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Elie Diba

Affiliated to research

I am a postdoctoral researcher with John Andersson and Fang Fang in the Institute of Environmental Medicine.
My work focuses on the role/specificity of CD4 CTLs in ALS

About me

A highly-motivated and curious researcher who is fascinated by the workings of the immune system. Hoping to work on the interaction between the psychology/mental health and immunity.

Research description

My current pursuit is to identify possible autoantigens that may induce clonally expanded CD4+ cytotoxic T cells in established patients of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. I will also work on uncovering the change in CD4 CTL activity across time in human ALS patients.


2019: PhD in Molecular Medicine, specialized in molecular immunology and virology - The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, Cyprus

  • Thesis: The antiviral role of natural killer cells in multiple sclerosis, as seen from the perspective of an Epstein-Barr virus infection

2015: MSc, Masters in molecular medicine - The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, Cyprus

  • Thesis: Characterization of natural killer cells in multiple sclerosis patients.

2014: MBSc, Masters in biomedical Sciences - University of Balamand, Lebanon

  • Thesis: The effect of aldosterone on glucose absorption in the jejunum of adult colectomized rats.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Awarded fellwoship through the 2022 ECTRIMS postdoctoral fellowship program (declined)