American University of Beirut
Dr. Ghassan M. Matar is currently a Professor and Vice Chairperson in the Department of Experimental Pathology, Immunology & Microbiology and Laboratory Director of the Center for Infectious Diseases Research at the Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut (AUB). Professor Matar was a post-doctoral fellow (Fulbright) at the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He was then appointed as Research Microbiologist at the Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, CDC. Professor Matar was also appointed as Assistant Dean at the Faculty of Health Science, AUB. He serves as resource advisor in the WHO-Advisory Group on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Agents (AGISAR), and as American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Ambassador to Lebanon and Chairperson of the ASM Ambassador Leadership Circle. Professor Matarâ€™s Laboratory is also a PulseNet Laboratory certified by CDC/NAMRU3. To present he published 101 articles in refereed international journals and presented 118 abstracts in international, regional and local conferences. He received funding from various extramural sources.