Graduate Studies & Research
Dr. Joelle El Hajj
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Arts & Sciences – Natural Sciences
As a biochemist from the Lebanese University, I decided to pursue a research master’s degree in molecular biology with emphasis on immunology. Being a challenge taker, my AUF and CEDRE doctoral grants allowed me to travel to Paris and achieve a co-tutelle PhD degree in Life Sciences from Paris Saclay and Saint Joseph Universities-Beirut. I worked on the regulation of telomerase by the long non coding RNA H19 in acute Promyelocytic leukemia. Building a research publications record continued with a first post doc experience at USJ that was followed by a second opportunity at The Lebanese American University where I had the chance to join the Human genetics lab and recently being an instructor of two biology courses. This allowed me to successfully accomplish my career goals until present.
- Ghassibe-Sabbagh M, El Hajj J, et al., Altered regulation of cell migration in IRF6-mutated orofacial cleft patients-derived primary cells reveals a novel role of RhoGTPases in cleft/lip palate development. Under revision 2020
- El Hajj J, et al., Telomerase regulation by the long non-coding RNA H19 in human acute promyelocytic leukemia cells. Molecular Cancer 2018. doi : 10.1186/s12943-018-0835-8
- El Hajj J, et al., Telomeres and Telomerase in Neuroblastoma. IntechOpen 2017. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69567