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Recent Graduates

Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics


Class of 2018

Manas Gupte

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Scientist I, Analytical Development Department, Sarepta Therapeutics, Andover, MA
Advisor: Ming Hu

Yu He

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Study Director, Covance, Madison, WI
Advisor: Ming Hu

Quinglan Ling

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Advisor: Ke-He Ruan

Sameer Nikhar

Program: Pharmacology/Medicinal Chemistry
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University
Advisor: Greg Cuny

Mahua Sarkar

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Pharmaceutics, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Advisor: Diana Chow

Class of 2017

Nashid Farhan

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate, University of Florida
Advisor: Diana Chow

Radhika Joshi

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Post-doctoral Fellow, Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine
Advisor: Richard Bond

Yu Jin Kim

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate, University of Arizona
Advisor: Diana Chow

Hesong Liu

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Post-doctoral Fellow, Children's Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Advisor: Samina Salim

Ankita Salvi

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Research Scientist, QPS Holdings, Delaware
Advisor: Samina Salim

Santosh Suryavanshi

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Pharmacy Asst and Pharmacologist, Edmonton
Advisor: Bradley McConnell

Guncha Taneja

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at DILIsym, Durham, NC
Mentor: Romi Ghose

Xitao Wang

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California-San Francisco
Mentor: Mohammad Asghar

Jian Zhou

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Research Scientist I, Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals
Mentor: Vincent Tam

Class of 2016

Hironari Akasaka

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center
Mentor: Ke-He Ruan

Prajakta Gadgil

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Scientist, CMC, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Mentor: Diana Chow

Pankajini Mallick

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Post-doctoral Fellow, PBPK/PD Modeling, ScitoVation
Mentor: Romi Ghose

Pooja Manchandani

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Sr. Clinical Pharmacokineticist, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics, AbbVie
Mentor: Vincent Tam

Luis Martinez

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Post-doctoral Associate, Baylor College of Medicine
Mentor: MariVi. Tejada-Simon

Mohammad Saleem

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Mentor: Mohammad Asghar

Daping Zhang

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Senior Scientist, Merck and Co.
Mentor: Diana Chow

Class of 2015

Sumit Basu

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Senior Scientist, Quantitative Pharmacology & Pharmacometrics, Merck & Co.
Mentor: Ming Hu

Zhiyi Cui

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Investigator, GlaxoSmithKline 
Mentor: Diana Chow

Qiying Fan

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate, Medicine-Athero & Lipo, Baylor College of Medicine
Mentor: Bradley McConnell

Tao Niu

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position:Senior Scientist, Merck
Mentor: Ming Hu

Odochi Ohia

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Houston
Mentor: Jason Eriksen

Sonal Singh

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology, University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Mentor: Bradley McConnell

Class of 2014

Isha Dhande

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Human Genetics, Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston
Mentor: Tahir Hussain

Gloria Forkuo

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Milwaukee Institute for Drug Discovery
Mentor: Richard Bond, Brian Knoll

Tanay Samant

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Investigator II, Oncology Clinical Pharmacology, Novartis
Mentor: Diana Chow

Pranav Shah

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Scientist (ADME), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health
Mentor: Romi Ghose

Vaidehi Thanawala

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Senior Scientist II, Vapogenix, Houston
Mentor: Richard Bond

Lei Wu

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Mentor: Diana Chow

Class of 2013

Nour Al-Sawalha

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Asst. Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Jordan University of Science and Technology
Mentor: Brian Knoll

An Dao

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Consultant, International Regulatory Affairs Services, Inc.
Mentor: Karim Alkadhi

Abeer Rababah

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Jordan University of Science and Technology
Mentor: Bradley McConnell

Class of 2012

Kamilia Abdelraouf

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University
Mentor: Vincent Tam/Ming Hu

Odelia Bongmba

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Children's Nutrition Center, Baylor College of Medicine
Mentor: MariVi Tejada-Simon

Dong Dong

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Research Associate, Jinan University
Mentor: Diana Chow

Adarsh Gandhi

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Senior Scientist, Bioanalysis and Physiology, Lundbeck
Mentor: Romi Ghose

Ashley Guillory

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, UTMB
Mentor: Bradley McConnell

Jie He

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
Mentor: Vincent Tam/Diana Chow

Wen Jiang

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Pathology and Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine
Mentor: Ming Hu

Mohamed I. Nounou

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Lecturer, Alexandria University College of Pharmacy
Mentor: Doug Eikenburg

Ghazi Rahman

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Experimental Therapeutics, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Mentor: Joydip Das

Yang Teng

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Senior Pharmacokinetist, QPS
Mentor: Diana Chow

Baojian Wu

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Professor, Jinan University
Mentor: Ming Hu

