|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|
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.