American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Dr. Hiba El Hajj is an Associate Professor at the Department of Experimental Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology, at the Faculty of Medicine of the American University of Beirut. She attained her doctorate in 2005 in Molecular Parasitology at Montpellier University where she also completed her first post-doctoral fellowship. In 2006 she joined AUB as a post-doctoral scientist in Molecular Oncology at the American University of Beirut.  She then joined the professorial ranks as an Assistant Professor with a dual appointment at the Departments of Internal Medicine and Experimental Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology (2012-2019). Her research interests span the fields of Molecular Oncology and Molecular Parasitology. In Oncology, her research focuses on the concept of oncoprotein targeted therapies in human hematological malignancies. In Parasitology, she is investigating innovative strategies for the prevention and treatment of toxoplasmosis and cutaneous leishmaniasis.