Fakhrul Ahsan, Ph.D.

Fakhrul Ahsan, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Office
Graduate Program Director

Phone: (916) 686-3529


Dr. Fakhrul Ahsan is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences at the California Northstate University College of Pharmacy (CNUCOP), Elk Grove, CA. Before joining CNUCOP, Dr. Ahsan has been a University Distinguished Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy in Amarillo, Texas (TTUHSC SOP), wherein he served at the faculty for 19 years. A pharmacist by training, he earned his pharmacy degree from the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. He received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from Complutense University of Madrid, and his postdoctoral training from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. TTUHSC recognized his excellence as an educator and investigator by awarding him with the President’s Young Investigator Award in 2004. Dr. Ahsan has also been the Program Advisor for the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences at TTUHSC SOP for seven years. Dr. Ahsan’s research revolves around the development of novel formulations for the pulmonary delivery of small- and large-molecular-weight therapeutic agents for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension. He has also been deploying microfluidic chips for understanding the PAH pathophysiology and developing a diagnostic markers for PAH. His research also involves 3D printing for customized dosage forms for pediatric PAH patients. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Drug Targeting. Dr. Ahsan is an NIH-funded investigator: he has received three R15s, two R01 grants and an R42 grant. He also serves at various NIH and DoD study sections.

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