisms involved in controlling and down-regulating chronic pain symptoms in adults, associated with long term neuroplastic, endocrine and immunal changes. Its translational value lies in defining the neurogenic components of functional gastrointestinal disorders, and exploring the interactive dynamics of gender, stress and sensorimotor pathways, and their roles in the processing of intractable pain.



​Selected Publications​

Contribution of capsaicin-sensitive innervation to the continuous eruption of the rat mandibular incisors. 
Chidiac JJ, Kassab A, Rifai K, Al-Chaer ED, Saadé NE. 
Anatomical science international, 2019

Anatomical science international Modulation of incisor eruption in rats by sympathetic efferents.
Chidiac JJ, Kassab A, Rifai K, Saadé NE, Al Chaer ED
Archives of oral biology, 2018

Peer (and brothers) review? Ethical challenges in author-proposed peer-reviewers. 
Charlier P, Al-Chaer ED, Bou Abdallah F, Massaad C, Hervé C. 
European journal of internal medicine, 2018.

Nitrous Oxide Induces Prominent Cell Proliferation in Adult Rat Hippocampal Dentate Gyrus. 
Chamaa F, Bahmad HF, Makkawi AK, Chalhoub RM, Al-Chaer ED, Bikhazi GB, Nahas Z, Abou-Kheir W.
Frontiers in cellular neuroscience, 2018.

Role of sympathetic nervous system in rat model of chronic visceral pain. 2016. 
Gil DW, Wang J, Gu C, Donello JE, Cabrera S, Al-Chaer ED.
Neurogastroenterology and motility: the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society, 2016






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