The graduate program in Pharmaceutics is designed to provide a thorough background in the theoretical aspects of design and utilization of dosage forms (such as tablets, capsules, and injectables) and a knowledge base for conventional as well as advanced delivery of drugs, with attention to their physical, chemical, and physiological properties. We supplement theory with application in areas ranging from preformulation research to development and manufacture of dosage forms. At the completion of the MS or PhD in pharmaceutics, each student will be able to carry out the following:
- Conduct experiments using standard written laboratory protocols.
- Analyze and interpret data from experiments and publications.
- Design experiments to investigate a hypothesis.
- Present laboratory findings in a seminar format and in writing as a manuscript for publication.
- As applicable, defend a thesis or dissertation in a public forum.
Faculty research areas include peptide, protein, and gene delivery; biodegradable polymer implants; photodynamic tumor vascular targeting; polymer use in formulations and controlled release; macromolecular drug conjugates for tumor delivery; role of intrauterine environment in imprinting long-term changes in offspring; and genetic engineering of protein-based carriers for drug delivery.