American Univesity of Beirut

 Lab of Dr. Nathalie Khoueiry Zgheib

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Rese​arch Area

  • Pharmacogenetics and pharmacoepigenetics of non-communicable diseases
  • Toxicology research

Research P​rojects

  • Epigenetics, pharmacoepigenetics and toxicoepigenetics of breast cancer
  • Pharmacogenetics of acute childhood leukemias
  • Pharmacogenetics of epilepsy
  • Nutrigenetics of obesity
  • Pharmacogenetics of antifungals and immunosuppressants in patients undergoing allogenic stem cell transplantation
  • Environmental exposure to endocrine disruptors and its association with diseases.
  • Epigenetic and telomerase linked mechanisms behind the carcinogenic potential of Bisphenol A and its analogues
  • The association of airborne particles and their PAH content with coronary artery disease burden

Selected Publications

​ Google scholar publications: 
 Scopus publications:​ 


Ms. Reem Akika, Senior Technician

Mrs. Ruwaydah Khattab, Research assistant

Ms. Mariam Barakat, Research Assistant

Ms. Dareen Shatila, Research Assistant

Research Grants

​Maps of Coronary Artery Disease Burden and AiR Quality Danger Spots in the Greater Beirut Area (MARQ-Beirut)
​​Co-Principal Investigator

​2017 - 2019
​Epidemiology and biomarkers of air pollution and burden of coronary artery disease: risks, protective factors, and implications for prevention
​Co-Principal Investigator
​2017 - 2019
​The epigenetic and telomerase linked mechanisms behind the carcinogenic potential of Bisphenol A and its analogues (Bisphenol F and Bisphenol S) in breast cell lines
Principal Investigator
​Podocyturia mRNAs: earlier and superior predictors of cardiovascular outcomes in diabetic and non diabetic patients
2016 2019
​PhD Award Program with CNRS and Zainab Awada: Influence of bisphenol A on breast cancer development and metastasis via estrogen receptor alpha epigenetics and telomere linked mechanisms
Principal Investigator
​ 2015 - 2018
​Repository of cardiovascular diseases at AUBMC
​​​​Co-Principal Investigator
The role of peripheral WBCs ABCB1 promoter methylation with docetaxel related neutropenia in breast cancer patients: a toxicoepigenetic proposal
Principal Investigator
​2016 - 2017
​The Effect of Vitamin D on Th17 cells’ VDR Promoter Methylation and Expression
​​​​​Co-Principal​ Investigator
​​2016 - 2017
​The Role of Genetic Polymorphisms of Drug Metabolizing Enzymes and Transporters in the Interaction between Voriconazole and Cyclosporine in Patients Undergoing Allogenic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Pilot study
​2016 - 2017


TBLC consultant
​Teaching excellence Award
Merck Sharp & Dohme Doctoral scholarship in clinical pharmacology
Spark Entrepreneurship Network: Business plans: Geriatrics Home Care & Obstetrics Facility
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

​​Thesis Projects​ (​Last 5 Years)​

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