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A Welcome Message from the Department Head

Welcome to the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, the basic science component of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia. We appreciate your interest and hope you will take some time to learn more about our programs.

The research focus of our department is on the cutting-edge of pharmaceutical sciences. Our nationally recognized faculty and staff provide students with a state-of-the-art education leading to opportunities found nowhere else in the country. We provide training at the professional, master, doctoral and post-doctoral levels in a wide range of disciplines, including medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, toxicology, drug delivery, pharmacology and many other related biomedical sciences. As a result of integrated training, our graduates have built careers in academics, institutions, healthcare, biomedical and pharmaceutical industries, and government agencies.

The Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences has a tradition of providing excellent education and outstanding research opportunities for our students. We have played an integral role in the development of the UGA Center for Drug Discovery, with members from various departments, colleges and universities across the state of Georgia. As we look back on past growth and accomplishments, we eagerly await a future filled with significant discoveries in all areas of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences. Our recent move to the Pharmacy South building, completed in 2009, will allow us to continue our leadership of education and research as our students move forward in the 21st century.

This is an exciting time for pharmaceutical research, and the future holds much promise for those of you entering the field. Our department provides you with the stimulation of interdisciplinary pursuits leading to a career of disciplined diversity. I am excited about our expanding horizons, and look forward to a future full of promise and growth.  Take some time to explore our site, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your interest in the College of Pharmacy and the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences at UGA. We look forward to hearing from you.


Dexi Liu, PhD
Department Head