The Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences is an interdisciplinary department with research emphasis in the basic science areas of molecular pharmacology, molecular pharmaceutics, drug discovery and medicinal chemistry, and molecular toxicology. Areas of expertise that cross normal discipline limits include but are not limited to drug formulation, design and delivery, and injury prevention resulting from weapons of mass destruction and bioterrorism.
Students will gain experimental as well as theoretical expertise in an area of concentration and are expected to develop the competencies needed for leadership in academia, industry and government agencies. Graduate students perform their dissertation research under the guidance of PBS faculty engaged in diverse research spanning all major disciplines of pharmaceutical sciences. Most faculty members’ research programs are highly interdisciplinary and collaborative with extensive overlap among the areas. Please take some time to look around our site and familiarize yourself with our faculty and research labs to find the best fit for you.