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Dr. Ziad Daoud appointed “American Society for Microbiology Ambassador to Lebanon”

Dr Ziad Daoud, Professor of Microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences- UOB has been appointed as American Society for Microbiology Ambassador to Lebanon (ASM). ASM Ambassadors are established leaders who work with ASM to foster collaboration and engagement at a national level.

Dr Daoud joined the University Of Balamand in 1997. He was appointed as full time Assistant Professor in 2000. In 2005 he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, and then in 2012 to the rank of Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences.

He served as the director of the Health Promotion program (2000 to 2005) and the Medical Laboratory Sciences program (2005 to 2010) at the Faculty of Health Sciences, and as head of microbiology laboratory at the Saint George Hospital in Beirut (SGH-UMC).

Since 2010, he joined the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences. His research is based on three interconnected areas: 1- Bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents and its health implications at the individual and community levels, on patients and healthy people.

In line with the one health concept, Dr Daoud’s work focuses on The spread of resistance in humans, animals, and environment.

Identification and characterization of new bacterial genera and species among the human microbiota for a better understanding of the effect of this flora on human health and disease.

Discovery of new antimicrobial compounds and molecules needed in the fight of infectious diseases.

Dr Daoud’s current scientific record includes 81 publications in international peer reviewed journals with an h-index of 15 and RG score of 32.5 as per Research gate.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ziad_Daoud/contributions​​
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