Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Qadri, Shahnaz Majid, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Contact Information

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
ENGC 303
MSC 191 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
Voice: (361) 593-3342

Research Interests

Shahnaz sees the biological properties of metallic nanodrugs. His expertise is in synthesizing and functionalizing nanomaterials for targeting bone infection and cancer by utilizing silver-copper alloy nanoparticles. He is developing a method for targeted drug delivery to cancer, utilizing exosomes as carrier vehicles. Exosomes are nanosized vesicles synthesized by cells and their main function in cell-to-cell communication. His study focuses on the bioengineering and self-assembly of nanodrug into exosome as therapeutic molecules for cancer therapy.


Postdoctoral Fellow, University at Buffalo - State University of New York

Ph.D., Medicinal Biochemistry, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

MSc, Biotechnology, Bangalore University, India

Recent Publications

  • Yousif, G.; *Qadri, S.; Haik, M.;  Haik, Y.;  Parray, A. S.; Shuaib, A., Circulating Exosomes of Neuronal Origin as Potential Early Biomarkers for Development of Stroke. Mol Diagn Ther 2021. (*corresponding author).
  • Al Tamimi S., Ashraf S., Abdulrehman T., Parray A., A. Mansour S., Haik Y., *Qadri S., Synthesis and analysis of silver–copper alloy nanoparticles of different ratios manifest anticancer activity in breast cancer cells. Cancer Nanotechnology, 2020. 11(1): p. 13. (*corresponding author).
  • Abdulrehman, T.; *Qadri, S.;  Skariah, S.;  Sultan, A.;  Mansour, S.;  Azzi, J.; Haik, Y.. Boron doped silver-copper alloy nanoparticle targeting intracellular S. aureus in bone cells. PLoS One. 2020;15(4):e0231276. (*corresponding author).
  • Parray A, Ma Y, Alam M, Akhtar N, Salam A, Mir F, Qadri S, Sajitha V, Priyanka J, Kamran S, Winship I, Shuaib A. An increase in AMPK/e-NOS signaling and attenuation of MMP-9 may contribute to remote ischemic preconditioning associated neuroprotection in rat model of focal ischemia. Brain Res. 2020;1740:146860.
  • Qadri, S.; Abdulrehman, T.;  Azzi, J.;  Mansour, S.; Haik, Y., AgCuB nanoparticle eradicates intracellular S. aureus infection in bone cells: in vitro. Emergent Materials 2019, 2 (2), 219-231.
  • Munshi, S. M. Qadri, A. Pralle, Transient Magnetothermal Neuronal Silencing Using the Chloride Channel Anoctamin 1 (TMEM16A). Frontiers in Neuroscience 12, (2018).
  • Munshi, R*.; Qadri, S*. M.; Zhang, Q.; Rubio, I. C.; del Pino, P.; Pralle, A., Magnetothermal genetic deep brain stimulation of motor behaviors in awake, freely moving mice. Elife 2017, 6, e27069. (* Equal contribution).
  • Qadri, S.; Haik, Y.; Mensah-Brown, E.; Bashir, G.; Fernandez-Cabezudo, M. J.; al-Ramadi, B. K., Metallic nanoparticles to eradicate bacterial bone infection. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine 2017, 13 (7), 2241-2250.
Qadri, Shahnaz Majid, Ph.D.