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Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

The Department of Biopharmaceutical Science faculty contribute to the foundational learning experiences in the first year of the PharmD curriculum, and integration of the foundational science with clinical applications in the second year of the three-year program. The department department faculty have also established research in various focus areas of pharmaceutical sciences.  These research areas include drug design and synthesis, protein chemistry, gene therapy, drug metabolism, pharmaceutical development and manufacturing, pharmacology, pharmaceutical biotechnology, translational science, clinical research and complementary alternative medicines. Many professional students participate in the various research projects. The research activities also include several local and international academic institutions.

The teaching, scholarship, and service activities are presented in the annual newsletters listed below:
2012 BPS Newsletter
2013 BPS Newsletter


Amusa Adebayo
Associate Professor, Biopharm Pharmacology

Ruth Adewuya
Pharmaceutics Lab Manager

Department Chair
Moji Adeyeye
Professor Pharmaceutics

Balwant Chauhan
Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Physiology

Subrata Deb
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology

Arun Jadhav
Professor Pharmacology

Paiboon Jungsuwadee
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology

Sonali Kurup
Assistant Professor, Medicinal Chemistry

Paul Ornstein
Associate Professor, Medicinal Chemistry

Ravikiran Panakanti
Assistant Professor, Biopharmaceutics

Larry Potempa
Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Immunology



Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences Affiliate Faculty


Ruth Adewuya, MD
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics

Thomas Catalano, PhD
Affiliate Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
President, PharmChem Analytical Consultants LLC

Panos Constantinides, PhD
Affiliate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Founder and Principal,
Biopharmaceutical & Drug Delivery Conculting, LLC

Nkere Ebube, PhD
Affiliate Professor of Pharmaceutics
Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals (MGP)
and Wockhardt USA, LLC (WUSA)

Lou Jungheim, PhD
Affiliate Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Principal, LNJ Consulting

Fatima Khaja, PhD
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacist and Scientist, Holy Family Plaza Pharmacy

Debra Luffer-Atlas, PhD
Affiliate Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Senior Research Advisor, Lilly Research Laboratories

Angela Lynch, PhD
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director, Chemical Products and Technology Division of the American Chemistry Council

Steven R. Nowicki, M.Sc., R.Ph.
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vice President, Manufacturing & Quality Control - North America
APP Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Fresenius-Kabi

Carmen Popescu, PhD
Affiliate Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Senior Project Coordinator Pharmaceutical Applications, Roquette America Inc.

James Radosevich, PhD
Affiliate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Professor (tenured) / Staff Research Scientist, University of Illinois - Dental College and Cancer Center / VA Chicago Health Care System

Priyanka Rohatgi, PhD
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacokinetics Scientist, Baxter Healthcare

Surendera Tyagi, PhD, RAC
Affiliate Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vice President, Oncology Business Unit Executive Vice President
IV Generics, APP Pharmaceuticals, LLC., Fresenius-Kabi

Mark Weber, PhD
Affiliate Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
President and Senior Investigator, Fermalogic

Roy Wesley, PhD
Affiliate Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Chief Operating Office and Senior Investigator, Fermalogic