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Bassem Allam Marinetics Endowed Professor School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences


Bassem Allam’s research is centered on interactions between marine mollusks and waterborne microorganisms in general and, in particular, the framework of host-pathogen interactions. He also studies the mechanisms of resistance to pathogens and diseases, and the effect of environmental factors on these interactions. His research also includes a strong applied component aimed at enhancing knowledge and development of mitigation strategies for diseases affecting local shellfish species.


  • PhD and MS, European Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Western Brittany, Brest, France
  • MS and BS, Lebanese University, Lebanon