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

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

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. Previously, he did his Ph.D. studies at the Jacques Monod Institute in Paris where he focused on the molecular chaperones as potent modulators of misfolding disease.

Dr. Abdallah was acting Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at LAU School of Pharmacy (2011-2014). He currently serves as the local ambassador of the Biochemical Society.

Education and Training

  • B.S. in Life and Earth Sciences, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut
  • M.S. in Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Genetics, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut
  • M.S. in Proteomics, Paris Diderot University, Paris
  • B.E. in Agriculture, Lebanese University, Beirut
  • Ph.D. in Structure, Function and Protein Engineering, Paris Diderot University, Paris

French Qualifications

  • Qualified as “Maitre de Conférences” of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (section 64)
  • Qualified as “Maitre de Conférences” of Cellular Biology (section 65)

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of the Daniel Turnberg – British Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Fellow of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • Fellow of the Ile-de-France Region

Scholarly Interests

  • Chaperone proteins protecting cells against protein denaturation and possible degradation of misfolded proteins, leading to protein aggregation, neurodegenerative diseases and cancer (highlight)
  • Proteomic profiling of cancer stem-like cells to understand therapy-evasion and metastatic recurrence (highlight)

Selected Publications