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Hamed Gilzad Kohan

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics
Department of Pharmaceutical & Administrative Sciences

Email:     hamed.gilzadkohan@wne.edu
Phone:   413-796-2455
Office:    CSP 320


   2013 PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada                                                                                
    2000 Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tehran, Iran


   PHAR 514 - Pharmaceutics I
   PHAR 515 - Pharmaceutics I Lab

Research interests

Dr. Gilzad Kohan’s interests include developing clinical and non-clinical PK/PD projects, which investigate pathophysiological changes on the action and disposition of the drugs. In addition, he is interested in chemical structure modification (including pro-drug synthesis) in order to improve pharmacokinetic (PK) properties of anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory drugs. Currently, he is working on a research project titled “Synthesis, Characterization, and Pharmacokinetic (PK) Studies of Novel Chemotherapeutic Derivatives”. Additionally, his research involves drug disease interaction studies, including the study of the Influence of the Pro-inflammatory Cytokines on Expression of the Intestinal P-gp.

Recent publications

  1. Vandhana Muralidharan-Chari, Hamed Gilzad-Kohan, Alex Asimakopoulos, Thangirala Sudha, Stewart Sell, Kannan Kurunthachalam, Mehdi Boroujerdi, Shaker A Mousa1Removal of Therapeutic Drugs by Microvesicles Contributes to Drug Resistance in Cancer Cells., in preparation, 2015

  2. Gilzad-Kohan, M.H; Boroujerdi, M, Time Course and dose dependency of Influx and Efflux Protein Expression after Treatment with Gemcitabine in Pancreatic Cancer Cells. Xenobiotica,2015; 1-11, (doi: 10.3109/00498254.2014.1001809)

  3. Gilzad-Kohan, M.H; Kaur, K.; Jamali, F. A Novel Peptide Pro-drug of Glucosamine with Enhanced Gut Permeability. PLoS One. 2015 May 15;10(5):e0126786. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126786. eCollection 2015

  4. Gilzad-Kohan, M. H.; K. Kaur and Jamali, F. The Antiinflammatory Action and Pharmacokinetics of a Novel Di-Peptide Aminosugar. J Pharm Pharm Sci (www.cspsCanada.org) 16(2) 279 - 288, 2013

  5. Gilzad-Kohan, M. H.; Jamali, F. Glucosamine and adjuvant arthritis: a pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic study. Eur. J. Pharm. Sci. 2012, 47, 387-393.

  6. Ibrahim, A.; Gilzad-Kohan, M. H.; Aghazadeh-Habashi, A.; Jamali, F. Absorption and bioavailability of glucosamine in the rat. J. Pharm. Sci. 2012, 101, 2574-2583.

  7. Agahzadeh-Habashi, A.; Gilzad-Kohan, M.; Jamali, F. Glucosamine Dose-Effect Correlation in Adjuvant Arthritis Rat. Journal of Osteoarthritis Cartilage. Submitted 2013.

  8. M. H. D. Kamal Al-Hallak, Muhammad Khan Sarfraz, Shirzad Azarmi, M. H. Gilzad Kohan, Wilson H. Roa, and Raimar Löbenberg, Microcalorimetric Method to Assess Phagocytosis: Macrophage-Nanoparticle Interactions, AAPS J. 2011 March; 13(1): 20–29.