Noura Abou Zeinab, PhD
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Histology
Dr. Noura Abou Zeinab earned her PhD from Beirut Arab University in June 2010, specializing in Cell Biology and Histology (Biology). She began her academic journey with a bachelor of science degree in Biology, graduating with honors in 2003. Between 2003-2007, she joined BAU as a full-time faculty member assisting academic staff members in teaching. Expanding her knowledge, she pursed a Master’s degree in Cell Biology and Histology in 2007.
In (2007-2017), Dr. Abou Zeinab joined BAU and took on the role of the head of Biology laboratories (Including Zoology, Histology and Ecology Laboratories for undergraduate students; Molecular Biology for Research), while overseeing the Animal House at the Faculty of Sciences. Managing these advanced facilities, she ensured the optimal operation of molecular and biochemical experiments, as well as the responsible care and use of the animal facility. Her responsibilities extended from 2017-2023 (as a Senior Specialist on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Specialized Laboratory, Tissue Culture Laboratory, and Animal Facility) to providing valuable guidance to undergraduate and graduate research students, helping them navigating the complexities of lab procedures, experimental protocols and the operation of specialized equipment. Her focus was to create an environment for scientific exploration and maintaining high standards in laboratory management for advanced studies.
As an instructor, which started in 2003, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to education, introducing students to a various array of subjects. Throughout her career, Dr. Abou Zeinab has taught a range of under- and post graduates courses, consistently incorporating practical examples from various fields to help students bridge theoretical concepts with the real world. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Abou Zeinab has also worked as a dedicated co-supervisor for graduate students, providing guidance in both technical and writing aspects. Since September 2023, she has held the position of Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Histology in the Faculty of Science at Beirut Arab university and remains actively engaged in ongoing research initiatives while serving as a supervisor for graduate students.
Dr. Abou Zeinab current research interests are focusing on in vivo assessment of natural products and nanoparticles from a toxicological, biochemical, and histopathological perspective , reflecting commitment to advancing knowledge in the field. She is committed to achieving excellence in both teaching and research, and incorporates her expertise to inspire and mentor new scientists.