Professional and Research Experience

- Albert Einstein College of Medicine                                                                                               Aug 2008-Jan 2013
PhD in Biomedical Sciences (Emphasis: Molecular Pharmacology), Laboratory of Jonathan M. Backer (Dept. of Molecular Pharmacology)
Master of Science, with Distinction (June 2010)

- American University of Beirut                                                                                                         Sept 2006-June 2008
Master of Science, Laboratory of Rabih S. Talhouk (Dept. of Biology) and under co-supervision of Marwan E. El-Sabban (Dept. of Human Morphology)

- American University of Beirut                                                                                                         June 2005-Sept 2006
Visiting student, Laboratory of Ali Bazarbachi (Dept. of Internal Medicine)

- Lebanese University                                                                                                                         Sept 2002-June 2006
Bachelors of Science in Biology (ranked 2nd overall)Type your paragraph here.

Ashfield Healthcare Communications​                                                                                          August 2017-Present

Medical Writer, supporting multiple teams with focus on publications (including abstracts, posters, clinical manuscripts, and review articles). Disease states included respiratory disorders (interstitial lung disease [ILD] and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD]) as well as oncology (lung, head and neck, and bladder cancers)

BIONYC (A Division of BGB Group)                                                                                                July 2016-June 2017

Medical Writer, focusing on promotional medical education and communication initiatives. Disease areas included rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, and vaccine development

- UT Southwestern Medical Center                                                                                                  Jan 2013-June 2016
Laboratory of Melanie H. Cobb
Characterization of WNK functions and interacting proteins

- Albert Einstein College of Medicine                                                                                               Aug 2008-Jan 2013
Laboratory of Jonathan M. Backer
Defining the regulation of p110beta by its interacting partners, and their effect on p110beta-dependent transformation

- American University of Beirut                                                                                                        Sept 2006-June 2008
Laboratories of Rabih S. Talhouk & Marwan E. El-Sabban
Studying the effect of Connexin43 and the connexin-associated protein complex on breast cancer cell line growth and tumorigenesis

- American University of Beirut                                                                                                         June 2005-Aug 2006
Laboratory of Ali Bazarbachi, under the supervision of Dr. Raghida Abou-Merhi
Assessing the effect of Arsenic trioxide/interferon-alpha combination or proteasomal inhibitor PS-341 on HHV8-infected Primary Effusion Lymphoma cells
Defining the significance of CEA and VEGF as diagnostic markers of colorectal cancer in Lebanese patients

- Instructor, University of Texas at Dallas                                                                                                        Fall 2015
Designed and taught a readings course (“Readings in Biomimicry”; HONS 3199.H11) as part of
Collegium V, Honors College

- Undergraduate Research Mentor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center                                2014
Waynesha Blaylock, B.S. Biology from Tougaloo College (Expected 2015)
            Research award: First Prize in Cancer Research at Emerging Researchers National Conference 

- Member of ASCB’s Committee for Postdocs and Students                                                                2013-Present
            Chair of the Communications subcommittee                                                                                  2014-2016

- School-Assigned Private Tutor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine                                                      2010-2011
 Tutor for Biochemistry course for graduate students

- Teaching Assistant, American University of Beirut                                                                                    2006-2008
Courses: Biology 201 (Introductory Biology) and Biology 260 (Cell Biology)
            Co-wrote Cell Biology Lab Manual

Honors & Awards


Hashem A. Dbouk, PhD

Medical Writer 

Ashfield Healthcare Communications

My Resume

Grant Funding

Teaching, Outreach, and Mentoring Experience

American Heart Association - Postdoctoral Fellowship                                                   Jan 2015-Dec 2016

- Employee recognition award, Ashfield Healthcare Communications                                                             2017

- Travel award from North American Vascular Biology Organization to Vasculata, Charlottesville, VA       2015

- UT-STEMs Teaching Fellowship, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX                                              2015

- Travel award to ASCB Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA                                                                                  2013

- Co-chair of Cell Signaling and Motility ePoster session at ASCB Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA          2013

- Julius Marmur award for excellence in research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY             2013

- Alumni award for academic excellence, International College, Beirut, Lebanon                                          2002