Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Carine Jaafar

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Professional Background


    • 2020 - PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology - American University of Beirut
    • 2014 - M.S. in Biology - American University of Beirut
    • 2008 - B.S. in Biochemistry - Lebanese University


    • 2017 - Recipient of the L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Levant and Egypt Fellowship
    • 2015 - National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS-L/AUB) Doctoral Scholarship

    Professional Memberships

  • Research

    Saad Omais, Nour Halaby, Karl John Habashy, Carine Jaafar, Anthony Bejjani, and Noël Ghanem#. “Histological Assessment of Cre-LoxP Genetic Recombination in the Aging Subventricular Zone of Nestin-CreERT2/Rosa26YFP Mice.” Methods in Molecular Biology 1-13. Doi: 10.1007/7651_2019_214, 2019

    Saad Omais*, Carine Jaafar*, Noël Ghanem#. *Co-first authors. “Till Death Do Us Part”: A Potential Irreversible Link Between Aberrant Cell Cycle Control and Neurodegeneration in the Adult Olfactory Bulb. Front. Neurosci. 12:144. Doi: 10.3389/fnins.2018.00144, 2018

    Carine Jaafar, Saad Omais, Sawsan Al Lafi, Nadim Al Jamal, Mohammad Noubani, Larissa Skaf and Noël Ghanem#. Role of Rb during Neurogenesis and Axonal Guidance in the Developing Olfactory System. Front Mol Neurosci. Doi:10.3389/fnmol.2016.00081, 2016

    Renaud Vandenbosch, Alysen Clark, Bensun C. Fong, Saad Omais, Carine Jaafar, Delphie Dugal-Tessier, Jagroop Dhaliwal, Diane C. Lagace, David S. Park, Noël Ghanem# and Ruth S. Slack# #Co-corresponding authors. RB regulates the production and the survival of newborn neurons in the embryonic and adult dentate gyrus’, Hippocampus, Doi: 10.1002/hipo.22613, 2016

    Rayan Naser, Renaud Vandenbosh, Saad Omais, Dayana Hayek, Carine Jaafar, Sawsan Al Lafi, Afaf Saliba, Maarouf Baghdadi, Larissa Skaf and Noël Ghanem#. Role of the Retinoblastoma protein, Rb during adult neurogenesis in the olfactory bulb. Scientific Reports, 6:20230 | Doi: 10.1038/srep20230, 2016.