Rami Al Batran, Ph.D

Principal Investigator

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Dr. Al Batran received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the Arab International University, Syria, in 2009. In 2014, he completed his PhD in cardiovascular pharmacology with Dr. Fouad Al Bayaty at the University Technology Mara, Malaysia, then he moved to Edmonton to train with Dr. John Ussher as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta. In 2020, Dr. Al Batran joined the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Montreal as an Assistant Professor to start his own lab. Dr. Al Batran’s research program primarily focusing on how obesity-induced alterations in energy metabolism, and how targeting energy metabolism may be a novel approach to counteract obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.


PHA1140 - Fonctionnement normal du corps humain 4 (Endocrinology)

SBP1007 - Fonctionnement normal et pathologie du corps humain II (Endocrinology)

Lab Members

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Abdualrahman Abdualkader, Ph.D

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Abdualrahman has MSc and PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from International Islamic University Malaysia. He has over 5 years of multidisciplinary research experience in protein isolation and purification, drug discovery of small and macro molecules.


Stephanie Mourad, Pharm.D

Master Student

Stephanie graduated in June 2020 with a PharmD degree from the Lebanese American University (LAU) after completing rotations in several hospitals across Beirut,Lebanon and Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. After graduation, she worked in the Medication Donation Program of a non-governmental organization called Anera. She is currently a candidate for a master’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences at Universite de Montreal in Montreal, Quebec.

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Zahra Roshenas, B.Eng, Pharm.D

Exchange Student

Zahra holds a Bachelor in electrical engineering from Azad University (Tehan, Iran) since 2008 and a Doctor in Pharmacy degree from University of Camerino (Italy) since 2021 .She has a strong scientific background and interest in metabolic disorders, diabetes and obesity related research.

Summer Students 2021 


Yi Chen Hu, Pharm.D(c)

Yi Chen is a 2nd year Doctor of Pharmacy student at the University of Montreal.


Gayel El-Hage, B.sc(c)

Gayel is a senior biopharmaceutical science student at the University of Montreal.