Dr. Mamoon Rashid serves the college as an Instructor of Pharmaceutical Sciences. His primary responsibilities include designing and conducting research in the college as well as facilitating the students in the compounding lab.
Dr. Rashid obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy (2003) as well as Master degree in Pharmaceutics from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Then he worked in a pharmaceutical company for 18 months and then switched to a Pharmacy school as a lecturer. He finished his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Summer of 2013 and joined the Appalachian College of Pharmacy in October 2013.
Dr. Rashid’s research interest includes both drug delivery and molecular biology. His doctoral research work discovered that the endopeptidase neurolysin is associated to stroke pathology, and remains a potential consideration for developing therapeutics. His current projects included development of analytical method of different products compounded in local pharmacies, development of transdermal drug delivery and stability of marketed drug products.
In his leisure time he works for the Bangladeshi-American Professional & Academic Network (BAPAN) by building the library of interviews of different professionals and academicians in the USA.