Lab of Dr. Elias Rahal

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​Rese​arch Area

Effects of Viral DNA on Host​

Research P​rojects

  • Herpesvirus DNA and autommunity
  • Immunostimulatory properties of Herpesvirus DNA
  • Cellular receptors in the immune responses to Herpesvirus DNA​

Selected Publications

Epstein​-Bar​r Virus and Human Herpes Virus 6 Type A DNA Enhance IL-17 Production in Mice.​
Rahal EA, Hajjar H, Rajeh M, Yamout B, Abdelnoor AM
Viral Immunology. 2015, vol.​28, no.5, pp-297-302

Approaches to Treatment of Emerging Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli Infections Highlighting the O104:H4 Serotype.
Rahal EA, Fadlallah SM, Nassar FJ, Kazzi N, Matar GM
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 2015, vol.5, pp-24

The Effect of HLA, IL2RA And IL7RA Alleles on the Risk of Multiple Sclerosis in HHV-6 Infected and Uninfected Subjects.
Rahal EA, Fayad L, Jaber Df, Kherlopian A, Yamout B, Abdelnoor A.M.
Research in Immunology: an International Journal. 2014, vol.2014, pp-1-7

Polymorphisms in Interleukin-2 and Interleukin-7 Receptor α-Chain Genes and Human Herpes Virus-6 as Risk Factors for Multiple Sclerosis​
Fayad L, Kherlopian A, Abdelnoor A.M., Yamout B, Rahal EA
British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research. 2014, vol.4, pp-468-480

Decrease in Shiga Toxin Expression Using a Minimal Inhibitory Concentration of Rifampicin Followed by Bactericidal Gentamicin Treatment Enhances Survival of Escherichia coli O157:H7-Infected BALB/c Mice.​
Rahal EA, Kazzi N, Sabra A, Abdelnoor AM, Matar GM
Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials. 2011, vol.10, pp-34​


Research Grants

​​​Tit​l​e:Cellular receptors in the IL-17 response to EBV DNA
Role: Principal Investigator
Source: AUB-Medical Practice Plan
Year: 2017 ​– 2018​
​​​​Tit​l​e:Toll-like receptors in the response to EBV DNA
Role: Principal Investigator
Source: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research
Year: 2016 – 2018​
​​​​​Tit​l​e:Asmar Research Fund
Role: Principal Investigator​
Source: Private
Year: 2014 - Present​
Tit​l​e:Multiple sclerosis risk factors
Role: Co-investigator
Source: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research​
Year: 2012 - 2014
​​​​​Tit​l​e:Treatment of toxin producing E. coli infections
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Source: AUBMC-Medical Practice Plan
Year: 2012 - 2014​
Tit​l​e:Statins as antimicrobial agents
Role: Principal Investigator
Source: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research​
Year: 2011 - 2013
​​​​​Tit​l​e:ATM and Cancer
Role: Principal Investigator
Source: AUB-University Research Board
Year: 2011 – 2012
Tit​l​e:Herepesviridae and Transplantation
Role: Principal Investigator
Source: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research​
Year: 2010 - 2011
​​​​​​Tit​l​e:Seed grant
Role:Principal Investigator
Source: AUBMC-Medical Practice Plan​
Year:2010

​​Thesis Projects​ (​Last 5 Years)