“Dr. Zgheib is Professor at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (AUBFM). She launched and has been directing the Pharmacogenetics (PGx) lab at AUBFM since 2007. Her current area of research focuses on the PGx and pharmacoepigenetics of non-communicable diseases with a special interest in cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
Dr. Zgheib has been applying the “candidate gene” PGx approach, and recently started using higher throughput analysis. Her more recent research projects are geared towards performing more extensive genotyping and including bigger and more representative population samples such as by developing research registries and prospectively following up patients. Furthermore, many technologies and research applications, such as next generation sequencing and epigenetics that complement and enhance PGx research and applications, are being actively pursued.
Dr. Zgheib’s lab is funded by intramural and extramural grants. In 2020, she received the prestigious Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Arab Researchers for Pharmacogenetics.”