Dr. Kishor M. Wasan

kwasan@interchange.ubc.ca

KISHOR M.WASAN, R.Ph., Ph.D., FAAPS, FCAHS PROFESSOR AND DISTINGUISHED UNIVERSITY SCHOLAR CIHR/ICO THERAPEUTICS RESEARCH CHAIR IN DRUG DELIVERY FOR NEGLECTED GLOBAL DISEASES DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER, NEGLECTED GLOBAL DISEASES INITIATIVE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (NGDI-UBC).


Dr. Kishor M. Wasan is a Distinguished University Scholar Professor, Director and Co-Founder of the Neglected Global Diseases Initiative at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada. In the 17 years that Dr. Wasan has been an independent researcher at UBC, he has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and 240 abstracts in the area of lipid-based drug delivery and lipoprotein-drug interactions. His work was recently highlighted in the January 2008 Issue of Nature Reviews, Drug Discovery. Dr. Wasan did his undergraduate degree in Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin and his Ph.D. at the University of Texas Medical Center in Houston Texas at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in Cell Biology at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Wasan joined the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC.

Dr. Wasan was one of the recipients of the 1993 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Graduate Student Awards for Excellence in Graduate Research in Drug Delivery, the 2001 AAPS New Investigator Award/Grant in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutics Technologies, the 2002 Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada New Investigator Research Award and recently was named an AAPS fellow in 2006. In addition, Dr. Wasan was awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research University-Industry Research Chair in Pharmaceutical Development (2003-2008), was named a University Distinguished Scholar in April 2004 received the 2007 AAPS Award for Outstanding Research in Lipid-Based Drug Delivery and the 2008 AFPC-Pfizer Research Career Award. In April 2009 Dr. Wasan was named CIHR/iCo Therapeutics Research Chair in Drug Delivery for Neglected Global Diseases and on September 30, 2010 Dr. Wasan was named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In May 2011, Dr. Wasan was award the Canadian Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences Leadership award for outstanding contributions to Pharmaceutical Sciences in Canada. Currently Dr. Wasan's research is supported by several grants from The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and several Pharmaceutical companies.

THE TEAM

The Wasan Research Team is made up of many vital members each offering a unique contribution to the research.

 

Research Associates

Dr. Kristina Sachs-Barrable

 

Post Doctoral Fellows

Dr. Fady Ibrahim

 

Research Scientists/Technicians

Ms. Olena Sivak

Ms. Jinying Zhao

 

Graduate Students

Ms. Jo-Ann Osei-Twum

Ms. Jenny Kim

Mr. Ankur Midha

Mr. Jacob Gordon

 

Summer Students

Carly Wong

Riley Walsh

Elaine Xu

Gabriela Missassi

 

The Neglected Global Diseases Initiative at UBC

Ms. Jocelyn Conway, Coordinator (email)

Ms. Raquel Baldwinson, Data base Coordinator and graduate Student