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Rana Rais

Rana Rais

Director, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery
The Johns Hopkins University
United States

Biography

Dr. Rais is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Director of the Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics group of Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery (JHDD) (https://drugdiscovery.jhu.edu/). Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, she was granted a Research Science Regulatory (RSR) fellowship at US FDA to evaluate the biopharmaceutic properties of new molecular entities from new drug applications. She received her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with substantial experience in biopharmaceutics, drug transport, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, preclinical formulation, and prodrug synthesis and characterization. As a part of JHDD she has taken primary responsibility for leading the DMPK group, conducting drug discovery research and writing of over 50 peer reviewed articles in high impact journals. She has served as a consultant and provided research support to several pharmaceutical biotech companies including Transcept

Research Interest

Dr. Rais received her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with substantial experience in biopharmaceutics, drug permeability, drug transport, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, and drug delivery including prodrug design and characterization. Rana now leads a drug metabolism, pharmacokinetic, and bio analysis laboratory and directs this unit as part of the Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery program.