Dr. Eliane Chouery

Department of Human Genetics - School of Medicine

Eliane Chouery obtained her PhD in Human Genetics and Molecular Biology from Université de Versailles Saint Quentein-en-Yvelines, France in 2008.

She had established, in 1998, the molecular Biology Unit for molecular diagnosis, and in 2005 the Human Identification section at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. She was assigned the scientific director of the Medical Genetics Unit from 2015 till August 2019.

In addition to her activities in the molecular diagnosis field, Dr Chouery was in charge, since 2002, of teaching Molecular Biology and Basic Genetics courses at the Faculty of Dentistry and the Faculty of Medicine of Saint Joseph University where she was appointed Associate professor in 2017.

Her main research projects are based on the identification of genes involved in orphan diseases of which mainly syndromic and non-syndromic intellectual disability, neurodegenerative disorders and deafness. Her work in linking genes to human disorders contributes to the understanding of the physiopathogenic mechanism driving these diseases which might enable the elucidation of physiological mechanisms and may in some cases lead to the implementation of new therapeutic approaches. Today, she is author and co-author of 111 papers published in peer-reviewed journals.