Dr. Quamrun Masuda serves the Appalachian College of Pharmacy as Assistant Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Administrative and Social Sciences. She teaches Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmaceutical Calculations, and Pharmaceutical Compounding.
Dr Masuda was graduated with honors in Pharmaceutical Sciences (B.Pharm) from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She earned PhD degree in Pharmaceutics from the University of Aston in Birmingham in the United Kingdom, under the Commonwealth Scholarship. She has strong background in conventional and specialty dosage form design, stability kinetics modeling, and analytical technique design. As a foreign Pharmacist she has taken national equivalency certificates, both in the US and in Canada.
After graduation Dr. Masuda served various geographical locations at various professional capacities. Her professional career started as an Assistant Professor in the University of Dhaka. She then moved to the King Fahd Medical Research Center in King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and pursued therapeutic research with solid organ transplant patients. She was involved in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and tailoring drug and dosage regimen of renal transplant patients. Together with other investigators she offered Pharmaceutical Care Services to those patients and improved their quality of life. Dr. Masuda and her family immigrated to Canada in 1997. While in Canada she worked for Pharmaceutical Research and Development Company (Bodycote Materials Testing Inc, former Ontario Research Foundation) as a Senior Research Scientist. Under her scientific leadership her company developed several market leading specialty formulations for several leading US pharmaceutical manufacturers. She moved to USA as R & D Manager for Watson Pharmaceuticals at its transdermal delivery facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also worked for Noven Pharmaceuticals, a novel transdermal developer in Miami, Florida. Prior to joining Appalachian College of Pharmacy, she taught Pharmaceutics and facilitated problem based learning in the School of Pharmacy in Texas Tech University. She is an avid gardener, and enjoys creating new plants by vegetative propagation and cross pollination.