Roy Kanbar, D.Pharm., M.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Campus: Byblos
Email: roy.kanbar@lau.edu.lb
LAU Extension: 2447
Office Location: CHSC 6103A

Dr. Kanbar joined the Lebanese American University School of Pharmacy in October 2010. He came from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville where he was a Research Associate at the Department of Pharmacology. His Ph.D. studies were in the field of Physiology and Cardiovascular Pharmacology. His post-doctoral studies examined the role of brainstem neurons in the control of blood pressure using new methodologies such as optogenetics.

Education and Training

  • D.Pharm., Saint Joseph University Faculty of Pharmacy, Beirut
  • M.S. in Physiology and Neuroscience, University of Lyon 1, Lyon, France
  • Ph.D. in Physiology and Cardiovascular Pharmacology, University of Lyon 1, Lyon, France
  • Post-doctoral studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Honors and Awards

  • Full scholarship (Ph.D.), French Ministry of Higher Education
  • Fellowship (post-doctoral), French Society of Hypertension

Scholarly Interests

  • Investigating the central regulatory mechanisms of blood pressure and breathing in order to better understand the underlying pathophysiology of hypertension and sleep apnea

Selected Publications