Focusing on drug metabolism, transport, distribution and absorption to deliver the right medicine to the right patient at the right time.


The Department of Pharmaceutics works to promote the efficacy and safety of therapeutics through inclusive teaching and transformative research in the drug delivery and disposition sciences. Through work that span from molecular, cell- and organ-based studies in humans and animals and mathematical modeling and simulation techniques, our research and teaching focus on understanding the processes that determine the exposure and pharmacological response to drugs. We focus on physiological and disease processes, genetics and environmental impacts that alter metabolism, transport, distribution and absorption of drugs. The highly collegial Department faculty, students, post-doctoral fellows and staff pursue these multidisciplinary and translational goals through collaboration within the School of Pharmacy, University of Washington campus and national and international institutions.

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King Yabut Receives MLK Community Service Award

King Yabut

King Yabut, a PhD candidate in the Department of Pharmaceutics in his sixth year, has been named a recipient of the 2023 MLK Community Service Award. Yabut dedicates his personal and professional life to empowering underserved communities through mentorship and service to others.

As a kind and patient mentor, Yabut has created spaces for young ... Read more...

Department of Pharmaceutics Welcomes Two New Faculty

Department of Pharmaceutics Welcomes Two New Faculty

The UW School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutics is excited to introduce and welcome two new faculty members: Dr. Samuel Arnold and Dr. Shijie Cao. Dr. Arnold will begin his role as assistant professor January 1, 2023. Dr. Cao will join the department as assistant professor June 1, 2023.After receiving his PhD from the Department of Bioeng... Read more...

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