Ali Keshavarz completed his Doctoral degree in Pharmacy Practice from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Iran, in 2011. He joined the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences as a PhD student in the fall of 2015, and is presently working in the laboratory of Dr. Fakhrul Ahsan with the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
- PharmD: Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Iran, 2011
Using Microfluidic chips to prepare nanoparticles and cell culture; Investigation on pulmonary disease treatment; Production of nanoparticles, pharmaceutical tablets by 3D printer; Intelligent drug nanoparticles delivery to specific sites using modern techniques such as magnetic carriers, and hydrogels; Production of drug nanoparticles and evaluation thereof using modern and economical techniques such as SCF (Supercritical Fluids); Production of controlled drug release systems by application of polymers, such as silica and biodegradable implants such as PLGA and analysis of the release kinetic by software like Sigma plot; Validation of drugs’ assay procedures using simple, accurate, and precise methods such as UV-spectrophotometry and HPLC; Preparation of lyophilized drugs by lyophilizer to enhance drug solubility.
- Kadry H, Al-Hilal TA, Keshavarz A, Alam F, Xu C, Joy A, Ahsan F. Multi-purposable filaments of HPMC for 3D printing of medications with tailored drug release and timed-absorption. Int J Pharm. 2018 Jun 10;544(1):285-296.
- Rashid J, Nahar K, Raut S, Keshavarz A, Ahsan F. Fasudil and DETA NONOate, Loaded in a Peptide-Modified Liposomal Carrier, Slow PAH Progression upon Pulmonary Delivery. Mol Pharm. 2018 May 7;15(5):1755-1765.
- Ali Keshavarz, Taslim A. Al-Hilal, Wei Li and Fakhrul Ahsan. "A Micropattern-Engraved Two-Compartment Tissue-Chip to Model the Right Ventricle and Pulmonary Arteries as a Single Functional Unit for Studying PAH-Induced Right Ventricular Hypertrophy". Seventeenth Annual Research Days, TTUHSC School of Pharmacy, Amarillo, TX; June 2018.
- Taslim A. Al-Hilal, Ali Keshavarz, Wei Li, and Fakhrul Ahsan. "Multi-Channel Chips to Simulate Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Pathophysiology and Screen Anti-PAH Drugs". MicroTAS Int'l Conf, Savannah, GA; October 2017. [Presented by Ali Keshavarz.]
- Podium Presentation: Ali Keshavarz, Taslim A. Al-Hilal, and Fakhrul Ahsan. "Preparation of a precise microfluidic platform mimicking the respiratory tract bifurcations to study anti asthmatic drug efficacy". Sixteenth Annual Research Days, TTUHSC School of Pharmacy, Amarillo, TX; June 2017.
- Ali Keshavarz, Taslim A. Al-Hilal, and Fakhrul Ahsan. "A microfluidic platform mimicking the bifurcating respiratory tract to assess the deposition of anti-asthma drugs". International Society of Aerosols in Medicine, Santa Fe, NM; June 2017.
- 09/20/2017 "A microfluidic chip to emulate PAH-induced right-ventricular hypertrophy" [Oral Qualifying Exam public presentation, counted as Seminar credit]
- 02/22/2017 "Deploying Microfluidic Technology and the Science of Bio-Printing in Pharmaceutics"
- Graduate Association at Amarillo – Senate Representative, 2018-2019.
- Graduate Association at Amarillo, 2015-present.