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Pharmaceutical Sciences Division

Welcome to the Pharmaceutical Sciences Division at the University of Wisconsin–Madison! Our mission is to innovate through cutting-edge research in the pharmaceutical sciences, to educate through didactic and directed research contributions to the Doctor of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD, and Pharmacology and Toxicology BS programs, and to cultivate a nurturing and inclusive community that supports scholarship and learning within the School of Pharmacy.

The Pharmaceutical Sciences Division is a talented international community of nearly 200 people, made up of world-class faculty, scientists, lecturers, research technicians, administrative staff, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates. Faculty and students within the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences self-affiliate with one or more of our three research cores:

These cores encompass the disciplines of medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical biochemistry, pharmaceutics, nanotechnology, engineering, biotechnology, pharmacology and toxicology. Each of the three research cores sponsors a seminar series that provides presentation opportunities for students in our Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD program and brings in outside speakers engaged in research that aligns with each respective core. The entire division also comes together for regular colloquia and named lectures given by internationally recognized leaders in pharmaceutical sciences research.

Research collaborations within and beyond the Pharmaceutical Sciences Division are common, and many of our researchers are also affiliated with other departments, research centers, and multi-investigator research projects that involve other investigators in the larger University of Wisconsin research community and beyond.

Many faculty in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Division also train graduate students from programs based in other UW–Madison schools and colleges, and they are frequently involved in national and international service and outreach with other universities, professional organizations, foundations, and governments. The members of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Division embrace the Wisconsin Idea that what we do in research, education, service, and outreach should benefit the people of Wisconsin and the world.

Paul Marker, Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences Division
Paul Marker, PhD
Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences Division

Division Leadership

Pharmsci Chair
Paul Marker, PhD
4111 Rennebohm Hall
Phone: 608-890-2150

Pharmsci Vice Chair
Sandro Mecozzi, PhD
7113 Rennebohm Hall
Phone: 608-262-7810