Dr. Johnny Stiban is an Associate Professor of biochemistry and cell biology at Birzeit University. He currently is the chairperson of the department of biology and biochemistry and the director of the master’s program in environmental biology at the same institution. Dr. Stiban is an active researcher who works mainly in the fields of cancer biology, protein and lipid biochemistry and mitochondrial biology. He also worked on obesity in mammals. He has obtained two fellowships to spend time at Michigan State University (a total of 14 months) to work in the lab of Prof. Laurie Kaguni on the purification and structure-function determination of mitochondrial DNA helicase. Dr. Stiban has 14 peer-reviewed articles in international journals in addition to 8 lab manuals he wrote for different lab courses.