Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

College of Pharmacy
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Biopharmaceutical Sciences Faculty




William T. Beck

Department Head

UIC Distinguished Professor
Professor, Pharmacology and Molecular Genetics


Research Interests:
Translational cancer research and molecular pharmacology of cancer





Maria V. Barbolina

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology


Research Interests:
Characterization of novel molecular mechanisms leading to epithelial ovarian carcinoma progression and metastasis.




Robert E. Gaensslen

Professor Emeritus, Forensic Science


Research Interests:
Forensic genetics and biological evidence individualization.




Richard A. Gemeinhart

Associate Professor, Pharmaceutics and Bioengineering

Director of Graduate Education for the College of Pharmacy


Research Interests:
Utilizing bio-inspired materials to drive cell-material and drug-material interactions




Xiaolong He

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology


Research Interests:
Alternative splicing and splicing factors in tumorigenesis, model systems for monitoring of alternative splicing, mechanisms of gene mutations and development of drug resistance.




Seungpyo Hong

Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutics


Research Interests:
Bio-inspired polymeric nanomaterials as diagnostics, prognostics and therapeutics




Hyun-Young Jeong

Associate Professor, Pharmaceutics


Research Interests:
Understanding of altered drug metabolism during pregnancy




Norman L. Katz

Professor Emeritus, Pharmacology


Research Interests:
Pharmacology of substance abuse and dependence




Rohit Kolhatkar

Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutics


Research Interests:
Development of targeted degradable polymers and nanocarriers as drug delivery vehicles for the treatment of breast cancer.




A. Karl Larsen

Assistant Head for Graduate Studies, BPS
Director of Graduate Studies, Forensic Sciences
Clinical Professor, Forensic Science





Hyunwoo Lee

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology


Research Interests:
Identification of the molecular (virulence) mechanisms, antibacterial targets, validation of drug targets in vitro and in vivo.




Craig M. Miller

Instructor


Area of Interest:
Human Physiology and Pathophysiology course sequences




John L. Nitiss

Assistant Dean for Research, Rockford

Professor of Pharmacology
Assistant Head for Research and Program Co-Leader
Cancer Targets Therapeutics & Imaging Program
Cancer Center


Research Interests:
Anti-cancer drug action, biology and biochemistry of DNA topoisomerases, non-homologous recombination mechanisms, yeast molecular biology, yeast as a model in drug discovery.





Hayat Onyuksel

Professor, Pharmaceutics and Bioengineering


Research Interests:
Developing novel targeted nanomedicines for cancer, Alzheimer's, inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases




Zain Paroo

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology


Research Interests:
Micro-RNA (miRNA),small-interfering RNA (siRNA), Protein Biochemistry, RNA technologies & therapeutics.




Paul Pluta

Visiting Clinical Associate Professor


Research Interests:




R. Francis Schlemmer

Associate Professor, Pharmacodynamics


Research Interests:
Behavioral pharmacology of psychotherapeutic drugs and drugs of abuse, development of primate models of mental disorders




Debra A. Tonetti

Associate Professor, Pharmacology


Research Interests:
Pharmacology and biology of breast cancer including mechanisms of endocrine-resistance and pregnancy-associated breast cancer.




Donald P. Waller

Professor, Pharmacology


Research Interests:
Reproductive pharmacology and toxicology, STD prevention in women, environmental toxicology




Zaijie (Jim) Wang

Professor, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics


Research Interests:
Molecular mechanism and targeting of pain and drug addiction