Introduction from Department Head

Jose Manautou, Professor of Pharmacology/Toxicology and Acting Head of Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
José Manautou, Ph.D., ATS Fellow, Professor and Interim Head, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

We appreciate your interest and thank you for visiting our departmental webpage!

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Connecticut has a rich history of excellence in all three facets of its core mission: teaching, research, and service.

The department is home to 20 faculty members with expertise in the disciplines of Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology and Toxicology. The Department includes two Endowed Chairs and two Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors. Our faculty are highly regarded for their scholarly contributions, service and engagement in the global scientific community. Our research programs are innovative, multi-faceted, and highly collaborative.

The department also has a deep commitment to teaching and training. Our teaching mission is achieved through an active and rigorous graduate program in all three disciplines. The Department also shares the responsibility of teaching the doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) curriculum with the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Graduates of the professional pharmacy program are given the skills and knowledge required to provide patient-centered pharmaceutical care.

We also continue our long tradition of training the next generation of pharmaceutical scientists. In addition to highly specialized research training in areas such as drug discovery, mode of action, drug formulation, and safety, all disciplines have unique core courses designed to provide fundamental concepts critical to each discipline. Our department enjoys great success in placing our PhD graduates both locally and nationally in government, industry, and academia.

Students interested in learning more about graduate studies in any of our three disciplines are encouraged to visit the web pages of individual faculty members and to request additional information by contacting the discipline coordinators.

José E. Manautou, Ph.D., ATS Fellow

Professor and Interim Head, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences