The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences has made significant strides following the construction of a modern multi-user pharmaceutical research laboratory at the Georgia campus of PCOM.

Research within the department is rapidly growing with the support of the School of Pharmacy and PCOM. Expanded and well-equipped laboratory space facilitates the research interests of the faculty and provides scholarship opportunities to students across diverse areas including autoimmune, cardiovascular, neuroscience and neurodegenerative diseases, cancer and the molecular basis for treatment, drug development and target identification, the use of natural products to fight cancer, obesity, hepatoregeneration, cardiovascular regulation and disease, biomedical imaging, biomarker identification and translational bioinformatics.

A solid foundation of research has been built on administrative support, productive collaborations with nearby institutions including the University of Georgia and Emory University as well as successful competition for intramural and extramural grants. Research opportunities in the department will continue to grow with the addition of a vivarium on the GA-PCOM campus and further expansion of existing laboratory space.

Central to the mission of the department is academic and research training of students. PCOM students participate in research with faculty through the federal work-study program, as volunteers, through the Graduate Program tracks and APPE elective rotations.



For more information about the Department’s research efforts, please contact:

Avadhesh C. Sharma, PharmD, PhD
Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Phone: 678-407-7344