Meet Nashaat Gerges, PhD, BPharm

"Effective teaching is essential to build and shape the knowledge base for any successful health profession. This is certainly true for the next generation of pharmacists, who must be well-equipped to meet the growing healthcare needs. I believe in six keys for EFFECTive teaching: 1. Encouraging students to develop self-directed learning. 2. Flexibility and amenability to use innovative approaches for teaching. 3. Feedback seeking. 4. Engaging student interest. 5. Creativity in designing goal-directed syllabi. 6. The big picture: The main goal is always to equip the next-generation pharmacists to ensure optimal patient outcomes."

Nashaat Gerges, PhD

Nashaat Gerges, PhD, BPharm

Associate Professor
Chair of the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences
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Nashaat Gerges, PhD, BPharm joined the MCW Pharmacy School in January 2017. He began working with the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2006 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, and continues to hold a secondary appointment there as an Associate Professor. Dr. Gerges also served as the Associate Director of the Neuroscience Research Center at its inception in 2010. Prior to earning a PhD degree in Pharmacology from University of Houston in 2002, Dr. Gerges earned his Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science in 1995. Dr. Gerges has extensive research experience in cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory. He has been awarded more than 10 grants, 9 of which he served as the Principle Investigator, from agencies like the National Institute of Health, Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin, Alzheimer's Association, BrightFocus Foundation and the American Thyroid Association. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed publications; many of which are in highly-cited journals (e.g. Nature Communications, EMBO Journal, Journal of Neuroscience, Nature Neuroscience and Journal of Biological Chemistry). He also has more than 10 years of experience teaching medical and graduate students. Dr. Gerges has received many honors and awards including the Alzheimer’s Association Investigator of the year Award in 2012 and Rho Chi Honor Society membership.

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  Education and Training

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Pharmacology - Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston


Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BPharm) - University of Assiut, Assiut, Egypt


Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Pharmacology, University of Michigan


Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston





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

  Research Interests
  • cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory