Faculty / Supporting Staff, PSD

 

 Prof. Amjad Mohammed Issa Qandil, PhD

 Chairman / Professor

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Education:

  • Postdoctoral in Medicinal Chemistry from Purdue University, USA, 1999
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Medicinal Chemistry from Purdue University, USA, 1998
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 1993

Research Interest:

  • Prodrug design
  • Drug design
  • Synthetic medicinal chemistry
  • NMR Spectroscopy

 

Dr. Mai Al Ajaji, PhD

Assistant Dean / Assistant Professor, COP-Female Branch

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Education: 

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Virgina Commonwealth University, USA, 2013
  • Preparing Future Faculty Program, The Center for Teaching Excellence, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, 2011
  • Master of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA, 2005

Research Interest:

  • Drug abuse and central nervous system (CNS) plasticity with emphasis on the effects of psychostimulants
  • Behavioral mechanisms of relapse to drug taking

 

Prof. Mahmoud Ahmed Aly Mansour, PhD

Professor

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Education:

  • Postdoctoral in Molecular Biology from Karolinska Institute, Sweden, 2000
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry from Al-Azhar University, Egypt, 1992
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry from Al-Azhar University, Egypt, 1989
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Al-Azhar University, Egypt, 1984

Research Interest:

  • Biochemical Pharmacology:
    • Leukothienes
    • Interluekins
    • Molecular Pharmacology

 

Prof. Aiman A. Obaidat, PhD

Professor

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Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Pharmaceutics from Purdue University, USA, 1996
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Pharmacy from King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 1987

Research Interest:

  • Controlled drug delivery systems 
  • Targeted drug delivery systems
  • Improvement of the solubility of poorly water soluble drugs and complexation with cyclodextrins

 

Prof. Alaa Eldeen Bakry Yassin, PhD

Professor of Pharmaceutics

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Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA and Al-Azhar University, Cairo Egypt, 1996
  • M.Sc., Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt, 1990
  • B.S., Pharmacy, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, 1983

Research Interest:

  • Nano-particulate drug delivery systems, particularly, solid lipid and polymeric nanoparticles and vesicular systems.

  • Development of new cancer nano-medicine systems. 

  • Chrono-therapeutic drug delivery systems.

Grants

  • Enhancement of colon cancer chemotherapy using 5-FU loaded polymeric nanoparticles, National Plan for Science and Technology (NPST), 11-MED1768-02 with total budget 1,588,000 SR.
  • Nano-vesicular Based Transdermal Drug Delivery System for Management of Hypertension. National Plan for Science and Technology (NPST), 13-NAN1268-02 with total budget 1,800,000 SR.
  • Optimization of a nanostructured lipid carriers system for enhancing the biopharmaceutical properties of valsartan. King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre (KAIMRC), SP15/126 with total budget 57,200 SR.
  • Mixed micelles as an effective nano-system for the oral delivery of valsartan. King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre (KAIMRC), SP16/192 with total budget 46,540 SR.

Dr. Wesam Saleh Moh’d Abdel-Razaq, PhD

 Assistant Professor

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Education: 

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology from University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2006
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Science from University of Jordan, Jordan, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from University of Jordan, Jordan, 1996

Research Interest:

  • Neuropharmacology
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Drug Mechanisms of Action
  • Mitochondrial Dysfunctions

  

Dr. Rani J. Qasem, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Education:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA, 2011 - 2013
  • PhD Pharmacology and Toxicology, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, USA, 2006 - 2011
  • MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Jordan, Jordan, 2000 - 2002
  • BSc Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, University of Jordan, Jordan, 1995 - 2000

Research Interest:

  • Bioanalytical method development and validation
  • Biochemistry and pharmacology of omega-3 & 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)
  • Lipid oxidative stress
  • Programming of adult life fat metabolism by perinatal lipid nutrition

 

Dr. Osama I. Alwassil, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

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Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, 2015
  • Preparing Future Faculty Program, The Center for Teaching Excellence, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, 2015
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, 2012
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA, 2005

Research Interest:

  • Neurodegenerative Diseases; Antimicrobial agents
  • Development of 3D homology models of receptors and enzymes at different activation states.
  • Application of computational drug design and molecular simulation techniques using tripos software (e.g., SYBYL-X suite) as well as performing virtual docking studies and analyzing different bimolecular interactions using CCDC software (e.g., GOLD suite).

 

 

Dr. Rasha Saad Suliman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, COP-Female Branch

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Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology) from University Technology Mara (UiTM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2013
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), from University Tun Abdulrazak (UNITAR), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2009
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy from University of Khartoum, Sudan, 2004

Research Interest:

  • Chemistry of natural products
  • Drug discovery from microbial (especially fungal) resources
  • Fast dereplication approach for identification of Microbial biotransformed products

 

Dr. Dilshad Al Ahmad, PhD

Lecturer

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Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Medicinal Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, 1993 
  • (Synthesis of Biologically active compounds such as α-Haloketones, Lactones, Amino sterols and Thiazoles)
  • Master of Science in organic chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, 1987
  • Bachelor of Science in organic chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, 1983

Research Interest:

  • Drug Synthesis
  • Chromatography
  • Phytochemistry

Grants: 

  • Awarded on health risk food and environmental project “A Survey of Multi Elements in Baby Foods"
  • Fatty acids (Omega 3 and Omega -6) as main cause of cardiovascular diseases

 

Mr. Mustafa Elsayed Ahmed Mustafa

Lecturer

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Education:

  • Master of Pharmacy in Pharmaceutics from University of Khartoum, Sudan, 2010
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy from University of Khartoum, Sudan, 2005

Research Interest:

  • Pharmaceutical Compounding
  • Drug Delivery Technologies and Formulation
  • Dosage Form Design
  • Industrial Pharmacy

 

Mr. Raslan Kittaneh

Lecturer

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Education:

  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSc) from University of Jordan, Jordan, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSc) from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 1996

Research Interest:

  • Tablet and Powder Formulation
  • Controlled Drug Delivery Systems
  • Pharmacokinetics Applications

 

Ms. Asma Alterawi

Lecturer, COP-Female Branch

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Education:

  • Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 2007

Research Interest:

  • Pharmaceutical Industry with generic drug product research and development
  • In vivo research studies using rats and rabbits as animal's models
  • Pharmacy administration, pharmacoeconomics and cosmeceuticals interests

 


 

Ms. Katreen Banisalman

Lecturer, COP-Female Branch

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Education:

  • Master of Medicinal Chemistry from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 2016
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 2012

Research Interest:

  • Drug Design
  • Computational Medicinal Chemistry
  • Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry

 

Ms. Wafaa Nasser

Teaching Assistant, COP-Female Branch

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Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences from King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA, 2016

Research Interest:

  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacodynamics

For queries or other details that are in connection with the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, you can contact their Administrative Assistant:

 

Gloria Grey

Telephone: +966 011 429-9999 Extension 95043

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