Welcome from Dr. Bishayee

Thank you for visiting the website of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Our department is involved in delivering the foundational science portion of an accelerated Pharm.D. curriculum in the first year and integrating the foundational science with clinical applications in the second year. It has been widely accepted that a competent pharmacist must have a strong foundation in pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences in order to develop solid clinical skills and judgment necessary to optimize patient care.

Another reason for the department’s existence is to promote translational research by active participation of and collaboration among its faculty members. Our department aims to inspire and promote students’ interest in research, scholarship and life-long learning. Our growing department consists of faculty members with background and expertise in various foundational sciences, including Pharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics, Drug Development, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacognosy, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Nutrition.

Three cornerstones of departmental faculty contribution represent teaching, research/scholarship and service. Our faculty members are exceptional teachers dedicated to learner-focused educational philosophy and student success, scientists with track record of success in pharmaceutical and biomedical research, and collegial and diverse individuals committed to make a meaningful and long-lasting contribution to our profession and community.

Should you need additional information or have questions, please feel free to contact us.

Anupam Bishayee, B.Pharm., M.Pharm., Ph.D.

Professor and Founding Chair


To deliver the foundational science portion of a distinctive and innovative PharmD curriculum to produce competent and caring professionals and lifelong learners and to promote faculty and student research and scholarship in the field of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences.


To achieve excellence in delivering an integrated and interdisciplinary pharmacy curriculum and in fostering cutting-edge translational research to improve patient outcomes in an interprofessional health science environment.