Office of the Dean

O’Dowd Hall, Room 428
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3634

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Samia Ragheb

Office: 444 O’Dowd Hall
Phone: 248-370-3672


Autoimmunity, neuroimmunology


Ph.D., Immunology and Microbiology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

B.A., Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Research Interests:

Multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, neuroinflammation, vascular inflammation

Samia Ragheb, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences

Samia Ragheb

Dr. Ragheb joined Oakland University William beaumont School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in 2012. She developed and teaches the immunology curriculum for the OUWB School of Medicine M1/M2 students. She has served as an admissions interviewer and as a representative of the OUWB School of Medicine in the Oakland University Senate. Dr. Ragheb is also a faculty advisor for the OUWB School of Medicine student-run literary journal PENumbra.

Dr. Ragheb received a B.A. in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and a Ph.D. in Immunology from Wayne State University in Detroit. Her post-doctoral fellowship training was in neuroimmunology. Dr. Ragheb was a recipient of the prestigious Osserman Fellowship from the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America for her research on the autoimmune neuromuscular junction disorder. Her research interests are in the field of neuroimmunology, examining the cellular and molecular immune pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis. Additional new research interests focus on vascular inflammation. She has received extramural funding for her research endeavors, and has published and presented her work at national and international conferences.

Dr. Ragheb joined Oakland University from the Department of Neurology at Wayne State University School of Medicine where she had many years of experience in undergraduate and graduate medical education.