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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Undaunted by setbacks, Jash Unadkat and his lab team search for new therapies to fight Alzheimer’s

Tot Nguyen and Jash Unadkat collaborate to find new therapies against Alzheimer’s—now with quantitative proteomics (not shown here).

It’s called an experiment for a reason. The secret in science—what world-class researchers know—is that you don’t let the failures stop you. You think of the failures as more data, part of your larger body of work.

For scientists as creative and productive as Jash Unadkat, learning to move past the failures, to learn from them and contin... Read more...

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