Biology Professor Presents at APPI Meeting
Dr. Ali Azghani, associate professor of biology at The University of Texas at Tyler, recently gave a seminar presentation on “proteomics in personalized drug discovery,” Dr. Alisa White, UT Tyler College of Arts and Sciences interim dean, announced.
Azghani was invited to speak at the Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators Global Meeting in Seattle, Wa.
Proteomics is a large-scale analysis of proteins in complex biological system. It is a highly technology-driven emerging science, and brings a totally new and highly challenging research focus to biomedical research, clinical diagnostics and drug discovery, according to Azghani.
“We are moving toward personalized medicine,” said Azghani. “We believe that there is no ‘one fits all' medicine and proteomics is an essential step in designing 'custom' drugs based on individual’s genetic make-up and physiology."
One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of nearly 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.