Faiyaz Shakeel |Pharmaceutical sciences | Best Researcher Award

 Prof Dr. Faiyaz Shakeel | Pharmaceutical sciences |Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr. King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

👩‍🔬Highly accomplished in pharmaceutics, holds a Ph.D. and M. Pharm. from Jamia Hamdard University, India. With extensive experience as a Professor and Associate Professor at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and previous roles in academia and research, he excels in formulation research and development. His expertise spans nanoemulsions and transdermal dosage forms, contributing significantly to the field. Driven by a passion for innovation, he led groundbreaking projects, optimizing drug delivery systems for enhanced therapeutic outcomes. Eager to leverage his skills and knowledge, he seeks to join a renowned research organization, fostering growth and advancement in pharmaceutical sciences.🌟

 

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🎓  Objectives

Seeking association with a renowned research organization in formulation research and development to upgrade knowledge, research, and management skills in line with the latest trends. Eager to be part of a dynamic team contributing to organizational growth.

📚  Qualification Overview

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutics, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India, 2004-2007. Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm.) in Pharmaceutics, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India, 2002-2004. Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm.), Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India, 1998-2002.

👨‍🏫 Professional Experience

Professor, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Feb 2022 – Present) Associate Professor, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Mar 2016 – Feb 2022) Assistant Professor, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Nov 2011 – Mar 2016) Lecturer, Garyounis University, Benghazi, Libya (Nov 2007 – Nov 2011) Senior Lecturer, Bhawani Shankar Anangpuria Institute of Pharmacy, Faridabad, India (Aug 2006 – Oct 2007) Guest Lecturer, Shri Gopichand College of Pharmacy, Baghpat, India (Jul 2004 – Jun 2006)

🏅  Professional Qualification

Ph.D. Title: Formulation and development of transdermal dosage form (Nanoemulsions) for antirheumatoid drug, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India, 2004-2007. M. Pharm. Title: Development and evaluation of bioadhesive transdermal gels of diclofenac diethylamine, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India, 2002-2004. B. Pharm., Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India, 1998-2002.

🔬 Practical Experience

Master’s Research Project: Developed bioadhesive transdermal gels for diclofenac diethylamine. Ph.D. Thesis: Developed nanoemulsion and nanoemulsion gel formulations of celecoxib and aceclofenac for arthritis.

🔍Conclusion of Research Projects

Master’s Project: Optimized gel showed controlled drug release and significant anti-inflammatory effects. Ph.D. Thesis: Developed nanoemulsion formulations with controlled release, higher absorption, and significant pharmacodynamic effects.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Development and bioavailability assessment of ramipril nanoemulsion formulation
    • Authors: S Shafiq, F Shakeel, S Talegaonkar, FJ Ahmad, RK Khar, M Ali
    • Journal: European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics
    • Year: 2007
    • Volume: 66
    • Issue: 2
    • Pages: 227-243
    • Citations: 1006

 

  • Nanoemulsions as vehicles for transdermal delivery of aceclofenac
    • Authors: F Shakeel, S Baboota, A Ahuja, J Ali, M Aqil, S Shafiq
    • Journal: Aaps Pharmscitech
    • Year: 2007
    • Volume: 8
    • Pages: 191-199
    • Citations: 427

 

  • Formulation development and optimization using nanoemulsion technique: a technical note
    • Authors: S Shafiq-un-Nabi, F Shakeel, S Talegaonkar, J Ali, S Baboota, A Ahuja, …
    • Journal: AAPS pharmscitech
    • Year: 2007
    • Volume: 8
    • Pages: E12-E17
    • Citations: 420

 

  • Design, development and evaluation of novel nanoemulsion formulations for transdermal potential of celecoxib
    • Authors: S Baboota, F Shakeel, A Ahuja, J Ali, S Shafiq
    • Journal: Acta pharmaceutica
    • Year: 2007
    • Volume: 57
    • Issue: 3
    • Pages: 315-332
    • Citations: 397

 

  • A review on the strategies for oral delivery of proteins and peptides and their clinical perspectives
    • Authors: A Muheem, F Shakeel, MA Jahangir, M Anwar, N Mallick, GK Jain, …
    • Journal: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal
    • Year: 2016
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue: 4
    • Pages: 413-428
    • Citations: 384

 

hrishti Singh | Biomedical Engineering | Women Researcher Award

 Dr. hrishti Singh | Biomedical Engineering | Women Researcher Award

 Dr. George Mason University, United States

👩‍🔬 With 5 years of experience as a biomedical engineer, scientist, and entrepreneur, I specialize in developing translational contrast agent platforms for enhancing early-stage tumor diagnosis. Additionally, I possess 1 year of healthcare product management experience as a Co-Founder of a biotech start-up. My expertise lies in problem-solving, stakeholder relationship management, and project planning, with a strong passion for innovation and improving patient outcomes through healthcare product development and leadership.

