Meet Ehab A. Abourashed, PhD, MS, BPharm

"As a professional pharmacy educator and scientist, I have consistently applied three mottos to guide me through my career: Performance with integrity; Leadership by example; and Success through simplicity. My four keys to successful teaching include passion, knowledge, efficient delivery and student involvement. By imagining myself sitting at the student’s receiving end, I gain a wider perspective and continue to improve my teaching skills and my ability to keep students interested and engaged."

Ehab A. Abourashed, PhD, MS, BPharm

Ehab A. Abourashed, PhD, MS, BPharm

Associate Professor
Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences





Before joining the MCW Pharmacy School, Ehab A. Abourashed, PhD, MS, BPharm, was Associate Professor at the Chicago State University College of Pharmacy. Earlier in his career, Dr. Abourashed was Research Scientist at the University of Mississippi National Center for Natural Products Research and Associate Professor at King Saud University College of Pharmacy. In the private sector, he was Senior Scientist at GlaxoSmithKline and Director of Quality Assurance at ElSohly Labs, Inc. Dr. Abourashed has more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications and invited presentations. He is the co-author of one textbook and is an editorial board member of the ‘Antioxidants’ and SM Bioequivalence and Bioavailability Journal. He is also an active member of many professional societies and acts as grant, dissertation and manuscript reviewer for national and international bodies. The main focus of Dr. Abourashed’s research activities is exposing professional pharmacy students to drug discovery through investigating the chemistry and pharmacology of traditional medicinal plants.

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  Education and Training

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Pharmacognosy - University of Mississippi, Oxford


Master of Science (MS) in Organic Chemistry - University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences (BPharm) - Cairo University, Egypt





Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) Certification - National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)

  Research Interests
  • Isolation, structure elucidation, microbial transformation and biomimetic synthesis of biologically active natural products
  • Application of HPLC and LC-MS in phytochemical, environmental and biochemical analysis
  • Quality control and pharmacology of herbal medicines