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S. Rahima Benhabbour, MSc. PhD.

Associate Professor

Dr. Benhabbour received a BS in polymer engineering from the Algerian Petroleum Institute (Institut Algerien du Petrol, IAP, Algeria), a Master’s of Science in medicinal organic chemistry at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), and a PhD in organic/polymer chemistry at McMaster University (Canada). She is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the UNC_NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering with a secondary appointment in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Dr. Benhabbour is also Founder and Director of Anelleo, Inc., a startup company using the innovative 3D printed intravaginal ring technology for unmet women’s health indications.

Current Members

Roopali Shrivastava, MSc

Research Specialist

Alexandra Abel, PhD

Post-doctoral Research Associate

Isabella C. Young, PhD

Jasmine King, PharmD

PhD Candidate

Sarah Anne Howard

PhD Candidate

Thy Le

Graduate Student

Jair Valenzuela

Graduate Student

Allison Thorson

Undergraduate Student

Pooja Devang

Undergraduate Student

Lydia Claire

Undergraduate Student

Lab Alumni and Former Members

Jordan B. Joiner, PhD


Rima Janusziewicz, PhD

Co-Founder and Senior Scientist at AnelleO

Panita Maturavongsadit, PhD

Preclinical Research Scientist at Landos Biopharma

Alka Prasher, PhD

Formulation Scientist at GSK

Denali Dahl

Denali Dahl, PhD

Scientist at FHI 360