Leila Arabi

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Leila Arabi, Pharm.D., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, School of Pharmacy in Iran. Leila Arabi received her Pharm.D. and Ph.D. degree (summa cum laude) from School of Pharmacy, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Iran in 2009 and 2015. She had the one-year Ph.D. internship during 2012-2013 at University Hospital Basel, Switzerland. Following her visit to several labs and meetings with academics in the US and Europe, she relocated back to Iran. She is now an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, School of Pharmacy, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. She is currently the Communication Chair of Immuno-Delivery Focus group and the Ambassador in Young Scientist Committee of Controlled Release Society (CRS). She also serves as the Assistant Editor of Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences (IJBMS). Recently, she joined the prevention and screening group in Inspire2Live. Her research is focused on developing nanoscale drug delivery systems with particular emphasis on developing liposomes for targeted cancer drug delivery, combination therapy, cancer immunotherapy, and personalized medicine. As an Assistant Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the Pharmacy & health care, she thinks that there is “hope” for nanomedicines to address real medical problems and unmet needs and her goal of her research is to link the fields of Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology to cancer Biology and immunology in order to reduce the toxicity of the chemotherapeutic agents and improve the therapeutic efficacy of conventional cancer therapies in patients. Visit me on Google scholar


She strongly believes that several cancer-related activities are missing especially in terms of palliative care organizations for improvement of patients and their families quality of life.


Furthermore, Leila is a communicative and social person and has a passion for teaching and mentoring. She is especially interested in empowering the role of women in science and gender parity in STEM fields.

Involved projects


An initiative featuring Professors Jelle Barentsz and Maurice van den Bosch, aiming to enhance MRI use in Low- and Middle-Income Countries for improved cancer care.  Overtreatment was one of the […]