American University of Beirut

 Lab of Dr. Fouad Zouein

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​​​​​​​Research Area

  • Novel Therapeutic strategies to prevent adverse cardiac remodeling and subsequent heart failure development

Research Projects

  • The impact of chronic smoking on cardiac/aortic remodeling in female mice in the presence and absence of estrogen contraceptives
  • The impact of chronic smoking on cardiac/aortic remodeling between males and females mice following myocardial infarction
  • The impact of IL33/ILC2 axis on cardiac remodeling post myocardial infarction
  • Effect of hyper-caloric intake on hemodynamic functions and cardiac autonomic control: Potential modulation by anti-diabetic drugs
  • ​The impact of Vitamin B3 on cardiac remodeling post-MI

Selected Publications

Google Scholar :,5​ 


Dr. Abdallah Kaplan, Postdoctoral fellow

Dr. Emna Abidi, Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Cynthia Tannous, Postdoctoral Fellow

Mrs. Rana Ghali, Research Assistant

Research Grants

Title Role Source Year
Impact of Vaping Inhalation on Cardio-Pulmonary Systems: Replacing 'Worst' with 'Bad'?Principal Investigator AUBMC – CRSPending
Vitamin B3: The New Promising Drug of Myocardial Infarction ManagementPrincipal Investigator AUBMC-MPP2018
Smoke Cardiomyopathy in Females: Deciphering the Unknown and Assessing the Risk of Estrogen ContraceptivesPrincipal Investigator CNRS2018
LC2 and IL-33: A Novel Therapeutic Team for MIPrincipal Investigator AUBMC-MPP2017
Role of STAT3 in Hypertension Induced Remodeling of the HeartPrincipal Investigator AUBMC-Seed2015


Elected as Fellow of The American Heart Association (FAHA) conferred by the Council on Hypertension during Leadership Committee Meeting of the American Heart Association (AHA)  
​Faculty Development Program in Clinical Research Award
Regions Award for outstanding graduate research accomplishment
European Cytokine Society Junior Publication Initiative Award for best review article
Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine (SFRBM) Mini-Fellowship award​
​Excellence in Pharmacology Program Award – The School of Graduate Studies at the University of Mississippi Medical Center​

​Thesis Projects​ (​Last 5 Years)​

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