Assaad Antoine

Assaad Antoine

Assaad Antoine
Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy Cell Biology and Physiology
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon


I am an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology at the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon. I earned a master degree in Biomedical Engineering from Claude Bernard University, France then he joined the PhD. program in the same university and received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 2006 in Interdisciplinary Studies: Physiopathology, Metabolism and Biochemistry. After which, I joined the Department of Medicine/Nephrology at the University of Texas Health Science center at san Antonio as postdoctoral fellow until September of 2010. In October I joined AUB as assistant Professor and was recently promoted to Associate Professor. My research interest is to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of diabetes and its complications especially diabetic neuropathy, nephropathy and diabetic cardiomyopathy. I am a member of many national and international associations; the American Society of Nephrology, the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the Lebanese Association for Advancement of Sciences. I am recipient of many awards and my research work is funded by many national and international foundations: the National Kidney Foundation, the American Heart Association, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The Qatar National Research Foundation, The Lebanese National Center for Scientific Research, as well as from other foundations and organizations.

Research Interest

Diabetes and diabetic complications i.
Diabetic Nephropathy
ii. Diabetic Cardiomyopathy
iii. Diabetic Neuropathy
iv. Diabetes and Cancer
Signaling Mechanisms of diabetic nephropathy, nephropathy and cardiomyopathy.
 Biomarkers identification to predict the onset and development of renal and cardiovascular injuries in diabetes
Drug synthesis and drug screening to inhibit diabetic complications development
Stem Cells research in Diabetes