Research

Overview

UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty discoveries significantly impact the lives of the world's patients. Our research encompasses an entire spectrum, from understanding molecules at one end to ensuring the right patient receives the right medication at the other. Our scientists reveal the basic biochemical mechanisms of health and disease and explore molecular targets for new drugs. They both develop and share the leading technologies that enable their science. They drive the development of new medicines, medical devices, and diagnostic tests. And they investigate methodologies toward the safest, individualized, and most effective use of affordable, accessible medications for all patients.

Regardless of where their work falls along this spectrum, precise therapeutics is their common goal.

Research areas

Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

Research overview

Department of Clinical Pharmacy

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Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

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Research services and facilities

Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

Department of Clinical Pharmacy

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Research programs and collaborations

Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

Department of Clinical Pharmacy

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry*

*The technologies within each of these core facilities are advanced and improved by department faculty members and used by faculty members at UCSF and beyond to conduct their science.

Funding

The School of Pharmacy has been the recipient of more National Institutes of Health research funding than any other pharmacy school in the United States, every year since 1979.

See federal and other research contracts and grant totals at Funding.

Organized research unit (ORU)

MOLECULAR DESIGN INSTITUTE (MDI)

The MDI was established in 1993 to promote the discovery, design, and delivery of novel pharmaceutical agents through structure-based molecular design. Contact Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD.