With a MSc in pharmaceutical formulation sciences (2010, Egypt), I pursued PhD in drug delivery and tissue engineering at the University of Nottingham, UK. My PhD dissertation "Gradient delivery of bioactive molecules across porous hydrogels" was supervised by Professor Kevin Shakesheff, 2016. Since then, I continued a series of collaborative research projects in the fields of drug delivery, biomedical engineering and regenerative medicine in Alexandria university, Egypt. I have been involved in academic higher education teaching as an assistant professor for pharmacy under/postgraduate students in Egypt 2016-2019. I worked as a teaching assistant in Alexandria University 2007-2011 & in UK 2015/2016.
The focus of my current work in Dixon group at the division of Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies, is to optimize the multi factors involved in the development of the GET peptide-gene nanoparticles for regenerative, lung gene therapy and immunization applications in preclinical animal studies aiming for clinical translation.
Fall 2016- Fall 2019: Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics for Undergraduates in Alexandria University and Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt.
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Mucus-penetrating Peptide Gene nanoparticles for lung gene therapy
Peptide Gene nanoparticles for immunization applications
Wound healing and skin regeneration using electrospinning and/or 3D… read more
HODA M. ELTAHER, FATIMA E. ABUKUNNA, LAURA RUIZ-CANTU, ZACK STONE, JING YANG and JAMES E. DIXON, 2020. Human-scale tissues with patterned vascular networks by additive manufacturing of sacrificial sugar-protein composites Acta Biomaterialia. 113, 339-349 OMAR A. HAMID, HODA M. ELTAHER, VIRGINIE SOTTILE and JING YANG, 2021. 3D bioprinting of a stem cell-laden, multi-material tubular composite: An approach for spinal cord repair Materials Science and Engineering: C. 120, 111707 SALMA E. EL-HABASHY, AMAL H. EL-KAMEL, MARWA M. ESSAWY, ELSAYEDA-ZEINAB A. ABDELFATTAH and HODA M. ELTAHER, 2021. 3D printed bioinspired scaffolds integrating doxycycline nanoparticles: Customizable implants for in vivo osteoregeneration International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 607, 121002
EL-HABASHY, SALMA E., EL-KAMEL, AMAL H., ESSAWY, MARWA M., ABDELFATTAH, ELSAYEDA-ZEINAB A. and ELTAHER, HODA M., 2021. Engineering 3D-printed core–shell hydrogel scaffolds reinforced with hybrid hydroxyapatite/polycaprolactone nanoparticles for in vivo bone regeneration Biomater. Sci.. 9, 4019-4039