Marsico Hall, , , Chapel Hill, NC, 27599, , 125 Mason Farm Road, , , Chapel Hill, NC, 27599
Dr. Attia joined the CCNTP at the laboratory of Alexander Kabanov in 2020. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry from Sohag University and Cairo University, Egypt, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry from Strasbourg University, France in 2016. He then joined both the bioengineering and chemistry departments in Clemson University as a postdoc research associate. Most recently, two press releases have been issued and posted on Clemson newsstand about his work and winning the 2020 Clemson University distinguished postdoc award. He served as a guest editor for a special issue “Polymers for Biomedical Imaging and Therapy” in Polymers, MDPI. The central theme of his research, in cancer nanomedicine, aims to design smart vectors (i.e., polymer, lipid, and inorganic nanomaterials) to deliver a wide range of therapeutic/contrast agents and targeting moieties, and to fabricate multifunctional nanoparticles for combinatory therapy and theranostic applications using cutting edge technologies. His long-term research career is to facilitate the translation of nanoparticle-based therapeutics from the lab to the clinic.