Dr. Keykavous Parang, associate dean of research, graduate studies, and global affairs and a full professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology at the Chapman University School of Pharmacy in Irvine, California. He is also a member of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, Irvine.
He earned a Pharm.D. degree from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 1989. Dr. Parang received his Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Alberta in 1997, followed by a postdoctoral study in solid-phase organic synthesis in the Department of Chemistry.
Dr. Parang pursued additional postdoctoral studies at the Rockefeller University in New York and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in bioorganic chemistry. He joined the University of Rhode Island in October 2000 and became a full professor in July 2008. He served as the program coordinator of Rhode Island IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (RI-INBRE), National Institutes of Health (NIH) program (2012-2013).
He joined Chapman University to assist in establishing the School of Pharmacy. He is an author of 197 peer-reviewed publications, 14 patents, and more than 175 meeting abstracts.