An unwavering commitment to excellence in research, instruction and service

The Department of Pharmaceutics is a place where an unwavering commitment to excellence in research, instruction and service is demonstrated through the extraordinary productivity and success of our faculty, staff and students. Our program focuses on Physiologically-Based Approaches to Drug Delivery and Disposition.  We offer a training environment that includes cutting edge laboratory instrumentation and technologies, award-winning faculty, devoted and experienced teachers, and knowledgeable staff.

Pharmaceutics is the study of relationships between drug formulation, delivery, disposition and clinical response. At the University of Washington, it encompasses a molecular evaluation of drug metabolism and transport processes and the study of genetic, environmental and disease-related factors that regulate or perturb those processes, as well as the fundamental mathematical relationships between enzyme/transporter function, blood concentration-time profiles and the spectrum of pharmacological effects.

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Shum and collaborators unveil new maternal and fetal health risks associated with shellfish toxin

Pharmaceutics graduate student Sara Shum with her award-winning ASPET poster

Pharmaceutics graduate student Sara Shum recently presented and won an award for the preliminary results from a study of the shellfish toxin domoic acid. The project is a collaboration with Professor Tom Burbacher and Senior Research Scientist Kimberly Grant of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences in the UW School of Pub... Read more



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