Zhen Yang

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Senior Scientist, Merck Biopharmaceutics
Mentor: Ming Hu

Class of 2011

Ibrahim Alhaider

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Dean, College of Clinical Pharmacy, and Asst. Professor, King Faisal University
Mentor: Karim Alkadhi

Qaisar Ali

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Physiology, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Mentor: Tahir Hussain

Siddartha Bhatt

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Senior Scientist, Global Safety Pharmacology, Pfizer
Mentor: Mustafa Lokhandwala

Gaurav Chugh

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Senior Research Scientist, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
Mentor: Mustafa Lokhandwala

Fady Ibrahim

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Senior Scientist, Pfizer
Mentor: Diana Chow

Apurva Javkhedar

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: QC Specialist, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Mentor: Mustafa Lokhandwala

Kaustuv Saha

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience, Univ. of Florida
Mentor: Doug Eikenburg

Manish Taneja

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Asst. Manager-Medical Writing, APCER Pharma, New Delhi
Mentor: Doug Eikenburg

Munder Zagaar

Program: Pharmacology (Pharm.D./Ph.D.)
Current Position: Asst. Professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, Texas Southern University
Mentor: Karim Alkadhi

Class of 2010

Liza George

Program: Pharmacology (Pharm.D./Ph.D.)
Current Position: Integrated Pharmacist, Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center
Mentor: Mustafa Lokhandwala

Kaustubh Kulkarni

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Senior Scientist, Frontage Laboratories Inc.
Mentor: Ming Hu

Abdul Bari Muhammad

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Research Associate, Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Mentor: Mustafa Lokhandwala

Gaurav Patki

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Senior Medical Writer, AbbVie
Mentor: Vincent Tam

Renu Singh

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Infection Pharmacology Scientist, AstraZeneca R&D
Mentor: Vincent Tam

Trinh Tran

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Biomedical Life Scientist, Leidos, Reston, VA
Mentor: Karim Alkadhi

Class of 2009

Long Nguyen

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Mentor: Richard Bond

Elimika Pfuma

Program: Pharmaceutics (Pharm.D./Ph.D.)
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacologist, Oncology Division, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Mentor: Diana Chow

Ting Zhu

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Manager, Formulation Group, Calgene Corp.
Mentor: Diana Chow

Class of 2008

Rui Lin

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Biological Scientist III, Florida Dept. of Agriculture
Mentor: Richard Bond

Yulan Qi

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Director in Clinical Pharmacology , BioMarin
Mentor: Diana Chow

Wei Zhu

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Senior Research Pharmacist, Merck & Co.
Mentor: Ming Hu

Class of 2007

Yousif Rojeab

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Assoc. Professor of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, Ohio Northern University
Mentor: Diana Chow

Stephen Wang

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Senior Principal Scientist, Pfizer
Mentor: Ming Hu

Class of 2006

Pranav Gupta

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Senior Formulation Scientist, Merck & Co.
Mentor: Diana Chow

Riham Zein

Program: Pharmacology (Pharm.D./Ph.D.)
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Infectious Diseases, Kaiser Permanente
Mentor: Mustafa Lokhandwala

Class of 2005

Karem Al-Zoubi

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Chair and Assoc. Professor, College of Pharmacy at Jordan University of Science & Technology
Mentor: Karim Alkadhi

Hibah O. Awwad

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Clinical Asst. Professor, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Mentor: Brian Knoll

Aditi Marwaha

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Lecturer, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Mentor: Mustafa Lokhandwala

Class of 2004

Abdulaziz Aleisa

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Assoc. Professor, King Saud University
Mentor: Karim Alkadhi

Monica Chuong

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Assoc. Professor of Pharmaceutics, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Mentor: Diana Chow

Aarti Gohkale Desai

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Domain Specialist, Genomics, Persistent Systems Ltd., Pune, India
Mentor: Doug Eikenburg

Varsha Iyer

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Senior Pharmacokineticist, Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Mentor: Brian Knoll

Xiaohui Li

Program: Pharmaceutics
Current Position: Director in Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacometrics, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Mentor: Diana Chow

Hatice Ozsoy

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Pharmacologist/Research Scientist, Vapogenix, Inc.
Mentor: Kelly Standifer

Meghna Trivedi

Program: Pharmacology (Pharm.D./Ph.D.)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Mentor: Mustafa Lokhandwala

Class of 2003

Tasneem Bawa-Khalfe

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston
Mentor: Kelly Standifer

Rajesh Nair

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Research Scientist, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Mentor: Lindsay Schwarz

Deepak R. Thakker

Program: Pharmacology
Current Position: Sr. Scientist, Bioscience Research & Development, Medtronic, Inc.
Mentor: Kelly Standifer