Lina Abi Mosleh, Ph.D.
Lina Abi Mosleh, Ph.D.Principal Scientist
Lina earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Cell Biology at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. Upon moving the the U.S. Lina received her Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical center at Dallas in the laboratory of Nobel laureates Drs. Michael S. Brown and Joseph L Goldstein. She then completed her postdoctoral studies on cholesterol homeostasis in mammalian cells in the same laboratory. Subsequently, she went on to serve as a faculty member in the Department of Molecular Genetics at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In 2015, she was presented with the opportunity to work as a Principal Scientist at Ayass Bioscience.
Natalya Griko, Ph.D.
Natalya Griko, Ph.D.Senior Scientist
Natalya earned her Master’s degrees in Biophysics at Saint Petersburg State University in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the Institute of Protein Research in scientific center of the Russian Academy of Sciences near Moscow. After receiving her Ph.D., Natalya worked as Senior Research Scientist at the Biological Center of Russian Academy of Sciences. Her major research interest was Ligand-Receptor interaction and Signal Transduction pathways. Subsequently, she moved to the U.S. where she worked as a Research Scientist at University of Texas, Dallas, and then worked in research for a biotechnology company before joining Dr. Ayass’s team as their Molecular Biology Scientist.
Gul Nowshad, MD, Ph.D, MPH
Gul Nowshad, MD, Ph.D, MPHResearch Manager
Gul Nowshad is a physician and a health services researcher at Ayass BioScience, LLC with passion for health care quality improvement, and health care delivery redesign. She earned her PhD in Health Services Research/Health Economics and MPH in Healthcare Policy from University of Texas, at Houston, Texas.
She had opportunity to serve institutions such as MD Anderson Cancer Center and USAIDs Program within US and Aga Khan University & Hospital and other nonprofit organizations in developing countries including Afghanistan and Pakistan for last twelve years to improve healthcare systems and quality of care. She received recognition and scholarly awards for her work such as Henry Christian scholar’s award, New Investigator in Global Health, Aga Khan Foundation scholar’s award and International Business Women’s award for scholarship and excellence.
Dr. Gul joined Ayass Lung Clinic in 2013 as a Research Manager envisioning the potential for precision medicine and opportunity to contribute in advancement of medical innovation. She believes that research at Ayass Bioscience will be a true recycling of evidence to improve patient’s outcome in an innovative way.
Angelo Josue M. Lubag Jr., Ph.D.
Angelo Josue M. Lubag Jr., Ph.D.Research Scientist
Angelo earned his Bachelor’s in Chemistry and Master’s in Agricultural Chemistry (Biochemistry minor in Genetics) degrees at the University of the Philippines at Los Baños. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Dallas in the fields of scanning probe microscopy, fuel cells and MRI contrast agent development. Then he did his postdoctorate at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center developing new MRI targeted and physiologically responsive imaging agents for cancer and diabetes applications.
He moved on as a principal consultant-scientist in the biomedical and technology industry at Medichlorian Dynamics LLC before joining the Ayass Bisocience team.
Victor Pashkov, Ph.D.
Victor Pashkov, Ph.D.Research Scientist
Victor Pashkov earned his Master’s degree in Biophysics at Lomonosov Moscow State University and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Victor worked in the Biological Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. After Victor moved to the U.S., he held a research scientist position at the Cornell University Medical Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center. He studied G protein-coupled receptors signaling regulation and its involvement in cancer origination and development. He joined the Ayass BioScience team as a Research Scientist.
Kasthuribai Viswanathan, M.S.
Kasthuribai Viswanathan, M.S.Bioinformatics Specialist
Kasthuri earned her bachelor’s in Bioinformatics from SASTRA University, India. She worked as Research Assistant in bioinformatics for few years after that she moved to Dallas, Texas. Kasthuri joined the Genomics Sequencing Core at UT Southwestern medical center at Dallas and worked there for many years and got experienced in latest NGS bioinformatics technologies. Kasthuri received her master’s degree in Bioinformatics from Johns Hopkins University, Maryland. She has over ten years of experience in analyzing complex bioinformatics data and NGS data. She joined Ayass Bioscience team as a Bioinformatician.
Kevin Zhu, M.S.
Kevin Zhu, M.S.Bioinformatics Specialist
Kevin received his Bachelor’s in Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University in Houston, TX. He then worked as a research assistant for a year before entering the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to pursue a Master’s in Bioinformatics. After receiving his master’s degree, Kevin joined the Ayass Bioscience team as a Bioinformatician.
Nazanin Taheri Javan, M.S.
Nazanin Taheri Javan, M.S.Laboratory Technician
Nazanin earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree of science in Agricultural Biotechnology in Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran, Iran. After receiving her first master’s, Nazanin worked as a research assistant at Plant Biotechnology company in Tehran, Iran. Her major research project was development of Recombinant Proteins in a plant cells (for specific functionally active human and interferon in Brassica napus). She moved to Dallas where she received her second master’s degree in Biotechnology from University of Texas in Dallas. She joined the Ayass BioScience team as a Laboratory Technician.
Naseema Annan
Naseema AnnanLaboratory Administrator
Naseema Annan earned her bachelor’s degree in Medical Surgical Nursing at Beirut Arab University (BAU) located in Beirut, Lebanon. After receiving her degree, she worked as an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse in Beirut Lebanon upon moving to the United States. Naseema joined Ayass Biocience team as a Laboratory Administrator, working on coordinating and facilitating laboratory operation.

Soukaina Mansouri, M.S.
Soukaina Mansouri, M.S.Research Technician
Soukaina earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Mohammed V University in Morocco and Master’s Degree from University Of Montreal Medical School. Subsequently, she worked as a research assistant in a Immuno‑Oncology laboratory in Canada. Soukaina joined Ayass BioScience team as a research technician.

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