Dr. Georges Nemer
Professor and Coordinator of the Genomics and Precision Medicine (GPM) Program at the College of Health and Life Sciences (CHLS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)
Dr. Georges Nemer is a professor and coordinator of the Genomics and Precision Medicine (GPM) program at the College of Health and Life Sciences (CHLS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU). His research interests include the use of genetics and biochemistry to understand the basis of congenital heart disease (CHD).
In October 2002, Dr. Nemer joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the American University of Beirut (AUB). While there, he worked on screening for genes that could be implicated in CHDs - the major cause of death in neonates. He has also been directly involved in promoting research at AUB and in 2012, alongside Dr. Mona Nemer, established the NEMER award for promoting research at the Faculty of Medicine.
In 2009, after being promoted to Associate Professor, Dr. Nemer received a major grant for five years from the Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research in collaboration with the Seidman Lab at Harvard Medical School, enabling an expansion of research collaborations in the cardiovascular field.
Dr. Nemer earned his PhD in Pharmacology from the Université de Montréal in 2002. His doctoral thesis, which focused on the first mouse model of a human cardiac congenital malformation, is amongst the most cited paper in that field.