I graduated with a B.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Alexandria University, Egypt then gained my master degree in Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry. Currently, I am a PhD candidate at the department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES-K), Stockholm University
My work focus mainly on drug analysis and screening of biomarkers in saliva as alternative specimen to blood plasma. Since chiral drugs exerts differential pharmacological actions inside human body due to stereoselectivity of drug receptors. Hence, investigation of chiral drugs pharmacokinetics in biological fluids (plasma and saliva) is crucial for the assesment of the activity and safety of such compounds. On the other hand, Saliva is an interesting medium for screening of biomarkers using LC-MS/MS.
We develop methods for the investigation of illicit and doping drugs in saliva as an alternative specimen to blood plasma which provides fast and non invasive sampling as well as minimum sample preparation procedures. Moreover, we are working on the development of new extraction strategies of drugs from bio-fluids.