Zakaria Abd Elmageed

Zakaria Abd Elmageed

Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
1010 W. Ave. B
Kingsville, TX   78363

Phone: 361.221.0733
Fax: 361.221.0793

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Education and Training

Postdoctoral training , Urology Department ,Tulane University  School of Medicine, 2009 to 2011

Postdoctoral training, Division of Endocrinology , Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2008-2009

Postdoctoral training, Pathology Department, LSU Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, 2006-2008

PhD in Biology and Biochemistry, Helwan University, 2004

Master of Science in Physiology, Helwan University, 1999

Bachelor of Science with Honor, Biology, Cairo University, 1995

Teaching Interests

  • Oncology
  • Pharmacology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

Research Interests

  • Prostate cancer progression using in vitro, in vivo and human samples approaches
  • Cancer Biomarkers
  • Drug Resistance
  • mircoRNAs and Exosomes
  • Cell signaling and therapeutic targets


  • In vitro and in vivo Tetracycline inducible fluorescently-tagged protein expression system. Inventor: A Ouhtit (PI), Abd Elmageed, ZY (Co-PI), M Zerfauoi (Co-PI). Invention serial number: 60/956,437. LSU Health Sciences Center, LA, 2010.

Recent Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Scientific Judge in the AACR Career Development and Mentoring Committee during the Eleventh Annual AACR Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition. April 16, 2016, New Orleans, LA. 2016
  • Oral presentation in The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. Baltimore, MD. April 09-12, 2016. Title:  Synergistic effects of BRAF and proteasome inhibitors for treating aggressive thyroid cancer. Tsumagari K, Abd Elmageed Z. et al. 2016
  • R21 NCI/NIH Award. Title: The role of exRNA in health disparity of prostate cancer (PI: Abd-Elmageed ZY). 2015
  • Louisiana Clinical & Translational Science Center (LaCaTS) for translational research (PI: Abd-Elmageed ZY). Title: Discovering the role of putative microRNAs in prostate tumorigenesis. 2013
  • National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Award ($4.2 million grant). Abdel-Mageed AB (PI), Mondal D (Co-I) and Abd Elmageed ZY (Co-I). 2013
  • Oral presentation-Academic Surgical Congress, February 4-7th. Title: Simultaneous suppression of the MAP kinase and PI3K/Akt pathways in aggressive thyroid cancer. Li X, Abd Elmageed ZY, Kandil E. 2013
  • Oral presentation-Academic Surgical Congress, February 4-7th. Title: CD146-Latexin crosstalk and their potential role in thyroid tumorigenesis. Abd Elmageed ZY et al.  2013
  • One of the top 10 abstracts at the 19th Annual Fall Scientific Meeting of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. The award resulted in an oral presentation. See Invited Talks. Oral presentation and Title: Early combined treatment with Avanafil and adipose tissue-derived stem cells promotes recovery of erectile function in a rat model of postprostatectomy induced erectile dysfunction. Gokce A, Abd Elmageed ZY, et al. 2013First place Award-Poster presentation-American Association of Head and Neck Surgery, Chicago. 2011
  • Fellowship Award for Postdoctoral training- Ministry of Higher Education, Cairo. 2006
  • Teaching Faculty Award-Faculty of Science-Helwan University. 2005