Dr. Wael Bazzi

Dr. Wael Bazzi
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Experimental Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
 
Biography
Dr. Wael has graduated with a Bachelor degree in Biology (B.Sc.) from the Lebanese University (LU) in 2010, which is well-known for its rigorous competitive program in the region. Then, he joined the American University of Beirut (AUB) for his Masters studies (M.Sc.) in Microbiology and Immunology from 2010 to 2013. AUB is well-known to be the number 1 university in Lebanon and the Middle East. He had a cGPA of 3.94/4. During his Masters studies research work, he focused on the inhibitory effect of Micafungin on biofilm formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Bazzi W et al., 2013). This study was further investigated and led to a 2nd paper highlighting the invivo inhibitory role of Micafungin (Kissoyan KA et al., 2016). He also contributed to side projects and was awarded the Graduate Assistantship (GA) during his Masters studies. After that,He served as a Research assistant at AUB before leaving for his PhD studies at University of Strasbourg (Strasbourg, France) in 2013. his PhD research study was conducted at IGBMC, one of the top research institutes in Europe harboring more than 50 nationalities. He graduated in 2017 with a PhD degree in Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology. his PhD work highlighted the communication between the primitive and definitive hematopoiesis during an inflammatory respone (Bazzi W et al., Under Revision). he mainly used Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism. He was awarded the FRM PhD grant during his studies and was elected as the PhD ambassador at IGBMC in 2015. He also contributed to side projects that highlighted the role of a transcription factor called GCM (Glial Cells Missing) in the reproductive system of Drosophila melanogaster and mammals (Cattenoz PB et al., 2016). He is currently a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the department of Experimental Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology at AUB. His research interest focuses on investigating the increased antibiotic resistance of Acinetobacter spp. in Lebanon and the region.
 
Research Interest
Experimental Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology