Pharmaceutics


The pharmaceutics track is concentrated on the study of the design of pharmaceutical dosage forms and their interaction with the human body.  Topics included are physical pharmacy, bioanalysis, drug delivery and targeting, drug metabolism, drug transport, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

  • You will develop a thorough understanding of how to apply principles of physical pharmacy to dosage form design and optimization of drug product performance.
  • You will develop the fundamentals required for design of both traditional and complex state-of-the-art drug delivery systems and skills essential for the advancement of targeted drug therapies using small molecules, proteins, peptides and other biomolecules, probiotics, and tissue engineered platforms.
  • You will gain knowledge of the human body and the interaction of medications with the human body including metabolism, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
  • Your research opportunities include formulation of dosage forms, development of novel delivery systems and development of complex new therapies for site specific action, establishing novel markers for disease, study of metabolic pathways, development of bioanalytical techniques, and evaluation of absorption, distribution, and elimination of drug substances and their regulation.

Primary Contact

Song Li, MD, PhD
Professor
639 Salk Hall
412-648-1664
sol4@pitt.edu