A Welcome from the Department Head

The Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences focuses on groundbreaking discoveries in multiple areas of pharmaceutical sciences. These include drug discovery, structural biology, gene editing and delivery, protein kinases, synthetic biologics, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, cell signaling and death, cancer biology, drug delivery, medicinal chemistry and toxicology, among others. Although seemingly diverse, almost all research is focused on drug discovery and therapeutics for treating diseases. This diversity also allows for a truly interdisciplinary and integrated training experience. Graduates of our program have had successful careers in the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare, academia and government.

The Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences is the home of the UGA Center for Drug Discovery, with members from various departments, colleges and universities across the state of Georgia. Additionally, the department houses more than 20 Principal Investigators who have technical expertise in gene editing, nanoparticle formulation, molecular biology, metabolomics, clinically relevant cancer models, analytical chemistry, NMR spectroscopy, protein crystallization, protein: protein interaction, toxicology and kinetics. Faculty members publish in highly regarded journals within the field, and their research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Heart Association, the Department of Defense, the United States Department of Agriculture and the American Cancer Society, among others.

In addition to a robust graduate student training program, the department also offers a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, as well as an accelerated B.S./M.S. program (Double DAWG). The B.S. in Pharmaceutical Science provides an industry-focused training experience, which prepares individuals to compete for careers in the modern pharmaceutical industry. The program also offers training for individuals interested in moving onto a professional degree in the Ph.D. or PHRM.D. program.

Please feel free to explore our offerings and investigate our programs and faculty. I am more than happy to respond to questions you may have.

Thank you,


Brian S. Cummings, Ph.D.

Department Head


Career Opportunities

Postdoctoral Opportunities

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available immediately for scientists who are interested in cancer biology, obesity and diabetes, nanotechnology, or interventional radiology for organ specific gene delivery and gene therapy. The successful candidates will participate in NIH funded research. The positions require a background in molecular biology. Familiarity in disease models and experience in gene cloning and expression is desireable. Send curriculum vitae, a summary of your research experience, and contact information of three references via e-mail to: Dexi Liu (dliu@uga.edu), Professor and Head of Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Athens, Ga 30602. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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R.C. Wilson Pharmacy
250 West Green Street
Athens, GA 30602-2352

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College of Pharmacy
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240 West Green Street
Athens, GA 30602-2352

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