Director for The Life Science and Environment Research Institute
Dr. Abdulaziz Almalik’s is the executive director for the Life Science and Environment Research Institute (LSERI) at KACST. He is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is a founding member of the center of excellence for Biomedicine, chairing its governing board, in addition to his role as a principal investigator. He received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom in 2013 with Professor Nicola Tirelli. Dr. Almalik’s research interest is the molecular design of nanomaterials and their interactions with biological environments in responsive fashion. In particular, Almalik research focuses on the interactions of cells with nanomaterials as well as the effect of such interactions on the delivery of macromolecular payloads. His research activities also cover the study of the bionano interface and the general utilization of nanomaterials in biomedical (delivery, sensing and imaging) applications. To date, he published fifteen research articles on the advancements of nanomedicine in prestigious journals such as Biomaterials, Journal for Control Release, Scientific Reports, ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, and PLoS One.