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Hassan Fakih, PhD

RNA Therapeutics Institute, UMass Chan Medical School


Hassan H Fakih is from Lebanon, where he completed his Bachelor of Science in chemistry at the American University of Beirut (2016). There, he worked for two years as a research assistant with Dr Pierre Karam on developing fluorescent DNA biosensors for the detection of viruses. He then moved to Montreal, Canada to pursue his PhD in chemistry under the supervision of Dr Hanadi Sleiman, specializing in biomedical applications of DNA nanotechnology, specifically amphiphilic DNA-polymer material. Due to the nature of his work, Hassan is a visiting scholar at UMass Chan Medical School to assess the in vivo behaviour of his molecules, as the Khvorova Lab provides the perfect environment for projects at the crossroad of chemistry, biology, and chemical biology. Besides his passion for research, Hassan enjoys sports (basketball) as well as outdoor activities and music.