Title: Chief Scientific Officer
Company: Therachem Research Medilab
Location: Ambler, Pennsylvania, United States
Ahmed Fouad Abdel-Magid, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at Therachem Research Medilab, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pharmaceutical research and higher education.
A native of Giza, Egypt, Dr. Abdel-Magid attended Cairo University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1969 and a Master of Science in 1973. During his graduate studies, he notably served as an instructor and assistant lecturer at his alma mater until immigrating to the United States in 1976. While living in the United States, he matriculated in Temple University, where he received a Doctor of Philosophy in 1980. Subsequently, Dr. Abdel-Magid served as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of South Carolina from 1981 to 1982 before being hired by Smith Kline Beecham, where he was a postdoctoral scientist from 1983 to 1985. Shortly thereafter, he was an instructor and research associate at Drexel University, as well as an adjunct professor of chemistry in their Department of Chemistry, remaining in the latter role from 1985 until 2006.
In the latter stages of his career, Dr. Abdel-Magid served such prominent companies as McNeil Pharmaceuticals in Spring House, Pennsylvania, and R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute in myriad roles, including as a senior scientist of chemical development, principal scientist of chemical development and research fellow of chemical development between 1988 and 1997. Joining Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development in 1998, he was a senior research fellow of chemical development for the following decade before becoming a chief scientific officer of Therachem Research Medilab in 2009 – a role in which he remains today. A former member of the organic chemistry division in the Philadelphia chapter of the American Chemical Society, Dr. Abdel-Magid has received myriad accolades for his chemical work. He earned the 1994 Johnson & Johnson Philip Hofmann Research Award, the 2007 Philadelphia Organic Chemist’s Club Award and the 2013 American Chemical Society’s Philadelphia chapter Award. He was also elected a fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2009 and was profiled in the 25th edition of Who’s Who in the East in 1994.
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