Welcome to the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Our mission is to educate and train the next generation of leaders and innovators in pharmaceutical sciences research; to provide a strong education in foundational sciences for students in the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program; to discover and develop tools and strategies for prevention, detection, and cure of human disease; and to use our collective expertise to engage and educate the public to promote health and better understanding of pharmaceutical agents.
We educate and train students in three different types of programs and invite you to investigate the advantages and requirements of each program:
Our research programs encompass four core areas and we invite you to read about our areas of expertise and current accomplishments:
Recent research highlights include:
- Drs. Arup and Gitali Indra, and Dr. Mark Leid announce the following publication in Nature Scientific Reports: Transcription Factor CTIP1/ BCL11A Regulates Epidermal Differentiation and Lipid Metabolism During Skin Development. Li S, Teegarden A, Bauer EM, Choi J, Messaddeq N, Hendrix DA, Ganguli-Indra G, Leid M, Indra AK. Sci Rep. 2017 Oct 18;7(1):13427. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-13347-7. The full text is avalible here.
- Dr. Aleksandra Sikora’s research group had their work on a gonorrhea vaccine highlighted on a radio episode with KLCC: available here
- The research groups of Drs. Kerry McPhail and Jane Ishmael, including former and current graduate students Mohamad Nazari, Jeffrey Serrill, Xuemei Wan and David Gallegos, are pleased to announce the publication of their manuscript entitled “New Mandelalides Expand a Macrolide Series of Mitochondrial Inhibitors” in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, available here.
- The research groups of Dr. Andrey Morgun and collaborator, Dr. Natalia Shulzhenko have a new publication in Nature Communications entitled "Akkermansia muciniphila mediates negative effects of IFNγ on glucose metabolism” available here.
- Terra Magazine: "Gut Check: Intestinal microbes affect our health"
- Terra Magazine: "Cancer: Unraveling the tangled threads of stealthy disease"
- Dr. Oleh Taratula discusses his research on novel nanomedicine platforms to treat ovarian cancer with the American Association for Pharmaceutical Sciences: view the video here
- Dr. Adam Alani's research group recently published an article titled “Combinatorial polymeric conjugated micelles with dual cytotoxic and antiangiogenic effects for the treatment of ovarian cancer” in the Chemistry of Materials Journal that has been highlighted by several news agencies including Science Daily and KTVZ
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Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences