UT Tyler

Pharmaceutical Sciences

May Abdelaziz, BPharm, MS, PhD.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Building: WTB 368
Email: mabdelaziz@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.566.6231

Degrees

  • PhD, Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2013 School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • MS, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 2008 School of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Egypt
  • BPharm (with honors), 2002 School of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Egypt

Postdoctoral Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2014, Pharmacology Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015-2017, Pharmaceutical Sciences Department and the Small Molecule Discovery Center, University of California, San Francisco, CA 

Biography

Dr. May Abdelaziz is an assistant professor at the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Tyler. She received a Bachelor of Pharmacy and Masters in Pharmaceutical chemistry from Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt, and Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Abdelaziz has completed two postdoctoral research fellowships in drug discovery of neurologic agents at the University of Utah (U of U) and in cancer research at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

As a graduate teaching assistant at VCU, she participated in several pharmacy courses. Her teaching experience also includes mentoring undergraduates, graduate, and professional students (pharmacy and nurse anesthesia) in several class and laboratory settings as well as working as a trainer in NIH glycoscience workshops. Dr. Abdelaziz is an active member in several professional associations including the American Chemical Society, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.

Her research area is centered around drug discovery in several fields with a special focus on cancer and cancer biology research. Research interests include discovery and study of allosteric modulators, screening of chemical and natural products libraries, studying enzyme kinetics, mechanisms of inhibition and discovery and analysis of protein – protein interactions in protein networks using biophysical techniques.  

Dr. Abdelaziz has participated in a multitude of service activities in several academic institutions, including academic advising, serving as graduate student association president, participating in Quality Assurance of Education Unit and supervising in Student Research Center. She holds many certificates in research administration and science teaching effectiveness from U of U and UCSF. Among the awards she received is the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies and the Graduate School Dissertation award.    

Complete Curriculum Vitae

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