I am an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics at Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Faculty of Pharmacy. My primary research focus is Nanomedicine, specifically developing nanoparticle systems to improve the biopharmaceutical properties and targeting efficacy of anti-cancer drugs. I am also interested in investigating plant polyphenols as building blocks for chemically versatile nanomaterials and their use in biomedicine.
I joined AGYA to become more involved in interdisciplinary projects and to network with
like-minded Arab and German researchers.
I am specifically interested in collaborating with experts in the fields of healthcare, materials science, education, science policy, health economics, and research ethics.
|2019 - today||Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan|
|2019 - 2014||Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan|
|2018||Daniel Turnberg Fellow, Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King’s College London, UK|
|2016 - 2017||Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA|
|2015||Visiting Researcher, Department of Drug Science and Technology, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy|
|2014||Visiting Researcher, Department of Chemistry, École Normale Supèrieure, France|
|2013||Research Specialist, Institute for Tuberculosis Research, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA|
|2013||PhD, Biopharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA|
|2013 - 2008||Teaching and Research Assistant, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA|
|2007||BS, Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of Jordan, Jordan|
- My Commitment to AGYA
- Member in Charge of the Working Group Arab and German Education
- Selection Committee 'New AGYA Members' 2020, 2022
On a personal note
Must read in my discipline:
Peer, D., et al. (2007). Nanocarriers as an emerging platform for cancer therapy. Nature Nanotechnology, 2(12), 751-760.
Favourite novel from my country:
'My Name is Salma' by Fadia Faqir
Best thinker/scientist from my country:
Omar Yaghi, Professor of Chemistry