Message From The Chair
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 Bouve 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