Editorial Board ::: Drug Delivery Letters

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Volume 7, 3 Issues, 2017


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Editor-in-Chief:
Jia-You Fang
Pharmaceutics Laboratory
Graduate Institute of Natural Products
Chang Gung University
Taoyuan
Taiwan


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Editor-in-Chief:

Jia-You Fang (Biography
Jia-You Fang

Dr. Jia-You Fang is a Professor in the Graduate Institute at Chang Gung University in Taiwan. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Institute of Health Industrial Technology, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology and Department of Anesthesiology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. He is currently a Visiting Professor in King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. Over the past 25 years, he and his team have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of drug delivery, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, nanomedicine, and cosmetology.

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Pharmaceutics Laboratory
Graduate Institute of Natural Products
Chang Gung University
Taoyuan
Taiwan



Associate Editors:

A. Grattoni
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Houston, TX
USA

P. Simerska
The University of Queensland
Brisbane
Australia

T-L. Hwang (Biography
T-L. Hwang

Dr. Hwang is a professor of Graduate Institute of natural Products, Chang Gung University and a dean of College of Human Ecology, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. Dr. Hwang obtained Ph.D. in pharmacology from National Taiwan University, Taiwan. His research interests include inflammopharmacology, innate immunity, phytopharmacology, and signal transduction. He has published more than 300 research papers and served as Editorial board member and reviewer for many professional journals.

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Chang Gung University
Taoyuan
Taiwan

S. Omboni (Biography
S. Omboni

Dr. Stefano Omboni graduated cum laude (with distinction would be better) in medicine at the University of Milan in 1988 and later specialized in cardiology at the same university in 1992. He is expert in the areas of blood pressure monitoring, telemonitoring, arterial hypertension, cardiovascular disease and telemedicine. His expertise also extends to clinical physiology and pharmacology. He is currently Director of the Italian Institute of Telemedicine, a research center located nearby Varese (Italy), which is dedicated to the research and development of new telemedicine solutions for the prevention and management of chronic diseases. The examples of such chronic diseases are hypertension, diabetes, asthma, heart failure, and for prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

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Italian Institute of Telemedicine
Solbiate Arno (Varese)
Italy


Regional Editors:

J. Hanes
John Hopkins University
Baltimore
MD
USA

Y. Perrie (Biography
Y. Perrie

Professor Yvonne Perrie is Professor in Drug Delivery at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Scotland. She has a BSc (First-Class Hons) in Pharmacy from Strathclyde University, and a PhD from the University of London under the supervision of Prof Gregoriadis. Yvonne’s research is multi-disciplinary and focused on the development of drug carrier systems for the delivery of drugs and vaccines. Yvonne is a Director-at-large for the Controlled Release Society. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Liposome Research and Pharmaceutics and Associate Editor for the Journal of Drug Targeting and the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.

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University of Strathclyde
Glasgow
UK

M. Hassan
Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge
Stockholm
Sweden

Y. Hayakawa
Aichi Institute of Technology
Aichi
Japan


Editorial Board Members:

A. Agrawal (Biography
A. Agrawal

Dr Ajay K Agrawal received his doctorate in Chemistry, and conducted his post- doctoral research in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, Canada and Molecular Cell Pathology, Royal Free Hospital, London on novel targeted cancer drug delivery therapeutics and imaging systems based on pegylation.

He has been in the board of directors of several biotech and pharma companies in UK, Europe and USA, including the development board of Buckingham Medical School, the first independent medical school in UK started recently, without any public money since Victorian times. Dr Agrawal has been in the editorial board of number of journals, published by Bentham Science Publishers. One of his invited review articles was cited in the “Current Awareness in Biomedicine: Drug Targeting Bulletin” after being scanned in over 2,500 journals.

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ImmuPharma PLC
London
UK

M.C. Bergonzi (Biography
M.C. Bergonzi

She is interested towards the study of bioactive molecules from plant matrices. One other focus of her research includes the improvement of bioavailability and technological features of drugs and natural products extracts, by using conventional and innovative drug delivery systems. She has a deep knowledge in the analytics and pharmaceutical technology of herbal drugs, herbal drug preparations and herbal medicinal products. The purpose of its studies is to increase the solubility and/or the chemical stability of various natural plant extracts or compounds to improve their bioavailability profile and consequently the effectiveness.

