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Wissam Farhat, Ph.D.

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Université de Lyon , Lyon, France Ph.D.2018Materials Science - Biomaterials
2019 Prix du doctorant étranger
Eiffel Excellence Scholarship

Wissam Farhat received a Ph.D. degree in the area of biomaterials from a joint supervision between North Carolina State University (USA), and Lyon University (France). He is a researcher at Harvard Medical School | Massachusetts Eye and Ear where he works on the design of smart drug-eluting contact lenses. In parallel, he works on the development of nanocarriers for the delivery of chemotherapy for the treatment of retinoblastoma. Previously, he joined Saint-Louis Hospital and CEA, Paris, France where he worked in the area of biomaterials and regenerative medicine and his project involved the fabrication of esophageal substitutes using 3D bioprinting. Dr. Farhat has published more than a dozen of peer-reviewed articles and presented at many international scientific conferences. He received a number of awards and recognitions, including the prestigious Eiffel Excellence Scholarship, issued by the French Ministry of Europe & Foreign Affairs, and the 2019 Prix du doctorant etranger issued by Association des Amis de Universite de Lyon and Region Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes and this is based on the good academic record and accomplishments in the division of biomaterials.

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  1. Farhat W, Yeung V, Kahale F, Parekh M, Cortinas J, Chen L, Ross AE, Ciolino JB. Doxorubicin-Loaded Extracellular Vesicles Enhance Tumor Cell Death in Retinoblastoma. Bioengineering (Basel). 2022 Nov 10; 9(11). PMID: 36354582; PMCID: PMC9687263.
  2. Farhat W, Yeung V, Ross A, Kahale F, Boychev N, Kuang L, Chen L, Ciolino JB. Advances in biomaterials for the treatment of retinoblastoma. Biomater Sci. 2022 Sep 27; 10(19):5391-5429. PMID: 35959730.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Yeung V, Boychev N, Farhat W, Ntentakis DP, Hutcheon AEK, Ross AE, Ciolino JB. Extracellular Vesicles in Corneal Fibrosis/Scarring. Int J Mol Sci. 2022 May 25; 23(11). PMID: 35682600; PMCID: PMC9180085.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  4. Wissam Farhat, Dmitry Ayollo, Lousineh Arakelian, Briac Thierry, Elsa Mazari-Arrighi, Valentino Caputo, Lionel Faivre, Pierre Cattan, Jérôme Larghero, Francois Chatelain,and Alexandra Fuchs. Biofabrication of an Esophageal Tissue Construct from a Polymer Blend Using 3D Extrusion-Based Printing. Advanced Engineering Materials. 2022; 2200096. View Publication.
  5. Mazari-Arrighi E, Ayollo D, Farhat W, Marret A, Gontran E, Dupuis-Williams P, Larghero J, Chatelain F, Fuchs A. Construction of functional biliary epithelial branched networks with predefined geometry using digital light stereolithography. Biomaterials. 2021 12; 279:121207. PMID: 34741977.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  6. Farhat W, Chatelain F, Marret A, Faivre L, Arakelian L, Cattan P, Fuchs A. Trends in 3D bioprinting for esophageal tissue repair and reconstruction. Biomaterials. 2021 01; 267:120465. PMID: 33129189.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    
  7. Farhat, W., Venditti, R., Becquart, F., Ayoub, A., Majesté, J-C., Taha, T., Mignard, N.,. Synthesis and characterization of thermoresponsive xylan networks by Diels–Alder reaction. ACS Appl. Polymer Materials. 2020; 1(4):856-866..
  8. Farhat, W., Biundo., A., Stamm, A., Malmström., E., Syrén, P-O.,. Lactone monomers obtained by enzyme catalysis and their use in reversible thermoresponsive networks. J Appl Polym Sci. 2020; 137:48949.
  9. Paillot, P., Farhat, W., Becquart, R., Jegat, C., Taha, M.,. Antimicrobial materials produced by incorporating copper acetate into ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer for its use in personal care and cosmetic packaging. Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers. 2020; (36):334-347.
  10. Farhat W, Stamm A, Robert-Monpate M, Biundo A, Syrén PO. Biocatalysis for terpene-based polymers. Z Naturforsch C J Biosci. 2019 Feb 25; 74(3-4):91-100. PMID: 30789828.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  11. Farhat W, Hasan A, Lucia L, Becquart F, Ayoub A, Kobeissy F. Hydrogels for Advanced Stem Cell Therapies: A Biomimetic Materials Approach for Enhancing Natural Tissue Function. IEEE Rev Biomed Eng. 2019; 12:333-351. PMID: 29993840.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  12. Farhat W, Venditti R, Mignard N, Taha M, Becquart F, Ayoub A. Polysaccharides and lignin based hydrogels with potential pharmaceutical use as a drug delivery system produced by a reactive extrusion process. Int J Biol Macromol. 2017 Nov; 104(Pt A):564-575. PMID: 28602991.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    
  13. Farhat W, Venditti RA, Hubbe M, Taha M, Becquart F, Ayoub A. A Review of Water-Resistant Hemicellulose-Based Materials: Processing and Applications. ChemSusChem. 2017 01 20; 10(2):305-323. PMID: 28029233.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    
  14. Al Hariri M, Zibara K, Farhat W, Hashem Y, Soudani N, Al Ibrahim F, Hamade E, Zeidan A, Husari A, Kobeissy F. Cigarette Smoking-Induced Cardiac Hypertrophy, Vascular Inflammation and Injury Are Attenuated by Antioxidant Supplementation in an Animal Model. Front Pharmacol. 2016; 7:397. PMID: 27881962; PMCID: PMC5101594.
    Citations: 13     
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