Lab of Dr. Ahmed El Yazbi

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​​​​Research Area

  • Molecular mechanism leading to the vascular pathology
  • Molecular interplay between metabolic syndrome and central neuronal activity: Impact on autonomic and cognitive functions
  • Novel Click-modifiable polyfunctional anti-inflammatory design and screening
  • Pharmacokinetic parameters of drugs in health and disease

Research Projects

  • Vascular dysfunction as a consequence of high calorie intake: Modulation by oral anti-hyperglycemic drugs
  • Modulation of metabolic stress-induced neuro-inflammation by oral anti-diabetic drugs: A proposed role for activation of autophagy
  • In vivo and molecular screening of COX2/15LOX inhibitors with PPAR- agonistic activity

Personnel

Mrs. Nahed Mougharbel, Associate Technician
Email: nm16@aub.edu.lb

Mr. Ali Mroue, Research assistant
Email: am180@aub.edu.lb

Ms. Walaa Fakih
Email: walaafakih4444@gmail.com

Selected Publications

Google scholar publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=DiYBS2AAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao 

Scopus publications: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=11240437000​

Research G​rants

 Title
 Role
 Source
 Year
Investigation of the non-glycemic cardioprotective mechanism of SGLT2 inhibitors: Impact on adipose inflammationPrincipal InvestigatorDiabetes Research and Wellness Foundation2018
Cardiac Autonomic neuropathy and hemodynamic dysfunction as a consequence of adipose inflammation and mild hypercaloric intake: Modification by phosphate supplementationPrincipal InvestigatorPresident's Collaborative Research Stimulus2018
Modulation of metabolic stress-induced neuro-inflammation by oral anti-diabetic drugs: A proposed role for activation of autophagyPrincipal InvestigatorLNCSR2018
Investigating the Role of Direct Oral Anti-coagulants on Vascular Dysfunction Associated with Metabolic ChallengePrincipal InvestigatorFarouk Jabre Award2018
Vascular dysfunction as a consequence of high calorie intake: Modulation by oral anti-hyperglycemic drugsPrincipal​ InvestigatorAUBMC-MPP2016

Awards​

2017
Early Career Faculty Showcase Award, American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) 
​2011
​ASPET Post Doctoral Scientist Award
​2010 
ASPET Post Doctoral Scientist Award
​2009
ASPET Post Doctoral Scientist Award​
​2008
Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship​
​2008
​Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Fellowship
​2007
​Andrew Stewart Graduate Memorial Prize
​2006
​AHFMR Studentship Award
​2006
​Isaac Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship​

Thesis Projects​ (​Last 5 Years)​