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.

Photo: WSU Researchers are studying pharmacogenomics, which is the foundation for personalized medicine.We maintain a thriving research program with emphasis in novel drug targets, pharmacology (drug interactions), pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics (personalized medicine), and drug discovery.

College departments with faculty researchers include pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacotherapy, clinical pharmacology, and exercise physiology.

Read more about our faculty researchers:
Laboratory Research »
Clinical and Translational »

Graduate Research

Our Ph.D. program currently has about 25 students participating in a variety of basic, multi-disciplinary and translational research.

Read more about our graduate program in pharmaceutical sciences »

Pharm.D. Program

The WSU Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) is a professional degree program comprised of three years of education and one year of rotations. Pharm.D. students who are interested in research can also 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 »
Human Patient Simulation »
Geriatrics Team »
Clinical Trials »
Faculty Scholarship »


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 »