American Univesity of Beirut

Ongoing Research Projects

  • ​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
  • Regulation of adrenergic receptors by Cadmium
  • Modulation of alpha 2-Adrenoceptors by Bisphenol A
  • 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
  • Regulation of alpha 2C-adrenoceptor in microvascular smooth muscle cells
  • Cadmium and Raynaud’s phenomenon: Role of alpha 2C-adrenoceptor and COX2 
  • Stress and hypertension: Role of cortisol and Epac in arteriolar smooth muscle cells
  • Ziziphus nummularia and phenotype of aortic smooth muscle cells: implications for atherosclerosis
  • Rhus coriaria in hypertension: Role of PI3k/eNOS/cGMP and cAMP
  • 7-O-methyl punctuation, a novel homosiolfavone from bulbs of Bellevalia eigii, and hypertension


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