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Journal of Pharmaceutics & Drug Development

Editorial Board Member - JPDD

Donald Cairns

Professor
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
Robert Gordon University
United Kingdom
BIOGRAPHY:

Donald Cairns obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Strathclyde in 1980 and after a pre-registration year spent in hospital pharmacy, he returned to Strathclyde to undertake a PhD on the synthesis and properties of benzylimidazolines. Following a year as a post-doctoral research fellow in the department of pharmacy at Sunderland Polytechnic (now the University of Sunderland), Dr Cairns moved to Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University) where he held a five-year lectureship in pharmacy. In 1992 Dr Cairns was appointed senior lecturer in medicinal chemistry in Sunderland School of Pharmacy and in 2003 moved to a post of Associate Head of the School of Pharmacy at The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. In 2006, he was promoted to Professor of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry at RGU and in 2012 was appointed Head of the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences.

Professor Cairns has served as external examiner at Strathclyde, Liverpool, Aberdeen, Belfast and Keele Schools of Pharmacy and has authored over 70 peer reviewed research papers.



RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Professor Cairn's research interests include the design and synthesis of selective anticancer agents, the molecular modelling of drug / DNA interactions and the design of prodrugs for the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis.

Donald Cairns is a member of the General Pharmaceutical Council, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, The Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and in 2008 was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2006 he was appointed to the British Pharmacopoeia Commission and serves as Vice Chair of an Expert Advisory Group on Medicinal Chemistry.





Other Editorial Board Members - JPDD

MOHAMED AHMED AHMED MOUSTAFA

Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
King Abdulaziz University
Saudi Arabia

Henry H. Y. Tong

Professor
School of Health Sciences
Macao Polytechnic Institute
Macau

Carla Cicala

Professor
Department of Pharmacy
University of Naples Federico II
Italy

Petr Pavek

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Centre for Drug Development
Charles University in Prague
Hradec Kralove
Czech Republic

Sherif Wagih Mansour

Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
King Faisal University
Saudi Arabia

GAETANO GIAMMONA

Professor
Pharmaceutical Technologies
University of Palermo
Italy

Natasa Skalko-Basnet

Professor
Department of Pharmacy
University of Tromso
Norway

Remigius U Agu

Associate Professor
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Kentucky
United States

ABDUL AHAD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutics
King Saud University
Saudi Arabia

SANTAMARIA RITA

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy
University of Naples Federico II
Italy
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