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Position:

PharmD Honors Student – Pursuing PhD Dual Degree

Education:

  • Master of Science in Science of Health Care Delivery – Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
  • Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology – Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Research Interests:

  • Physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling to predict clinical PK and understanding underlying mechanisms
  • Ontogeny of drug transporters and metabolizing enzymes impact on drug-drug interactions (DDI) and precision pediatrics medicine

About:

Siavosh is currently a 3rd year student pharmacists in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Washington State University (WSU) Spokane. He has a background in molecular biotechnology at Arizona State University where he worked to develop vaccines for HIV-1 and Zika virus derived from plant expression hosts. His masters was focused on the development of a novel Pediatric Injury Severity Scale for Phoenix Children’s Hospital to better predict pediatric trauma activation criteria. At WSU, Siavosh has been active on campus as a student ambassador, academic tutor, diversity student representative, curriculum committee student representative, and serves on the university diversity committee. He has also been influential on campus by founding two clubs: Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO) and National Community Oncology Dispensing Organization (NCODA). Next year, Siavosh will serve as a national officer for IPhO where he will be the Northwest Region Student Representative. He continues to pursue research and discovery with the goal of earning PharmD/PhD.

Awards:

  • 2020 – Rho Chi International Honor Society, WSU
  • 2018 – Student of the Year Award Class of 2022, WSU – Doctor of Pharmacy
  • 2018 – Student of the Year Award Class of 2018, ASU – M.S. Science of Health Care Delivery
  • 2017 – Teaching Excellence Award, ASU – Awarded for Genetics and Microbiology
  • 2017 – Summa Cum Laude, ASU B.S. Molecular Biosciences & Biotechnology

Contact:

Telephone: (509) 368-6535

Email: s.naji-talakar@wsu.edu

Office Location: Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences Building, Room # PBS-320, Spokane, WA

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