Drug Discovery and Biophysics Laboratory

Our lab specializes in discovering novel agents that can be developed to drug leads and understanding how biological drug targets work and interact with these agents.

Recent News

  • Triple congratulations to Alvin. He graduated (BS in Biology), got accepted to the Fisch College of Pharmacy, and won the ACS Bridge Award!! 
  • Our research featured in UT Tyler first research video series advertised in local media
  • Dr. Abdelaziz receives The Research Publication Grant from American Association of University Women to fund our project: "Optimization of Kinase Expression in E. coli".
  • Congratulations to Ramsha! Recently graduated with a BS (Double major in Chemistry and Biochemistry! 
  • Triple congratulations to Antonio Gomez for earning his PharmD degree, winning the Steve Coleman Leadership Award, and First place in the UT Tyler Lyceum Graduate Student Poster Award!! 
  • Our lab received the first R21 Award in UT Tyler from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID/NIH)! The funded project will study the clinically isolated mutations of the bacterial sensor histidine kinase VraS and their effect on the enzyme catalytic functions, affinity to ATP, receptor dimerization, and interaction with its response regulator VraR. GO TEAM!
  • Recent research published in the Journal of Protein Expression and Purification 
  • Recent research published in the Journal of Thrombosis Research