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Recent Graduates

Class of 2017

Jian Zhou

Program: Pharmaceutics

Current Position: Research Scientist I, Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals

Mentor: Vincent Tam

Class of 2016

Gunja Taneja

Program: Pharmaceutics

Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at DILIsym, Durham, NC

Mentor: Romi Ghose

Mohammad Saleem

Program: Pharmacology

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Mentor: Mohammad Asghar

Pooja Manchandani

Program: Pharmaceutics

Current Position: Sr. Clinical Pharmacokineticist, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics, AbbVie

Mentor: Vincent Tam

Pankajini Mallick

Program: Pharmaceutics

Current Position: Post-doctoral Fellow, PBPK/PD Modeling, ScitoVation

Mentor: Romi Ghose

Hironari Akasaka

Program: Pharmacology

Current Position: Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center

Mentor: Ke-He Ruan

Luis Martinez

Program: Pharmacology

Current Position: Post-doctoral Associate, Baylor College of Medicine

Mentor: MariVi. Tejada-Simon

Prajakta Gadgil

Program: Pharmaceutics

Current Position: Associate Scientist/Post-doctoral Fellow, Merck Co.

Mentor: Diana Chow

Daping Zhang

Program: Pharmaceutics

Current Position: Senior Scientist, Merck and Co.

Mentor: Diana Chow

Class of 2015

Sumit Basu

Program: Pharmaceutics

Current Position: Fellow, Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education, FDA Center for Drug Evaluation & Research, Office of Translational Science

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 HSC-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: Senior Scientist, 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: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, University of Texas HSC-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: MariV Tejada-Simon

Adarsh Gandhi

Program: Pharmaceutics

Current Position: Senior Scientist, Bioanalysis and Physiology, Lundbeck

Mentor: Romi Ghose

Ashley Guillory

Program: Pharmacology

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Surgery, Shriners Burn Center, University of Texas Medical Branch

Mentor: Bradley McConnell

Dong Dong

Program: Pharmaceutics

Current Position: Research Associate, Jinan University

Mentor: Diana Chow

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 Scientist, Frontage Laboratories

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

Qaisar Ali

Program: Pharmaceutics

Current Position: Sr. Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Physiology, University of Oklahoma HSC

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: Diana Chow

Kaustuv Saha

Program: Pharmacology

Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate, Dept. of Neurosciences, University 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

Ibrahim Alhaider

Program: Pharmacology

Current Position: Dean, College of Clinical Pharmacy, and Asst. Professor, King Faisal University

Mentor: Karim Alkadhi

Class of 2010

Liza George

Program: Pharmacology (Pharm.D./Ph.D.)

Current Position: Integrated Pharmacist, Memorial Hermann Hospital-TMC

Mentor: Mustafa Lokhandwala

Kaustubh Kulkarni

Program: Pharmaceutics

Current Position: Senior Scientist, Frontage Laboratories Inc.

Mentor: Ming Hu

Abdul Bari Muhammad

Program: Pharmacology

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, Univ. of Penn. School of Medicine

Mentor: Mustafa Lokhandwala

Gaurav Patki

Program: Pharmacology

Current Position: Senior Medical Writer, AbbVie

Mentor: Vincent Lau

Renu Singh

Program: Pharmacology

Current Position: Infection Pharmacology Scientist, AstraZeneca R&D

Mentor: Vincent Tam

Trinh Tran

Program: Pharmacology

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Mind/Brain Institute, Johns Hopkins University

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: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota

Mentor: Richard Bond

Yulan Qi

Program: Pharmacology

Current Position: Senior Pharmacokineticist, 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 HSC

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: Associate Director, Clinical Pharmacology, 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

Deepak R. Thakker

Program: Pharmacology

Current Position: Sr. Scientist, Bioscience Research & Development, Medtronic, Inc.

Mentor: Kelly Standifer

Rajesh Nair

Program: Pharmacology

Current Position: Research Scientist, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Mentor: Lindsay Schwarz