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Professor Mirna N Chahine

Professor Mirna N Chahine

Basic Sciences Department, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Lebanese University, Hadath, Lebanon

Mirna Chahine is a full-time Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology & Head of Basic Sciences Department at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Lebanese University in Beirut, Lebanon. She obtained her PhD in 2006 in Cell Biology on Hereditary Cardiomyopathy from Sherbrook University, Canada and completed her post-doctorate trainings in Canada (Winnipeg, MB), then the UK (London) from 2006 to 2012 on nuclear protein import in Cardiovascular diseases. 

Her current research is about the effect of Leishmania major infection on atherogenesis and cytokine responses in resistant and susceptible mice; the Gender Differences at the level of Telomere length in Human health and cardio-metabolic diseases; Gender Differences at the level of CVD Symptoms, CVD pattern, Chest pain origin, CVD treatments and Cancer. As well as epidemiological studies (Cigarettes smoking & Vaping prevalence, KAP Hypertension, Diabetes, COVID-19 awareness in Patients with Chronic diseases), and validation of blood pressure measurement devices on the Lebanese population according to international guidelines.

Professor Chahine received a fellowship from Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada (2005, 2007) and the Newton International Fellowship from the British Royal Society (2009). As well as grants from "British Heart Foundation" Project Grant (Imperial College, London) (2012); National Council for Scientific Research project Grant (Beirut, Lebanon) (2015); Wael Al-Mahmeed & IAS Research Training Grants and Fellowships for the MENA Region: 1st place research award (2019). She won the Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Heart research (2008); and the Award for Best Paper in Cardiovascular Sciences (2010).

Professor Chahine has written around 42 peer-reviewed papers, and 3 book chapters.


Updated 28 November 2023