»Keykavous Parang, Pharm. D., Ph.D.

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Education/Training

July 1999-Oct. 2000 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences 
School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Jan. 1999-July 1999 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Rockefeller University
Sept. 1997-Jan. 1999 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta
Sept. 1992-Aug. 1997 Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Alberta
Jan. 1984-Jan. 1989 Pharm.D., Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Tehran

Research Interests

Dr. Parang’s research can described as "the application of synthetic organic chemistry to problems in biology". Specific areas currently under investigation include (1) using peptides as cell-penetrating molecular transporters in drug delivery; (2) designing protein kinase inhibitors; (3) development of multifunctional anti-HIV, anticancer, and antibacterial agents; (4) synthesis and evaluation of modified nucleosides and nucleic acids; and (5) designing peptide nanomaterials for applications in drug delivery and tissue engineering. He is an author of 140 peer-reviewed publications, 7 patents, and 126 meeting abstracts.

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