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 medicines and therapies. Some peer into petri dishes and through microscopes and others ask questions at bedsides or in clinics.
Visit the College of Pharmacy Graduate Programs website for more information on graduate research.
Invest in Research
If you are interested in supporting our work financially, please contact our Development Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 368-6675. You will find a list of our research areas in our Faculty Experts directory.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Program
The department maintains an active research program with emphasis in cancer biology, toxicology, immunopharmacology, neuropharmacology and general pharmacology. The activities of department researchers have long been supported by a wide range of funding sources. In recent years, these have included the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA), National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Environmental Health Safety (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), American Cancer Society (ACS), American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), Susan Komen Foundation, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA) Foundation, American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE), and the WSU Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Center.
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) students who are interested in research can also participate in laboratory research under direction of department researchers.
Our Researchers in the News
Cancer metastasis suppressor genes, Dr. Gary Meadows. Watch video »
Smartphone apps for diabetes managmenet, Dr. John White.
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Drug testing for disorder related to autism and epilepsy, Dr. K. Michael Gibson. Read more »
Gene therapy for HIV/AIDS, Dr. Grant Trobridge. Read more »
For undergraduate students interested in spending a summer with one of our researchers, we offer a summer fellowship program. Click on the Summer Fellowships link above for information.