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University of Florence
Florence
Italy

G.R. Castro (Biography
G.R. Castro

MSc. and Ph.D. in Chemistry (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina), Postdoc positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1996-1998, Cambridge, USA) and Tufts University (Boston, US), later Adjunct Professor in the Dept Biomedical Eng., Tufts University (2001-2006, USA). Present positions: P.I. (Natl Res Council (CONICET, Argentina); Full Professor, Biotech Area, Dept of Chemistry, School of Sciences, National University of La Plata (UNLP, Argentina). Director of Nanobiomaterials Laboratory and Institute of Applied Biotechnology (CINDEFI, La Plata, Argentina). Scientific production: 5 patents, more than 120 papers and book chapters.

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CONICET - Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Ciudad de La Plata
Provincia de Buenos Aires
Argentina

E.W.-Y. Chan
National University of Singapore
Singapore
Singapore

D. Christensen
Statens Serum Institut
Copenhagen
Denmark

T. Desai (Biography
T. Desai

Prof. Desai directs the Therapeutic Microtechnology and Nanotechnology Laboratory at UC San Francisco and serves as Chair of the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences. Her research focuses on micro and nanofabrication techniques to create new devices for drug and cell delivery as well as biomaterials for cell and tissue regeneration. She has authored over 200 peer reviewed articles. Her work developing innovative drug delivery devices has garnered several academic and industry awards. She has has mentored many post-docs and PhD students who have gone on to successful academic and industry positions. Prof. Desai was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

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UCSF Mission Bay Campus
San Francisco, CA
USA

C. Foged
University of Copenhagen
Brønshøj
Denmark

A.M. Grabrucker
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
USA

B. Gupta (Biography
B. Gupta

Dr. Bhuvanesh Gupta is the Professor of Polymers at Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and is the President of three international bodies; Asian Polymer Association, Society of Biomaterials Artificial Organs India (Delhi), and Indo-Italian Forum on Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering. Dr. Gupta did his PhD from IIT Delhi and spent a couple of years as post-doc in Paris. Subsequently, Dr. Gupta worked for eight years in France, Sweden and Switzerland under different capacities in several laboratories. Dr. Gupta initiated research career in the field of polymer functionalisation, biomaterials and tissue engineering and worked in collaboration with University of Uppsala, Sweden and INSERM Paris, France.

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Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
New Delhi
India

R.V. Kulkarni (Biography
R.V. Kulkarni

Dr. R. V. Kulkarni obtained his Ph.D degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. Presently he is working as Professor and Vice-Principal at BLDEA’s SSM College of Pharmacy & Research Centre, BLDE University campus, Vijayapur, India. His area of research comprises novel drug delivery systems including hydrogel based oral and transdermal drug delivery systems. He published more than 80 papers in reputed journals and filed one patent. He is a recipient of “Award for Best Research Paper” from Government of Karnataka, India. He is an editorial board member of various journals including Bentham Science Journal “Drug Delivery Letters” and “BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences”.

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BLDE University Campus
Karnataka
India

C. Mao
University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma, OK
USA

R.I. Moustafine
Kazan State Medical University
Kazan
Russian Federation

J. das Neves
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal

S. Puthli
Tris Pharma Inc.
New Jersey, NJ
USA

B. Ruozi
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Modena
Italy

H. Santos (Biography
H. Santos

Dr. Santos obtained a doctorate (D.Sc.) in Chemical Engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland. Currently Dr. Santos is an Adjunct Professor in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He has published more than 150 scientific publications. Dr. Santos serves as Editor and is in the Editorial Board of several international journals.