 

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Education 📚

PhD in Bioengineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (Aug. 2017 – Dec. 2022)Masters in Biomedical Engineering, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT (Aug. 2015 – Aug. 2017)Bachelors in Engineering (B.E) in Biotechnology, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka (Aug. 2011 – Aug. 2015)

Technical Skills 🛠️

Languages: Python, Matlab, Perl

Software Skills: Nanoscale Molecular Dynamics (NAMD), Adobe Illustrator

Experimental Skills: Gel Electrophoresis, Western Blotting, Flow Cytometry, Cell Culture, Biomaterial Design, Synthesis and Characterization, Lipid Nanoparticle Synthesis, Rheology of Soft Materials, Cyclic Voltammetry, Electroimpedance Spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), In-vitro Tissue Models, DNA Extraction, Cell Transfection, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), In-vivo Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Imaging

Research Awards 🏅

WeSci Women in STEM Crowdfunding Campaign Winner, 2023George Mason University Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award, 2023Biomedical Engineering Society Advanced Biomanufacturing (AbioM) Best Graduate Work Award, 2023George Mason University Office of Provost and Executive Vice-President Award, 2018University of Bridgeport School of Engineering Academic Accomplishment, 2017University of Bridgeport Faculty Research Day, Winner of Best Graduate Poster, 2017ASEE Northeast Conference, Honorable Mention in Best Graduate Poster, 2016IEEE CT-IETA, Third Place in Best Graduate Poster, 2016IEEE CT-IETA, Honorable Mention in Best Graduate Poster, 2016Ramaiah Institute of Technology Alumni Association, Best B.E Project, 2015

Highlighted Presentation 🎤

  • Gordon Imaging Institute and MGH, Harvard University (Invite) Aug. 2023
    • Oral: Non-invasive Whole Body PA Imaging of Small Animals using ICG dye constructs. Cambridge, MA

Presentations 📊

Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting Oct. 2022Virginia Catalyst Conference Sept. 2022George Mason University ”Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference” Mar. 2022Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting Oct. 2020Materials Research Society Annual Meeting Dec. 2019

Leadership and Volunteer Experience 🤝

President of Graduate Association for Bioengineering Students at George Mason University.Member of International Student Advisory Board at George Mason University.Responsible for mentoring undergraduate students.Part of Letters to Pre-Scientist Program exchanging letters with middle and high school female students to demonstrate the importance of women in STEM.

Relevant Skills 🧪

  • Nanomedicine
  • Biomaterials
  • Contrast Agents
  • Drug Delivery
  • Photoacoustic Imaging
  • Rational Design of Solutions to Health Problems
  • Grant Writing
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Strong Communication

Entrepreneurial Experience 💼

NIRView Biosciences Inc. (March 2023 – Present)Co-Founder and CEO, Fairfax, VA Responsible for identifying customer needs, conducting product-market fit analysis, and building sustainable business and revenue models. Define the vision of the product and communicate it to the product development team and stakeholders. Proposal writing to secure non-dilutive funding from different government agencies. National Science Foundation I-Corps Entrepreneurial Program (May 2023 – July 2023)Entrepreneurial Lead, NSF I-Corps Bay Area Node, UC Berkley Determined business plans, mission statements, and visions for public health products. Conducted extensive customer discovery interviews to determine product-market fit.

Relevant Media and Websites 📰

Relevant Awards 🏆

Key Personnel and Investigator on NSF Grant Award Number 2325234.1st place winner and Mason’s Choice Winner of Patriot Pitch Competition (2023).2nd place winner of Accelerate Investor Conference (2023) pitch competition.Principal Investigator on NSF Small Business Innovation and Research Grant.Contrast agent technology selected as STAT News Best 64 technologies in the United States, 2023.

Research Experience 📊

George Mason UniversityPostdoctoral Research Fellow (March 2023 – Present)Graduate Research Assistant (August 2019 – December 2022)Graduate Research Assistant (August 2017 – August 2018)

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Title: Synthesis of DNA origami scaffolds: current and emerging strategies
  • Authors: J Bush, S Singh, M Vargas, E Oktay, CH Hu, R Veneziano
  • Journal: Molecules
  • Year: 2020

 

  • Title: Solar cells with PbS quantum dot sensitized TiO2–multiwalled carbon nanotube composites, sulfide-titania gel and tin sulfide coated C-fabric
  • Authors: RK Kokal, M Deepa, A Kalluri, S Singh, I Macwan, PK Patra, J Gilarde
  • Journal: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
  • Year: 2017

 

 

  • Title: Interactions between avidin and graphene for development of a biosensing platform
  • Authors: I Macwan, MDH Khan, A Aphale, S Singh, J Liu, M Hingorani, P Patra
  • Journal: Biosensors and Bioelectronics
  • Year: 2017

