Faculty & Staff bios

Moses S.S. Chow, PharmD


College of Pharmacy

E-Mail: mchow@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-469-5301


AA 1968
City College of San Francisco

PharmD 1972
University of California, San Francisco

FCCP 1985 American College of Clinical Pharmacy

FCP 1988 American College of Clinical Pharmacology


Education Experience


Clinical Pharmacy 1973 VA Hospital, Palo Alto, CA

Research Interest

Dr. Chow has over 30 years of experience in transitional research and clinical studies in the areas of cardiovascular pharmacotherapy and application of pharmacokinetics/pharmacogenomics. His recent research work has been devoted to the development of conventional drugs and herbal medicines (Chinese medicines). He has also established a strong net work with Asian countries, especially China where he served as Director of the Pharmacy School in Hong Kong for 8 years. As Director of the newly established Center for Drug Research and Evaluation at Western U, the focus of his research will be the development of niche pharmaceutical products via formulation optimization as well as new therapeutic approaches. This will be accomplished via collaborative efforts among members in formulation science, bio-analysis/ pharmacokinetics, pharmacology/pharmacogenetics and clinical/outcome studies.


1. Yin Ophelia Q.P., Tomlinson Brian, Waye Mary M.Y., Chow Albert H.L., Chow Moses S.S. "Pharmacogenetics and Herb-drug Interactions: Experience with Ginkgo Biloba and Omeprazole". Pharmacogenetics 2004;14:841-850.

2. Chen Xiao, Yin Ophelia Q.P., Zuo Zhong, Chow Moses S.S. "Pharmacokinetics and Modeling of Quercetin and Metabolites". Pharmaceutical Research. 2005;22:892-901.

3. Yin Ophelia Q.P., Tomlinson Brian, Chang Qi, Poon Emily, Chow Moses S.S. "CYP2C9 but not CYP2C19 polymorphisms affect the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of glibenclamide in Chinese subjects". Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2005;78:370-377.

4. Chang Qi, Zhang Li, Zhou Limin, Zuo Zhong, Chow S.S. Moses. "Intestinal absorption of hawthorn flavonoids - in vitro, in situ and in vivo correlations". Life Sciences 2006;79:455-462.

5. Wang YF, Zuo Z, Lee KH, Chow MSS. Preliminary Validation of HO-1-u-1 Cell Line Grown on Permeable Supporting Inserts as an In-vitro Model for Sublingual Drug Delivery Screening. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 2007;334:27-34.