Mohamad-Gabriel Alameh, Ph.D.

Dr. Alameh received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Montreal, and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal. His thesis work focused on understanding the intrinsic and extrinsic parameters affecting chitosan-siRNA nanoparticle macromolecular properties and their effect on in vitro, and in vivo efficacy; a work that has led to better understanding of chitosan-nucleic acid design principles. Dr. Alameh joined the laboratory of Dr. Drew Weissman at the University of Pennsylvania as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2018, where he leads multiple vaccine projects as well as projects to better understand the interaction of lipid nanoparticles with the immune system. Dr. Alameh is also involved in the development of novel proprietary lipids, adjuvants and display strong interest in mRNA construct optimization.

Dr. Alameh is also the director of the Engineered mRNA and Targeted Nanomedicine Core.