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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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Profile on Pharmaceutics Ph.D. student, Sebastián Antonio Gallegos

Sebastián Antonio Gallegos

Sebastián Antonio Gallegos began his love for science in high school through an outsourcing program in Berkeley. Through this program, Sebastián had the opportunity to learn basic lab techniques and developed an understanding of drug…

Shijie Cao Receives PhRMA Grant

Shijie Cao

Congratulations to UW School of Pharmacy Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics, Shijie Cao, who recently received a Faculty Starter Grant in drug delivery from the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association Foundation (PhRMA). This award is intended to provide…

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