Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Carine  Jaafar

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Med/Hematology & Med/Oncology

Mentor:  Dr. Ricardo Aguiar

Phone:  210-9055031



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 ational Council for Scientific Research (CNRS-L/AUB) Doctoral Scholarship


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.