Assistant Professor of Biology
Dr. Joelle Nader is an assistant professor of biology in the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the American University of Kuwait. She received her B.Sc. degree in animal physiology and M.Sc. degree in cognition and neurosciences from Tours University, France in 2007 and 2009, respectively. She earned her Ph.D. degree (with honors) in cellular and molecular biology–Neuroscience from Poitiers University, France in 2012. In 2010, she joined the department of cellular biology in Poitiers University as a teaching assistant where she taught undergraduate students for two years. Prior to joining AUK, Dr. Nader worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Poitiers University, France, where her research project was oriented towards drug addiction and the study of behavioral and molecular impacts of drug abuse in animal models of addiction. The results highlighted the complex consequences of environmental conditions on brain and behavior, and the protective role of endogenic systems against both addiction and neurotoxicity induced by psychostimulants. Her current research interests include wound healing impairments and neuropathic pain linked to diabetes. She works in collaboration with the Department of Pharmacology, in the Faculty of Medicine at Kuwait University, Kuwait.