Editorial Board

Founding Editor in Chief
Prof. Ke-He Ruan

Prof. Ke-He Ruan
Professor,
Director of Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Pharmacoinformatics; Professor of Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry
University of Texas Graduate School at Houston, Houston, TX
USA

  Biography :

The PI is a medical scientist with training in medicine and biomedical sciences. The PI’s major research areas consist of the molecular and cellular regulation of lipid metabolites on vascular diseases.

Biography
  Research Interest :

In particular, the research is focused on understanding the molecular regulation of prostacyclin, prostaglandin E2 and thromboxane biosyntheses (through the cyclooxygenase pathway) and signaling (through their receptors).

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Co- Editor in Chief
Prof. Hideharu Shintani, PhD.

Prof. Hideharu Shintani, PhD.
Professor,
School of Science
Chuo University
Japan

  Biography :

Prof and Dr Hideharu Shintani has received his PhD in Kyoto University during the period of 1972-1977. 1977-2008, He has been working for Government Official at National Institute of Health Science, Department of Medical Devices, Ministry of Health、Labor, Welfare. 2009-today, he is working as a guest professor in Chuo University. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as Japan delegate of ISO TC 198 and ICH. His research subjects are included sterilization, analytical chemistry, and safety of medical devices. Based on these research and fellowship training he has received several awards and honors, such as Award of Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs & expert Reviewers for journals like Biocontrol Science. He has authored Bioinstrumentation and Biosensors, 1990, Ohio Science Workbook Polymers, 1994, Analytical Applications of Immobilized Enzyme Reactors, 1994, Sterilization Systems 1995, Adsorption and its Application in Industry and Environmental Protection, 1998; Handbook of Analytical Application of Capillary Electrophoresis, 1996. Sterilization and Disinfection by Plasma ‒Sterilization Mechanisms, Biological and Medical Applications, 2011 and Gas plasma Sterilization in Microbiology: Theory, Applications. Pitfalls and New Prospective 2016 as published research books. He is a member of Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs, Society of Antibacterial and Aantifungal Agents, Society of Analytical Chemistry, Society of Pharmaceutical Science.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Sterilization, Solid Phase Extraction, HPLC,
Analytical Chemistry,
Pharmaceutical Science,and Sterilization Validation

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Editorial Board Member
Prof. Fatemeh Akhlaghi, PharmD, PhD

Prof. Fatemeh Akhlaghi, PharmD, PhD
Professor,
Professor and Ernest Mario Distinguished Chair in Pharmaceutics Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (BPS)
University of Rhode Island 495A College of Pharmacy
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Akhlaghi is Professor and Ernest Mario Distinguished Chair of Pharmaceutics in the College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island (URI). She has over 18 years of experience in clinical pharmacology research and extensive history of clinical collaboration with academia and pharmaceutical industry. She has obtained a PharmD from University of Mashhad Iran and a PhD from University of Sydney, Australia. She then has completed at Post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Sydney and another post doc at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom before joining URI in 2001. Her laboratory has developed and validated analytical methods for over 30 drugs and their metabolites.

Biography
  Research Interest :

she specializes in the use of semi-mechanistic pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (PKPD) modeling in pre-clinical or clinical drug development. The goal of her research program is to improve the quality of use of medicines by the means of identifying sources of variation in dose-concentration and concentration-effect relationships. The three main objectives of this research include: (1) to understand the effect of diabetes mellitus and related conditions on the pharmacokinetics and activity of drug metabolizing enzymes and transporters. (2) To characterize the sources of variability in the pharmacokinetic and/or –dynamic (PKPD) of drugs in different patient populations and with respect to genetic polymorphism and (3) Development of novel drugs for treatment of alcoholism.

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Prof. Nazim Serdar Turhal, M.D.

Prof. Nazim Serdar Turhal, M.D.
Professor,
Director, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology, Marmara University Hospital
Marmara University Medical School
Turkey

  Biography :

I attended University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Medical School in 1982 but moved to San Francisco in 1987 to attend University of California in San Francisco for junior and senior year. I had my training in Internal Medicine in Griffin Hospital, a Yale University Affiliated Program, and then moved to New York City to be trained in Hematology Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at Mount Sinai School of Medicine Hospital. Then I moved back to Turkey and worked at Marmara University in Istanbul as a program director in between 1997-2010 and appointed as Professor of Medicine in 2006. I have over 100 peer reviewed international publications and about 1350 citations to them. I am a member of ASCO, ESMO, EORTC, BUON, TTOD. I am board certified in Medical Oncology until 2016 by ESMO and until 2017 by ABIM. I am recently elected as the President of European Union of Medical Specialists, Oncology Section.

Biography
  Research Interest :

HCC

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Dr. Katalin Prokai-Tatrai, Ph.D.

Dr. Katalin Prokai-Tatrai, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Center for Neuroscience Discovery, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of North Texas Health Science Center
USA

  Biography :

My primary research interest has been on innovative, multidisciplinary and highly-complex projects focusing on medicinal chemistry-driven drug design and delivery into the central nervous system. These activities have been conducted in successful and productive research collaborations with Laszlo Prokai, Ph.D., D.Sc, with translational medicine, and drug discovery in mind. Our projects involve pharmacokinetics, metabolism and drug distribution studies in early-phase drug discovery and the development of neuroactive/neuroprotective agents. We design and synthesize complex organic and peptide-based (pro)drug leads, and employ in silico predictions of physicochemical parameters important to select lead compounds for preclinical assessments, as well as biopharmaceutical analyses together with various neurochemical/pharmacological paradigms useful for monitoring of central delivery of agents.

