American University of Beirut

 Lab of Dr. Firas Kobeissy

​​​Link to Dr. Kobeissy's FMIS Profile​​

Rese​arch Area

​ Neuroproteomics & Mechanisms of Brain Injury: Models, Biomarkers and Neural Injury

Research Projects

  • Mechanisms of drug abuse-induced neural injury
  • Neuroproteomics in neurodegenerative diseases
  • Drug and Cell-based Neuroprotection Interventions in neurodegeneration
  • Oxidative stress and other implication for protein dysfunction

Selected Publications

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) enhances the therapeutic potential of neonatal neural stem cell transplantation post-Traumatic brain injury
Ghazale H, Ramadan N, Mantash S, Zibara K, El-Sitt S, Darwish H, Chamaa F, Boustany RM, Mondello S, Abou-Kheir W, Soueid J, Kobeissy F
Behav Brain Res. 2018 Mar 15;340:1-13

Implication of the Kallikrein-Kinin system in neurological disorders: Quest for potential biomarkers and mechanisms
Nokkari A, Abou-El-Hassan H, Mechref Y, Mondello S, Kindy MS, Jaffa AA, Kobeissy F
Prog Neurobiol. 2018 Jan 25.

Traumatic brain injury, diabetic neuropathy and altered-psychiatric health: The fateful triangle
Abou-El-Hassan H, Dia B, Choucair K, Eid SA, Najdi F, Baki L, Talih F, Eid AA, Kobeissy F
Med Hypotheses. 2017 Oct;108:69-80

Acute Exposure to Cigarette Smoking Followed by Myocardial Infarction Aggravates Renal Damage in an In Vivo Mouse Model
Kobeissy F, Shaito A, Kaplan A, Baki L, Hayek H, Dagher-Hamalian C, Nehme A, Ghali R, Abidi E, Husari A, Zeidan A, Zouein FA, Zibara K.
Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2017;2017:5135241

Spatially-Resolved Top-down Proteomics Bridged to MALDI MS Imaging Reveals the Molecular Physiome of Brain Regions
Delcourt V, Franck J, Quanico J, Gimeno JP, Wisztorski M, Raffo-Romero A, Kobeissy F, Roucou X, Salzet M, Fournier I
Mol Cell Proteomics. 2018 Feb;17(2):357-372​

Research Grants​

​​​Tit​l​e: Dual Neurotherapeutic Effects of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Arachidonic Acid (AA) with Neonatal Neural Stem Cell transplantation Post Traumatic Brain Injury
Role: Principal Investigator
Source: Grants by Faculty of Medicine-MPP / URB, Lebanon
Year: 2017 – Present  ​
​​​​Tit​l​e: Effect Of Second Hand Smoking (SHS) On Cardiac And Vascular Smooth Muscle Remodeling
Role: Principal Investigator
Source: Medical Practice Plan (MPP), Faculty of Medicine-MPP / Lebanon
Year: 2013- 2017 
​​​​​Tit​l​e: Microglial activation and neural stem cells cross talk post Traumatic Brain Injury  
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Source: US Department of Defense-Navy / USA
Year: 2009 - Present
Tit​l​e: Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury in Lebanon: A Retrospective Cohort Study Hand Smoking (SHS) On Cardiac And Vascular Smooth Muscle Remodeling
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Source: Medical Practice Plan (MPP), Faculty of Medicine-MPP / Lebanon
Year: 2016 - 2017 ​


Selected a judge for The 2016 UA Global Summit will take place on Nov 8-11th in Dublin, Ireland
​Selected Panel Chair at The International Council of Integrative Medicine, Australia Chapter ​ 
​University of Florida Chapter of Sigma Xi Graduate Research Award recipient 
​University of Florida, Faculty Research award 
​Excellence in Medical education, University of Florida ​​
​First place recipient, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Foundation Robinson Endowment. Research Grant-in-Aid:$2500 ​​

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