Lab of Dr. Samia Khoury

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Rese​arch Area

 ​Neuroimmunology, Multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Research P​rojects

  • Exosomal microRNAs in Multiple Sclerosis: Reconciling expression signatures with disease relapse, remission, and response to treatment
  • Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Database (AMIR)
  • Cerebrospinal fluid, Urinary and Plasma biomarkers in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Immunological Pattern During Multiple Sclerosis Relapses and Response to Treatment
  • Effect of Vitamin D replacement on immune function and cognition in MS patients​

Selected Publications

Effect of Vitamin D Replacement on Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis Patients
Darwish H, Haddad R, Osman S, Ghassan S, Yamout B, Tamim H, Khoury SJ
Sci Reports 2017

Effect of vitamin D replacement on immunological biomarkers in patients with multiple sclerosis
Mrad MF, El Ayoubi NK, Esmerian MO, Kazan JM, Khoury SJ
Clin Immunol 2017;181:9-15​​

Opposite Functions of STAT3 and Smad3 in Regulating Tiam1 Expression in Th17 cells
Buttrick T, Khoury SJ,Elyaman W
Small GTPases 2017 ​​

Foxo1 Promotes Th9 Cell Differentiation and Airway Allergy
Buttrick T, Wang W, Yung C, Trieu K, Patel K, Khoury SJ,Ai X, Elyaman W
Small GTPases 2017 ​​

Research Grants​

​​​Tit​l​e:Microglial activation and neural stem cells cross talk post
Role: Principal In​vestigator
Source: ONR
Year: 2017 ​– 2019​ ​
​​​​​Tit​l​e:EBV Infected B Lymphocyte Exosomes and Dendritic Cells: Differential Cytokine Profile in Multiple Sclerosis​
Role: Principal Investigator
Source: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research
Year: 2016 – 2018​

Awards

198​4​​Alpha Omega Alpha Society
​​The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical ​
2002
​Elected member
American Society of Clinical Investigation
2002
​Elected member
​American Neurological Association
2007
​Kuwait Prize for Immunolog​y 
Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences
2009
​Jack, Sadie and David Breakstone Chair
Harvard Medical School
2011
​Elected Fellow
American Academy of Neurology
2011
​Gold Award
Medical Alumni of the American Univ of Beirut
2012
​Excellence in Science Award
Lebanese Society for the Advancement of Science
2013
​Elected Fellow
Royal College of Physician-England
2013
​Elected Fellow 
American Neurological Association
2017
​Research Excellence Award
CNRS, Lebanon
2017
​Innovative Doctors
Saudi Arabia Embassy​​
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