Girgis Obaid

 Girgis Obaid

Assistant Professor

[email protected]
Phone: 972-883-8830
Office: BSB 12.310

800 West Campbell Rd.
Mailstop: BSB11
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

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BSc. in Biochemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Postdoctoral Fellow and Instructor, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School


Dr. Girgis Obaid is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas and has over 10 years of experience in tumor targeted nanotechnology. Dr. Obaid’s expertise lies in the realm of molecular targeted photodynamic-based therapy with the goal of improving tumor delivery, reducing toxicity and maximizing therapeutic benefits. In addition, Dr. Obaid has focused on molecular targeted probes and nanotracers for the quantitative imaging of tumor biomolecules to guide nanoconstruct engineering, treatment design and image guided surgery. Dr. Obaid is currently supported by an NIH-NCI K99/R00 award to develop strategies to enhance patient-specific and tumor-specific nanotechnology with molecular imaging. His research at the University of Texas at Dallas focuses on using photonically-activatable nanoconstructs as a means for regulating drug delivery, treatment regimen design, and spatio-temporal induction of cancer therapy.

Research Interests

Molecular targeted nanotherapeutics
Molecular imaging
Precision medicine
Optically activatable cancer therapeutics
Photonically active nanomaterials
Cancers of the head and neck