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
Natural & Botanical Products Drug Discovery & Development; Epigenetics/
epigenomics/metabolomics; NRF2 signaling & protection of oxidative stress/
inammation induced diseases; PKPD 

Distinguished Professor, Glaxo Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutics, Graduate Director
email:  Kongt@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
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
email:  yannis@soe.rutgers.edu
Phone:  848-445-6561

Edward Arnold

Ph.D., Cornell University
Antiviral Drug Design, X-ray Crystallography
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
email:  arnold@cabm.rutgers.edu
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
email:  brunetti@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
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
email:  suziec@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
Phone:  848-445-7243

Richard H. Ebright  

Ph.D., Harvard University
Structural biology; single-molecule biophysics; RNA polymerases; antibacterial agents; antituberculosis agents
Board of Governors Professors of chemistry and Chemical
email:  ebright@waksman.rutgers.edu
Phone:  848-445-6561

Ronald P. Hart  

Ph.D., Michigan University, Ann Arbor
Diease-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) to study mechanisms of neurogenesis and to model diseases of the human nervous system
Professor, Director, Stem Cell Program
email:  rhart@rutgers.edu
Phone:  848-445-1783

Arash Hatefi, 

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

Hatefi Lab:  https://sites.rutgers.edu/hatefi-lab/ 

email:  ahatefi@pharmacy.rutgers.edu

Phone:  848-445-6366

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
email:  lkagan@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
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
email: fangliu@cabm.rutgers.edu
Phone:  848-445-9783

Bozena Michniak

Ph.D., DeMontfort University, Leicester, UK
Research Interests: Topical, transdermal & mucosal drug delivery; formulation optimization and drug carriers, dermatopharmaceutics https://sites.rutgers.edu/michniak-lab/ 

Professor
email:  michniak@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
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
email:  aminden@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
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
email:  minko@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
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
email:  muzzio@rutgers.edu
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
email:  sinko@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
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
email:  marc.sturgill@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
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
email:  nsuh@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
Phone:  848-445-8030

Jay A. Tischfield

Ph.D., Yale University
Medical and human genetics: the genetics of somatic cells, mouse models for human diseases and genes for complex human genetic disorders
Distinguished Professor, Department of Genetics Executive Director, HGINJ
email:  jay@.rutgers.edu
Phone:  848-445-1027

William J. Welsh

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Computer-aided drug design and bioinformatics
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, RWJMS
email:  welshwj@rwjms.rutgers.edu
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
email:  junwang@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
Phone:  848-445-5381

Yang-Chung
C. S. Yang

Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Mechanisms of carcinogenesis and its prevention, including development of new animal models for colon ad prostate cancers as well as studies on the inhibition of carcinogenesis by tea constituents, tocopherols, and their combination with commonly used drugs. Research is being conducted in animal models, on molecular investigation with cell lines, and in humans
Distinguished Professor and John L. Colaizzi Endowed Chair in Pharmacy

email:  csyang@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
Phone:  848-445-5360

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; https://bme.rutgers.edu/martin-l-yarmush
Distinguished Professor, Paul & Mary Monroe Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
email:  yarmush@soe.rutgers.edu
Phone:  848-445-6528

Guofeng You

Ph.D., Clark University
Elucidation of the molecular, cellular and functional characteristics of drug/xenobiotic transporters
Distinguished Professor
email:  gyou@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
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
email:  rzhou@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
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

email:  weixing.zong@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
Phone:  848-445-4940