Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty

The Pharmaceutical Sciences department has a deep commitment to teaching and training. Our teaching mission is achieved through an active and rigorous graduate program in all three disciplines. The Department also shares the responsibility of teaching the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) curriculum with the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Graduates of the professional pharmacy program are given the skills and knowledge required to provide patient-centered pharmaceutical care.

We also continue our long tradition of training the next generation of pharmaceutical scientists. In addition to highly specialized research training in areas such as drug discovery, mode of action, drug formulation, and safety, all disciplines have unique core courses designed to provide fundamental concepts critical to each discipline. Our department enjoys great success in placing our PhD graduates both locally and nationally in government, industry, and academia.

The Department maintains strong ties to most clinical-oriented programs including those in the department of Pharmacy Practice, UConn Health Center, and UConn science departments such as Molecular and Cellular Biology, Physiology and Neurobiology, Nutritional Sciences, and Chemistry. Many faculty are also affiliated with the Institute for Systems Genomics. Students in the department have a wide range of opportunities to tailor their studies to meet their individual goals.

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is housed within the UConn Pharmacy Biology Building. This building is a modern facility (2005) and contains many state-of-the-art amenities including an NMR facility, vivarium, and proteomics facility, among others. Nearby buildings house many additional core facilities maintained by the University.


Chat Abeywickrama

Brian Aneskievich

Raman Bahal

Robin Bogner

Diane Burgess

Bodhisattwa Chaudhuri

Antonio Costa

Heidi Erlandsen

Kyle Hadden

Hunmin Jung

Na Li

Xiuling Lu

José Manautou

Deirdre McAvoy

Theodore Rasmussen

Gregory C. Sartor

L. Cody Smith

Olga Vinogradova

Xiaoyi Wang

Andrew Wiemer

Dennis Wright

Xiaobo Zhong