Abhijit Date, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Abhijit Date, Ph.D., M.Pharm.Sc. is an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Pharmaceutics andPharmacokinetics track and the Director of the Drug Pre formulation, Repurposing and Delivery (D-PReD) research laboratory at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, R. K. Coit College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona.He is a drug delivery scientist by training with vast experience in the development and pre-clinical evaluation of conventional and novel drug delivery systems including nano medicines. He is listed as an inventor on 4 US patents or patent applications. He has more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and 4 book chapters to his credit. He serves as the Topic Editor for International Journal of Molecular Sciences and editorial board member of Current Nutraceuticals.

Cancer Focus

I am drug delivery scientist by training and my research is focused on the drug repurposing and reformulation for the improved therapy of acute myeloid leukemia, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers and early-stage bladder cancer. More specifically, we are interested in repurposing and reformulation of anthelmintic benzimidazoles and antidiabetic biguanides for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia, early-stage bladder cancer and skin cancers.Currently, I collaborate with Penn State Cancer Institute and UVA Cancer Center for developing new therapies for acute myeloid leukemia. However, I would like to establish collaborations within the UACC for AML therapies. I just received a seed grant from UACC Skin Cancer Institute to develop novel phenformin nano formulations for the treatment of melanoma. I will be collaborating with Dr. Wondrak, Dr. Dickinson and Dr. Curiel to develop new therapies for the treatment of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers.

Research Program Role
Clinical and Translational Oncology Program

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