Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is responsible for teaching medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics and pharmacology courses in the Pharm.D. program. The members of the department carry out research in the area of biomedical sciences with expertise in synthetic chemistry, drug delivery, computational chemistry, nanotechnology, drug resistance, cell signaling and pharmacology. The department’s core facilities include state of the art equipment including mass spectrometer, UPLC, HPLC, NMR, RT-PCR, atomic force microscope, fluorescent microscope, rheometer, ultracentrifuges, and coulter counter.
Dr. Alok Bhushan is Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Bhushan’s areas of interest include cancer pharmacology and signal transduction focused on treatment and prevention. He has served as major advisor to several Ph.D. and Master’s students. He has published articles and reviews. Dr. Bhushan is a fellow of the Academic Fellows Leadership Program of AACP.