Jad Abdallah, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Campus: Byblos
Email: jabdallah@lau.edu.lb
LAU Extension: 2428
Office Location: CHSC 6111

Dr. Abdallah joined the Lebanese American University School of Pharmacy in October 2009. He came from the Saint-Joseph University Faculty of Sciences, Beirut, where he was Assistant Professor.

Education and Training

  • B.S. in Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Genetics, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut
  • M.S. in Protein Structure and Function, Paris Diderot University (Paris 7), Paris
  • Ph.D. in Protein Engineering, Paris Diderot University (Paris 7) and Jacques Monod Institute, Paris

Scholalry Interests

  • Biotechnology, protein characterization and function

Selected Publications

  • Abdallah J, Mihoub M, Gautier V, Richarme G. The DJ-1 superfamily members YhbO and YajL from Escherichian coli repair proteins from glycation by methylglyoxal and glyoxal. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2016 Jan 14. pii: S0006-291X(16)30068-7. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2016.01.068. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Ghaddar A, Fawaz M, Khazen G, Abdallah J, Milane A. Prevalence of depression in Parkinson’s disease in a Lebanese tertiary clinic. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 2016;38:51-58.
  • Mihoub M, Abdallah J, Gontero B, Dairou J, Richarme G. The DJ-1 superfamily member HSP31 repairs proteins from glycation by methylglyoxal an glyoxal. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2015;463:1305-1310.
  • Milane A, Abdallah J, Kanbar R, Khazen G, Ghassibe-Sabbagh M, Salloum AK, Youhanna S, Saad A, El Bayeh H, Chammas E, Platt DE, Hager J, Gauguier D, Zalloua P, Abchee A; FGENTCARD Consortium. Association of hypertension with coronary artery disease in the Lebanese population. Springerplus. 2014 Sep 16;3:533. doi: 10.1186/2193-1801-3-533. eCollection 2014.
  • Kthiri F, Le HT, Tagourti J, Kern R, Malki A, Caldas T, Abdallah J, Landoulsi A, Richarme G. The thioredoxin homolog YbbN functions as a chaperone rather than as an oxidoreductase. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2008;374:668-672.
  • Malki A, Le HT, Milles S, Kern R, Caldas T, Abdallah J, Richarme G. Solubilization of protein aggregates by the acid stress chaperones HdeA and HdeB. J Biol Chem 2008;283:13679-13687.
  • Abdallah J, Caldas T, Kthiri F, Kern R, Richarme G. YhbO protects cells against multiple stresses. J Bacteriol 2007;189:9140-9144.