السيرة الذاتية

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Mohammed Y. Ghazwani, Ph.D.

 

OFFICE ADRESS:

Department of Pharmaceutics,

College of Pharmacy, King Khalid University

Post Box 1882, Abha 61441

phone: +966 2417774

email:   myghazwani@kku.edu.sa

 

 

POSITION/TITLE

2016 – present              Chairman of Pharmacology Department, College of Pharmacy

                                    King Khalid University, Abha, KSA

2016 – present              Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy

                                     King Khalid University, Abha, KSA                              

2008 – 2008                  Teaching Assistant, Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy

                                     King Khalid University, Abha, KSA

 

EDUCATION

2010 – 2016                   Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutics, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy,

                                     University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

                                     Dissertation: “Targeted Dual Functional Nanoparticles for Treatment of Cancer and Liver Fibrosis.”

                                     Advisor: Professor Song Li

2002 – 2007                 Bachelors of Science B.Sc. (Pharmacy)

                                     King Khalid University, Abha, KSA                                                     

                       

MEMBERSHIPS IN SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

2016 – present             Saudi Pharmaceutical Society (SPS)

2014 – present             Member, Controlled Release Society (CRS)

2013 – present             Member, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)

 

SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

 

2014                          41st Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Controlled Release Society. July 2014.        Chicago, IL

2013                          5th AAPS Pittsburgh Chapter Student Research Symposium. November 2013.   Pittsburgh, PA

2011                          Academic leadership development workshop. Washington, DC.

 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Jiang Li, Jianqin Lu, Yifei Zhang, Mohammed Ghazwani, Peng Zhang, Xiang Gao and Song Li (2013). RNAi in Liver Diseases. Advanced Delivery and Therapeutic Applications of RNAi, John Wiley and Sons, Ltd: 327-366. ISBN: 9781118610749

             

PUBLICATIONS

Jiang Li, Mohammed Ghazwani, Ke Liu, Yixian Huang, Jie Fan, Fengtian He, Wen Xie, Xiaochao Ma, and Song Li. “Regulation of Hepatic Stellate Cell Proliferation and Activation by Glutamine Metabolism.” Molecular and Cellular Biology. 2016 Aug (Submitted)

 

Xiaolan Zhang, Yixian Huang, Mohammed Ghazwani, Peng Zhang, Jiang Li, Stephen H. Thorne, and Song Li. "Tunable pH-Responsive Polymeric Micelle for Cancer Treatment." ACS Macro Lett., 2015, 4 (6), pp 620–623

 

Zhang P, Li J, Ghazwani M, Zhao W, Huang Y, Zhang X, Venkataramanan R, Li S. "Effective co-delivery of doxorubicin and dasatinib using a PEG-Fmoc nanocarrier for combination cancer chemotherapy." Biomaterials. 2015 Jul 15;67:104-114.

 

Lu J, Liu C, Wang P, Ghazwani M, Xu J, Huang Y, Ma X, Zhang P, Li S. "The self-assembling camptothecin-tocopherol prodrug: An effective approach for formulating camptothecin."

Biomaterials. 2015 Sep; 62:176-87.

 

Zhang, Yifei, Mohammed Ghazwani, Jiang Li, Ming Sun, Donna B. Stolz, Fengtian He, Jie Fan, Wen Xie, and Song Li. "MiR-29b Inhibits Collagen Maturation in Hepatic Stellate Cells through Down-regulating the Expression of HSP47 and Lysyl Oxidase." Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (2014): Apr 18;446(4):940-4.

 

Ghazwani, Mohammed, Yifei Zhang, Xiang Gao, Jie Fan, Jiang Li, and Song Li. "Anti-fibrotic Effect of Thymoquinone on Hepatic Stellate Cells." Phytomedicine 21.3 (2014): 254-60.

 

Li, Jiang, Mohammed Ghazwani, Yifei Zhang, Jianqin Lu, Jilong Li, Jie Fan, Chandrashekhar R. Gandhi, and Song Li. "MiR-122 Regulates Collagen Production via Targeting Hepatic Stellate Cells and Suppressing P4HA1 Expression." Journal of Hepatology 58.3 (2013): 522-28

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

2015         Mohammed Ghazwani, Yixian Huang, Peng Zhang, Xiaolan Zhang, Song Li. Novel Farnesylthiosalicylate (FTS)-based Solid Lipid Nanoparticles for Improved Targeted Delivery of Paclitaxel.

                School of Pharmacy Retreat, West Virginia 2015 School of Pharmacy Retreat. WV

 

2013        Ghazwani, Mohammed, Jiang Li, Wenchen Zhao, Raman Venkataramanan, and Song Li.

               PEG5K-Fmoc-FTS2 Micelle System as Dual Functional Delivery System For The

               Treatment of Liver Fibrosis. 5th AAPS Pittsburgh Chapter Student Research Symposium.

               Pittsburgh, PA

 

2012         Ghazwani, Mohammed, Jiang Li, Yifei Zhang, Xiang Gao, and Song Li

                Inhibitory Effect of Thymoquinone on Hepatic Stellate Cells and

                Its Implication in Its Antifibrotic Activity. School of Pharmacy Retreat 2012, Pittsburgh, PA. Inhibitory Effect of Thymoquinone on Hepatic Stellate Cells and

                its Antifibrotic Activity. 2012 School of Pharmacy Retreat. Pittsburgh, PA

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

 

2015            Novel Farnesylthiosalicylate (FTS)-based Solid Lipid Nanoparticles for Improved Targeted   Delivery of Paclitaxel. Center of Pharmacogenetics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. May 2015

2014              Development and characterization of Paclitaxel-loaded solid lipid Nanoparticles. Center of Pharmacogenetics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. December 2014

2014              Anti-fibrotic effect of Thymoquinone on Hepatic Stellate Cells. Center of  Pharmacogenetics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. January 2014

 

2013              PEG5k-Fmoc-FTS2 Micelle System as Dual Functional Delivery

                     System for TQ in Treatment of Liver Fibrosis. Department seminar, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. October 2013

 

2012             Anti-fibrotic effect of Thymoquinone on Hepatic Stellate   Cells (HSCs). Center of

                    Pharmacogenetics, University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA. December 2012

 

2012                Micelle as Drug Delivery System for TQ. Center of Pharmacogenetics, University of

                        Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA. September 2012

 

2012                TQ Effects on Liver Fibrosis. Center of Pharmacogenetics, University of

                        Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA. April 2012

 

2011                Possible involvement of MicroRNA 135 in prevention of angiogenesis through down-

                        regulation of ANGPT2 and ASPH. Center of Pharmacogenetics, University of

                        Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA. March 2011

 

2010                Studying synergistic effect of chemotherapeutic agent Doxorubicin combined with GW

                        4064 (FXR–ligand) on Prostate cancer cells. Department Seminar. University of

                        Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA. March 2011

 

TEACHING

PHT-510:         Modern Pharmaceutical Technology

PHTR-548:      Graduate Research Project