Director, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
Rana Rais, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University and the Director of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics at Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery Program and. Dr. Rais received her Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences with substantial experience in biopharmaceutics, drug permeability, drug transport, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, and drug delivery including prodrug design and characterization. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Rais was granted a Research Science Regulatory (RSR) fellowship at US FDA to evaluate the biopharmaceutical properties of new molecular entities from new drug applications. As a part of JHDD she has been responsible for conducting drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics of novel chemical entities. She has developed and implemented methods to study the metabolic stability, and pharmacokinetics, of novel inhibitors for CNS as well as peripheral targets. Her experience includes analytical chemistry, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), HPLC tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS), cell culture, drug permeability, protein binding, inhibitor and transport assays and drug metabolism assays.