Dr. Syed Rizvi
Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Location: Flemmie Kittrell Hall 213
Expertise: Clinical and Translational Research; Drug Discovery and Development; Multistep Organic Synthesis; Bioavailability Enhancement; Formulation Development; Targeted and Controlled Release Drug Delivery; Crystal Engineering; Ionic Liquids; Trace level and Forensic Analysis; Nanotechnology; Natural Product Chemistry; Biotechnology; Chiral Separations; Surfactant and Colloidal Chemistry; Chemistry of Fragrance; Marketing and Management; Executive Leadership, Team Building; Innovative Teaching; Technology in Classroom
Dr. Rizvi pursued an MS and PhD combined degree program at the Center for Biotechnology and Drug Design, Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University (GSU), Atlanta, GA. While working at GSU, he was trained in the areas of Analytical Chemistry, Separation Sciences, Bioanalysis, Surfactant Chemistry, Chiral Separations of the Drugs, Trace Level Analysis (Forensic Chemistry) of Drugs in human body fluids (led to a US and International patent). Right after finishing M.S and PhD at the GSU, Dr. Rizvi pursued another PhD at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Department of the Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mercer University, Atlanta, GA. At Mercer, he was trained in the areas of Solid Dosage Formulations (direct compressed tablets), Controlled Release Formulations, Nanoparticulate System for Non-Invasive real time In Vivo Imaging, Cell-Lipid interaction Studies. At Renovo, Dr. Rizvi was trained in the area of Solid-State Chemistry of the Drugs, e.g., Polymorphism and Cocrystallization. Moreover, Dr. Rizvi pursued part time postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Fredric M. Menger (Charles Howard Candler Professor) at the Sanford S. Atwood Chemistry Center, Emory University, where he polished his skills in Organic Synthesis, Soft Material Chemistry, Surface and Interfacial Sciences, Gene Transfection Studies using Gemini Surfactants, State of the art, Langmuir-Adam Balance Studies.
Dr. Rizvi has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in top ranking journals two books and four book chapters. His publications include highly rated articles, two cover articles and one figure from Dr. Rizvi’s paper was included in the text book “Quantitative Chemical Analysis” by Daniel C. Harris (7th Edition, p 616, W. H. Freeman, 2006, ISBN-10: 0716770415). He is also achieved the following patent in his research career: Rizvi, S. A. A.; Shamsi, S. A. “Polymeric Sulfated Surfactants for Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) and CE-Mass Spectrometry (CE-MS)”. US Patent 8,168,440; Issued 05/01/2012. Dr. Rizvi presented his work through posters and oral presentations in national and international conferences. He also serves as editor-in-chief, the editorial board member and reviewer for over 120 scientific journals. Dr. Rizvi enjoys teaching and engaging students in thought process, beside creative cooking at home and practicing martial arts.
His research interests includes pharmaceutical formulations (direct compressed tablets, topical and liquid); Ionic liquid formation and co-crystallization of the pharmaceutical compounds; Nano and micro-encapsulation of the drugs for targeting and controlled release; Multistep synthesis of small organic molecules; Pharmaceutical analysis (forensics and method development); Design and synthesis of novel monomeric and polymeric surfactants for separation of chiral and achiral compounds in micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC); Method development and validation for separations of achiral and chiral compounds utilizing MEKC-UV/MS and HPLC-UV-MS; Application of cryogenic high resolution scanning electron microscopy (Cryo-HRSEM) and analytical ultracentrifuge for characterization of polymeric surfactants; Chemical transformation of pharmacologically active compounds using microbial whole cultures; Isolation and pharmacology of compounds from fungal metabolites and medicinal plants.