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University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

is home to world-class faculty engaged in research in medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, and pharmacology & toxicology. The department includes the Pfizer Distinguished Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology, Michael Pikal, and the Boehringer Ingelheim Endowed Chair in Mechanistic Toxicology, Urs Boelsterli. Three faculty are Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors, Diane Burgess, Debra Kendall, and John Morris. Our community includes postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and professional students who study and carryout research with the goals of discovery, scientific exchange, and health care improvement.

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    Faculty include the Pfizer Distinguished & Boehringer Ingelheim Chairs.

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    We take pride in the education and training of our students.

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    Professor Diane Burgess leads study abroad in Beijing, China.

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    Faculty and students enjoy thinking about collaborations at research retreats.

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    CT supports departmental stem cell research. (Rasmussen Lab photo)

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    We are home to over 20 Postdoctoral Fellows and 50 Graduate Students.

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    Our research is funded by the NIH, NSF, PhARMA Foundation, and others.


  • Phone
    • 860-486-4066
  • Fax
    • 860-486-6857
  • Mail
    • Pharmaceutical Sciences Dept.
      University of Connecticut
      69 North Eagleville Rd.
      Storrs, CT 06269-3092

Postdoc & Student Spotlight

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Graduate Student Experiences Eli Lilly Summer Internship

Wangda Zhou is a Ph.D. candidate in Medicinal Chemistry working closely with advisor, Dr. Amy Anderson. Zhou’s research focuses on understanding the pharmacokinetic properties of a series of ligands that are under development to be pre-clinical candidates for the treatment of infectious disease.

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Faculty Spotlight