Tamara Abou Antoun, B.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Abou Antoun joined the Lebanese American University School of Pharmacy in October 2010. She came from the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, where she was as a post-doctoral Research Associate studying the molecular mechanisms of tumor stem cell recurrence and treatment-resistance, and the development of targeted therapy to eradicate and reduce the rate of recurrent treatment-resistant malignancies. Previously, she was a Research Technologist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Her Ph.D. studies focused on the molecular mechanisms that promote pediatric brain tumor invasion and metastasis.

Education and Training

  • B.S. in Biomedical Sciences (Honors), Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Children’s National Medical Center Washington, DC

Honors and Awards

  • The American Federation for Medical Research Outstanding Post-doctoral Research Award, 2010

Scholarly Interests

  • Identifying and isolating cancer stem-like cells to understand their mechanism of treatment-resistance and metastatic recurrence (highlight)

Selected Publications