Mission

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy is committed to excellence in pharmacy education, research, and service. We strive to provide an environment that fosters learning, achievement, and mutual respect among faculty, staff, and students, and one that encourages interdisciplinary interaction.

Our mission is to:

  • Provide quality education that establishes a foundation of knowledge, professional competency, and integrity, and that promotes conscientious problem solving, life-long learning, creativity, and the pursuit of excellence in the delivery of pharmaceutical care.

  • Promote and support excellence in research that focuses on discovery and the pre-clinical and clinical development of pharmaceuticals, as well as the therapeutic management and prevention of human disease.

  • Offer an excellent graduate program in pharmaceutical sciences that responds to the needs of Pennsylvania and the nation.

  • Contribute to the mission of the School of Pharmacy including the provision of optimal patient care as well as to the public and professional missions of the University of Pittsburgh.

  • Serve society through the contributions and the diverse talents and expertise of the faculty and staff.

Interim Chair

Wen Xie, PhD

Department Office: 711 Salk Hall


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Jan H. Beumer, PharmD, PhD
Associate Professor
Phone: 412-623-3216
Office: G27E, Hillman Cancer Center
Email: jhb11@pitt.edu
Sharon E. Corey, PhD
Assistant Dean of Students, Assistant Professor
Phone: 412-648-9157
Office: 904 Salk Hall
Email: coreys@pitt.edu
Balwant N. Dixit, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Email: bdixit@pitt.edu
Shoucheng Du, PhD
Visiting Research Assistant Professor
Phone: 412-383-5276
Office: 529 Salk
Email: shd20@pitt.edu
David J. Edwards, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Robert Ertel
Professor Emeritus
Christian Fernandez, PhD
Assistant Professor
Phone: 412-383-8108
Office: 307 Salk Pav
Email: chf63@pitt.edu
Carl Gainor, JD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: 412-624-8137
Office: 904 Salk Hall
Email: cag4@pitt.edu
Robert B. Gibbs, PhD
Professor
Phone: 412-624-8185
Office: 1004 Salk Hall
Email: gibbsr@pitt.edu
Barry Gold, PhD
Professor
Phone: 412-383-9593
Office: 711 Salk Hall
Email: goldbi@pitt.edu
Donna Huryn, PhD
Research Professor
Phone: 412-737-3225
Office: 521 Salk Hall
Email: huryn@pitt.edu
Prema C. Iyer, PhD
Visiting Research Assistant Professor
Phone: 412-624-3380
Email: pci2@pitt.edu
Paul A. Johnston, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Phone: 412-383-6605
Office: 548 Salk Hall
Email: paj18@pitt.edu
Randy P. Juhl, PhD
Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus
Email: RJuhl@pitt.edu
John H. Kilwein, PhD
Associate Professor Emeritus
Galina P. Kirillova, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Phone: 412-648-9909
Office: 513B SALK
Email: galinag@pitt.edu
Levent Kirisci, PhD
Professor
Phone: 412-864-2461
Office: 3520 Forbes Avenue, Parkvale Annex 203,
Email: levent@pitt.edu
Joseph E. Knapp, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Email: jknapp@pitt.edu
Patricia D. Kroboth, PhD
Dean, Dr. Gordon J. Vanscoy Professor
Phone: 412-624-2400
Office: Suite 1100 Salk Hall
Song Li, MD, PhD
Professor
Phone: 412-383-7976
Office: 313 Pavilion
Email: sol4@pitt.edu
Jiang Li
Research Assistant Professor
Phone: 412-648-2190
Office: 312 Research Pavilion
Email: jil35@pitt.edu
Xiaochao Ma, PhD
Associate Professor
Phone: 412-648-9448
Office: 309 Pavilion
Email: MXIAOCHA@pitt.edu
Lee McDermott, PhD
Assistant Professor
Phone: 412-648-9706
Office: 808 Salk Hall
Email: lam179@pitt.edu
Terence McGuire, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Phone: 412-383-5276
Office: Second Floor Pavilion
Email: tfm1@pitt.edu
M. Beth Minnigh, PhD
Assistant Professor
Phone: 412-648-9854
Office: 806B Salk Hall
Email: mam212@pitt.edu
Michael Mokotoff, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Email: moagie@pitt.edu
Samuel M. Poloyac, PharmD, PhD
Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs, Professor
Phone: 412-624-4595
Office: 212 Pavilion
Email: poloyac@pitt.edu
Maureen D. Reynolds, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Phone: 412-648-8430
Office: 805A Salk Hall
Email: maureen@pitt.edu
Lisa C. Rohan, PhD
Professor
Phone: 412-641-6108
Office: Magee Women's Research Institute
Email: rohanlc@upmc.edu
Vinayak Sant, PhD
Assistant Professor
Phone: 412-648-8481
Office: 546 Salk
Email: vis45@pitt.edu
Shilpa Sant, PhD
Assistant Professor
Phone: 412-648-9804
Office: 808A Salk Hall
Email: shs149@pitt.edu
Paul L. Schiff, PhD
Professor
Phone: 412-648-8462
Office: 513A Salk Hall
Email: pschiff@pitt.edu
Randall B. Smith, PhD
Senior Associate Dean, Professor
Phone: 412-648-8527
Office: 1103 Salk Hall
Email: smithrb@pitt.edu
Ralph E. Tarter, PhD
Professor
Phone: 412-383-6056
Office: 805B Salk Hall
Email: tarter@pitt.edu
Michael M Vanyukov, PhD
Professor
Phone: 412-383-6103
Office: 541A Salk
Email: mmv@pitt.edu
Raman Venkataramanan, PhD
Professor
Phone: 412-648-8547
Office: 718 Salk Hall
Email: rv@pitt.edu
Regis R. Vollmer, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Email: vollm@pitt.edu
LiRong Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Phone: 412-624-8118
Office: Second Floor Pavilion
Email: liw30@pitt.edu
Junmei Wang, PhD
Associate Professor
Phone: 412-383-3268
Office: 527 Salk Hall
Email: juw79@pitt.edu
Peter Wipf, PhD
Professor
Phone: 412-624-8606
Office: 1301 Chevron Building
Email: pwipf@pitt.edu
Wen Xie, MD, PhD
Interim Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Joseph Koslow Endowed Chair, Professor
Phone: 412-648-9941
Office: 306 Pavilion
Email: wex6@pitt.edu
Xiang-Qun (Sean) Xie, PhD, EMBA
Associate Dean for Research Innovation, Professor
Phone: 412-383-5276
Office: 335 Sutherland Drive, 206 Salk Pavilion
Email: xix15@pitt.edu
Da Yang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Phone: 412-383-5145
Office: 308 Pavilion
Email: dyang@pitt.edu
Peng Yang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Phone: 412-624-8131
Office: Salk Pavilion Room 223
Email: pey12@pitt.edu
Jeffrey K. Yao, PhD, FACB
Research Professor
Phone: 412-360-6781
Office: VAPHS, 7180 Highland Drive
Email: jkyao@pitt.edu