Biography
  Research Interest :

medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry, CNS drug design/delivery, prodrugs, translational research, neuroprotection, bioanalytical analysis, GC/LC-MS, MS-based proteomics

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Prof. Hussein Osman Ammar

Prof. Hussein Osman Ammar
Professor
Chairman, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Industries, Future University
Egypt

  Biography :

Holder of the First Class Golden Medal for Sciences and Arts and the recipient of the 2010Appreciation State Prize in the realm of Advanced Technological Sciences.Professor Ammar is currently the Chairman, Pharmaceutical Technology Department, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Industries, Future University in Egypt; formerly, Dean of the Pharmacy Division, National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt. He has114 research papers published in international scientific journals. These research papers cover most of the areas related to pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics. Design of new drug delivery systems is not beyond the scope of his interest.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Novel drug delivery systems, Targeted drug delivery systems, Nanotechnology and cyclodextrins.

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Dr. Nelly M. Dabbour

Dr. Nelly M. Dabbour
Assistant Professor
Medical Research Institute
Alexandria University
Egypt

  Biography :

Nelly Dabbour is from Alexandria, Egypt. She obtained BSc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2005 from October 6 University, Giza, Egypt. In 2013, she completed MSc. in Applied Medical Chemistry from the Medical Research Institute, Alexandria University, Egypt. The main subject of the thesis was about studying cancer chemistry and Nanomedicine. She attended workshops about preparation and characterization of magnetic and gold nanoparticles in faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University in collaboration with Georgia Tech, USA. She is a peer reviewer at David Publishing Company in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, and currently she is writing articles to be published soon.

Biography
  Research Interest :

nanomedicine, cancer (chemistry and biology), biochemistry, pharmacology, clinical pharmacy and all branches of pharmacy

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Prof. Rao Gollapudi

Prof. Rao Gollapudi
Research Scientist
4496 US 59 HWY;
Perry, KS 66073;
USA

  Biography :

Reasearch and teaching in medicinal chemistry. (Antibiotics, anti-mutagenic, anti-cancer agents, cell biology.  Method development and validations of analytical methods, quality control and quality assurance departments. cGMP, cGLP environment. Preparation and execution of protocols and standard operation procedures for analytical methods. Participated in auditing reports for FDA submissions (NDA and ANDAs).  Operation of analytical instruments such as GC, HPLC, LC-MS/MS (antibiotics, immunosuppressant and anticancer agents) and AA etc. Operation of UV, FT-IR, NMR, MS and CD.  Structural determination of new organic molecules with biological activity, stability, dissolution studies and analysis of pharmaceutical active ingredients from different matrices. Method development for bulk production of biologically active compounds from natural resources and/or semi-synthesis.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Chemotherapy, cell biology, drug discovery, molecular docking studies, medicinal chemistry pharmaceutical sciences

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Prof. Michael U. Adikwu, FAS, FSTAN, FPSN, MIPAN

Prof. Michael U. Adikwu, FAS, FSTAN, FPSN, MIPAN
Professor
Department of Pharmaceutics
Faculty of pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria
Nigeria

  Biography :

Professor Michael U. Adikwu graduated from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria in 1986. He worked as a hospital pharmacist upon graduation from 1986-1990. In 1990, he joined the services of the University of Nigeria and rose to the rank of Professor in 1998. He teaches and researches into various aspects of pharmaceutical education and particularly raw materials utilization and sustainability as well as health sector reforms and public health. Currently he has over 250 research articles in both national and international journals. 1n 2007 he was appointed the National Coordinator of a project aimed at improving post-basic and higher education system in Nigeria through the World Bank IDA system. The project called STEP-B was completed in 2013. He has both local and international experience in the pharmaceutical sector especially in education and research as he has visited overseas laboratory twice as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Germany (1999-2000) and a Matsumae Fellow in Japan (2002). In the area of international grants, he has won a research grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry of Great Britain (2002); a grant from the Third World Academy of Sciences, Italy (2004) and another grant from the International Foundation for Science, Sweden (2004). He was also a recipient of the Royal Society of Great Britain short term research fellowship to the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom (2006). Four of his students are Professors of Pharmacy. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science (FAS), a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN), A Fellow of the Science Association of Nigeria (FSAN), an Honorary Fellow of the Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria (FSTAN), an Honorary Fellow of the Entomological Society of Nigeria (FESN), a Member of the Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (MIPAN) and the President of the Nanomedicine Society of Nigeria. He has won the Nigerian Prize for Science (2006) and the May and Baker Prize for Excellence in the Practice of Pharmacy (2009). He is currently the Vice Chancellor, University of Abuja, Nigeria.

Biography
  Research Interest :

a). Issues in Health Reforms and Social Health b). Extraction of Antimicrobial Agents from Lichens c). Bioadhesive Drug Delivery Design Using Natural Polysaccharides. d). Use of mucin and honey for wound healing e). Use of mucin as a rectal absorption enhancer. f). PEGylated polysaccharides in drug delivery g). Mucinated polysaccharides in drug delivery h). Gelatinated polysaccharides in drug delivery h). PEGylated Mucins in drug delivery i). PEGylated gelatin in drug delivery

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Prof. Yasuo Iwasaki, MD

Prof. Yasuo Iwasaki, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurology
Toho University Omori Hospital
Japan

  Biography :

Graduated Toho University Medical School at Tokyo in Japan on March 31th 1978 Passed the Japanese National Board Medical Examination on May 1978 Worked research fellow in Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston under Dr. Appel in USA between October 1984 and October 1986 Assistant professor of Neurology, Toho University Ohashi Hospital from April 1991 and associate professor of Neurology, Toho University Ohashi Hospital on April 1997 and became Professor and Chairman in Department of Neurology Toho University Omori Hospital from April 2005 and present time.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Neurodegenerative disorders, especially amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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