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Husam M Younes

Husam M Younes

Associate Professor of Bio-Pharmaceutics
Pharmaceutics & Polymeric Drug Delivery Research Lab
Qatar University


Dr. Younes completed a BSc. Pharm. at Al-Mansoura University in 1992, followed by MSc Pharm. at Jordan University of Science and Technology (Jordan) in 1995. In 2003, Dr. Younes received his PhD (Pharmaceutical Sciences) from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Dr. Younes worked as a technical manager in the R&D of one of the pharmaceutical industry firms. He also worked as a senior consultant to Newfoundland Health Department in Canada and served on the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada. Dr. Younes was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology at the School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada before he joined Qatar University in 2007 as the founding chair of the Pharmaceutical Sciences section. In 2011, Dr. Younes was awarded “Qatar University Merit Award for Outstanding Faculty Member” which is considered the highest award of recognition at QU for a committed faculty member for his/her excelling in teaching, research and service to the internal and external community. Dr. Younes is currently an Associate Professor of Biopharmaceutics at the College of Pharmacy and the founder of the new state of the art Pharmaceutics and Polymeric Drug Delivery Research Laboratory (PPDDRL).

Research Interest

His main research is in the areas of controlled drug release, biomaterials, tissue engineering and synthesis of novel biodegradable polymers designed for localized and targeted delivery of therapeutic proteins in cancer therapy. Research from his laboratory was supported by funds from the National Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC) in Canada and currently by numerous grants from Qatar National Research Foundation in Qatar. His research work has been documented in numerous patents, peer-reviewed publications, books chapters, oral presentations, abstracts and conference proceedings. Dr. Younes supervised many graduate students, research assistants and postdoctoral fellows in his lab and acted as an editorial board member and a reviewer for many pharmaceutical and drug delivery journals.