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Fatima Saleh


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Medical Laboratory Technology


f.saleh@bau.edu.lb


01 300110 Ex: 2747


Beirut


Fatima Saleh

Head of Medical Laboratory Technology Department


Dr. Fatima Saleh is an Associate Professor and Head of Medical Laboratory Technology Department at Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut Arab University (BAU). Dr. Saleh obtained her BSc in Pharmacy with honors from BAU, in 2004, then earned her MSc in Pharmacology and Biotechnology from Sheffield Hallam University, UK in 2005. She worked as a researcher at the Biomedical Tissue Research Group, University of York, UK. Dr. Saleh was subsequently awarded a BBSRC CASE scholarship to pursue her 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 her PhD in 2011, she worked as a research associate at Hull York Medical School (HYMS), UK. Dr. Saleh has a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals in the field of stem cells, toxicology and ethnopharmacology. 

Teaching

At BAU, I previosly taught courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels including Research Techniques, Pharmacology for Nursing, Pharmacology for PT, Biotechnology for MD, Basic and clinical Pharmacoogy, Histology and Pathology, forensic science, Issues in Substance Abuse, Topics in Addiction. I am always trying to implement new teaching methodologies in my courses.

Courses

 
Postgraduate Courses
 
 
 

Research Interest

Biomedical research - Stem cells - Toxicology - Ethnopharmacology

Publications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fatima Saleh, lubna Rifai. Conventional and Alternative Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapies for the Treatment of Diabetes. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Springer, New York, NY, 2021.

Fatima Saleh, Aleen Sleem. COVID-19: Test, Test and Test. Medical Sciences, 2021; 9 (1), 1

Samer Kharroubi, Fatima Saleh. Are Lockdown Measures Effective Against COVID-19? Frontiers in Public Health, 2020, 8: 549692.

Aleen Sleem, Fatima Saleh. Mesenchymal stem cells in the fight against viruses: Face to face with the invisible enemy, Current Research in Translational Medicine, 2020. 

Fatima Saleh, Aya Harb, Nadia Soudani, Hassan Zaraket. A three-dimensional A549 cell culture model to study respiratory syncytial virus infections, Journal of Infection and Public Health, 2020.

SG Haddad, M Mohammad, K Raafat, Fatima Saleh. Antihyperglycemic and hepatoprotective properties of miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) compared to aspartame in alloxan-induced diabetic mice. Journal of Integrative Medicine, 2020; 18 (6): 514-521. 

Karim Raafat, Nada El-Darra, Fatima Saleh. Gastroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects of Prunus cerasus phytochemicals and their possible mechanisms of action, Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, 2020;10 (4), 345-353.

Lobna Rifai, Fatima Saleh. A Review on Acrylamide in Food: Occurrence, Toxicity, and Mitigation Strategies. International Journal of Toxicology, 2020; 39 (2), 93-102.

Moussa Salim, Fatima Saleh, Said El Shamieh, Tarek Assi, A Othman, Fadi Farhat. Detection of PIK3R1 (L449S) Mutation in a Patient with Ovarian Cancer: A Case Report, Case Reports in Oncology, 2020; 13:188–192.

Fatima Saleh. Knowledge and Attitude Among Lebanese Pregnant Women Toward Cord Blood Stem Cell Storage and Donation, Medicina, 2019; 4;55(6):244. 

Karim Raafat, Nada El-Darra, Fatima Saleh, Hiba Rajha, Nicola Louka. Optimization of infrared-assisted extraction of bioactive lactones from Saussurea lappa L. and their effects against gestational diabetes, Pharmacognosy Magazine 15 (61), 208.

Said El Shamieh, Fatima Saleh, Shafika Asaad, Fadi Farhat. Next-generation sequencing reveals mutations in RB1, CDK4 and TP53 that may promote chemo-resistance to palbociclib in ovarian cancer. Drug metabolism and personalized therapy 34 (2).

Fatima Saleh, Nada El-Darra, Karim Raafat. Red Sour Cherry for the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus, Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes, 2019; 509-514. 

Said El Shamieh‡, Fatima Saleh‡,  Niveen Masri,  Hana M Fakhoury, Rajaa Fakhoury. The association between ACE I/D polymorphism and the risk of Alzheimer's disease in Lebanon, Meta Gene, 2018;18:191-194.

Fatima Saleh, Leila Itani, Simona Calugi, Riccardo Dalle Grave and Marwan El Ghoch. Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the Treatment of Obesity: A Systematic Review of Longitudinal Studies on Preclinical Evidence, Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 2018;13(6):466-47.

Fatima Saleh, Nada El Darra, Karima Raafat, Iman El Ghazzawi. Phytochemical Analysis of Nigella sativa L. Utilizing GC-MS Exploring its Antimicrobial Effects against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria, Pharmacogn J. 2018; 10(1): 99-105.

Said El Shamieh‡, Fatima Saleh‡, Salim Moussa, Joseph Kattan & Fadi Farhat. RICTOR gene amplification is correlated with metastasis and therapeutic resistance in triple-negative breast cancer. Pharmacogenomics, June 2018, 19(9):757-760.

Karim Raafat, Nada El-Darra, Fatima Saleh, Hiba Rajha, Richard Maroun, Nicola Louka. Infrared-Assisted Extraction and HPLC-Analysis of Prunus armeniaca L. Pomace and Detoxified-Kernel and their Antidiabetic Effects. Phytochemical Analysis, March 2018, 29(2):156-167.

 Nada El Darra, Hiba N. Rajha, Espérance Debs, Fatima Saleh, Iman El-Ghazzawi, Nicolas Louka, Richard G. Maroun. Comparative Study between Ethanolic and β-Cyclodextrin Assisted Extraction of Polyphenols from Peach Pomace, International Journal of Food Science, 2018,1-9.

Fatima Saleh, Nada El Darra, Karima Raafat. Hypoglycemic effects of Prunus cerasus L. pulp and seed extracts on Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Mice with histopathological evaluation, Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 2017, 88: 870–877.

Said El Shamieh‡, Fatima Saleh‡, Mirna Fawaz, Gérard Siest, Fadi Farhat, Sophie Visvikis-Siest. Next generation sequencing and immuno-histochemistry profiling identify numerous biomarkers for personalized therapy of endometrioid endometrial carcinoma. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, November, 2017, 27;56 (1):e19-e22.

Fatima Saleh, Alice Carstairs, Sharon Leah Etheridge and Paul G Genever. Real-Time Analysis of Endogenous Wnt Signalling in 3D Mesenchymal Stromal Cells. Stem Cells International, August 2016, 1:9.

Leah Etheridge, Rebecca A. Mason, Fatima A Saleh and Paul G Genever. Cell-cell signaling pathways that regulate mesenchymal stromal cell differentiation. In book: The Biology and Therapeutic Application of Mesenchymal Cells, Wiley, November 2016, 91-103.

Fatima Saleh, Jessica E. Frith, Jennifer A. Lee, Paul G. Genever. Three-dimensional invitro culture techniques for mesenchymal stem cells. Methods in Molecular Biology. Emerging Methods in Progenitor Cell Biology: A Multisystemic Overview, January 2012, 916: 31-45.

Fatima Saleh, Muna Whyte, Paul 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. 

Fatima Saleh and Paul Genever. Turning Round. Mesenchymal Stem Cells in 3D,  an in vitro Revolution? Cytotherapy, September 2011, 13(8):903-9.

Fatima Saleh, Muna Whyte, Peter Ashton, Paul Genever. Regulation of  Mesenchymal Stem Cell Activity by Endothelial Cells. Stem Cells and Development, March 2011, 20(3): 391-403.

‡ Equal contribution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Activities

2017-2019: Academic coordinator of BSc programs, Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut Arab University

2017-2019: Head of Quality Assurance Unit Committee, Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut Arab University

2013-........: Member of Faculty Council, Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut Arab University

2013-........: Member of Advisory Committee, Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut Arab University

2016-2020: Member of the University Quality Assurance Committee, Beirut Arab University

2017-2019: Member of IRB committee, Beirut Arab University.

2014-2016: Member of Quality Assurance Unit Committee, Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut Arab University

2016-2018: Member of Research committee, Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut Arab University.

2005-........: Member of the Lebanese Order of Pharmacists


Conferences:

Fatima Saleh, Leila Itani, Simona Calugi, Riccardo Dalle Grave and Marwan El Ghoch. Treating Diet-Induced Obesity with Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Preclinical Evidence-Based Approach’, International Translational and Regenerative Medicine Conference”, Rome, Italy, 2018

 Fatima Saleh and Paul Genever. Real-Time Analysis of Endogenous Wnt Signalling in 3D Mesenchymal Stromal 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 and Paul Genever. Regulation of mesenchymal stem cell activity by endothelial cells in 3D spheroids. Invited speaker at the Faculty of Sciences, Beirut Arab University (BAU), Debbeye, Lebanon, 2013.

 Fatima Saleh and Paul Genever. Modelling the MSC niche. Invited speaker at the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon, 2012.

 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. 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. 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. Regulation of MSCs 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. International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), Barcelona, Spain, 2009.

Fatima Saleh, Muna Whyte and Paul Genever. Regulatory effect of endothelial cells on human bone marrow stromal cells. 11th annual postgraduate symposium, Smith & Nephew, York, UK, 2008

 

 

Awards

2007-2011: BBSRC-CASE PhD studentship at University of York, UK.

2018-2020: CNRS-BAU Grant for the research entitled ' Adipose derived stem cells for the treatment of obesity and related diseases in mice'