Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Science

Faculty and Staff

The Graduate Faculty in the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Science at Rutgers University is made up of individuals with a diverse range of research interests and expertise.  The following pages highlight the profiles of the graduate faculty in the pharmaceutical science graduate program.

Ah Ng Tony Kong  Director, Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Science

Ph.D., University of New York, Buffalo

Pharmacodynamic of dietary phytochemicals; Cancer Prevention and Interception by dietary phytochemicals and botanical products.

Pharmacokinetics (PK)/Pharmacodynamics (PD) studies and PKPD modeling and simulation; NRF2-mediated Redox Signaling; Mitochondrial Metabolic and Epigenetic Reprogramming.

Distinguished Professor, Glaxo Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutics, Graduate Director
Phone:  848-445-6368

Ioannis (Yannis) P. Androulakis

Ph.D., Purdue University

Computational systems Biology; Computational systems Pharmacology; Inflammation and inflammatory diseases; Circadian – immune – metabolism interations

Professor, Research Scholar academy Advisor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Phone:  848-445-6561

Edward Arnold

Ph.D., Cornell University
Antiviral Drug Design, X-ray Crystallography
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Phone:  848-445-9777

Luigi Brunetti 

Ph.D.,  Rutgers University
Identification of factors that influence an individual’s response to medications
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration; Pharmaceutics
Phone:  848-932-6390

Suzie Chen 

Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Molecular mechanisms of melanoma development using transgenic mouse model systems
Distinguished Professor and Department Chair, Chemical Biology
Phone:  848-445-7243

Richard H. Ebright 

Ph.D., Harvard University
Structure, mechanism, and regulation of bacterial transcription complexes, and on the development of inhibitors of bacterial transcription as antituberculosis agents and broad-spectrum antibacterial agents. His research employs tools of structural biology, biophysics, and drug-discovery
Board of Governors Professor, of Chemistry and Chemical
Phone:  848-445-5179

Zhaohui Feng 

Ph.D., Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China
Tumor suppressor p53 signaling in cancer; Cancer metabolic reprogramming; Protein posttranslational modifications
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Phone:  732-235-8814

Feng Lab:

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Christina Glytsou  

Ph.D., University of Padua, Italy
Mitochondrial biology during the progression of hematologic malignancies and the acquisition of drug resistance
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Biology
Glytsou Lab:
Phone:  848-445-4095

Arash Hatefi, 

PhD, University of Alberta, Canada
Cancer Immunotherapy, Bispecific Killer Cell Engagers (BiKE), Vector Development
Professor,  Department of Pharmaceutics

Hatefi Lab:
Phone:  848-445-6366

Wenwei Hu

Ph.D., Zhejiang University, China
Regulation and role of tumor suppressor p53 signaling in cancer, tumor microenvironment, cancer metabolic reprogramming, cancer cachexia
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Phone:  732-235-6169

Leonid Kagan

Ph.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
PKPD modeling and simulation, Pharmacometrics and population modeling, Physiologically-based (PBPK) and mechnism-based models
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics
Phone:  848-932-6365

Fang Liu

Ph.D., Harvard University
TGF-ß signal transduction, transcriptional regulation, cell cycle control, and their roles in cancer
Associate Professor
Phone:  848-445-9783

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Matthew J. McBride 

Ph.D., Harvard University
Amino acid homeostasis, cancer, nutrition, metabolomics, stable isotope tracing
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Biology
Phone:  848-445-4052

Bozena Michniak

Ph.D., DeMontfort University, Leicester, UK
Research Interests: Topical, transdermal & mucosal drug delivery; formulation optimization and drug carriers, dermatopharmaceutics 

Phone:  848-445-3589

Audrey Minden

Ph.D., University of Illinois
Small GTPases integrate signals from extracellular stimuli and in turn induce various cellular changes in mammalian cells
Associate Professor
Phone:  848-235-3234

Tamara Minko

Ph.D., University of
Nanoscale-based targeted delivery of drugs, peptides, siRNA and antisense oligonucleotides in order to enhance the efficiency of treatment and maging, Nanomedicine, Nanoparticle formulation, characterization and testing, Preclinical in vitro and in vivo evaluation of anticancer therapeutics, Orthotopic and ectopic animal models of cancer, lung diseases and fibrosis, Personalized medicine, Hypoxia, Mechanisms of multidrug resistance and their suppression, Intracellular fate and molecular mechanisms of action of drugs, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics
Distinguished Professor and Chair,  Department of Pharmaceutics
Phone:  848-445-6348

Fernando Muzzio

Ph.D., University of Mass. at Amherst
Continuous manufacturing, Pharmaceutical product and process design, Pharmaceutical product performance characterization and optimization, Drug deliver, Pharmaceutical process modeling and simulation, Blending of powders, Material properties of powders, liquids, and suspensions
Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Phone:  848-445-3357

Patrick Sinko

Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutical formulations and molecular-, nano- and micro-scale drug delivery with specific applications to the treatment or prevention of HIV/AIDS, breast and lung cancer, chemical terrorism countermeasures
Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics
Phone:  848-445-6398

Marc Sturgill

PharmD., University of Kentucky
The effects of age, disease and xenobiotics on drug pharmacokinetics, in particular, the effect of these variables on the activity of human drug metabolizing enzymes
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
Phone:  848-445-6815

Nanjoo Suh

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Mechanism studies of natural and synthetic anti-inflammatory agents, vitamin D and vitamin E family, triterpenoids and stilbenoids using cell lines, organ culture and animal models of cancer and osteoarthritis  
Professor, Department of Chemical Biology
Phone:  848-445-8030

William J. Welsh

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Computer-aided drug design and bioinformatics
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, RWJMS
Phone:  848-235-3234

Jun Wang

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Medicinal Chemistry, Small molecule antivirals targeting emerging and remerging viruses
Associate Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Phone:  848-445-5381

Martin L. Yarmush


Ph.D., Rockefeller University
The research activities in Professor Yarmush’s laboratory broadly address scientific and engineering aspects of various challenging areas in biotechnology and bioengineering including tissue engineering and regenerative medicine;
Distinguished Professor, Paul & Mary Monroe Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Phone:  848-445-6528

Guofeng You

Ph.D., Clark University
Elucidation of the molecular, cellular and functional characteristics of drug/xenobiotic transporters
Distinguished Professor
Phone:  848-445-6349

Renping Zhou

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
What and how biological signals regulate normal and pathological processes in the nervous system
Associate Dean for Research
Phone:  848-445-7246

Wei Xing Zong

Ph.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Cell metabolism and protein homeostasis during oncogenesis and cancer treatment
Professor and Co-Leader, John L. Colaizzi Chair in Pharmacy

Phone:  848-445-4940