Mohamed O Abdalla


Assistant Professor, Chemistry
College of Arts & Sciences
Email:  abdalla@mytu.tuskegee.edu
Phone: 334-727-8163
Office: Carver Hall Rm 43
Office Address: 102 Armstrong Hall, Tuskegee, Alabama 36088

EDUCATION / TRAINING
PhD, Integrative Biosciences, Tuskegee University, 2010
MS, Chemistry, Tuskegee University, 2000
BS, Chemistry/Zoology, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan, 1995

POSITIONS / EMPLOYMENT:

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Tuskegee University, 2010 to Present

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Abdalla received his doctorate in Integrative Biosciences from Tuskegee University. His current research interest of is the development, characterization and biological evaluation of nanomaterials for various biomedical applications with special focus on cancer’s nanomedicine. His area of specialty is development of bio-conjugated nanoparticles for simultaneous imaging and treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. Abdalla work involves design, synthesis, characterization, and biological evaluation of solid and porous magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles. These nanoparticles have the potential to be used for important medical applications such as in vivo cancer imaging, multiplexed molecular profiling, correlation of biomolecular signatures (biomarkers) with clinical outcome, early cancer detection, and targeted drug delivery.

RESEARCH AREAS:
Our main research interest is are the development, characterization and biological evaluation of nanomaterials for various biomedical applications with special focus on cancer’s nanomedicine. We are also interested in the development of high temperature polymers specific area of specialty is development of bio-conjugated nanoparticles for simultaneous imaging and treatment of prostate cancer.

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS:

  • Mohamed O. Abdalla, T. Turner, C. Yates, Review Article: “Chemotherapy of prostate cancer by targeted nanoparticles trackable by magnetic resonance imaging”, ISRN Nanotechnology, vol. 2012, Article ID 407429, 9 pages, 2012. doi:10.5402/2012/407429.
  • Jitender Madan, Bharat Baruah, Mulpuri Nagaraju, Mohamed O. Abdalla, Clayton Yates, Timothy Turner, Vijay Rangari, Donald Hamelberg, and Ritu Aneja. “Molecular Cycloencapsulation Augments Solubility and Improves Therapeutic Index of Brominated Noscapine in Prostate Cancer Cells”, Molecular pharmaceutics 2012;9(5):pp 1470-80.
  • Mohamed O. Abdalla, Prasanthi Karna, Hari Krishna Sajja, Hui Mao, Clayton Yates, Timothy Turner, Ritu Aneja., “Enhanced noscapine delivery using uPAR-targeted optical-MR imaging trackable, nanoparticles for prostate cancer therapy”, Journal of Controlled Release, Volume: 149, Issue: 3, 2011, pp 314-322.
  • Mohamed O. Abdalla, Ritu Aneja, Derrick Dean, Vijay Rangari, Albert Russell, Jessie Jaynes, Clayton Yates, Timothy Turner, “Synthesis and characterization of noscapine loaded magnetic polymeric nanoparticles”. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Volume 322, Issue 2, 2010, pp 190-196.
  • Adriane Ludwick, Mohamed O. Abdalla, Phenolic Resins, Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing (ECHP), Editor: Sunggyu Lee, Published by Marcel Dekker in November 30, 2005.
  • D. Dean, M.A. Abdalla, M.O. Abdalla, C. J. Battle, S. Ganguli, A. Haque, U. Vaidya and S. Campbell, “Processable PMR-Type Polyimides: Process-Property Relationships, Curing Kinetics, and Thermo oxidative Stability, High Performance Polymers”, 17( 4), 2005, pp 497-514.
  • M. O. Abdalla, D. Dean, S. Campbell. “Environmental durability of PMR-type Polyimide-clay nanocomposite”, High Performance Polymers 17(2005); pp 23 -250.
    8. D. Dean, M. O. Abdalla, S. Ganguli. “Big Things in Small Packages” Adhesives Age, April 2003
  • M. O. Abdalla, A. Ludwick and T. Mitchell. “Boron-Modified Phenolic Resin for High Performance applications”, Polymer 44 (2003), pp 7353-7359.
  • M. O. Abdalla, D. Dean and S. Campbell, “Viscoelastic and Mechanical Properties of Thermosetting PMR-type Polyimide Nanocomposites”, Polymer 43 (2002), pp 5887-5893.
TEACHING:
  • CHEM 221 - General, Organic and Biological chemistry I (Allied Health Chemistry)
  • CHEM 223 - General, Organic and Biological chemistry Lab I
  • CHEM 222 - General, Organic and Biological chemistry II (Allied Health Chemistry)
  • CHEM 224 - General, Organic and Biological chemistry Lab II
  • CHEM 360 - Biochemistry of Cell Regulation

AFFILIATIONS
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, member-at-large
  • American Chemical Society, member


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