Dr. Nour Fattouh

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Arts & Sciences – Natural Sciences

Dr. Nour Fattouh joined the team of Dr. Roy Khalaf at LAU in September 2019 as a Research Faculty to work on a project that aims at analyzing the phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of Candida fungi isolated from hospitalized patients. She also teaches Cell and Molecular Biology at LAU. She holds a BS in “Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, Biochemistry” and an MRes in “Structure-Interaction of Macromolecules and Functional Genomics” from Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth (USJ) where her main research activities were focused on evaluating resistance towards carbapenem antibiotics in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. She was awarded scholarships to pursue her PhD degree in “Biology & Health” with emphasis in “Cell Biology” and “Microbiology” at Université de Montpellier. During her PhD, she conducted her research at the French National Council for Scientific Research (CRBM, Montpellier) where she played a role in characterizing the intracellular lifestyle of the endosymbionts Wolbachia which are bacteria that could be used as tools in the fight against some viral and parasitic infections. Her research interests are mainly summarized by the following key-words: Host-microorganism interactions – Symbiosis – Infectious diseases – Cellular organelles – Cellular stress – Microscopy – Genetic engineering – Microbial genomics – Antimicrobial resistance.


  1. Fattouh, N., Cazevieille, C. and Landmann, F., 2019. Wolbachia endosymbionts subvert the endoplasmic reticulum to acquire host membranes without triggering ER stress. PLOS Negl. Trop. Dis.13(3), p.e0007218.
  2. Foray, V.*, Pérez-Jiménez, M.M.*, Fattouh, N. and Landmann, F., 2018. Wolbachia control stem cell behavior and stimulate germline proliferation in filarial nematodes. Dev. Cell45(2), pp.198-211.

*These authors contributed equally.

  1. Yaghi, J., Fattouh, N., Akkawi, C., El Chamy, L., Maroun, R.G. and Khalil, G., 2020. Unusually high prevalence of cosecretion of Ambler class A and B carbapenemases and nonenzymatic mechanisms in multidrug-resistant clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Lebanon. Microb. Drug Resist.26(2), pp.150-159.