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Pharmaceutical Sciences Associate Professor David Sanchez, PhD, with MSPS student Buyuan He.


Research is a central part of the College of Pharmacy’s mission. College of Pharmacy faculty are active in the scholarship of research, and actively encourage student participation in their research endeavors. WesternU College of Pharmacy students gain valuable hands-on research experience working side-by-side with faculty researchers.

Explore Research & Biotechnology

MSPS Student Kevin Ventocilla works with his advisor, Assoiciate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Dr. David Sanchez, to analyze the outcomes of an experiment that shows the how different HIV genes can manipulate an immune response against the virus. *Photographed for a COP story on research diversity.

Areas of Focus The College’s research can be grouped into a multiple areas of interest

– Cancer Immunotherapy
– Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology
– Chemical Biology
– Chemoprevention
– Computational Biology
– Drug Delivery
– Immune Cell Engineering
– Immunology and Infectious Diseases
– Molecular Pharmacology
– Nanotechnology
– Neuropharmacology
– Pharmaceutics
– Pharmacokinetics