• 1 H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry
    International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences
  • 1 Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research
    International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences
  • 1 Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman Laboratories (TWC)
    International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences
  • 1 LEJ National Science Information Center
    International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences
  • 1 ICCBS Group Photograph
    International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences
  • 1 LEJ Nanotechnology Center
    International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences
  • 1 Animal House
    International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences
  • 1 Center for Bioequivalence Studies and Bioassay Research (CBSBR)
    International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences
  • 1 Prof. Dr. Salimuzzaman Siddiqui Auditorium
    International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences
  • 1 Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research
    International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences
  • 1
  • 1 PCMD Lab
    International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences
  • 1 PCMD Seminar Room
    International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences
  • 1 HEJ Library
    International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences
Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research
Dr. Keykavous Parang 


  • Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
    Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    College of Pharmacy
    University of Rhode Island

Dr. Parang received his Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Alberta in 1997, followed by a postdoctoral study in the fields of carbohydrate chemistry and solid-phase organic synthesis. He pursued additional postdoctoral studies at Rockefeller University and Johns Hopkins University in bioorganic chemistry. Dr. Parang joined the University of Rhode Island in October 2000 and is currently a Professor in Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

Dr. Parang’s research can be appropriately described as "the application of synthetic organic chemistry to problems in biology". Specific areas currently under investigation include (1) using peptides as cell-penetrating molecular transporters in drug delivery; (2) designing protein kinase inhibitors; (3) development of multifunctional anti-HIV, anticancer, and antibacterial agents; (4) synthesis and evaluation of modified nucleosides and nucleic acids; and (5) designing peptide nanomaterials for tissue engineering and nanomedicine.

One recent area currently under investigation is to design peptide nanomaterials for applications in drug delivery and tissue engineering. The objective of this project is to design and evaluate peptide nanomaterials as cell-penetrating nuclear targeting agents, molecular transporters of bioactive cell-impermeable compounds, or self-assembled scaffolds for tissue engineering. This study will document the potential for new hybrid peptide-drug assemblies that may be used for the non-covalent or covalent targeted delivery of bioactive molecules including cell-impermeable compounds with biological significance.

Research

Anticancer, anti-HIV, and antibacterial drug design; peptide nanomaterials for drug delivery and tissue engineering; designing protein kinase inhibitors; synthesis of neuroprotective peptides for application in stroke and CNS Disorders; solid-phase organic synthesis.

International Center of Chemical and Biological Sciences, University Of Karachi
Design & Develop By Aekpani Networks