Rola Zeidan

PhD Student

Department of Physiological Sciences

Major Advisor: Chris Vulpe, MD, PhD

Office Location: CEHT

rzeidan@ufl.edu

(510) 256-8136

 

Education

  • MS – Biotechnology – American University of Science and Technology, Lebanon
  • M1 – Biology – Lebanese University, Lebanon
  • BS – Biology – Lebanese University, Lebanon

Honors & Awards

  • Grinter Fellowship, University of Florida (2015-2017)
  • Society of Toxicology, Honorable Mention (2018)
  • UF CVM Best in Show, Department Winner (Physiological Sciences) (2018)
  • SE SOT, 2ndplace oral presentation (2018)

Research Interests

I am a 3rd year PhD student in Physiological Sciences – with a focus on Toxicology. I have a bachelor degree in General Biology and Life Sciences – “maitrise es science” (equivalent to a teaching diploma), a master degree in Biology and a master degree in Biotechnology – Analytical Toxicology. I started my PhD at UF in 2015. For my PhD thesis project, I’m using budding yeast as model to study the mitochondria-nuclear communication and signaling. I am also working on two other side projects, one of which is testing the effect of metabolism on a few potential breast carcinogens and the other involves studying potential causes and etiologies of Transitional Cell Carcinoma in certain predisposed breeds of dogs.

Publications

  • Sobh A, Loguinov A, Yazici GN, Zeidan R, Tagmount A, Hijazi N, Hubbard A, Zhang L, Vulpe C. (2019). Functional profiling identifies determinants of arsenic trioxide cellular toxicity. J Toxicol Sci. Manuscript accepted.
  • Using  Budding Yeast to Assess P450-dependent  Toxicity of Breast Cancer-associated  Chemicals. Preparing manuscript.
  • Zeidan R, Rapie, H, Lassley E, Bose D, Alfonsi S, Proctor M, Sobh A, Loguinov A, Aris J, Vulpe C. Identifying Mitochondria-cell Signaling Networks by Functional Profiling. Preparing manuscript.

About Me

I have a beautiful baby girl. We enjoy reading, walking in nature, listening to music and playing together.

 

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