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Syed A.A. Rizvi College of Biomedical Sciences Larkin University Miami, Florida (United States) Biography
Biography of Syed A.A. Rizvi
Syed A.A. Rizvi is a Professor of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences and a broadly trained scientist, educator, and healthcare contributor with vast clinical and translational research experience, driving innovation within pharmaceutical product development platforms. He is highly motivated and committed to advancing medical innovation and education, discovering new therapies, improving patient outcomes, and playing an instrumental role in scientific and business strategies. Dr. Rizvi has extensive training and background spanning over 25 years of experience in industrial, academic, administration, and healthcare settings.
He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, including journal publications, book chapters, books, US patents, and oral/poster presentations. His publications include highly rated articles and cover articles. He also serves on the editorial boards/panels of different journals in various capacities and reviews manuscripts and books for over 150 well-known scientific journals and books. Dr. Rizvi enjoys teaching, cooking, and practicing martial arts (Hakko-Ryu Jujutsu and black belt in Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate).
His research interests incorporate clinical and translational research including clinical trials, graduate medical education (GME) pharmaceutical formulations (direct compressed tablets, topicals and liquids); ionic liquid formation and cocrystallization of the pharmaceutical compounds; nano and micro-encapsulation of the drugs for targeting and controlled release; multistep synthesis of small organic molecules; pharmaceutical analysis (forensics and method development); design and synthesis of novel monomeric and polymeric surfactants for separation of chiral and achiral compounds in micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC); method development and validation for separations of achiral and chiral compounds utilizing MEKC-UV/MS and HPLC-UV-MS; application of cryogenic high resolution scanning electron microscopy (Cryo-HRSEM) and analytical ultracentrifuge for characterization of polymeric surfactants; chemical transformation of pharmacologically active compounds using microbial whole cultures; isolation and pharmacology of compounds from fungal metabolites and medicinal plants; fragrance and aroma chemistry; Cosmeceutical Sciences.