The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Connecticut strives to promote world class teaching and learning, scientific discovery and exchange, and health care improvement.
Our distinguished faculty are the foundation of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, striving to for excellence in teaching, research, and service. The Department has over 20 research active faculty, which are supported by funding from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug administration, and the National Science Foundation.
Students and faculty participate in active research in the areas of Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Pharmaceutics. Our research strives to identify and characterize therapies for treatment of human diseases, increasing public health and quality of life.
The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is part of the School of Pharmacy. It maintains strong ties to the clinical-oriented programs including the department of Pharmacy Practice and the UConn Health Center, and to basic science departments such as Molecular and Cellular Biology, Physiology and Neurobiology, Nutritional Sciences, and Chemistry. Many faculty are also affiliated with the Institute for Systems Genomics. Students in the department have a wide range of opportunities to tailor their studies to meet their individual goals.
State-of-the-art Instrumentation and Facilities
The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is housed within the University of Connecticut Pharmacy Biology Building. This building is a modern facility, having been constructed in 2005, and it contains many amenities including an NMR facility, a vivarium, and a proteomics facility, among others. Nearby buildings house many additional core facilities maintained by the University.