Abdel Omri obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Université de Montréal, Canada, in 1996. After completing postdoctoral fellowships at McGill University and the University of Toronto (1996–1998), he spent more than 2 years as Research Associate at NRC (Institute of Biological Sciences in Ottawa) from 1998 to 2000. Dr. Omri is currently a Full Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry with a cross appointment to the Department of Biology, the Biomolecular Sciences Ph.D. Program, School of Rural and Northern Health Ph.D. Program. His research interests are focused on lipid-based drug and vaccine delivery systems. His laboratory employs a multidisciplinary approach to addressing the antimicrobial resistance to gram negative bacteria in cystic fibrosis patients and in medical devices implants. Dr. Omri is also involved in the education of undergraduate and graduate students through the coordination of several calendar courses in biochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology, and pharmaceutical technology. In addition to research, Dr. Omri is actively involved in the research training of both undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Omri has served in administrative capacities in several international scientific societies. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed research articles over his career on various aspects of drug delivery and targeting in addition to several published book chapters and books (2). He has served on a number of editorial boards and granting agencies in Canada and abroad. Dr. Omri has 2 patents.
Biography Updated on 26 April 2010