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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

Henry H. Y. Tong

Professor
School of Health Sciences
Macao Polytechnic Institute
Macau

GAETANO GIAMMONA

Professor
Pharmaceutical Technologies
University of Palermo
Italy

MOHAMED AHMED AHMED MOUSTAFA

Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
King Abdulaziz University
Saudi Arabia

Jean-François Desaphy

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy & Drug Sciences
University of Bari
Italy

Shi J. Liu

Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
United States

NORMA RANGEL

Professor Research
Division of Graduate Studies and Research
Institute of Technology Aguascalientes (ITA)
Technological Institute of Aguascalientes (ITA)
Mexico

SUNLIANG CUI

Professor
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Zhejiang University
China

Michael P. Namaka

Associate Professor
Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine
University of Manitoba
Canada

Jason J. Guo

Associate Professor
Center for Drug Discovery
Northeastern University
United States

SHAUKAT ALI

Technical Support Manager
BASF Corporation
Pharma Solutions
United States
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