Syed Quadri, PhD, joined the faculty of Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathi Medicine as assistant professor of pharmacology in November 2016. His passion for pharmacology began in India when he was a pharmacy student at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. Pharmacology interested him more than any other subject as it offered a unique perspective to solving drug, hormone and chemical related problems that people experienced. He also enjoyed the innovation in unlocking the mysteries of new drugs and therapies that inevitably touch upon the lives of all. Quadri received his PhD in physiology and pharmacology from University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2012. He has also done extensive research on hypertension to discover and investigate novel therapeutic targets to improve renal function and overall health, and is interested in studying biomarkers for early detection and diagnosis of cardiovascular and kidney diseases. Quadri worked as a research assistant for the Howard Hughes sponsored summer program at University of Louisiana at Monroe. He felt it was a great opportunity to understand the role of a tutor, and mechanics of teaching and learning. Quadri says the best part of being a professor is getting to interact with students. “So often, they do not see their talent, or don't know how to direct it. It takes just a few suggestions to see your students bloom into professionals. I really enjoy the mentorship aspect of teaching.”
Where's your favorite spot on campus? My favorite spot on campus is the gym. I go there to workout, play table tennis and pool games.
Do you have a hidden talent? I am passionate about airplanes and cars. I once flew a cessna over the Outer Banks and I have experienced super cars like the Lamborghini Gallardo, Ferrari F430 Spider and Porche 911.
What is your favorite tradition? As long a I can remember, making delicious food on Eid day has been one of the biggest traditions our family upholds during Eid festivals and one of my favorite holiday traditions.
Are you a good cook? If so, what is your best dish? Yes. I learned to cook after coming to the United States. An Indian non-vegetarian dish called Lamb Korma is my best dish.
If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose and why? Nilola Tesla. I'd like to show him what his contributions made towards present technology and see if that would jump-start new discoveries from him for future use.