Fahd Nasr is a professor in Molecular Genetics and Functional Genomics at the faculty of Sciences of the Lebanese University. He is a member of the Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science since 19 October 2000. He holds a PhD in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology from Pierre and Marie Curie Paris VI University. His postdoctoral training had been in yeast genetics and molecular biology emphasizing the importance of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model and tool in the genomic and post-genomic eras. He had also been involved in projects to improve and develop higher education systems in Lebanon in order to further tailor higher education programs to fit the extremely demanding labor market. One of the projects aimed to establish a strategic action plan for higher education and set up the national priorities to attain world-class education and training in Lebanon. He has been involved in setting up several joint courses for Masterís and postgraduate students e.g. Yeast Genetics and Biology and Systems Biology. Dr. Nasr believes the exchange of scientists and students alike shall be regarded as a way to share (spread) knowledge, develop skills and competences, and, above all convey a culture of tolerance and respect. Dr. Nasr advocates the use of innovative approaches to design new, flexible, evolving, and competence-based academic programs to train world-class professionals and better serve the industry and the society. Dr. Nasr believes in active and lifelong learning as a process to create a productive collaborative environment to promote authentic learning and prepare our graduates to face all sorts of challenges in a proactive way.
Molecular Genetics and Functional Genomics.