The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Natural Sciences

Sandra Rizk

Dr. Sandra Rizk is an associate professor of biology in the Department of Natural Sciences at LAU Beirut.

After teaching at AUB, Lebanese University, and NDU, she joined LAU in 2004.

Her current research interests are in:

Selected publications

  1. El Khoury N, El-Hayek S, Tarras O, El-Sibai M, El-Sabban M, Rizk S. 2014. Kefir Exhibits Anti-proliferative and Pro-apoptotic Effects on Colon Adenocarcinoma Cells with no Significant Effects on Cell Migration and Invasion. International Journal of Oncology, vol 45, 2117-2127.
  2. Khalifeh R, El-Hayek S, Tarras O, Hodroj MH, Rizk S. 2014. The Anti-Proliferative and Pro-apoptotic Effect of Topotecan in Combination with Thymoquinone on Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia, vol 14, S46-55.
  3. Behrendt M, Krahn M, Albayati H, Amiri M, Rizk S, Naim H. 2012. Cadherin-related protein 24 induces morphological changes and partial cell polarization by trans-interactions. Biological Chemistry, vol 393(6), 495-503.
  4. Baydoun E, Mansour O, Rizk S and Brett C. 2011.Identification of EDTA-soluble polysaccharides from pea epicotyls cell walls and their interaction with xyloglucan. American Journal of Plant Sciences, vol 2(2), 148-155.
  5. Yahia N , Abu Ghazale H, Achkar A, Rizk S. 2011. Dieting Practices and Body Image perception among Lebanese University Students. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol 20(1), 21-28
  6.  Maalouf K, Baydoun E, Rizk S. 2011. Kefir Induces Cell-cycle Arrest and Apoptosis in HTLV-1 Negative Malignant T-Lymphocytes. Cancer Management and Research, vol 3, 39-47.
  7. Yahia N, Abdallah A, Achkar A, Rizk S. 2010. Physical Activity, Smoking Practices, and Weight Status among Lebanese University Students. International Journal of Health Research, vol 3 (1), 21-29.
  8. Maalouf K, Jia J, Rizk S, Brogden G, Keiser M, Das A, Naim H. 2010. A modified lipid composition in Fabry disease leads to an intracellular block of the detergent-resistant membrane-associated dipeptidyl peptidase IV. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease, vol 33, 445-449
  9. Krahn MP, Rizk S,  Alfalah M, Behrendt M and Naim HY. 2010. Protocadherin of the liver, kidney and colon associates with detergent-resistant membranes during cellular differentiation. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol 285 (17), 13193-13200.
  10. Rizk S, Maalouf K and Baydoun E. 2009. The Antiproliferative Effect of Kefir Cell Free Fraction on HUT-102 Malignant T-lymphocytes. Clinical Lymphoma and Myeloma, vol 9, S198-S203
  11. Yahia N, Achkar A, Abdallah A, Rizk S. 2008. Eating habits and obesity among Lebanese university students. Nutrition Journal, vol 7: 32.
  12. Baydoun E, Abdel-Massih R, Dani D, Rizk S and Brett C, 2001. Galactosyl- and Fucosyl- transferases in Etiolated Pea Epicotyls: Product Identification and Subcellular Localisation. Journal of Plant Physiology, vol 158, 145-150.
  13. Rizk S, Abdel-Massih R, Baydoun E and Brett C, 2000. pH-dependent Binding of Nascent Pectin and Glucuronarabinoxylan to Xylogucan in Pea. Planta, vol 211, 423-429..
  14.  Baydoun E, Rizk S and Brett C, 1999. Localisation of Methyltransferases involved in Glucuronoxylan and Pectin Methylation in the Golgi Apparatus in Etiolated Pea Epicotyls. Journal of Plant Physiology, vol 155, 240-244.

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