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Molecular Pharmaceutics

Department Name Change Announcement! Effective August 22, 2022 we are the Department of Molecular Pharmaceutics.

Department Name Change Announcement! Effective August 22, 2022 we are the Department of Molecular Pharmaceutics. 

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Molecular Pharmaceutics. We are dedicated to find more effective and less toxic methods of drug delivery. Our faculty are internationally recognized leaders in pharmaceutics research and education. The Department is housed in The Skaggs Research Institute with unsurpassed laboratory and interactive space. We offer a PhD degree in Molecular Pharmaceutics. This program is ranked among the  top in the nation. Our students work collaboratively with faculty and students in Biomedical EngineeringPharmacology and ToxicologyMedicinal Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Biological Chemistry Programs. Our alumni have leading positions in academia, industry and government. We are part of The Health Sciences Center with active participation in The Huntsman Cancer Institute, and HSC Research Initiatives.  

We are proud to call The University of Utah College of Pharmacy home. Our college consistently ranks among the top 10 in receiving funding from The National Institutes of Health. We have ambitious plans to grow and break new grounds in interdisciplinary research. We are committed to attract and serve faculty and students with diversity in world-views and dedicated to training the next generation of pharmaceutical scientists focused on drug delivery, gene therapy, cell-based delivery, immunotherapeutics and vaccines, precision medicine, and theranostics. Whether you are an aspiring graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, a faculty looking for new opportunities, or an alumnus or a community citizen who would like to advocate for us, I invite you to explore our website and contact us.

Hamid Ghandehari, PhD

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Presidential Endowed Chair Molecular Pharmaceutics

Mission Statement

The Department of Molecular Pharmaceutics offers a Ph.D. degree program through the Graduate School of the University of Utah. The program seeks to prepare graduate students to function independently, competently and technically in a variety of settings including academic, research, administrative, business management, legal, regulatory and investment career tracks.