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Dr.Zahid Hussain Academic RankAssistant Professor.

Specialization:

  • Pharmaceutics.

Research Interests:

  • Design, characterization and in vitro/in vivo evaluation of nanomedicines.

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Ph.D., Pharmaceutics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia, 2014 Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D), University of Sargodha, Pakistan, 2008 Foundation of Science (Pre-medical), Pakistan, 2003 Matriculation (SSC), Pakistan, 2000
Aug 2019 – to date – Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, U.A.E. May 2015 – Aug 2019 – Senior lecturer, Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Puncak Alam Campus, Malaysia. Aug 2014 – April 2015 – Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmacy, SEGi University, Kota Damansara Main Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. June 2013 – June 2014 – Lecturer (Part-time), Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Lincoln University College, Petailing Jaya, Selangor Malaysia. Jan 2011 – Aug 2014 - Research Assistant, Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. June 2008 – Dec 2010 – Executive Regional Sales officer, Gujranwala Punjab Base, Ray Pharmaceuticals, Karachi, Pakistan.
Executive member (MyCRS00100) of “The Malaysia Local Chapter of The Controlled Release Society” March 2017 – March 2018. Executive member of Pakistan Pharmaceutical Association (MPPA), Pakistan, 2008 – To date. Senior Advisor of “Initiator Pharmacist Federation (IPF)” – Malaysia Chapter, Pakistan, JAN 2015 – To date.
Hyaluronic acid functionalized PEGylated nanocarriers for co-delivery of methotrexate and zoledronic acid. Nanomedicines for improved targetability to inflamed synovium for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: Multi-functionalization as an emerging strategy to optimize therapeutic efficacy. Nanotechnology guided newer intervention for the treatment of osteoporosis: Efficient bone regeneration by up-regulation of proliferation, differentiation, and mineralization of osteoblasts
Manisha Pandey, Hira chaudhury, Tarakini Gunasegaran, Saranyah Shanmugah Nathan, Shadab Md, Minaketan Tripathy, Zahid Hussain*. Hyaluronic Acid Modified Betamethasone Encapsulated Polymeric Nanoparticles: Fabrication, Characterization, in Vitro Release Kinetics and Dermal Targeting. Drug Delivery and Translational Research 2019; 9(2): 520-533. Md S, Kuldeep Singh JKA, Waqas M, Pandey M, Choudhury H, Habib H, Hussain F, Zahid Hussain*. Nanoencapsulation of betamethasone valerate using high pressure homogenization-solvent evaporation technique: optimization of formulation and process parameters for efficient dermal targeting. Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy 2019; 45 (2): 323-332. Ahmad U, Sohail M, Ahmad M, Minhas MU, Khan S, Zahid Hussain, Kousar M, Mohsin S, Abbasi M, Shah SA, Rashid H. Chitosan based thermosensitive injectable hydrogels for controlled delivery of loxoprofen: development, characterization and in-vivo evaluation. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 2019; 129:233-245. Gao X, Guo L, Li J, Thu HE, Zahid Hussain*. Nanomedicines guided nanoimaging probes and nanotherapeutics for early detection of lung cancer and abolishing pulmonary metastasis: Critical appraisal of newer developments and challenges to clinical transition. Journal of Controlled Release 2018; 292: 29-57. Fan Zhuo, Muhammad A.S. Abourehab, Zahid Hussain*. Hyaluronic Acid Decorated Tacrolimus-Loaded Nanoparticles: Efficient Approach to Maximize Dermal Targeting and Anti-dermatitis Efficacy. Carbohydrate Polymers 2018; 197: 478-489. Jinlei Dong, Hnin Ei Thu, Mohamed A.S. Aborehab, Zahid Hussain*. Design and development of novel hyaluronate-modified nanoparticles for combo-delivery of curcumin and alendronate: Fabrication, characterization, and cellular and molecular evidence of enhanced bone regeneration. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 2018; 116: 1268-1281. Shahzeb Khan, Muhammad Imran, Tariq Tahir Butt, Syed Wadood Ali Shah, Muhammad Sohail, Arif Malik, Srijit Das, Hnin Ei Thu, Aishah Adam, Zahid Hussain*. Curcumin Based Nanomedicines as Efficient Nanoplatform for Treatment of Cancer: New Developments in Reversing Cancer Drug Resistance, Rapid Internalization, and Improved Anticancer Efficacy. Trends in Food Science and Technology 2018, 80, 8–22. Zahid Hussain*, Hnin Ei Thu, Haliza Katas, Syed Nasir Abbas Bukhari. Hyaluronic Acid-Based Biomaterials: A Versatile and Smart Approach to Tissue Regeneration and Treating Traumatic, Surgical, and Chronic Wounds. Polymer Reviews 2017; 57 (4): 594–630. Zahid Hussain*, Hnin Ei Thu, Muhammad Wahab Amjab, Fahad Hussain, Tarek A. Ahmad. Exploring recent development to improve antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial efficacy of curcumin: A review of new trends and future perspectives. Materials Science and Engineering C. 2017; 77: 1316–1326. Zahid Hussain*, Hnin Ei Thu, Shiow-Fern Ng, Shahzeb Khan, Haliza Katas. Nano-encapsulation, an efficient and promising approach to maximize wound healing efficacy of curcumin: New trends and state-of-the-art.
Multi-functionalization of nanomedicines, an emerging promising strategy to improve targetability, cell internalization and pharmacokinetic profile of anticancer drugs
GOLD MEDAL AWARD, Invention, Innovation, and Drug Exposition (IIDEX 2018), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia. GOLD MEDAL AWARD, Invention, Innovation, and Drug Exposition (PHARMA-IIDEX 2018), Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia. BRONZ MEDAL AWARD, Invention, Innovation, and Drug Exposition (IIDEX 2017), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia. Excellence Award 2016, in recognition of excellent academic and research achievements, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, Bandar Puncak Alam, Malaysia. Best Poster Presentation award on 2nd International Conference of Advanced Medical Search (ICAMS) 2015, Concorde Hotel, Malaysia. Best Poster Presentation award, Research Day 2011, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia.
Editorial Board Member Reviewer of international journals
As a teacher, I strongly believe that learning needs to be student centered and that students should be equal partners in the learning process. One of my ultimate objectives in teaching is to facilitate learning by helping the students to gain the necessary skills to take control of and become active participants in their own learning. I believe that teaching is the most significant role in a community, where we healthy contribute in educating generations to function knowledgeably in a society where rapid technological advances constantly pose new questions and ethical challenges. To achieve my objectives as a good teacher, I let students to know that my role in the teaching/seminar hall is to be a facilitator, not a provider of information. I intend to create multiple discussion questions during my lecture session in order to engage the students and to stimulate motivation. I always provide detailed descriptions of writing assignments and I provide samples so that they are able to see what a good finished product should look like. Further, I share my analysis with the class as we end each module. Being a teacher, I also believe in fostering critical thinking skills, to facilitate the acquisition of lifelong learning skills, to guide students in developing evidence-based problem-solving strategies and to prepare students to develop critical writing skills to get them prepared for post-grad studies/researches.
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