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 conducts research and teaching in precision medicine that is targeted towards improving patient therapy by maximizing drug efficacy while minimizing drug toxicity. This goal is achieved by understanding the processes, including drug delivery, that determine the exposure and pharmacological response to drugs. Our areas of focus include genetic, environmental, physiological and disease processes that can 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, University of Washington campus and national and international institutions. Our research and training programs involve biochemical and pharmacological laboratory techniques that span from molecular, cell- and organ-based studies to studies in humans and animals. Then, mathematical modeling and simulation techniques are applied to the data to individualize the right dose and drug delivery system for the patient.

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Out Of The Lab And On The Air

Podcast power-couple (L to R): Chalia Stallings-Ala'ilima and Kendan Jones-Isaac.

Department of Pharmaceutics student Kendan Jones-Issac has found his voice.
Third-year Department of Pharmaceutics graduate student Kendan Jones-Issac has participated in several ambitious projects during his tenure at UW, including working on the development of a bioengineered kidney tissue chip that will improve the safety and efficacy of drug... Read more...

UWSOP Alumna Deanna Kroetz Named Jere E. Goyan Presidential Chair At UCSF

Deanna Kroetz

UWSOP alumni legend Deanna Kroetz was recently named the inaugural Jere E. Goyan Presidential Chair for the Advancement of Pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy.

A professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Deanna graduated from UWSOP’s Department of Pharmaceutics with a PhD in ... Read more...

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