Sami Ramia was born in Lebanon in 1947. He received his B.S. degree in microbiology (with honor) from the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada in 1973, an M.S. degree in clinical chemistry from the University if Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada in 1976, and his Ph.D. degree in microbiology and immunology from the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, in 1980. In 1982, he received a Diploma in medical laboratory microbiology and public health from the State University of New York (SUNY), at Buffalo, NY, USA. In 1982, he joined the Departmental of Pathology College of Medicine at King Saud University. Currently, he is a Professor and Coordinator of the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program at the Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon. His current research activities include: (1) biobehavioral surveillance studies on HSV-2 and HIV/AIDS among vulnerable groups in Lebanon and conducting mathematical modeling studies to quantify sexually transmitted infectious (STI) disease burden and assess HIV epidemic potential in Lebanon; (2) viral hepatitis: etiological agents, molecular characterization modes of transmission, measures for prevention and possible control; (3) environment microbiology: identification of viral agents, impact on public health, possible modes of transmission, and laboratory diagnosis.
Biography Updated on 30 March 2011