Country: US (Egypt)
Magid Abou-Gharbia is one of the most-respected chemists in the US. He has his name on 99 US patents, and on over 350 worldwide. Since taking on his current role as associate dean for research and director of the Moulder Centre for Drug Discovery Research at the School of Pharmacy, Temple University, Philadelphia, his team has discovered five marketed drugs, which have included antidepressants, anticancer agents and antibiotics.
Abou-Gharbia received his BS in Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1971, MS in Medicinal Chemistry in 1974 from the faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, and PhD in 1979 from The University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Temple University in 2008, Magid spent 26 years at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (now Pfizer,) where he was senior vice president and head of chemical and screening sciences.