Prof. Dr. Reza Nejadnik
Prof. Dr. Reza Nejadnik's brings experience and expertise, both from academic and industrial work in the field of drug product development of biopharmaceuticals. Reza is currently a faculty member of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Iowa.
His research is focused on protein pharmaceuticals, their formulation and characterization, and interaction of biologics with interfaces. Delivery, handling and manufacturing processes of protein therapeutics are also among his topics of interest. Reza received his PhD from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands back in 2009. Following a few years of research in the area of proteins, nano and biomaterials at The University of Texas, Northwestern University and Radboud University Nijmegen, Reza joined the Leiden Academic Center for Drug Research in order to co-lead a European public-private partnership project (COMPACT) that addressed the current challenges with formulation and delivery of macromolecules. In the 4-year period of the COMPACT project, Reza’s research focused on characterization and understanding of protein aggregation in complex formulations as well as protein-material interactions. Reza then joined the Global Biologic Drug Product Development team of Sanofi and headed a formulation and process development laboratory in the Company’s R&D hub in Frankfurt, Germany. He developed early formulations and drug product manufacturing processes for several molecules in various modalities including antibodies and nanobodies.