Academics


Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences - Albany Campus

Comprised of faculty that span pharmaceutical and pharmacological research, the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences on the Albany Campus is in the process of expanding and strengthening its research portfolio.

Existing areas of expertise include drug delivery, drug discovery, bioanalytical technologies, cell signaling, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and neuroscience (view the below list of recent scholarly activity for additional insights into the research being conducted by members of the Department).

The Department supports both the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences in addition to teaching courses in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Departmental faculty are centralized in the Biosciences Research Building (BRB) which houses a mass spectrometer and a cell culture facility and provides a dynamic collaborative environment for research. Faculty also have access to the College’s Pharmaceutical Research Institute (PRI), which occupies premier lab space at the University at Albany’s Health Sciences campus in nearby Rensselaer, NY.

Departmental Faculty

 

2016 scholarly activity report

The activities listed below are by members of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences on the Albany Campus and span the period from January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016.

publications

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES

James M. Gallo
Wang T, Pickard AJ, Gallo, JM. Histone Methylation by Temozolomide: A Classic DNA Methylating Agent. Anticancer Research, 36:3289-99, 2016.

Pickard AJ, Sohn AS, Bartenstein TF, He S, Zhang Y, Gallo JM. Intracerebral Distribution of the Oncometabolite D-2-Hydroxyglutarate in Mice Bearing Mutant Isocitrate Dehydrogenase Brain Tumors: Implications for Tumorigenesis. Frontiers Oncology, 6:211, 2016.

Marcel Musteata
Singh A, Bartiss R, Rahman T, Arabshahi A, Prasain J, Barnes S, Musteata FM, Sellati TJ. Lipoxin A4, a 5-lipoxygenase pathway metabolite, modulates immune response during acute respiratory tularemia. Journal of Leukocyte Biology, September 14, 2016 (published online before print).

Musteata FM, Sandoval M, Ruiz JM, Harrison K, McKenna D, Millington W. Rapid, Minimally Invasive Analysis of Amazonian Plants Using Solid Phase Microextraction, Phytochemical Fingerprinting, and LC-MS. Analytica Chimica Acta, 933, p. 124-133, 2016.

Musteata FM. Making Sense of Vitamin D Concentrations. Future Science OA, 2(1), doi 10.4155/fso.15.90, 2016.

HaiAn Zheng
Alsharif NZ, Abrons JP, Williams D, Zheng HA, Ombengi DN, Dakkuri A, Al­Dahir S, Tofade T, Gim S, O’Connell MB. Global/International Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences: Host Country, Site and Institution Considerations. American Journal of Pharmacy Education, 25;80(3):38. 2016

BOOK CHAPTERS

James M. Gallo
Birtwistle MR, Hansen J, Gallo JM, Muppirisetty S, Man-Ung P, Iyengar R, Schlessinger A. “Systems Pharmacology: An Overview” in Systems Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics. D.E. Mager and H.C. Kimko, Eds., American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Springer (ISBN: 978-3-319-44532-8), 2016.

HaiAn Zheng
Zheng HA, Crison J. “Drug Delivery and Product Design” in Martin’s Physical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 7th edition. Edited by Patrick Sinko, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, December 2016, ISBN, 9781496353443.

Wu L, Smith H, Zheng HA, Yu L. “Drug Product Approval in the United States and International Harmonization” in Developing Oral Solid Dosage Forms. Academic Press, 2nd edition, November 2016, ISBN: 9780128024478.

CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

James M. Gallo
Planning and Scientific Committees and Moderator. 2nd CNS Anticancer Drug Discovery/Development Conference co-sponsored by Society of Neuro-Oncology in association with Annual meeting. Phoenix, AZ, November 16-17, 2016.

Gail Goodman-Snitkoff
The Microbiome in Health and Disease. Grand Rounds at Ellis Hospital, October 21, 2016.

HaiAn Zheng
Zheng HA, Teng J, Feinberg D. Teaching a Regulatory Science Course Blended with eLearning Lectures and Active Learning. AAPS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 13-17, 2016.

Hawke RL, Pereira HA, Allen DD, O'Barr SA, Poloyac S, Tropsha A, Zheng HA. Trends & Transformations within Graduate Education. AACP Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, July 23, 2016  (forum organizer/chair).

Zheng HA. China-US Clinical Pharmacy Experiential Education Exchange (CPEEE) Programs – Achievements, Challenges & Promises. Fudan University School of Pharmacy, Shanghai, May 28, 2016 (invited speaker).

Mall I, Zheng HA, Musteata FM. Investigating transdermal diffusion of vitamin D and 25-hydroxyvitamin D. AAPS-NERDG Annual Meeting, Farmington, CT, April 2016.

Marcel Musteata
Mall I, Zheng HA, Musteata FM. Investigating transdermal diffusion of vitamin D and 25-hydroxyvitamin D. Pittcon 2016, Atlanta, GA, March 2016 and AAPS-NERDG, Farmington, CT, April 2016 (poster presentation).

HONORS AND APPOINTMENTS

James M. Gallo
Appointed Associate Editor, PLOS: Computational Biology, September 2016

2015 scholarly activity report

The activities listed below are by members of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences on the Albany Campus and span the period from January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015.

publications

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES

Hassan El-Fawal
Al-sofiani M, Aljammah A, Hasanato A, Racz M, Mason D, El-Fawal HAN, Mousa SA. Effect of vitamin D supplementation on glucose control and inflammatory response in type 2 diabetes: Double blind, randomized clinical trial. International Journal of Endocrinology Metabolism, Jan 2015, 13(1):e22604, doi: 10.5812/ijem.22604.

Yasin BR, El-Fawal HAN, Mousa SA. Date (phoenix dactylifera) polyphenolics and other bioactive compounds: A traditional Islamic remedy's potential in prevention of cell damage, cancer therapeutics and beyond. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2015, 17;16(12):30075-90. doi: 10.3390/ijms161226210.

Carlos Feleder
Johnson A, Neumann PH, Peng J, James J, Russo V, MacDonald H, Gertzberg N, Feleder C.
The intracerebroventricular injection of rimonabant inhibits systemic lipopolysaccharide-induced lung inflammation. Journal of Neuroimmunology, Sep 15, 2015; 286:16-24.

Millington WR, Yilmaz MS, Feleder C. The initial fall in arterial pressure evoked by endotoxin is mediated by the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology (Submitted: In Revision).

Feleder C, Sertac Yilmaz MS, Peng J, Göktalay G, Millington WR. The OVLT initiates the fall in arterial pressure evoked by high dose lipopolysaccharide: Evidence that dichotomous, dose-related mechanisms mediate endotoxic hypotension. Journal of Neuroimmunology, Aug 2015, 285:94-100.

William Millington
Feleder C, Yilmaz MS, Peng J, Göktalay G, Millington WR. The OVLT initiates the fall in arterial pressure evoked by high dose lipopolysaccharide: Evidence that dichotomous, dose-related mechanisms mediate endotoxic hypotension. Journal of Neuroimmunology, Aug 2015, 285:94-100.

Millington WR, Yilmaz MS, Feleder C. The initial fall in arterial pressure evoked by endotoxin is mediated by the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology (Submitted: In Revision).

Basaran NF, Buyukuysal LR, Yilmaz, SM Aydin S, Cavun S, Millington WR. The effect of Gly-Gln [ß-endorphine30-31] on morphine-evoked serotonin and GABA efflux in the nucleus accumbens of conscious rats. Neuropeptides (In Press).

Göktalay G, Millington WR. Hypovolemic hemorrhage induces Fos expression in the rat hypothalamus: Evidence for involvement of the lateral hypothalamus in the decompensatory phase of hemorrhage. Neuroscience (In Press).

Musteata FM, Sandoval M, Ruiz JM, Harrison K, McKenna D, Millington W. Evaluation of in vivo solid phase microextraction for minimally invasive analysis of nonvolatile phytochemicals in Amazonian plants. Analytica Chimica Acta (In Review).

Marcel Musteata
LaPorte B, Musteata FM. Fluidic device for generating pharmacokinetic profiles matching preset parameters. Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation, 10(3), 222-232, 2015.

Donabella P, Rogers N, Levin R, Musteata FM. Development of supported liquid phase microextraction probes for in vivo pharmacokinetic studies. Bioanalysis, Vol. 7(6), p. 661-670, DOI 10.4155/bio.15.7, 2015.

Alsaqr A, Rasoully M, and Musteata FM. Investigating transdermal delivery of vitamin D3. AAPS PharmSciTech, 16(4), DOI 10.1208/s12249-015-0291-3, 2015.

Mason D, Donabella P, Nnani D, Musteata FM. Normalized vitamin D metabolite concentrations are better correlated to pharmacological effects than measured concentrations. Future Science OA, FSO83 doi: 10.4155/FSO.15.83, 2015.

Musteata FM, Sandoval M, Ruiz JM, Harrison K, McKenna D, Millington WR. Evaluation of in vivo solid phase microextraction for minimally invasive analysis of nonvolatile phytochemicals in Amazonian plants. Analytica Chimica Acta (In Review).

HaiAn Zheng
Zheng HA, Truong J, Carroll F, Pai MP. Do formulation differences between reference listed drug and generic products of piperacillin-tazobactam impact reconstitution? Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 59 (3) 1767-1769, 2015.

BOOK CHAPTERS

El-Fawal, HAN. “Court Systems” in Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine. Payne-James J, Byard R, Corey T, Henderson C, eds., 2nd Edition, Volume 2, pp. 662–672, Elsevier Publishing, London, UK, 2016.

