Curriculum Vitae

Postdoctoral Scientist: Dr. Farah Raad

Contact details

    Dr. Farah Raad
    Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology,
    University Medical Center Goettingen,
    Robert-Koch-Str. 40, 37075 Goettingen

    Tel: +49 (0) 551 39-5777
    Fax: +49 (0) 551 39-5699
    E-mail: farah.raad[at]

Research Interests

Stem cell research, tissue engineering, developmental biology, cardiac differentiation, cardiac-neuro crosstalk, screening for bioactive molecules


2016 PhD
Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany
2011 MSc in Nanomolecular Science (Chemistry)
Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
2009 BSc in Chemistry
American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Academic Career

2016 - Postdoctoral Scientist
Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany
2009 Internship
Department of Chemistry, University of Windsor, Canada
2007 - 2009 Research Assistant
Department of Chemistry, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Society Memberships

Member of the Deutsches Herz-Kreislaufzentrum (DZHK)

Selected Publications

Tiburcy M, Hudson JE, Balfanz P, Schlick S, Meyer T, Chang Liao ML, Levent E, Raad FS, Zeidler S, Wingender E, Riegler S, Wang M, Gold JD, Kehat I, Wettwer E, Ravens U, Dierickx P, Van Laake L, Goumans MJ, Toischer K, Hasenfuss G, Couture LA, Unger A, Linke W, Araki T, Neel B, Keller G, Gepstein L, Wu J, Zimmerman WH. (2017) Directed Maturation of Engineered Human Myocardium for Applications in Heart Failure Modelling and Repair. Circulation. 135:1832-1847.
Zeidler S, Meckbach C, Tacke R, Raad FS, Roa A, Uchida S, Zimmermann WH, Wingender E, Gueltas M. (2016) Computational Detection of Stage-Specific Transcription Factor Clusters during Heart Development. Front. Genet. 7:33.
El-Ballouli AO, Kayal H, Shuai C, Zeidan TA, Raad FS, Leng S, Wex B, Cheng S, Eichhorn SH, Kaafarani BR. (2014) Lateral extension induces columnar mesomorphism in crucifix shaped quinoxalinophenanthrophenazines. Tetrahedron. 71:308-314.
Al-Kadamany G, Bassil BS, Raad FS, Kortz U. (2014) The Oxalato-Titanium-Containing Tungstophosphate(V) Dimers, [Ti8(C2O4)8P2W18O76(H2O)4]18− and [Ti6(C2O4)4P4W32O124]20−. Journal of Cluster Science. 25:3
Chen S, Raad FS, Ahmida M, Kaafarani BR, Eichhorn SH. (2013) Columnar Mesomorphism of Fluorescent Broad-Shaped Quinoxalinophenanthrophenazine Derivatives with Donor-Acceptor Structure. Org. Lett. 15 (3):558-561.
Eichhorn SH, Chen S, Ahmida M, Demenev A, Kayal H, Raad FS, Kaafarani BR, Patwardhan S, Grozema FC, Siebbeles LDA, Taerum T, Perepichka DF, Klenkler R. (2011) A combined study of mesomorphism, optical, and electronic properties of donor-acceptor columnar liquid crystals. Proceedings of SPIE. 8114:811402\1.
Banerjee A, Raad FS, Vankova N, Bassil BS, Heine T, Kortz U. (2011) Polyoxomolybdodiphosphonates: Examples Incorporating Ethylidenepyridines. Inorg. Chem. 50:11667.
Raad FS, Moustafa RM, Jradi FM, Al-Sayah MH, Kaafarani BR. (2010) Synthesis and Anion-Binding Studies of A Novel Pyrene Discotic. Tetrahedron. 66:2944-2952.