Primary Advisor: 2015 – 2019
It was Dr. Wasan who initiated the establishment of a student chapter of AAPS at U of S. Throughout the years he has supported the chapter and its leadership in numerous ways. The chapter is extremely grateful and blessed for his guidance, advice, time and support.
Bio: He completed his undergraduate degree in Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin and his Ph.D. at the University of Texas Medical Center in Houston Texas at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, USA. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in Cell Biology at the Cleveland Clinic – USA, Dr. Wasan joined the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC until 2014. Dr. Wasan was one of the recipients of the 1993 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Graduate Student Awards for Excellence in Graduate Research in Drug Delivery, the 2001 AAPS New Investigator Award/Grant in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutics Technologies, the 2002 Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada New Investigator Research Award and was named an AAPS fellow in 2006. In addition, Dr. Wasan was awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research University-Industry Research Chair in Pharmaceutical Development (2003-2008), was named a University Distinguished Scholar in April 2004, received the 2007 AAPS Award for Outstanding Research in Lipid-Based Drug Delivery, and the 2008 AFPC-Pfizer Research Career Award. In 2009, Dr. Wasan was named CIHR/iCo Therapeutics Research Chair in Drug Delivery for Neglected Global Diseases and in 2010, Dr. Wasan was named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In 2011, Dr. Wasan was award the Canadian Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences Leadership award for outstanding contributions to Pharmaceutical Sciences in Canada. Dr. Wasan has received support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and from several charitable foundations and pharmaceutical companies.