Biography & Research:
Othman Ghribi has completed his Ph.D in Neuropharmacology in 1994 at the University René Descartes, Paris France, and postdoctoral studies from The University of Quebec (1996-1999). Dr Ghribi then joined the Department of Pathology at the University of Virginia (1999-2004) and the Department of Basic Sciences at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in 2004. In 2021, Dr. Ghribi has joined Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine as professor of Pharmacology. He has published more than 90 papers and serving on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Current Alzheimer’s Research, the Journal of Neurodegenerative Diseases. Dr. Ghribi’s current research focuses on the role of environmental factors (chemical and dietary) and genetic susceptibility in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. He specifically focuses on the potential role of endoplasmic reticulum stress and lipid dyshomeostasis in generating neurodegeneration.