Faculty:Faculty of Medical Science
Areas of Expertise: Pharmaceutical science
Courses taught: Pharmaceutical Science
Dr Naba Elsaid, PhD, MPharm, is the Course Leader and Senior Lecturer of Pharmaceutical Science BSc (Hons) with academic and research expertise in clinical pharmaceutics, namely nanomedicine and targeted drug delivery.
Dr Elsaid’s current research involves designing novel nanovehicles for the delivery of anti-angiogenic protein therapeutics and hydrophobic drugs. She engineered an innovative ‘smart system’ for the delivery of an anti-angiogenic agent as part of her postdoctoral research at Kings College London. Prior to this, Dr Elsaid was awarded a Wellcome Trust scholarship from Kings College London to gain her PhD in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery at UCL School of Pharmacy. Her research focused on the design and development of various innovative nanoscale delivery systems, including stimuli-responsive hydrogels, nanobeads, functionalised micelles, liposomes and solid-lipid nanoparticles. Dr Elsaid gained her MPharm degree from the same university and successfully completed her pre-registration training to work across various sectors of pharmacy including community pharmacy and hospital pharmacy. Dr Elsaid has also participated in setting up an investigator-initiated clinical trial at King’s College Hospital in London. Her previous academic roles include lecturer in Clinical Pharmaceutics and Pre-registration Pharmacist Course Leader.
Applicants who are interested in PhD (self-funded) or shorter undergraduate and postgraduate level research projects are invited to send a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pharmaceutical Science BSc (Hons) (Course Leader)
Elsaid, N.,* Jackson, T. L., Elsaid, Z., Alqathama, A. and Somavarapu, S.,*. (2016) PLGA microparticles entrapping chitosan-based nanoparticles for the ocular delivery of ranibizumab. Molecular Pharmaceutics. In Press. DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.6b00335