Firas H. Kobaissy, Ph.D.

Firas H. Kobaissy, Ph.D. 



Associate Director

Center for Neurotrauma, MultiOmics & Biomarkers (CNMB)
Location: 720 Westview Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30310-145
Phone: 404-756-5231


University of Florida
Department of Psychiatry
Fellowship: Research Assistant Professor


University of Florida
Degree: Ph.D. in Neuroscience 

Bowling Green State University
Degree: Master of Life Science

The American University of Beirut,
Degree: BSc. in Medical Lab Technology

Research Interests

Research Interests

  • Animal Models of Brain Injury
  • Assessing Molecular Mechanisms of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Neurotherapy in TBI in TBI, and Epilepsy
  • Mechanisms of Drug Abuse and Neuronal Injury
  • Proteomics and Systems Biology

Research in my lab involves the following:

  • Drug Intervention as Neurotherapeutics in Brain Injury,
  • Biomarkers of neural injury mechanisms
  • Omics approaches to decipher Protein Interaction

Clinical Interests

  • Biomarker Research for TBI, Alzheimer's Disease, and epilepsy.


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Honors and Awards

  • Current President-Elect: International Brain Research Organization (IBBRO)-MENA 2020-2023
  • Selected a judge for The 2016 UA Neuro Global Summit Nov 8-11th in Dublin, Ireland. 2016
  • Selected Panel Chair at The International Council of Integrative Medicine, Australia Chapter (2008)
  • Sigma Xi Graduate Research Award recipient (2008)
  • The University of Florida, Faculty Research award (2007)
  • Excellence in Medical Education, University of Florida (2007)


  1. Synaptotagmin and Collapsin Response Mediator Protein as Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury” (Applicants: OTTENS, Andrew, K. Kobeissy, Firas, H. WANG, Ka-wang, Hayes, Ronald, L. Zhang, Zhiqun LIU, Ming, Chen OLI, Monika: Application No.: PCT/US2008/001644 Pub. No.: WO/2008/097618
  2. International Patent; Title: Multidimensional Protein Separation (Applicants: OTTENS, Andrew, Kobeissy, Firas, DENSLOW, Nancy, WANG, Kevin, K: WO 2005/103069