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.
Primary Contacts:

Song Li, MD, PhD


639 Salk Hall

Phone: 412-648-1664


Faculty affiliated with the Pharmaceutics track:

Jan Beumer, PharmD, PhD
Tanya Fabian, PharmD, PhD
Levent Kirisci, PhD
Song Li, PhD
Samuel Poloyac, PharmD, PhD
Lisa Rohan, PhD
Shilpa Sant, PhD
Vinayak Sant, PhD
Raman Venkataramanan, PhD
Haitao Yang, PhD
Jeffrey Yao, PhD, FACB