Dr. Mohamed M. Issa

Dr. Mohamed M. Issa
Faculty: PharmacyDepartment: Pharmacy PracticePosition: Assistant Professor in PharmaceuticsPhone: 009611300110Ext: 2415E-mail: mohamed.issa@bau.edu.lb

Biography

Dr Issa is a graduate of the faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University 1996 (Distinction, Honors). Based on academic excellence, he was granted a PhD scholarship from Uppsala University, Sweden. His PhD thesis work focused on the delivery of nucleic acids for the purpose of Gene Therapy.  He has published several original research articles in high impact journals (more than 250 citations in Scopus 2012). In 2006, He was awarded the prize of best thesis research in the field of biotechnology at the AAPS conference in San Antonio, Texas, USA. In 2009, he was appointed as an assistant professor at the faculty of Pharmacy, Beirut Arab University (BAU), where he is participating in teaching and developing under- and postgraduate courses at the department of Pharmaceutics. In 2012, in response to the CCAP accreditation requirements, Dr Issa cofounded the pharmacy practice department at the faculty. During his academic career, Dr Issa has been actively involved in preparing and presenting workshops and courses specially designed for the enhancement of the communication skills of pharmacists.

Teaching

Teaching Experience

Dr Issa has more than 15 years of teaching experience on different levels. Undergraduate: Introduction to pharmaceutics, physical pharmacy, design and formulation of drug delivery systems, principles and kinetics of drug stability, community pharmacy,  pharmacotherapy of minor ailments (pharmacy practice IV), communication skills in pharmacy practice, Pharmacy ethics (pharmacy practice I), Leadership: concepts, principles  and tools. Postgraduates: Advanced drug delivery systems, advanced pharmacikinetics.

2015-16 courses

Research Interest and Recent publications

Research Interest:
• Development of formulations and delivery (in vitro and in vivo) of biotechnology-based pharmaceuticals especially nucleic acids (pDNA and siRNA).
• Solid-state technology: Enhancement of the solubility of poorly water-soluble drugs through solid-state manipulation.

Recent Publications:
Intrinsically floating gastroretentive tablets of sulbutamol sulphate using different sublimable/release retarding materials: A comparative study. May Saab, Mohamed Issa, Wael Samy and Hoda El-maradny, International Journal Of Pharmacy & Technology (2015), 7(1): 8094-8109

Activities

• Member of: Continuing education committee at BAU
• Member of Student activities committee at the faculty of pharmacy
• Designing and delivering workshops and lectures for staff development program at BAU
• Designing and delivering workshops and lectures for the continuing education for Lebanese pharmacists in collaboration with OPL


Awards

• AAPS Graduate Award for outstanding thesis research in the field of biotechnology. The award was delivered at the AAPS (American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Annual Meeting and Exposition, October 29- November 2, 2006, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
• Best Poster Award at the 6th European Consortium of Graduate Pharmacy Schools meeting, July 8-17, 2003, Paris, France (the award was delivered by Professor A.T. Florence, Dean of the school of Pharmacy in London