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Saeed Ahmad, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering

Biotech Eight, Room 443, Richmond, VA, US

(804) 828-5645 sahmad@vcu.edu

Dr. Ahmad specializes in the development of using small molecules, peptides and proteins

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Areas of Expertise

Research and development using small molecules peptides and proteinsProcess development of new and existing active pharmaceutical ingredientsDevelopment of efficient and cost effective processes using continuous synthesis and flow chemistry.

Education

University of Allahabad, India

Ph.D., Organic Chemistry

University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Postdoctoral Fellow,

Selected Articles

Comparative analysis of antibacterial activity of povidone iodine and homoeopathic mother tinctures as antiseptics | Indian Journal of Research in Homeopathy

2016

Antiseptics are used extensively in hospitals and other health care centers (clinics) to control the growth of microbes on living tissues. They are essential parts of infection control practices, especially in wound treatment and aid in the prevention of nosocomial infections. This study was done to evaluate and compare the antibacterial effectiveness of povidone iodine and eight commonly used homoeopathic mother tinctures.

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Liposomal drug delivery: a versatile platform for challenging clinical applications | Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

2014

Liposomes are lipid based vesicular systems that offer novel platform for versatile drug delivery to target cell. Liposomes were first reported by Bangham and his co-workers in 1964 (1). Since then, liposomes have undergone extensive research with the prime aim to optimize encapsulation, stability, circulation time and target specific drug delivery.

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Platinum–DNA Interactions and Subsequent Cellular Processes Controlling Sensitivity to Anticancer Platinum Complexes | Chemistry & Biodiversity

2010

Platinum-based compounds are widely used as chemotherapeutics for the treatment of a variety of cancers. The anticancer activity of cisplatin and other platinum drugs is believed to arise from their interaction with DNA. Several cellular pathways are activated in response to this interaction, which include recognition by high-mobility group and repair proteins, translesion synthesis by polymerases, and induction of apoptosis.

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