The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics has two main focus areas, and three PhD subprograms.
One area focuses on medicinal and natural products chemistry. Related research includes drug metabolism, biocatalysis, pharmaceutical toxicology, organic synthesis, drug design, biopolymeric drugs, biotechnology and structural biology, computer aided drug discovery, structure-activity relationships, bioanalytical chemistry, and molecular pharmacology.
The other area concentrates on pharmaceutics and translational therapeutics. Research areas include physical pharmacy, dosage form development and performance, and industrial/manufacturing pharmacy, as well as the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs and biological molecules.
There are two related PhD degree programs: