Sarah Abdalla, PharmD

Quality Assurance Pharmacist

 

Sarah Abdalla, PharmD, has joined Edge Pharma as Quality Assurance Pharmacist, responsible for complaint handling. In this new position, Abdalla categorizes, investigates, and documents complaints, and develops plans for corrective measures. In addition to complaint handling, Abdalla reviews and approves quality documents and is responsible for submissions to state and federal entities.


Abdalla grew up in Nigeria and moved to the U.S. as a teenager. She earned a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry form Plattsburgh State University, a master of science degree in biochemistry from the University of Vermont, and a PharmD from Albany College of Pharmacy. Abadalla’s master’s thesis focused on the plasma protein Factor V and its role in blood coagulation. She has published articles in Nature, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, and The Journal of Cellular Biochemistry.


Before joining Edge, Abdalla was a research technician in the Department of Pathology at the University of Vermont, where she designed protein functionality assays and oversaw the human and animal cell culture facility. In addition, she conducted research for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. With her expertise in research and pharmacy, she adds a unique perspective within Edge Pharma.

 

Publications

 

Reducing protein oxidation reverses lung fibrosis. Nature. 2018.

Attenuation of Lung Fibrosis in Mice with Clinically-Relevant GSTP inhibitor. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2016

Attenuation of GSTP1 Decreases Fas SGlutathionylation-Mediated Lung Epithelial Cell Apoptosis and Fibrotic Remodeling. Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 2014

Unique Processing of Endocytosed Plasma factor V by a Megakaryocyte protease(s) contributes to the Formation of a Functionally Distinct Platelet-derived Factor Va pool. J Thromb and Haemost. 2013

The Factor V Light Chain Mediates the Binding and Endocytosis of Plasma-derived Factor V by Megakaryocytes. J Throm and Haemost. 2013

Emerging Mechanisms of Glutathione-Dependent Chemistry in Biology and Disease. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry. 2013

JNK inhibition reduces lung remodeling and pulmonary fibrosis systemic markers. Clin Transl Med. 2016

Ablation of Glutaredoxin-1 modulates house dust mite-induced allergic airways in mice. Am J Respir Cell Mol Bio. 2016