Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics
PhD, University of Bern, Switzerland; Master of Science, Bachelor of Science, East China University of Science and Technology
- ABC protein-mediated drug transport; structure, function and molecular mechanisms of ABC Transporters; Role of ABC transporters in drug disposition during pregnancy.
- BCRP in pregnancy: substrate specificity, expression, and regulation.
Dr. Mao's primary research interests focus on ABC transporter-mediated drug disposition; structure, function and transport mechanism of ABC transporters; and mechanisms by which pregnancy affects drug disposition including fetal drug exposure through regulation of expression of drug disposition genes. He has published some important findings in these areas; and his research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health grants. He received his bachelor and master from East China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai, China; and doctorate from the University of Bern in Switzerland. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Queen’s University in Canada.
Dr. Mao is an active member of several organizations, including the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, the American Physiological Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He also serves on the editorial boards of "Drug Metabolism and Disposition" and "International Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology."