Hagar Labouta is an Assistant Professor at the College of Pharmacy, with research experience in nanomedicine, drug delivery, and biomedical engineering. She got her Ph.D. in pharmaceutical nanotechnology from Saarland University (Germany). She completed several Postdoctoral fellowships at the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (Germany), and the Departments of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering, University of Calgary (Canada). Her team is using microfluidics and organ-on-a-chip models for designing and evaluating nanoparticles for the aim of breaching biological barriers. Her lab is well-funded by national and international funds. Dr. Labouta has a strong publication record and is a co-inventor on an international patent for the development of nanosystems for intracellular targeting. She has won several awards and fellowships including the Interstellar Award from New York Academy of Sciences (USA), Innovation and Career Development Award by the Biomedical Engineering Society (USA), Apotheker Jacob Prize for the best PhD thesis (Germany), and curriculum award for the Nanoscience Minor Program (Canada).