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Tri-Beta Induction Speaker 2013: Dr. Parviz Gharagozloo

Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Friday, April 12th, 2013 from 7:00-9:00PM

Edward Mayo Concert Hall

Light refreshments will be served.


Dr. Parviz Gharagozloo, PhD

CellOxess LLC, Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Dr. Gharagozloo is the founder of CellOxess LLC and currently serves as its president and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Gharagozloo has over 25 years of experience in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry gained in academia, Tech Transfer, Biotech and Pharmaceutical companies in the UK and USA. Prior to CellOxess, he led a group of medicinal chemists at Purdue Pharma in Cranbury, NJ targeting receptors, enzymes and ion-channels for the discovery of novel analgesics. Before joining Purdue in 2000, Dr. Gharagozloo was as the head of medicinal chemistry at Napp pharmaceuticals, a pain specializing company in Cambridge, UK where he led multiple research programs in drug discovery and served on the board of directors. Dr. Gharagozloo started his professional research career back in 1990 at the Medical Research Council Technology Center at Mill Hill in London, UK, where he spent 3 years as a postdoc and a further 5 years as a senior scientist and later as the head of medicinal chemistry department. Dr. Gharagozloo received his honors BSc degree in Chemistry and PhD in Medicinal chemistry in 1990 at University College London, UK. He has published extensively in the fields of organic and medicinal chemistry. His work is recognized by a number of international patents and he is the sole inventor of the FertilixTM.


My current interests: The study of chronic cell oxidative stress in disease particularly in gamete biology.

Objectives: To identify tissue specific biomarkers of oxidative stress and treat the condition with natural antioxidants before disease becomes manifest.