American University of Beirut

Lab of Dr. Georges Nemer

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​Rese​arch Area

Genetics of Congenital Heart Diseases: from Developmental Biology to Translational ​Medicine

Research Projects

  • Identification of novel genes using whole exome sequencing in patients with Congenital Heart Disease
  • Role of the transcription factor NFATC1 in cardiac, ocular, and cutaneous diseases
  • Role of TBX genes in lung cancer
  • Screening for founder mutations in patients with cardiomyopathies in Lebanon​

Selected Publications

A novel role for CSRP1 in a Lebanese family with both cardiac defects and polydactyly: a potential digenic cardiac effect in conjunction with TRPS1
Kamar A, Fahed AC, Shibbani K, BouSeleiman S, Arabi M, Kurban M, Seidman J, Seidman C, Haidar R, Baydoun E, Nemer G, Bitar F
Front Genet. 2017 Dec 18;8:217​

A Novel Mutation in FOXC1 in a Lebanese Family with Congenital Heart Disease and Anterior Segment Dysgenesis: Potential Roles for NFATC1 and DPT in the Phenotypic Variations
Khalil A, Al-Haddad C, Hariri H, Shibbani K, Bitar F, Kurban M, Nemer G , Arabi M
Front Genet. 2017 Dec 18;8:217​

TBX2 subfamily suppression in lung cancer pathogenesis: a high-potential marker for early detection
Khalil A, Sivakumar S, San Lucas FA, McDowell T, Lang W, Tabata K, Fujimoto J, Yatabe Y, Spira A, Scheet P, Nemer G, Kadara H
Oncotarget. 2017 Aug 4;8(40):68230-68241​

FOXI2, a Possible New Determinant of Ectodermal Dysplasias
Kurban M, Bou Zein Eddine S, Hamie L, El-Rassy I, Safi R, Abbas O, Kibbi AG, Bitar F, and Nemer G
Eur J Dermatol. 2017 Dec 1;27(6):641-645​

Tooth Development Associated with Mutations in Hereditary Vitamin D–Resistant Rickets
​Hanna A, Sanjad S, Andary R, Nemer G, and Ghafari J
JDR Clinical & Translational Research, Volume: 3 issue: 1, page(s): 28-34 ​​​

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