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.

MS Programs PhD Programs
Diomedes Logothetis

Diomedes Logothetis
Professor and Chair

Message from the Chair

Dear Visitor,

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is an integral part of the School of Pharmacy and Bouvé College of Health Sciences, one of seven colleges at Northeastern University.

Four areas of expertise among the 21 faculty of the Department form the basis for research scholarship and student training. These are:

  • Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery
  • Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology, Physiology and Biophysics
  • Biotechnology

A fifth area on the Structural Biology of ligand-bound Macromolecular Targets will be populated through five faculty recruitments jointly with the Colleges of Science (COS) and Engineering (COE) during the 2017 and 2018 academic years.  These five new joint faculty members along with four existing ones with COS exemplify the interdisciplinary approach of the department to solving important problems.  This approach creates numerous opportunities for synergy among interdisciplinary areas within but also outside Pharmaceutical Sciences.  Moreover, it promises to make unique contributions to our understanding of how to control the physiology of cells, tissues, organs and organisms with the most appropriate ligands.

Academic programs pursued by departmental faculty range from graduate (Ph.D. and M.S.), to professional (PharmD), to a newly designed Baccalaureate program (starting in Fall 2017).  Overall student training in Pharmaceutical Sciences is emphasized by a rigorous research curriculum that aims to produce the future leaders of academia and industry.

I am very excited to be back at Northeastern University, my alma mater, 35 years following completion of my B.S. and M.S. studies. I welcome everyone interested in Pharmaceutical Sciences to seek us out and actively interact with us.  I promise you a gratifying experience.

Diomedes E. Logothetis, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Other Information

Department Resources

Equipment and Core Facilities in 140TF

Pharm Sci-Core Competencies and Resources

  • CompuCyte iCyte Laser Scanning Cytometer

iCyte Preparation Guidelines

  • Zeiss LSM700 Confocal Microscope

Keck Facilities

  • Roche LightCycler Real-Time PCR

PCR Equipment

  • BioTek Synergy H1 Microplate Spectrophotometer
  • Thermo Fisher Nonnodrop 2000 Uv-Visible Microspectrophotometer
  • Data Analysis Center (The 3D Kabaret)
  • Histology Sample Preparation Area
  • Liquid Nitrogen, Co2 Store
  • Autoclave Facilities
Policies & Procedures
Graduate Internship Policies

Requirements and Regulations for Department of Pharmaceutical Science Internships

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:

  • Students must have completed one semester with a GPA of 3.2 or better, be in good academic standing and have no instances of academic dishonesty, no blocks on enrollment, and no repeated or incomplete courses.
  • Students employed in a faculty lab must receive permission prior to applying to any outside internship position.
  • Students are responsible for finding their own internships. Prior to looking for an internship, resumes must be submitted to the Internship Coordinator for approval.
  • Students must register for the Pharmaceutical Sciences Internship course (PHSC 6401) to receive academic credit for their internships.
  • MS Students with a 3.0 GPA may take internships in either or both summer sessions of the full-time program.
  • PhD candidates (post qualifying exam) need approval of their academic advisors. PhD students may not take internship during semesters they are supported by an SGA.
  • Students enrolled in the internship course must write a paper (at least 2 pages) describing their internship learning outcomes. This should be sent to the Internship Coordinator. In addition, internship supervisors will be asked to reply to a questionnaire about students’ performance.

For International Students:

  • Students are required to have a valid I-20 and taking internships must not extend international students’ visas. Internships during any graduate program must not exceed 52 weeks.
  • After securing an offer letter from internship sites, international students must obtain signed approvals from a) the Internship Coordinator, b) the Bouve Graduate Office, and c) the ISS, in that order.
  • Internships totaling more than 52 weeks will eliminate the possibility of post-graduation OPT (Optional Practical Training).

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