Advancing Human Health

Our scientists pursue answers by studying genes, microorganisms, cells and tissues, individual patients and entire populations -- all in pursuit of discovering new mePhoto: WSU Researchers are studying pharmacogenomics, which is the foundation for personalized medicine.dicines and therapies. Some peer into petri dishes and through microscopes and others ask questions at bedsides or in clinics.

We maintain a thriving research program with emphasis in novel drug targets, pharmacology (drug interactions), pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics (personalized medicine), and drug discovery.

Read more about our faculty researchers:
Departmental Research »
Clinical and Translational »
Human Patient Simulation »
Geriatrics Team »
Clinical Trials »

Graduate Research

Our Ph.D. students participate in a variety of basic, multi-disciplinary and translational research.

Read more about our graduate program in pharmaceutical sciences »

Pharm.D. Program

Our Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) professional degree program students have the option to participate in laboratory research under direction of department researchers.

Read more about our Pharm.D. program »

Invest in Research

The activities of department researchers have long been supported by a wide range of funding sources. In recent years, they have been supported by numerous institutions within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) including:

National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA) National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Environmental Health Safety (NIEHS) Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA) Foundation
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) National Cancer Institute (NCI)
American Cancer Society (ACS) W.W. Smith Charitable Trust
American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE)
WSU Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Center

If you are interested in supporting our work financially, please contact our Development Office at: or (509) 368-6675. You will find a list of our research areas in our Faculty Experts directory.

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Drug Information Center »
Faculty Scholarship »
Postdoctoral Association »


Our Researchers in the News

interview with PatientPower.comRare diseases research,
Dr. K. Michael Gibson »

interview with PatientPower.comPKU brain function,
Dr. K. Michael Gibson »

Interview with Krem2 NewsCancer metastasis suppressor genes,
Dr. Gary Meadows »

article from WSU News ServiceDiabetes management,
Dr. John White »

article from WSU News ServiceGenetic disorders,
Dr. K. Michael Gibson »

article from WSU News ServiceGene therapy,
Dr. Grant Trobridge »


Undergraduate Involvement

For undergraduate students interested in spending a summer with one of our researchers, we offer a summer fellowship program. Summer Fellowships »