Pharmacology & Toxicology Faculty

Adeboye Adejare PhD
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

a [dot] adejar [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.8944

My group is interested in the areas of design and synthesis of small organic molecules to probe neurodegeneration. We are also interested in in vitro models of drug absorption and ability to cross blood brain barrier; drug targeting;...
Bin Chen PhD

Director, Graduate Program in Pharmacology/Toxicology

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

b [dot] chen [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.7481

My research focus on targeting tumor blood vessels for cancer therapy. We are particularly interested in using photo-active drugs(photosensitizers) to modify tumor vascular function. Current research projects include characterizing blood vessel...
Peter J. Harvison PhD
The Leonard & Madlyn Abramson Chair in Pharmacology Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology Research Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

p [dot] harvis [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.8979

My research interests are primarily concerned with the effects of metabolism on the biological activity of chemicals (including drugs) to which humans and other mammals may be exposed. Although metabolism usually results in the formation of nontoxic...
James M. Holaska, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

j [dot] holaska [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.7153

Dr. Holaska's research program focuses on understanding how proteins within the nuclear envelope regulate genomic organization and gene expression and how mutations in these proteins result in disease. The nuclear envelope surrounds the nucleus...
Jean-Francois Jasmin, PhD

Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Education

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

j [dot] jasmin [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-8512

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Zhiyu Li, PhD
Zhiyu Li PhD

Director of Undergraduate Pharmacology/Toxicology Program

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

zh [dot] li [at] usciences [dot] edu | 267.295.3105

Dr. Li's research interest on biopharmaceutics is to utilize human endogenous proteins as carriers for drug formulation, targeting and delivery. He has developed a human serum albumin-based platform to create recombinant albumins that can...
Isabelle Mercier, PhD
Isabelle Mercier PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

i [dot] mercier [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-7151

Breast and prostate cancers continue to be the most commonly diagnosed cancers among Americans. My laboratory focuses on the characterization and molecular targeting of key proteins involved in breast and prostate tumorigenesis, using both in vitro...
Catherine C. Moore PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

c [dot] moore [at] usciences [dot] edu | 267.295.3180

Diane W. Morel PhD

Assistant Dean of Curricula and Assessment, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

d [dot] morel [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.895.1123

Dr. Morel's research seeks to understand the mechanisms by which oxidative and nitrative species contribute to changes in cellular function in chronic disease, and how dietary components or antioxidants may protect against these changes.
Asha Suryanarayanan
Asha Suryanarayanan, PhD, FPGEC
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

a [dot] suryanarayanan [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-7152

Dr. Suryanarayanan earned her bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Mumbai, India. She subsequently earned her PhD degree from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of...
Ruy Tchao PhD
Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

r [dot] tchao [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.8978

Dr. Tchao earned a PhD from the University of Manchester and a BS from the University of Nottingham, both in England. He studies the role of desmosomes in tumor cell motility and invasion, and the development of in-vitro assays as alternatives to...