Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) in collaboration with Department of Biosciences conducted a seminar on “Cancer drug development from natural sources: The Neem story” on 16th Dec, 2019 at 3:30 PM. The guest speaker of the seminar was Dr. Aneel Paulus who is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology at the Mayo Clinic in Florida, U.S. He is a translational oncologist and serves as the Director for Translational Research in B-Cell Cancers. Dr. Paulus and his team have expertise in development of new drugs for cancer and conducting clinical trials in patients. His research has led to the approval of 3 drugs for treatment of leukemia and lymphoma.
The seminar was followed by an interactive session with Dr. Aneel Paulus, Dean Research & Innovation, HoD Bioscience, HoD Pharmacy, Faculty members and research students were present in the session. Dr. Paulus was briefed about the extensive research being conducted at CUST in Department of Biosciences and Department of Pharmacy. Dr. Paulus offered to work in collaboration in several domains including Bioinformatics, molecular biology, pharmacognosy and toxicity studies.
Dean Research & Innovation and HoD Pharmacy Department presented University memento to the guest speaker and thanked him for his visit to Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad.