Welcome to the website of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy at Northeastern University. Here you will find detailed information about the Department by following the various web links from the homepage.
The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is an integral part of the School of Pharmacy and Bouvé College of Health Sciences, one of the seven colleges at Northeastern University. Health Science is a rapidly fast developing area here, and in the near future, we expect to see new developments in such cutting edge research such as drug discovery, neuro-pharmacology and toxicology, targeted drug delivery and nanomedicine, molecular imaging, and bioanalytical chemistry.
Currently, there are 18 full-time faculty and several research thrusts, as well as four distinguished “Centers of Research Excellence”. These are the Center for Drug Discovery, New England Inflammation and Tissue Protection Institute, Center for Translational Imaging, and Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine. We have active collaborations with many academic, medical research institutions, and industries in the Boston area.
As part of the School of Pharmacy, the Department’s faculty members are engaged in teaching in the professional Doctor of Pharmacy program. We are proud that our alumni, who have received their PharmD degrees from our University, enjoy good jobs with clinical and retail pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies. Our extensive graduate program (MS and Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences Program (with specialization in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, Biotechnology, and Interdisciplinary option) have gained a well-deserved recognition from students, researchers and other universities. The high quality of our scientific research is well justified by a large number of extramural grants (e.g., from NIH), including training grants, held by our faculty members.
When looking through this site, you’ll learn about different individuals and their scientific interests and achievements. Those interests and achievements span the outstanding variety of subjects, from medicinal chemistry to drug delivery, from neuroscience to toxicology, from mechanisms of inflammation to nanomedicine and molecular imaging. There are, however, several important features that unify these people into a single entity – the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Among these features one can name a shared interest in health sciences and ability to work as a team providing excellent educational and research opportunities to our students, great scientific ideas, and outstanding community service.
Thank you for taking an interest in our Department and visiting the website. I hope that you are able to find the necessary information you seek.
Mansoor M. Amiji, RPh, PhD
Distinguished Professor & Chair
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is a flag-ship department at Northeastern University in Boston. Our outstanding faculty members are committed to delivery of excellent pharmaceutical science education and training and actively participate in interdisciplinary research enterprise. Northeastern University’s School of Pharmacy is consistently ranked first in the National Institutes of Health funding among all private schools of pharmacy across the United States.
The Department’s mission is to support the University, Bouvé College, and the School of Pharmacy in education and training of undergraduate and graduate students to become highly skilled and caring healthcare professionals and create new knowledge through excellence in basic and translational pharmaceutical research.
Please send all required documents to:
Bouvé College of Health Sciences
123 BK, 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Ph.D.: January 15, 2015 for Fall 2015 admission
MS: June 1, 2015 for Fall 2015 (Students needing a visa should apply as early as possible).
The Graduate Committee will select applicants from amongst those who meet the following criteria:
Admissions are for the fall semester only.
Note: Applicants with deficiencies in their baccalaureate courses may be admitted to the MS Program and allowed to take undergraduate courses at Northeastern University concurrently with certain graduate courses. Students admitted with deficiencies must remove them within the first year of graduate study. Applicants for the PhD Program must meet all admission requirements.
Applicants for the Ph.D. Program must meet all admission requirements. An MS degree is not required.
Applicants for the Master of Science Program can request full or part time study (an I-20 visa requires that a student be full time). The Ph.D. Program is full time only.
The ETS code for the Bouve College of Health Science Graduate Office is #3629.
If you have any additional questions about the graduate programs please email email@example.com.
If you have questions about any missing documents in your application such as your GRE or TOEFL scores, please email the Bouvé graduate office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northeastern University is number one in the US News and World Report ranking of colleges that offer experiential education. The School of Pharmacy’s Professional Science Master’s (PSM) programs capitalize on Northeastern’s location among the many research hospitals and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the Boston area to provide real-world learning opportunities for students.
How it Works
During their first year, students gain valuable hands-on experience through lab courses. The majority also work in on-site laboratories with Northeastern’s world renowned pharmaceutical research faculty. These experiences prepare them well to launch into the professional world as early as the summer of their first year. During that summer and the following two semesters, students enrolled full-time and in good academic standing can participate in their experiential education. The evening curriculum provides ample flexibility in the timing of coops and internships. In some cases, coops lead to post graduation permanent positions. International students are able to participate in coop through the Curriculum Practical Training (CPT) program offered by Northeastern University as part of the Pharmacy Internship course offered every semester.
An experienced coop coordinator guides students in assessing their career goals and finding the best working environment to work toward those goals. Students are not guaranteed a paid experience, but every effort is made to connect them to employers in their area of interest. Workshops are offered on a regular basis to educate students on topics such as how employers review applications; developing long term career plans; preparing credentials and interviewing; and alternative careers in science.
“My mentor at Pfizer is a wonderful and friendly person with profound research knowledge and capacity to take up multiple projects. He started his career 10 years ago at my present position and tasted success. He is definitely a good career advisor who knows what a student who is at my current position needs to do for a successful career.”
Policies & Procedures
Students must be enrolled full-time in the College of Pharmacy with a grade point average of 3.2 or above in order to participate in the coop/internship program.
Co-op/Internship Coordinator contact information: Nancy Waggner – email@example.com
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Colloquium (2014-2015)
Seminars are held at noon in 378 The Fenway Unless Noted
All are welcome to attend
Coffee, Tea & Cookies will be served
|09/11/14||Dr. Amiji||Verbena Kosovrasti, PhD Candidate, Northeastern University||“Hyaluronic Acid-Based Nano-Carriers for RNAi Therapy of Advanced Sepsis”|
|09/18/14||AAPS||Bhavishya Mittal, Ph.D., Senior Scientist,Takeda Pharmaceuticals||-|
|09/25/14||Dr. Makriyannis||Michael Johnson, PhD candidate, Northeastern University||“Analyzing the Structure and Function of Endocannabinoid-Hydrolyzing Enzymes; Using Biophysical and Nanomedical Techniques”|
|10/02/14||Dr. Amiji||Dr. Hafezi-Moghdham||“Molecular Imaging of Retinal Endothelium: Early Indicators of Systemic Disease”|
|10/09/14||Dr. Amiji||May Xiong, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Pharmacy||“Development of nanomedicines for cancer and chelation therapy”|
|10/16/14||Dr. Thakur||Katya Tsaioun, President, Pharma Launcher, LLC, Cambridge, MA||“I have a drug! What’s the FDA phone number”|
|10/30/14||Dr. Kim 306 Egan||Dr. Joseph Brain, The Cecil K. and Philip Drinker Professor of Environmental Physiology, Harvard School of Public Health||Inhaled insulin: what have we learned after a cumulative investment of $5 billion?|
|11/06/13||Dr. Kim||Qiaobing Xu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University||“Chemical modification of proteins and their intracellular delivery for cancer therapy”|
|11/13/14||Dr. Kim||Dr. Arijit Chakravarty and Dr. Ryan Nolan, Takeda Pharmaceuticals||“Mathematical Modeling in the Pharmaceutical Industry”|
|11/20/14||Dr. Amiji||Town Hall Meeting|
|12/04/14||Dr. Deth||Yiting Li, PhD Candidate, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Northeastern University||“Regulation of Cobalamin Status in Human Neuronal Cells and Cerebral Cortex-Implications for Aging, Autism and Schizophrenia”|
|1/15/15||Dr. Amiji||Roman Manetsch, PhD, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology||“Mass Spectrometry-Directed Medicinal Chemistry targeting Malaria and Cancer”|
|01/22/15||Dr. Konry||Dr. James Kim, Assistant Immunologist, MGH, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School||“Regulatory B Cells in Transplantation Tolerance”|
|02/05/15||Dr. Khrapko||Dr. Yury Popov||-|
|02/12/15||Dr. Loring||Rebecca Shansky||-|
|02/19/15||Dr. Kim||Dr. Klaus Miczek||-|
|02/26/15||Dr. Konry||Biju Parekkadan||-|
|03/05/15||Dr. Kim||Dr. Andrew Stein and Dr. Varun Goel||-|
|03/12/15||Spring Break||No Colloquium||-|
|03/19/15||Dr. Gatley||Kun Qian||-|
|03/26/15||Dr. Amiji||Ruchi Shah||-|
|04/02/15||Dr. Amiiji||Hussain Attawala||-|
|04/16/15||Dr. Makryiannis||Krishna Mallipeddi||-|
|04/23/15||Dr. Torchilin||Shravan Sriraman||-|
Equipment and Core Facilities in 140TF
iCyte Preparation Guidelines
The following are policies of the graduate programs in Pharmaceutical Science. All students are expected to become familiar with these policies.
What is Plagiarism? The White, the Black and the Gray
Graduate Internship Policies
Thesis Proposal Form
Internships foster professional development through work in drug discovery, development, and/or regulatory affairs in pharmaceutical, medical device or biotechnology companies. Students engage in pharmaceutical science research or work in an environment outside the University under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
For all students:
For International Students: