Associate Professor Dhimiter Bello
Prior to UMass Lowell, Associate Professor Bello was an assistant professor of analytical organic chemistry in Albania in the school of medicine, pharmacy, and natural sciences where he taught 500 students a year including organic synthesis labs, natural products chemistry, as well as classical and instrumental organic chemical analysis. His post-doctoral training at Harvard was on PBPK modeling and tissue dosimetry studying the links between exposures and disease mechanisms, and for the past six years his research has expanded into the areas of exposure biology and nanotoxicology. He runs HPLCs, LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS, FTIR, Raman, NMR, and several other analytical techniques, the first four being in his UMass Lowell lab. He also serves as an associate editor for Nanotoxicology among other journals. In the next few years, his research will further expand into proteomics and metabolomics and early effect biomarkers research for environmental pollutants, including pharmaceutical drugs as pollutants into the environment. Several of these techniques are directly relevant to hard-core pharmacology research.