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Rabab Al-Lahham, PhD

Rabab Al-Lahham, PhD

Biography

Dr. Al-Lahham received her Pharmacy degree at University of Jordan School of Pharmacy. Subsequently, she received her MA degree in Clinical Chemistry from the University of Scranton in 2002. She then received her PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology at UTMB in 2011. She did her first postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UTMB, followed by her second fellowship at Department of Neurology at UTMB. She joined UT Health Science Center at Houston in 2019. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rabab-al-lahham-52040a114/)

Education

Previous Postdoc Positions: UTMB Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feb 2015-Sep 2017; UTMB-Department of Neurology, Sep 2017-July 2019

PhD Pharmacology and Toxicology, UTMB, 2011

Advisor

Claudio Soto, PhD

Research Description

  • Investigating the molecular mechanism linking insulin resistance to AD in a physiologically relevant in-vitro cellular model from AD transgenic mice, so that we can analyze the sequential cascade of molecular events resulting in the onset of AD pathology.
  • Mitochondrial therapy for AD and aging. The use of isolated viable mitochondria from stem cells as therapy for AD or to slow the progression of aging.
  • Investigating the effect of brain damage on tau aggregation. our goal is to investigate if tau aggregation is a common response to any brain insult, or to a specific region damage.