American University of Beirut

Lab of Dr. Rosalyn Jurjus

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Research Interests

Biomedical Sciences: Epithelial tissues in Inflammation and healing as well as the molecular basis of various pathologies, including ulcerative colitis, wounds (skin, cornea), cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis
Medical education: Adult learning, retention of knowledge, integration of learning  and curricular innovation

Selected Publications

Biomedical Sciences:

Primary dermal fibroblasts derived from sdc-1 deficient mice migrate faster and have altered alphav integrin function. 
Jurjus RA, Liu Y, Pal-Ghosh S, Tadvalkar G, Stepp MA.
Wound Repair Regen, 2008

Modulation of Beta2 and Beta3 integrins in experimental colitis induced by iodoacetamide and enteropathogenic E. coli. 
Hajj-Hussein IA, Jurjus R, Saliba J, Ghanem S, Diab R, Bou Assi T, Daouk H, Leone A, Jurjus A.
J Biol Regul Homeost Agents, 2013

Blocking cyclophilins in the chronic phase of asthma reduces the persistence of leukocytes and disease reactivation. 
Stemmy EJ, Balsley MA, Jurjus RA, Damsker JM, Bukrinsky MI, Constant SL.
Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol, 2011

Medical education:

Design for learning: adapting the microscopic anatomy laboratory to adult learners.
Jurjus RA, Krum J, Goldman EF.
Anat Sci Educ, 2013

Curricular response to increase recall and transfer of anatomical knowledge into the obstetrics/gynecology clerkship.
Jurjus RA, Brown K, Goldman E, Galoosian A, Butera G, Krapf JM.
Anat Sci Educ, 2016

Microscopic anatomy and pathology laboratories: design of an e-learning atlas as an evolving response to interdisciplinary medical curricular needs. 
Jurjus RA, Butera G, Krum J, Davis MS, Mills A, Latham P.
Medical Science Educator, 2017


Young Faculty Travel Award, American Association of Anatomists, for educational abstract “Anatomical knowledge retention in third-year medical students prior to the ob/gyn and surgery rotation,” 2013
Award from the university of Palermo for the Advancement of Science in Italy, July 2017

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