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University of Helsinki
Viikinkaari
Finland

H.H. Sigurdsson
University of Iceland
Reykjavik
Iceland

A. Sosnik (Biography
A. Sosnik

Prof. Alejandro Sosnik received his Pharmacy degree from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry of the University of Buenos Aires in 1994. After two years as junior research scholar of the University of Buenos Aires in the field of organic chemistry (1993-5). In early 1997, he moved to Israel where after obtaining the pharmacist license, he continued his graduate studies, receiving Ph.D. in applied chemistry (polymeric biomaterials) from the Casali Institute of Applied Chemistry (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2003) under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Cohn. In 2003-6, Prof. Sosnik spent a postdoctoral in the laboratory of Professor Michael Sefton (Institute of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry/Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada) working in the development of hybrid matrices for cell culture and tissue engineering. Between 2006 and 2013, Prof. Sosnik was Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry (University of Buenos Aires) and Investigator of the National Science Research Council of Argentina.

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Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa
Israel

I.F. Uchegbu
University of London
London
UK

M. Yliperttula
University of Helsinki
Helsinki
Finland

H. Zhang (Biography
H. Zhang

Dr. Hongwei Zhang is Assistant Professor at the School of Pharmacy - Boston, MCPHS University. Dr. Zhang obtained his Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutics from Sichuan University and received postdoctoral training in the Gene Therapy Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Zhang is an internationally recognized expert in nanomedicine and gene transfer. He has received multiple awards, including the Innovation in Biotechnology Award from American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and the Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the American Heart Association. Dr. Zhang has authored nearly 50 manuscripts and 3 patents.

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School of Pharmacy
MCPHS University in Boston
Boston, MA
USA

R. Agu
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
Canada

A. Bernkop-Schnurch (Biography
A. Bernkop-Schnurch

Andreas Bernkop-Schnürch was educated in pharmacy at the Institute of Pharmacy (M.Sc.) and in microbiology and genetics at the Institute of Microbiology and Genetics (D.Sc.), University of Vienna, finishing his doctorate in 1994. In 2003 he was appointed to a chair in pharmaceutical technology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Dr. Bernkop-Schnürch is author of over 340 research articles and reviews as well as editor and (co-)author of several books. He is the founder of Mucobiomer GmbH (now part of the Croma-Pharma GmbH), Thiomatrix GmbH and Green River Polymers GmbH.

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University of Innsbruck
Innsbruck
Austria

R. Cavalli
University of Turin
Torino
Italy

W.P. Cheng
University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield
UK

A. Dahan
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Beer Sheva
Israel

F. Dorkoosh
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Tehran
Iran

F. Gabor
University of Vienna
Vienna
Austria

L.M. Grover
University of Birmingham
Birmingham
UK

W. Hennink
University of Utrecht
Utrecht
The Netherlands

A. Lamprecht
Pharmazeutisches Institut der Universität Bonn
Bonn
Germany

O. Merkel (Biography
O. Merkel

Dr. Olivia Merkel is a Professor of Drug Delivery in the Department of Pharmacy at LMU Munich in Germany and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Wayne State University. From 2011 until 2016 she was an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and an Associate Faculty Member of Oncology at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA, where she is also a Scientific Member of the Molecular Therapeutics Program and Faculty in the Cancer Biology Graduate Program at Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer. In 2004 she completed her university degree in Pharmacy at Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany and became a Registered Pharmacist in 2005. In 2006, she received a MS in Pharmaceutical Technology from Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, and graduated with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, in 2009.

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Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
USA

M. Mozafari (Biography
M. Mozafari

Dr. Masoud Mozafari earned his Ph. D. degree with honors in Biomedical Engineering-Biomaterials from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), 2013. He then joined Oklahoma State University and Pennsylvania State University as a research associate and research visiting scholar. He has published extensively in the area of biomedical engineering, and as of July 2017, he has been cited more than 1800 times and has an h-index of 24. He has received several awards including “Top 10 National Outstanding Scientific Authors” (2012). He is currently an assistant professor and head of “Bioengineering Research Group” in Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Department, Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC).

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Materials and Energy Reseach Center (MERC)
Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS)
Tehran
Iran

R. Pignatello (Biography
R. Pignatello

Rosario Pignatello is Full Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology and Legislation at the University of Catania, Italy. He is member of the Scientific Committee of the Inter-University Consortium TEFACO Innova (Parma, Italy).

He has nearly 30 years of experience in the research and development of innovative formulations for the controlled release and targeting of bioactive molecules, through chemical approaches as well as colloidal (nano) drug carriers, aimed to treat different disorders. In particular, Prof. Pignatello works actively in the field of ocular drug delivery, leading the scientific committee of the Research Centre for Ocular Nanotechnology in Catania (NANO-i).

Prof. Pignatello has authored about 135 papers and edited a series of textbooks on biomaterials and their application in medicine (InTech Publisher).

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University of Catania
Catania
Italy

D.R. Richardson
University of Sydney
Sydney
Australia

M.S. Sachdeva
Florida A'M University
Tallahassee, FL
USA

B. Sarmento
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal

A.M. Smith
University of Birmingham
Birmingham
UK

K. Tihanyi
Gedeon Richter plc.
Budapest
Hungary

M.P. Vinardell
Universitat de Barcelona
Barcelona
Spain

P.M. Young
University of Sydney
Sydney
Australia

Mire Zloh (Biography
Mire Zloh

Dr. Mire Zloh is a Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Hertfordshire. He was awarded an MSc in Physical Chemistry by University of Belgrade and earned a PhD in Chemistry at the University of London. Previously he was a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for Structural Chemistry at the UCL School of Pharmacy. Dr. Mire Zloh has authored more 100 scientific publications and reviews. His research interests include drug design, structural chemistry and computer aided design of formulations, including a rational development of dendrimers as drug delivery systems and as therapeutics.

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University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield
United Kingdom

R. Alany
Kingston University
London
UK

C. Carbone (Biography
C. Carbone

Claudia Carbone is Assistant Professor with Habilitation at the University of Catania, where she teaches Pharmaceutical Technology and Galenic Laboratory. She graduated in Pharmacy and got her PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology at University of Palermo. In 2017, she was visiting professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy of University of Coimbra, where she worked in collaboration with Prof Eliana Souto. Her research focus on advanced drug delivery systems to overcome biological barriers. She is interested in natural products and coating strategies. She is involved in the ophthalmic delivery research of the Research Centre for Ocular Nanotechnology in Catania.

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University of Catania
Catania
Italy

C. Celia (Biography
C. Celia

Christian Celia, Graduated in Pharmacy in 2004 at the University of Catanzaro “Magna Græcia”. In 2008, graduated as Pharm.D., and residence in Hospital Pharmacy at the University of Catanzaro “Magna Græcia”. In 2012, Prof. Celia received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science. From 2012 to 2017 Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Chieti and Affiliated Scientist at Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute. Co-author of 61 papers, 1 proceeding paper edited in international peer-reviewed journals, and 2 Guest Editorial in international peer-reviewed journal, 100 Abstract conferences and communications, 2 book chapters, 1 Italian patent, 1 Poster Prize.

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University of Chieti
Chieti
Italy

P. Chirag
Tyagi Pharmacy Association
Patan
India

W. Dai (Biography
W. Dai

Dr. Weiguo Dai is a Scientific Director in Drug Product Development at Johnson & Johnson. He is the Janssen Fellow and the Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). Dr. Dai’s research and innovation have focused on design and development of novel formulations, delivery technologies/devices, and processes. His technology innovations have directly led to the launch of commercial drug products, and resulted in 50 peer-reviewed journal research articles. Dr. Dai earned his PhD degree from The Johns Hopkins University, and has over 20 years of industrial work experience in biotech/pharmaceutical companies, including Amgen, and Johnson and Johnson.

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Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development
Pennsylvania, PA
USA

C. Ehrhardt (Biography
C. Ehrhardt

Dr. Carsten Ehrhardt studied Pharmacy at the Universities of Frankfurt and Hamburg, before he read for his Ph.D. in Biopharmaceutics at Saarland University.

Carsten joined Trinity College Dublin in August 2004. He holds an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California. Carsten was elected to Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin in 2013. He is the recipient of honours and awards from the German Pharmaceutical Society, American Physiological Society and the Galenus Foundation.

