Drs. Anas El-Aneed and Brian Bandy

Drs. El-Aneed, Bandy take on assistant dean roles

Congratulations to Drs. Anas El-Aneed and Brian Bandy who assumed the roles of Assistant Dean, Division of Pharmacy and Assistant Dean, Division of Nutrition and Dietetics, as of July 1, 2021.

Dr. Anas El-Aneed is a professor of pharmacy in the college. He received his Ph.D. Biochemistry and M.Sc. Pharmacy from Memorial University of Newfoundland; M.B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan; and B.Sc. Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Tishreen University, Syria. He is also currently the Research Group Lead for the Drug Discovery and Development Research Group in Health Sciences, USask. Dr. El-Aneed is currently an NSERC governing council member and serves on its executive committee. He is also on the editorial board of rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry, and a member of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry and the Canadian Society for Mass spectrometry. 

Dr. El-Aneed’s research relies on the use of different mass spectrometry platforms for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of small organic compounds. His current research is focused on urine biomarker discovery for respiratory illnesses, the biological fate of lipid-based drug delivery systems and extracting active metabolites form canola waste streams. In addition to basic science, Dr. El-Aneed is engaged in applied health research, investigating the educational needs of community pharmacists regarding substance abuse and addiction.

Dr. Brian Bandy is an associate professor of nutrition, and teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs of the Division of Nutrition and Dietetics. He received his B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of British Columbia and Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University, before doing post-doctoral studies at the University of São Paulo, Institute of Chemistry. He is a member of the Drug Discovery and Development Research Group at USask, and an active member of the Canadian Nutrition Society and the Canadian Oxidative Stress Consortium. 

Dr. Bandy’s primary research interests are in bioactive components of plants, and on the roles of oxidative metabolism in health and disease. Plant components of interest include antioxidant vitamins (such as vitamins C and E), flavonoids and other polyphenols, and other agents (such as sulfur compounds in cruciferous vegetables) that influence expression of metabolic detoxification systems. A particular focus in oxidative metabolism is on mitochondria and their roles in health (such as with exercise) and, when impaired, in development of chronic diseases of age such as cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and neuromuscular disorders.

Thank you to Drs. Kerry Mansell and Carol Henry who have served the college in these roles since 2015.