Dr Christiane Chbib Pharm.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Larkin University College of Pharmacy
Dr Christiane Chbib serves as an assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Larkin University College of Pharmacy since August 2016. She is a practicing pharmacist who holds a Pharm.D. degree from the Lebanese American University (LAU) School of pharmacy and a Ph.D. degree from the Florida International University (FIU). After graduating in 2014 she held different positions as an adjunct faculty.
Dr. Chbib’s research goals are directed towards designing and synthesizing new molecules that might have therapeutic activities in different clinical fields. Her graduate work is centered around designing and synthesizing nucleoside analogues constructed with features that are chemically activated in the initial step of an enzyme mechanism where spontaneous subsequent reactions cause enzyme inactivation. Dr. Chbib have developed several strategies for the synthesis of two novel classes of S-ribosylhomocysteine analogues which were designed as potential inhibitors of the S-ribosylhomocyteinase enzyme found in both Gram-positive and negative bacteria.