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Faculty Research

Faculty at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis are active members of academic and health professions communities. Students benefit from both the practice and research knowledge that faculty contribute to the academic program.

Areas of Faculty Research Interest

University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis faculty research contributes significantly to health care, the practice of pharmacy and liberal arts scholarship. With a wide variety of research interests, our faculty members are experts in areas ranging from drug discovery and public health to infectious disease and the history of medicine.

Areas of faculty research interest include:

  • Fungal organisms which cause infections in individuals with compromised immune systems/Rhodotorula mucilaginosa
  • Targeting nuclear hormone receptors towards development of drugs to treat a range of human diseases including autoimmune diseases, cancer, metabolic/cardiovascular and behavioral disorders.
  • The negative affective behaviors associated with the withdrawal phase of addiction and the interaction of endogenous opioid systems with commonly prescribed opioid analgesics.
  • Applied conservation research
  • Neural mechanisms underlying the emotional distress associated with stress, chronic pain and addiction.
  • Functional selectivity of opioid agonist action from its own target adverse effects while integrating chemical synthesis with biochemical, genetic and pharmacological approaches.
  • Identifying novel therapeutics for the treatment of metabolic diseases, including atherosclerosis obesity, diabetes and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
  • The design and synthesis of novel small organic molecules as modulators of nuclear hormone receptors for the therapeutic treatment of cancer, fatty liver diseases, Alzheimer’s disease and Atherosclerosis.
  • Methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA)
  • Queen Elizabeth I

Visit individual faculty biographies to learn more about areas of research interest.

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