Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

College of Pharmacy

Donald P. Waller, Ph.D.

Donald P. Waller, Ph.D.

Professor, Pharmacology

Contact Information
833 South Wood Street
446 Pharm, MC 865
Chicago, IL 60612-7231
Office: (312) 413-1841
Fax: (312) 413-2777


Ph.D. - Ohio State University - 1974

Research Interests

Characterization of PCB exposures in pregnant African American women through ingestion of fish from Lake Michigan Toxicology studies on new contraceptive devices and agents

Antifertility screening of plant-derived compounds and crude plant extracts Mechanisms of male mediated effects on fetal development

Publications (2007-2012)

McGraw JE, Waller DP. Fish ingestion and congener specific polychlorinated biphenyl and p,p'-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene serum concentrations in a great lakes cohort of pregnant African American women. Environ Int. 2009 Apr; 35(3): 557-65. Epub 2008 Nov 28.

Chang TL, Teleshova N, Rapista A, Paluch M, Anderson RA, Waller DP, Zaneveld LJ, Granelli-Piperno A, Klotman ME. SAMMA, a mandelic acid condensation polymer, inhibits dendritic cell-mediated HIV transmission. FEBS Lett. 2007 Oct 2;581(24):4596-602. Epub 2007 Aug 31.

Tuyama AC, Cheshenko N, Carlucci MJ, Li JH, Goldberg CL, Waller DP, Anderson RA, Profy AT, Klotman ME, Keller MJ, Herold BC. ACIDFORM inactivates herpes simplex virus and prevents genital herpes in a mouse model: optimal candidate for microbicide combinations. J Infect Dis. 2006 Sep 15;194(6):795-803. Epub 2006 Aug 16.

McGraw JE Sr, Waller DP. Specific human CYP 450 isoform metabolism of a pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB-IUPAC# 101). Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2006 May 26;344(1):129-33. Epub 2006 Mar 29.

Anderson RA, Feathergill KA, Waller DP, Zaneveld LJ. SAMMA induces premature human acrosomal loss by Ca2+ signaling dysregulation. J Androl. 2006 Jul-Aug;27(4):568-77. Epub 2006 Apr 1.

Amaral E, Perdigao A, Souza MH, Mauck C, Waller D, Zaneveld L, Faundes A. Vaginal safety after use of a bioadhesive, acid-buffering, microbicidal contraceptive gel (ACIDFORM) and a 2% nonoxynol-9 product. Contraception. 2006 May;73(5):542-547. Epub 2006 Feb 17.

Simoes JA, Bahamondes LG, Camargo RP, Alves VM, Zaneveld LJ, Waller DP, Schwartz J, Callahan MM, Mauck CK. A pilot clinical trial comparing an acid-buffering formulation (ACIDFORM gel) with metronidazole gel for the treatment of symptomatic bacterial vaginosis. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2006 Feb;61(2):211-7.

Amaral E, Perdigao A, Souza MH, Mauck C, Waller D, Zaneveld L, Faundes A. Postcoital testing after the use of a bio-adhesive acid buffering gel (ACIDFORM) and a 2% nonoxynol-9 product. Contraception. 2004;70(6):492-7.

Anderson RA, Feathergill K, Diao XH, Chany C 2nd, Rencher WF, Zaneveld LJ, Waller DP. Contraception by Ushercell (cellulose sulfate) in formulation: duration of effect and dose effectiveness. Contraception. 2004;70(5):415-22.

Cheshenko N, Keller MJ, MasCasullo V, Jarvis GA, Cheng H, John M, Li JH, Hogarty K, Anderson RA, Waller DP, Zaneveld LJ, Profy AT, Klotman ME, Herold BC. Candidate topical microbicides bind herpes simplex virus glycoprotein B and prevent viral entry and cell-to-cell spread. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2004;48(6):2025-36.