Carsten’s research studies transport mechanisms of xenobiotics and endogenous compounds at the respiratory epithelial barrier and also includes the development of advanced drug delivery systems for pulmonary administration. Carsten has edited one book and authored 78 peer-reviewed research publications and invited review articles.

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Trinity College Dublin
Dublin
Ireland

A. Gloria
Institute of Composite and Biomedical Materials
Naples
Italy

H.J. Gukasyan
Pfizer Global R&D La Jolla Laboratories
San Diego, CA
USA

V. V. Khutoryanskiy (Biography
V. V. Khutoryanskiy

Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy is Professor of Formulation Science (since 2014), having previously been Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Materials (2010-2014) and Lecturer in Pharmaceutics (2005-2010) at the University of Reading, UK. Prof Khutoryanskiy has researched broadly in the area of materials for pharmaceutical and biomedical applications, with a particular emphasis on drug delivery, mucoadhesive materials, hydrogels, and stimuli-responsive polymers. He has published over 120 original research articles, 14 reviews, and edited 2 books.

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University of Reading
Berkshire
UK

M.E. Lane (Biography
M.E. Lane

Dr. Lane obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Science from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Lane also holds qualifications in statistics and project management. Currently Dr. Lane is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Skin and Buccal Research Centre at the UCL School of Pharmacy. She has published more than 130 scientific publications and is the Chairperson of Skin Forum, a multidisciplinary network of scientists with a common interest in skin. Dr. Lane is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Cosmetic Science and serves on the editorial boards of Current Drug Delivery, published by Bentham Science Publishers, Cosmetics, the International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Journal of Biophysical Chemistry, Journal of Drug Targeting, Journal of Microencapsulation, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Phytotherapy Research.

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University of London
London
UK

A.R. Mohammed
Aston University
Birmingham
UK

M.S. Nagarsenker (Biography
M.S. Nagarsenker

Dr. Mangal S. Nagarsenker, currently Professor and Head, Dept. of Pharmaceutics, Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai, has 34 years of research experience in design and formulation of nanosystems and controlled release systems for oral, parenteral, topical, pulmonary and ophthalmic routes and gene delivery. A gold medallist in graduate pharmacy school, she further pursued her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Mumbai University. She has reviewed several articles in different national and international journals, is a member of the editorial board of Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and has authored around 100 research articles (national and international), 6 review articles, 3 book chapters and 2 books. Her research group has more than 100 research papers presented at various national and international conferences to her credit and has been granted 2 Indian patents and 3 trademarks.

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University of Mumbai
Mumbai
India

T.W. Prow
University of Queensland
Brisbane, Queensland
Australia

A. Rossi
Università degli Studi di Parma
Parma
Italy

I. Saleem
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool
UK

K. Shroff
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
USA

H.D.C. Smyth (Biography
H.D.C. Smyth

Hugh D. C. Smyth is the Hamm Endowed Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics with Tenure, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin. He is also an Adjunct Associate Scientist at the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Chief Scientist at Respira Therapeutics. He has been a faculty member at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and at the University of New Mexico. He was the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) New Investigator award winner for Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technologies in 2007.

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The University of Texas
Texas, TX
USA

G. Tosi
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Modena
Italy

M.M. Yallapu
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Tennessee, TN
USA

N. Yuksel (Biography
N. Yuksel

Dr. Yuksel obtained a doctorate (Ph. D.) in Pharmaceutical Technology from Faculty of Pharmacy, Ankara University, Turkey. She worked as a postdoc fellow in Industrial Pharmacy Program in the University of Cincinnati Faculty of Pharmacy for one year. Currently, Dr. Yuksel is a Professor at the Departmant of Pharmaceutical Technology in Ankara University Faculty of Pharmacy. She has about 45 scientific articles. She is editorial board member of the journals named “Current Drug Delivery” and “The Scientific World Journal”. She also serves as a member of the advisory committee for generic drug products in Turkey Drug and Medicinal Device Agency.

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Ankara University
Ankara
Turkey












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