Wafaa Alabsi

Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
Dissertation Title: 
Synthesis, Comprehensive Characterization, and Development of Therapeutic Peptides and Glycopeptides for Targeted Respiratory Drug Delivery as Inhalation Aerosols
Year Enrolled: 

BS Chemistry (2000), University of Jordan MA in Educational Psychology/Measurement and Evaluation (2009), University of Jordan

Honors and Achievements: 
  • Graduate & Professional Student Council (GPSC) Student Travel Award, 2020.
  • Outstanding Research in the Pharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics Track, 2020.
  • Academic Excellence in the Pharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics Track, 2020.  
  • Writing skills improvements program, the university of Arizona, college of Humanities, Graduate writing Institute (GWI) workshop, 2019.
  • Pharmacy GradColl Fellowship2, The University of Arizona, 2019.
  • The Hugh E. Laird II, Ph.D. Memorial Fellowship Award, 2018.
  • Academic Excellence at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.
  • Alabsi, W.; Al-Obeidi, F. A.; Polt, R.; Mansour, H. M. Organic Solution Advanced Spray-Dried Microparticulate/Nanoparticulate Dry Powders of Lactomorphin for Respiratory Delivery: Physicochemical Characterization, in Vitro Aerosol Dispersion, and Cellular Studies. Pharmaceutics, 2021, 13 (1), 1–35. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics13010026.
  • Alabsi, W.; Acosta, M. F.; Al-Obeidi, F. A.; Hay, M.; Polt, R.; Mansour, H. M. Synthesis, Physicochemical Characterization, In Vitro 2D/3D Human Cell Culture, and In Vitro Aerosol Dispersion Performance of Advanced Spray Dried and Co-Spray Dried Angiotensin (1—7) Peptide and PNA5 with Trehalose as Microparticles/Nanoparticles for Targeted Respiratory Delivery as Dry Powder Inhalers; 2021. Pharmaceutics 2021, 13(8), 1278; https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics13081278.
  • Eedara, B. B.; Alabsi, W.; Encinas-Basurto, D.; Polt, R.; Mansour, H. M. Spray-Dried Inhalable Powder Formulations of Therapeutic Proteins and Peptides. AAPS PharmSciTech, 2021, 22 (5). https://doi.org/10.1208/s12249-021-02043-5.
  • Eedara, B. B.; Alabsi, W.; Encinas-Basurto, D.; Polt, R.; Ledford, J. G.; Mansour, H. M. Inhalation Delivery for the Treatment and Prevention of Covid-19 Infection. Pharmaceutics, 2021, 13 (7), 1–25. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics13071077.
  • Eedara, B. B.;Encinas-Basurto, D.; Alabsi, W.; Polt, R.; Mansour, H. M. APPLICATIONS OF SURFACE ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES IN CHARACTERIZATION OF DRY POWDER FORMULATIONS. Inhalation. 2021, pp 20–28. https://inhalation.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?m=61975&i=71674...