Fatima A. Saleh

Fatima A. Saleh
Faculty: Health SciencesDepartment: Medical Laboratory TechnologyPosition: Assistant ProfessorOffice Number: 623Phone: 00961-1-300110Ext: 2747E-mail: f.saleh@bau.edu.lb

Biography

I obtained my BSc in Pharmacy with honors from Beirut Arab University, Lebanon in 2004. I earned my M.Sc. in Pharmacology and Biotechnology from Sheffield Hallam University, UK in 2005, then worked as a researcher at the Biomedical Tissue Research Group, University of York, UK. I was subsequently awarded a BBSRC CASE scholarship to pursue my PhD in biological sciences at University of York focusing on the regulation of mesenchymal stem cells activity in an in vitro model of the stem cell niche. After completing my PhD in 2011, I worked as a research associate at Hull York Medical School (HYMS), UK. I have a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals. In 2013, I returned to Lebanon to be appointed as an assistant professor at Medical Laboratory Technology department, Faculty of Health sciences, at Beirut Arab University.
Dr.Fatima Saleh _ Curriculum _Vitae.pdf

Teaching

At BAU, I taught Research Techniques, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Histology & Pathology, Biotechnology for MD, Basic & Clinical Pharmacology,  Pharmacology & Toxicology for Nursing, Pharmacology for PT, Biotoxicology, Issues in Substance Abuse, Topics in Addiction. I am always trying to implement new teaching methodologies in my courses. 

Research Interest

Biomedical research - Stem cells - Cellular differentiation - Wnt signalling 

Publications

Publications:

Saleh FA, Whyte M, Ashton P, Genever PG. Regulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Activity by Endothelial Cells. Stem Cells and Development, March 2011, 20(3): 391-403. 4.202 Impact Factor

Fatima A. Saleh and Paul G. Genever. Turning Round. Mesenchymal Stem Cells in 3D, an in vitro Revolution? Cytotherapy, September 2011, 13(8):903-912. 3.509 Impact Factor

F.A. Saleh, M. Whyte, P.G. Genever. Effects of endothelial cells on human mesenchymal stem cell activity in a three-dimensional in vitro model. European Cells & Materials, October 2011, 22: 242-257. 5.99 Impact Factor

Fatima A. Saleh, Jessica E. Frith, Jennifer A. Lee, Paul G. Genever. Three-dimensional in vitro culture techniques for mesenchymal stem cells. Methods in Molecular Biology. Emerging Methods in Progenitor Cell Biology: A Multisystemic Overview, January 2012, 916: 31-45. 1.29 Impact Factor
Leah Etheridge, Rebecca Mason, Fatima Saleh, Paul Genever. Cell-Cell Signalling Pathways that Regulate MSC Differentiation. The Biology and Therapeutic Applications of Mesenchymal Cells, by Wiley Publishers, 2015 (In Press).

Activities

Member of the Lebanese Order of Pharmacists
Member of the International society of stem cell research (ISSCR)
Member of Faculty Council, Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut Arab University
Member of Advisory Committee, Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut Arab University
Member of Quality Assurance Committee, Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut Arab University
Member of Research committee, Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut Arab University.

Conferences:

Fatima Saleh and Paul Genever. Real-time analysis of endogenous Wnt signaling in 3D mesenchymal stem cells. 2nd International Congress on Stem Cell and Cellular Therapies.  Antalya, Turkey, 2015.

Fatima Saleh and Paul Genever. Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Spheres: A 3D Revolution, 2nd STEMS, Latest Updates in Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine. Lebanese University, Fanar, Lebanon, 2014.

Fatima Saleh, Farinaz Asfan, Ashley jaques, Muna Whyte and Paul Genever. Canonical Wnt Signalling in 3D Mesenchymal Stem Cells. UKNSCN Annual Science Meeting, York, UK, 2011.

Fatima Saleh, Muna Whyte and Paul Genever. Modelling the niche: Endothelial cells determine mesenchymal stem cell activity. 4th UK Mesenchymal stem cell meeting, Leeds, UK, 2010.

Fatima Saleh, Muna Whyte and Paul Genever. Endothelial cells determine mesenchymal stem cell activity. White Rose Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (BITEG) annual meeting, York, UK, 2010.

Fatima Saleh, Muna Whyte and Paul Genever. The mesenchymal stem cell niche: Endothelial cells determine MSC activity. The United Kingdom National Stem Cell Network (UKNSCN) Annual Science Meeting, Nottingham, UK, 2010.

Fatima Saleh, Muna Whyte and Paul Genever. Regulation of human mesenchymal stem cell activity by endothelial cells. International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), Barcelona, Spain, 2009.
 
Fatima Saleh, Muna Whyte and Paul Genever. Regulation of mesenchymal stem cell activity by endothelial cells. 3rd UK Mesenchymal stem cell meeting, Sheffield, UK, 2009.

Fatima Saleh, Muna Whyte and Paul Genever. Regulation of human mesenchymal stem cell activity by endothelial cells. 11th annual postgraduate symposium, Smith & Nephew, York, UK, 2008.

Awards

BBSRC-CASE PhD studentship at University of York, UK.