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.

Latest Department News

UWSOP Professor Wins Award of Excellence in 2022

Yvonne Lin

The School of Pharmacy is proud to announce that Yvonne Lin ’02, Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics, will receive the Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award at the upcoming 52nd Annual UW Awards of Excellence presentation.

Award recipients will be honored from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on June 9 at the Meany Hall fo... Read more...

P-Ceut Student Wins Mary Gates Research Scholarship


UWSOP Department of Pharmaceutics student, Roshni Sabhaya, has been awarded a Mary Gates Research Scholarship to investigate the effects of certain toxins on Chronic Kidney Diseases of Unknown Etiology (CKDu) using the kidney chip system developed at UWSOP.

Sabhaya is working with SOP Department of Pharmaceutics Research Scientist Jade Yang to d... Read more...

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