Lab of Dr. Ghassan Matar

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Rese​arch Area

Mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and genetics of biofilm formation

Research P​rojects

  • Mechanisms of resistance in ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae
  • Mechanisms of resistance to carbapenems in Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter and assessment of combination therapy and use of inhibitors.
  • Mechanisms of resistance to newly emerging colistin resistance and assessment of treatment options in Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter
  • Assessment of the inhibitory effect of biofilm forma in vivo

Selected Publications

The inhibition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation by micafungin and the enhancement of antimicrobial agent effectiveness in BALB/c mice.
Kissoyan K A, Bazzi W, Hadi U,Ghassan M Matar ;
​Biofouling (2016), 32(7):779-86.

Genotypic And Virulence Characteristics Of Listeria Monocytogenes Recovered From Food Items In Lebanon
Nathaline Haidar-Ahmad, Kohar Annie B Kissoyan, Sukayna M Fadlallah, Rima El-Hajj, Majd Saleh, Nada Ghosn, Ghassan M Matar ;
​Journal Of Infection In Developing Countries. J Infect Dev Ctries. 2016 Aug 2;10(7):712-7

Molecular Epidemiology And Antimicrobial Resistance Of Salmonella Species From Clinical Specimens And Food Items In Lebanon.
Sukayna M Fadlallah, Marwa Shehab, Katia Cheaito, Majd Saleh, Nada Ghosn, Walid Ammar, Ghassan M Matar ;
​Journal Of Infection In Developing Countries. J Infect Dev Ctries. 2017 Jan 30;11(1):19-27

Assessment Of Combination Therapy In Balb/C Mice Injected With Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Strains
Salloum NA, Kissoyan KA, Fadlallah S, Cheaito K, Araj GF, Wakim R, Kanj S, Kanafani Z, Dbaibo G, Ghassan M Matar ;
​Frontiers In Microbiology. 2015, vol.6, pp-999

Effect Of Rifampicin And Gentamicin On Shiga Toxin 2 Expression Level And The SOS Response In Escherichia Coli O104:H4.
Fadlallah SM, Rahal EA, Sabra A, Kissoyan KA, Ghassan M Matar ;
​Foodborne Pathogens And Disease. 2015, vol.12, no.1, pp-47-55​

Research Grants

​​​Tit​l​e: Genotyping of HIV
Role: Principal Investigator
Source: Grant by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention
Year: 1994 ​– 1996 ​
​​​​Tit​l​e: Establishment of Infectious Diseases Laboratory
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Source: Grant by US Department of Defense
Year: 2008-2011​
​​​​​Tit​l​e: Ministry of Health (MOH) Lebanon funds for supporting PulseNet (in collaboration with CDC/WHO)
Role: Principal Investigator​
Source: Grant by MOH, Lebanon
Year: 2009 - Present
Tit​l​e: WHO-AGISAR Geneva: Detection of Antimicrobial Resistance in Foodborne Pathogens in Lebanon
Role: Principal Investigator
Source: LGrant by WHO-AGISAR, Switzerland
Year: 2011 – 2014​
​​​​​Tit​l​e: Medical Practice Plan (MPP), Faculty of Medicine, and University Research Board (URB), AUB, Research Projects
Role: Principal Investigator
Source: Grants by Faculty of Medicine-MPP / URB, Lebanon
Year: 1994 - Present​
Tit​l​e:Lebanese National Council for Research (LNCSR) Research Projects​
Role: Principal Investigator
Source: Grants by LNCSR, Lebanon​
Year: 1994 – 2013​


​Appointed as Chair of ASM Ambassador Program Leadership Circle
​A​​​ppointed as member of the ASM Ambassador Program leadership Circle 
​Appointed as American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Ambassador to Lebanon
​Appointed as Resource Advisor in WHO-AGISAR (Advisory Group for the Integrated surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance, Geneva)
​CDC/WHO/MOH PulseNet International (Lebanon) Project Coordinator​
​Awarded the Fulbright Scholarship,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention​

​​Thesis Projects​ (​Last 5 Years)​