Dr. Aliasger K. Salem University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, USA

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Dr. Aliasger Salem is the Associate Vice President for Research and the Bighley Chair and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He was educated in applied chemistry at Aston University of Science and Technology, Birmingham, UK (BSc 1998). He received his Ph.D. in pharmacy... read moreat the University of Nottingham, UK in 2002. He then received postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine until 2004. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for Pharmaceutical Scientists, an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an elected fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

His research interests are primarily focused on drug eluting implants, self-assembling systems, the rational design of novel drug and gene delivery systems, and on the development of vaccines that stimulate potent antigen-specific immune responses. He is the author of over 230 peer-reviewed scholarly publications and has published in journals that include Science Advances, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Materials, Nature Reviews Urology, Science Translational Medicine, Advanced Materials, The AAPS Journal, Bioconjugate Chemistry, Biomaterials, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Research, the Journal of Controlled Release, and the International Journal of Pharmaceutics. Salem is the Associate Editor for the AAPS Journal and regularly serves on international and national grant review panels for organizations that include the American Cancer Society, the National Institutes for Health, and the Department of Defense: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.