Published October 16, 2023
Mina Nakhla, PhD student at the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS), was awarded a UB Presidential Fellowship in spring 2023.
The UB Presidential Fellowship Program helps to fund outstanding graduate students. Nominees must be a new applicant to a PhD program, must be appointed as a full teaching, graduate or research assistant and must have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.40 or higher upon admission.
“I am beyond honored and humbled to receive such a prestigious award,” says Nakhla. “This fellowship reflects the hard work I put in during my undergraduate career, and I will use it as a standard for the work I aspire to complete during my doctoral program.”
Nakhla is a first year PhD student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Prior to attending UB, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
His research interests are in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics modeling, specifically using mathematical modeling to guide clinical research decisions in drug development, and he will pursue these interests under the guidance of SPPS faculty. His future career goals are to work in the pharmaceutical industry, academia or federal regulation.