Dr. Hosam Abdelhady joined Sam Houston State University in January 2022 as an Associate Professor of Pharmacology for the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Abdelhady received his doctorate in Philosophy, Pharmaceutical Nanotechnologies & Molecular Biophysics from the University of Nottingham, UK in 2004. He received his Master’s of Pharmacy from Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Egypt & his Bachelor of Pharmacy from Faculty of Pharmacy, Tripoli University, Libya.
Abdelhady initiated his research career in the Bioavailability center at the National Organization for Drug Quality Control and Research (equivalent to the FDA), in Cairo, Egypt, during 1994-2004, where he developed the Pharmacokinetics and Biostatistics programs for postgraduate researchers, and he was recognized with an excellence award from the Egyptian government.
Abdelhady established and led the first Nano-imaging lab at Central Michigan University in 2004 and the analytical lab at Dendritic Nanotechnologies INC, in 2006.
Abdelhady held the position of Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the College of Pharmacy at Taibah University, King of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in 2010. He received two awards from King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), the main funding institute in KSA, with two large grants to 1-Film Unseen Scenarios of the suicidal effects of novel gene nanoparticles on individual cancer cells, using real-time nanoimaging in native environments and to investigate the effect of natural small molecules on delaying and/or preventing Alzheimer's disease and tau pathology. Due to his achievements in the 4D bioimaging research, he was awarded the Golden Medal of Sciences during the 4th International Workshop on Ultra-Fast Laser Technology and Application in 2012 from Cairo University, Egypt.
Abdelhady is interested in understanding the mechanisms of the molecular interactions between the pharmacological agents and the biomolecular targets (DNA, RNA, receptor, etc.) that yields therapeutic responses by applying the 4D-single biomolecular and cellular imaging and biomolecular mapping techniques using the state-of-the-art atomic force microscopy in native molecular environment. He is also a co-inventor of Bio-Nano Power Cells and their uses.
Abdelhady also held a variety of teaching positions including at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Wayne State University, and Beyond Canvas Innovation INC. Throughout his academic carrier he taught Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacology, Advanced Drug Delivery Systems, Pharmaceutical Calculations, Principles of Pharmacotherapy, and Pharmacotherapeutic Problem Solving. In addition, he wrote and planned curricula for a wide range of courses, recorded grades, and developed challenging medical programs for national and international accreditations. Finally, Abdelhady was invited to train middle and high school teachers as well as middle and high school students in implementing nanotechnologies in their education.