On Sept 12, 2018, Dr. Ahmed Al-Abd, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy presented on “Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Interaction Within Solid Tumor Micromillieu: Anticancer Drug Discovery Approach” as a part of the College seminar series.
During his presentation, he described the basic terms of intratumoral pharmacokinetics and showed its correlation with the anticancer drug effect. Also, he showed how the Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic correlation can be used to improve the anticancer drug discovery process. He further discussed how in-vitro biosystem could be improved to simulate as much as possible the in-vivo cancer models which will cut down the expenses, ethical considerations, labour cost, and time consumption during anticancer drug discovery.
Developing a solution-focused research with public impact is one of the strategic goals of the college of pharmacy. Dr. Ahmed will be collaborating with Thumbay Research Institute for Precision Medicine (TRIPM) to build bridges between the college and the institute and to create opportunities for student research at the graduate and undergraduate levels.