 

 

  • Title: Size-tunable ICG-based contrast agent platform for targeted near-infrared photoacoustic imaging.
  • Authors: S Singh, G Giammanco, CH Hu, J Bush, LS Cordova, DJ Lawrence, …
  • Journal: Photoacoustics
  • Year: 2023

 

 

  • Title: A Computational Approach for Understanding the Interactions between Graphene Oxide and Nucleoside Diphosphate Kinase with Implications for Heart Failure
  • Authors: A Ray, I Macwan, S Singh, S Silwal, P Patra
  • Journal: Nanomaterials
  • Year: 2018

 

 

  • Title: Versatile encapsulation and synthesis of potent liposomes by thermal equilibration
  • Authors: SA Roberts, C Lee, S Singh, N Agrawal
  • Journal: Membranes
  • Year: 2022

 

 

  • Title: Increasing Vaccine Production using Pulsed Ultrasound Waves
  • Authors: J Xing, S Singh, Y Zhao, Y Duan, H Guo, C Hu, A Ma, R George, JZ Xing, …
  • Journal: PLOS One
  • Year: 2017

 

 

  • Title: Autonomously Propelled Colloids for Penetration and Payload Delivery in Complex Extracellular Matrices
  • Authors: S Singh, J Moran
  • Journal: Micromachines
  • Year: 2022

 

 

  • Title: Rational design of ICG-based contrast agents for near-infrared photoacoustic imaging
  • Authors: M Hanafi, N Such, G Giammanco, S Singh, D Wegierak, E Abenojar, …
  • Journal: Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing
  • Year: 2024

 

  • Title: Transcranial photoacoustic imaging with ICG J-aggregates for imaging blood-brain barrier leak following LPS-induced neuroinflammation
  • Authors: FJ Bodera, S Singh, R Veneziano, PV Chitnis, MJ McVey, MC Kolios
  • Journal: Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing
  • Year: 2024

 

 

  • Title: Modified j-aggregates and conjugates thereof
  • Authors: R Veneziano, PV Chitnis, S Singh
  • Journal: US Patent App.
  • Year: 2023

 

  • Title: Indocyanine green-based in-vivo photoacoustic imaging contrast agent platform (Conference Presentation)
  • Authors: S Singh, G Giammanco, C Hu, J Bush, LS Cordova, DJ Lawrence, …
  • Journal: Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing
  • Year: 2023

 

  • Title: Computational Investigation of Chirality-Based Separation of Carbon Nanotubes Using Tripeptide Library
  • Authors: S Singh, HR Divecha, A Ayoola, M Xavierselvan, J Devlin, I Macwan
  • Journal: Biomolecules
  • Year: 2023

 

 

 

Marina Dimitrijevic | Physical Chemistry | Young Scientist Award

 Ms. Marina Dimitrijevic | Plant Pathology | Young Scientist Award

Ms. University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Science Serbia

👩‍🔬 I am deeply passionate about chemistry and pharmaceutical research, with a focus on synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of bioactive compounds. My academic journey has been marked by significant contributions to the field, including the publication of research work in prestigious SCI-listed journals.🌟

 

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Education🎓

  • PhD Studies, Chemistry Faculty of Sciences, University of Kragujevac (Serbia) Specialization: Organic Chemistry Commenced: 2021. Master of Chemistry Department for Research and Development Faculty of Science, University of Kragujevac (Serbia) Duration: 2020-2021. Bachelor of Chemistry Department for Research and Development Faculty of Science, University of Kragujevac (Serbia) Duration: 2016-2020

💼Work Experience

Research Trainee
University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry
2022 – Present

Conducting scientific research focused on the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds, with a specific emphasis on developing small molecules as potential inhibitors of the enzyme dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (hDHODH).Engaged in teaching Organic Chemistry courses, imparting knowledge and expertise to students.Acting as a mentor at the Regional Center for Talented Children in Kragujevac, guiding and supporting the development of young talents.

 Expertise

My areas of expertise include:

  • Synthesis of organic compounds
  • Spectroscopic analysis techniques
  • Chromatographic methods
  • Pharmacological properties and evaluation of compounds

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Title: Rapid access to pyrrolo[3,4-c]quinoline-1,3-diones: An improved synthetic protocol using a precursor prepared by Pfitzinger reaction
    • Journal: Tetrahedron
    • Volume: 132
    • Year: 2023
    • Pages: 133236

 

  1. Title: Discovery of a new class of potent pyrrolo[3,4-c]quinoline-1,3-diones based inhibitors of human dihydroorotate dehydrogenase: Synthesis, pharmacological and toxicological evaluation
    • Journal: Bioorganic chemistry
    • Volume: 147
    • Year: 2024
    • Pages: 107359