Please join me in congratulating School of Pharmacy faculty members Fawzy Elbarbry, PhD, RPh, BCPS and Deepa Rao, PhD, on their recent publications of new work.
Fawzy A. Elbarbry, BSPharm, MSPharm, PhD, RPh, BCPS
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)--American Pharmacists Association (APhA), 2018
Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Certificate (FPGEC)--National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, 2010
Postdoctoral Fellow--Department of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 2006
PhD, Pharmacy (Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics)--University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 2006
MS, Analytical Chemistry--College of Pharmacy, University of Tanta, Egypt, 2002
Postgraduate Diploma, Analytical Chemistry--College of Pharmacy, University of Tanta, Egypt, 1995
Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences--College of Pharmacy, University of Tanta, Egypt, 1993
My research interests revolve around two main projects related to drug metabolism:
- Studying the Effect of Herbal Remedies on Drug Metabolizing Enzymes
- Studying the Effect of Herbal Remedies on Arachidonic Acid Metabolism as a Target for Hypertension Treatment
Our research in the last 5 years has discovered several small and natural molecules (e.g. sulforaphane from broccoli) that inhibit the endogenous metabolism of arachidonic acid and reduces blood pressure in hypertension animal models. Additionally, we investigated the potential effect of these molecules on drug metabolizing enzymes to predict possible herb-drug interactions.
Outside the Classroom
Dr. Elbarbry is originally from Egypt. He got his PhD and postdoctoral fellowship in Canada before moving to the US in 2008. He is married to Nehad Elrody, a clinical pharmacist at Tuality Hospital, and they have 2 kids (17 and 10). Dr. Elbarbry enjoys reading history books, watching thriller movies, and playing soccer.
It is my pleasure to share that Fawzy has struck again! His newest published article, Animal Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Studies (APPS) Reporting Guidelines, is an international collaboration on creating guidelines for conducting and publishing PK/PD studies, including animals. Fawzy and Dr. Singh are co-first authors. Please join me in congratulating Fawzy on this accomplishment!