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The research mission of the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences is directed toward increasing the understanding of drug delivery, drug action and rational drug therapy in an environment of professional and intellectural growth, with the ultimate goal of developing therapeutic agents to improve medical and pharmaceutical care.

Our faculty members provide a wealth of experience and bring an incomparable passion to their science.  Our interdisciplinary collaborations extend to other departments as well as other institiutions and include close partnerships with the Center of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and the University of Illinois Cancer Center.

The scope of the Department's research enterprise extends to many diverse areas:

  • Nanopharmacy
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Drug Delivery
  • Drug Metabolism
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Forensic Science
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cancer Pharmacology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Toxicology