Dr. Oula El Atat

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Arts & Sciences – Natural Sciences

Her interested in health-related fields led her to obtain a  MSc in genomics and health from the Lebanese University, and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences specialty: Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine, Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth. she joined LAU as a postdoctoral fellow in September 2019. For her current post-doctoral fellowship, she focuses on the Role of Autophagy in the Cytotoxicity of [HuArgI (Co)-PEG5000]-Induced Arginine Deprivation to Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cell Lines and Patient Derived AML Blasts.


  1. Swayden M, Bekdash A, Fakhoury I, El-Atat O, Borjac-Natour J, El-Sibai M,  Abi-Habib R. Activation of autophagy following [HuArgI (Co)-PEG5000]-induced arginine deprivation mediates cell death in colon cancer cells. Human Cell (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13577-020-00437-4.
  1. El Atat O, Fakih A, El-Sibai M. RHOG Activates RAC1 through CDC42 Leading to Tube Formation in Vascular Endothelial Cells. Cells 2019 Feb 18;8(2):171. doi: 10.3390/cells8020171.
  1. El Atat O, Antonios D, Hilal G, Hokayem N, Abou-Ghoch J, Hashim H, Serhal R, Hebbo C, Moussa M, Alaaeddine N. An Evaluation of the Stemness, Paracrine, and Tumorigenic Characteristics of Highly Expanded, Minimally Passaged Adipose-Derived Stem Cells. PLoS One. 2016 Sep 15;11(9):e0162332. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162332. eCollection 2016.