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Kenza E. Benzeroual

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

B.S., Paul Sabatier, FranceM.S., Polytechnic Institute, France; M.S., LIU BrooklynPh.D., Montreal University, Canada

Description

DR. KENZA E. BENZEROUAL is an assistant professor of pharmacology. Prior to joining the faculty of the College of Pharmacy, Dr. Benzeroual was a research scientist and a National Research Service Award postdoctoral fellow at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York, where she was involved in projects in areas ranging from applied proteomics, genomics and bioinformatics to fetal brain metabolism and brain disorders. She earned a Ph.D. in pharmacology at the University of Montreal, Medical College (Canada). As a graduate student, Dr. Benzeroual conducted research on diabetes, especially on insulin signaling in liver cells, and received numerous academic and research awards. She is also a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and American Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Dr. Benzeroual received a B.S. in biochemistry/molecular biology and an M.S. in biochemistry/Industrial chemistry from Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse, France).

Her primary areas of interest include genomics and its application to neuroscience, drug metabolism, and cancer research. Her research has led to several publications and presentations at national and international meetings.

Specialties

Pharmacology, Pharmacogenomics, Drug Regulatory Affairs

Publications

Muchhala SK, and Benzeroual KE. (2012) Pentoxifylline suppressed LPS-induced inflammatory and apoptotic signaling in neuronal cells. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology. 3, 731-739

Benzeroual KE, Shah B, Sinde S. Pharmacogenomics: Assessing educational exposure, confidence in knowledge, and training elements of pharmacists. Personalized Medicine. (2012) 9(4), 387-393

Dholakiya S, and Benzeroual KE. Protective effect of Diosmin on LPS-induced apoptosis in PC12 cells and inhibition of TNF-α expression. Toxicology In Vitro. (2011) 25(5), 1039-44

Lectures and Presentations

Kenza E. Benzeroual. Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of flavonoids in neurodegenerative diseases. J. Neurol Neurophysiol (2012) 3, 2-74

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET)
New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS)
Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS)

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