Rania Georges

Rania Georges Rania Georges
Head of the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Al-Baath University, Homs, Syria


Summary of Experience Rania Georges is a Pharmaceutical Scientist and holds a PhD in Molecular Pharmacology from Ruperto Carola University of Heidelberg, Faculty of Medicine-Germany. She got her bachelor in ?Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry? from the Faculty of Pharmacy-Damascus University. Afterwards, she continued her studies to obtain a diploma in ?Microbiology, Hematology and Immunology? at the same University. Rania performed her PhD thesis ?Investigation of genes that are related to colorectal cancer and liver metastasis? supervised by Prof. Dr. Martin Berger in the Department of Toxicology and Chemotherapy in the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) of Heidelberg-Germany. Her work concentrated mainly on the development of in vitro cell culture models as well as animal rat models for studying colorectal liver metastasis. In addition to investigating the most important genes implicated in the progression of the primary cancer and its liver metastases. Accordingly, Rania has a strong research background in the field of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology mirrored by her experience in modern molecular biology techniques (PCR, Microarray, FACS, Blotting and Electrophoresis) and their applications especially in the identification of potential drug target genes, particularly in cancer. In addition, she has solid knowledge in in vitro targeted drug development (gene therapy, small interfering RNA, micro RNA) and translational research (development of animal disease models). Rania presented her research results in many international conferences and published most of her results in 7 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals and a book chapter. Since September 2015, she is appointed Head of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Faculty of Pharmacy - Al-Baath University in Homs, Syria. Rania has been teaching as a lecturer and Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Her responsibilities include, establishment and teaching 3 major modules in the Faculty; Pharmacology, Molecular Biology and Molecular Pharmacology. Furthermore, Rania is a member in the Association of Syrian Pharmacists and in the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

Research Interest

Gene therapy ? Identification of Drug Targets ? Drug targeting ? Translational cancer research ? Small interfering RNA (siRNA) therapeutics ? Micro RNA (miRNA) therapeutics ? Molecular oncology ? Molecular Modeling ? Developing animal models for certain diseases ? Animal testing