El-Fawal, HAN. “Judicial Punishment” in Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine. Payne-James J, Byard R, Corey T, Henderson C, eds., 2nd Edition, Volume 3, pp. 282–290, Elsevier Publishing, London, UK, 2016.

El-Fawal HAN, Rembisz P, Alobaidi R, Mousa, SA. “Chemotherapy-mediated pain and peripheral neuropathy: Impact of oxidative stress and inflammation” in Oxidative Damage and Antioxidant Imbalance: The Science of Biology in Health and Disease. Armstrong F, Stratton RD, eds., pp: 367-388, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016.

El-Fawal, HAN. “The Tree and the Forest: A Need for Dialogue and a Collaborative Approach in the Safety of Nanomedicines” in Handbook of Clinical Nanomedicine Volume II: Law, Business, Regulation, Safety and Risk. Bawa R (Editor), Audette GF and Reese BE (Assistant Editors), Pan Stanford Publishing, Singapore, 2016.

HaiAn Zheng
Wu L, Smith H, Zheng HA, Yu L. Drug Product Approval in the United States and International Harmonization, Developing Oral Solid Dosage Forms. Academic Press, in press (book chapter co-author).

Zheng, HA. Intravenous Infusion, Applied Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, 7th Edition. Leon Shargel and Andrew Yu, eds., McGraw-Hill, September 4, 2015 (chapter editor).

CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

Richard Dearborn, Jr.
Ainsworth M, Voigt JM, Dearborn Jr. RE. Hedgehog-dependent regulation of the VDUP1 tumor suppressor in Drosophila: Developmental and promoter analyses. AAPS Conference, Farmington, CT, April 16, 2015 (abstract).

Hassan El-Fawal
El-Fawal HAN. Neurotoxic and autoimmune potential of nanoparticles: Aggravation to amelioration. First International Nanomedicine Symposium and Workshop, ACPHS, August 3-7, 2015.

Cichewicz A, Mason D, Hudgens E, Gallagher JE, El-Fawal HAN. Association of neuroantibodies (NAB) with glutathione-S-transferase (GST) isozyme polymorphisms (SNP) in African-American children with metal exposures. Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2015.

Dougherty K, Cichewicz A, Hudgens E, Gallagher JE, El-Fawal HAN. Neuroantibodies (NAB) in African-American (AA) children with metal exposures associate with cytokine and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) polymorphisms (SNP). Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2015.

Sardar J, Mason D, El-Fawal HAN. Association of autoantibodies to nervous system (NS) proteins (NAb) with demographics in hemodialysis (HD) patients. American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS) Regional Meeting, Storrs, CT, 2015.

Monaco-Brown M, Price D, Horgan M, El-Fawal HAN. Translational utility of neuroantibody (NAb) biomarkers in hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, PA, 2015.

Monaco-Brown M, Price D, Horgan M, El-Fawal HAN. Translational utility of neuroantibody (NAb) biomarkers in hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, 2015.

Carlos Feleder
Russo V, Peng J, MacDonald H, Neumann P, Gertzberg N, Johnson A, Feleder C (presenter). Brain endocannabinoids mediate lung inflammation during septic shock. International Brain Research Organization 9th World Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015.

Feleder C. Brain inflammation and psychiatric disorders: Depression and anxiety. Favaloro University, School of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 2015.

Feleder C. Brain endocannabinoids initiates bacterial hypotension and lung inflammation during septic shock. Favaloro University, School of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 2015.

Feleder C. Brain endocannabinoids initiate bacterial hypotension and lung inflammation during septic shock. University Barcelo, School of Medicine, Buenos Aires Argentina, August 2015.

Marcel Musteata
LaPorte B, Musteata FM. Desktop RAT for generating in vitro pharmacokinetic profiles. Pittcon 2015, New Orleans, LA, March 2015 (oral presentation).

LaPorte B, Musteata FM. 4D-Printed Pharmacokinetic Profiles in Teaching and Research. AAPS-NERDG, Farmington, CT, April 2015 (poster presentation).

HaiAn Zheng
Zheng HA. Regulatory Science and Botanical Drug Products – Quality for Safety. China-America Herbal Safety Symposium, Shanghai, JiaoTong University Affiliated Tongren Hospital, October 5, 2015 (invited talk).

Cai W, Zheng HA, DiLorenzo J, Briceland LL, Hou A. A China-US exchange program for clinical pharmacy experiential education: A 6-Year Report. AACP Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD, July 11-14, 2015.

Zheng, HA. Regulatory science for botanicals and biologicals – Something old and something new. Fudan University School of Pharmacy, June 25, 2015 (invited talk).

Cha W, Park K, Zheng HA. Exploring the binding interface between human leptin and leptin receptor. AAPS Northeast Regional Annual Meeting, Hartford, CT, April, 16, 2015.