Tedd Sabir



Dr. Theodore Sabir has degrees in chemistry, biochemistry and systematic theology. Sabir graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and served as a faculty member in the department of chemistry at the prestigious Harvey Mudd College of Claremont University in California before coming to Faulkner.

Sabir teaches biochemistry at Faulkner and is on the doctoral faculty of Faulkner University, teaching the mathematical and scientific reasoning courses and advises the university on matters of chemical, environmental and health issues. He is a seasoned member of the American Chemical Society and holds active memberships in several other biochemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry and medicinal chemistry groups. He is an associate member of the Association of Physicians in America of Pakistani origin.

Sabir has taught as a college faculty in Florida, California and Alabama. Having served in various academic capacities, he excels in a cooperative team environment. Dr. Sabir for over a decade has been involved in discovering new methods of detecting (2S)-2, 6-Diaminohexanoic acid and its Analogs. L-lysine (2S)-2, 6-Diaminohexanoic acid 146.19 g·mol−1 C6H14N2O2 is a protein genesis molecule involved in chemical regulation. His interest lies in the chemical studies of its metabolic processes and atypical detection and the role it plays (if any) in health, longevity, disease, and death.  

Sabir remains creative in his instructional and research methods by keeping abreast of the latest developments (published over 50 papers), and seeks to challenge his students to excellence by providing rigorous instruction, and guiding them into their chosen scientific careers in which they can have an impact for the Kingdom of God.

Dr. Sabir loves to spend most of his free time with his family, friends and international Christian missions.  His father (the late Burkett M. Sabir) was a servant of the Gospel of Christ in Pakistan who preached and taught Bible in that land for 60 years. Dr. Sabir traveled with his father and visited many Pakistani Christian communities.  Dr. Sabir is the co-founder of Sahiwal Bible College.  He and his wife (Joy) have four children (Geoff, Jon, Jake and Gillian Elizabeth), a dog (Rhys) and a cat (Percy). Dr. Sabir enjoys working with students and colleagues. 


  • Inventors: Ralph S. Kurti, JR., Christopher C. Perry, Theodore S. Sabir

Methods for the production, modification and use of metallic nanoparticles. Highlights of the Patent:  A Method for producing triblock copolymer-coated metallic nanoparticle seeds which define the size and shape homogeneity of the triblock copolymer-coated metallic nanoparticle is invented. The United States Patent (2017)

Book Chapters:

  • Sabir, Theodore S., Carraher, Charles E., (2008)Vanadocene Containing Polymers. In: Inorganic and Organometallic Macromolecules: Design and Application,  Springer USA, pp: 225-232
  • Carraher, Charles E., Sabir, Theodore S., (2007) Fundamentals of Fragmentation MALDI Mass Spectrometry. In Inorganic and Organic Macromolecules: Design and Application, Springer USA pp: 320-339


  • Antibacterial Activity of Partially Oxidized Ag/Au Nanoparticles against the Oral Pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis W83. Holden, Megan S.; Black, Jason; Boutrin, Marie-Claire; Walemba, Elvin; Sabir, Theodore S.; Boskovic, Danilo S.; Wilson, Aruni; Fletcher, Hansel M.; Perry, Christopher C. Journal of Nanomaterials (2016), 19 (1), 560-569
  • Organotin Polymers as Chemotherapeutic Agents in the Treatment of Cancer. Carraher, Charles E., Jr.; Roner, Michael R.; Shahi, Kimberly; Battin, Amitabh; Barot, Girish; Sabir, Theodore S.  Journal of Polymer Materials (2014), 31(3), 359-380.
  • Enhanced catalytic activity of bimetallic silver/gold mixed metal-oxide nanocomposite materials. Holden, Megan; Nick, Kevin; Chen, Qiao; Milligan, Jamie R.; Rowland, Leah; Kurti, Steve R.; Sabir, Theodore S.; Perry, Christopher C.  RSC Adv. 2014, 4(94), 52279-52288   
  • Synthesis and structural characterization of niobocene polyamine ethers containing the antiviral drug acyclovir. Carraher, Charles E., Jr.; Sabir, Theodore S.; Roner, Michael R.; Barot, Girish.  Journal of Polymer Materials (2013), 30(1), 1-14.
  • Mechanistic Investigation of Seeded Growth in Triblock Copolymer Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles. Sabir, Theodore S.; Rowland, Leah K.; Milligan, Jamie R.; Yan, Dong; Aruni, A. Wilson; Chen, Qiao; Boskovic, Danilo S.; Kurti, R. Steven; Perry, Christopher C. Langmuir (2013), 29(12), 3903-3911.
  • Kinetics of Gold Nanoparticle Formation Facilitated by Triblock Copolymers. Sabir, Theodore S.; Yan, Dong; Milligan, Jamie R.; Aruni, A. Wilson; Nick, Kevin E.; Ramon, Ruth H.; Hughes, Joseph A.; Chen, Qiao; Kurti, R. Steven; Perry, Christopher C.  Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2012), 116(7), 4431-4441.
  • Bovine Serum Albumin Interactions with Metallic Nanoparticles. Demirdji, Marianne C.; Shah, Meika R.; Ramon, Ruth H.; Rowland, Leah K.; Sabir, Theodore S.; Payne, Marvin A.; Perry, Christopher C.; Boskovic, Danilo S. The FASEB Journal (2012), 26 (5) 559-91
  • Fluorescence of commercial Pluronic F127 samples: Temperature-​dependent micellization. Perry Christopher C; Sabir Theodore S.; Livingston Wesley J; Milligan Jamie R; Chen Qiao; Maskiewicz Victoria; Boskovic Danilo S. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2011 Feb 15;354(2):662-9
  • Molecular weight dependencies for organotin polyamine ethers containing acyclovir. Sabir, Theodore S.; Carraher, Charles E., Jr. PMSE (2005), 93, 402-406.


  • Ostwald ripening -synthesis of triblock-​copolymer stabilized gold nanoparticles: 244th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, United States, August 19, 2012
  • Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) Interactions with Metallic Nanoparticles”. Annual Research Symposium at Loma Linda Medical College July 21, 2011
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Nano-Particles (AgNPs): Optimization of Synthesis Parameters”. Part of the National Institute of Health sponsored Research Program, NIH Research symposium Loma Linda Medical College August 22, 2011
  • A Preliminary Investigation Of Oral Microbes And Their Effects On Haemostasis”  Research Symposium at LLUSD Center for Dental research February 25, 2010
  • Synthesis of acyclovir-​containing polymers from disulfonyl acid dichlorides 237th ACS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, March 22, 2009
  • Synthesis of acyclovir-​containing polymers from organic acid dichlorides 236th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, United States, August 17 2008
  • Synthesis and characterization of diallyltin and divinyltin derivatives of acyclovir 233rd ACS National Meeting, Chicago, IL, United States, March 25, 2007