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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences offers PhD degrees through the College of Graduate Health Sciences. The four areas of specialization are Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Bioanalysis, and Pharmacometrics.

Graduates of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences are prepared to assume positions of responsibility in academia, government, pharmaceutical industry, and other health-related organizations and institutions. The nature and variety of research projects available to students reflect the stimulating and dynamic environment of the health science center.

PhD Specialization Areas

Medicinal Chemistry

Medicinal chemistry research includes the design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of new medications with potential for use in the treatment of diseases such as cancer or infections and disorders of the endocrine, cardiovascular, central and peripheral nervous systems.


Bioanalysis research includes the development and application of state-of-the-art analytical technology to detect and quantify molecular entities of biological and pharmaceutical interest, such as drugs or biomarkers.


Pharmaceutics research includes the design, development and evaluation of drug delivery systems, injectables, and biotechnology drugs, including their production.


Pharmacometrics research includes the quantitative assessment of drug disposition (pharmacokinetics) and effects (pharmacodynamics) using mathematical models based on biology, physiology, pharmacology and disease.

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Mar 3, 2023