Faculty / Supporting Staff, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

 

 Dr. Osama Al Wassil, PhD

 Chairman / Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

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Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, 2015
  • Master of Medical Education, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (in Progress)
  • 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).

Grants:

  • Principal Investigator — Novel Inhibitors of N-Acetylneuraminic Acid Synthase for the Treatment of Meningococcal Infection, KAIMRC, (2019)
  • Principal Investigator — Molecular Mechanisms and Interaction Sites of Amphetamine and Cocaine at hDAT: Computational Assessment, KAIMRC, (SP18/246/R; 2018)
  • Coinvestigator — Design and Development of Novel Divalent Bioisostere Scaffolds in Conjugation with Benzothiazole Pharmacophore as Anti-TB agents. KFU Annual Research Grant, DSR-170077 with total budget 79,994 SR (2016 - 2017)
  • Principal Investigator — Novel NmeNANAS Inhibitors for the Treatment of Meningococcal Infection, KFU Annual Research Grant, DSR-170075 with total budget 99,864 SR (2016 - 2017)

 

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