Pharmacology & Toxicology Faculty

Malott Hall, Room 5064

I started my research program on the role of lipid rafts as compartments for signaling via neurotrophin receptors. As changes in neurotrophin signaling are known to contribute to nerve degeneration in diabetic neuropathy, we extended our work to diabetic animal and cell culture models, which is the current thrust in the lab.

Morris Faiman
Professor Emeritus
Malott Hall

My research program is focused on studies on the mechanism of action of agents used in the treatment of alcohol abuse and the studies of the mechanism by which alcohol can become addictive.

Professor-Senior Scientist
Malott Hall

My research specialties include psychopharmacology, behavioral pharmacology, behavioral neuroscience and computer-controlled behavioral measurement instrumentation.

Smissman Research Lab

As a faculty member in the Pharmacology and Toxicology Department, I have mentored 15 graduate students and several post-doctoral fellows. Those individuals have gone on to assume a variety of professional positions in science.

Research Professor, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories, Room 107

Over the years, I have devoted my energies to training undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral associates to become highly respected neuroscientists, neuropharmacologists, or neurobehavioral scientists.

Associate Professor
Malott Hall, room #

My laboratory is interested in the metabolism and physiological functions of carotenoids and their cleavage products.

Associate Professor
Malott Hall, Room 5003

The specific aims of my research are designed to determine how the Msr system affects the function and expression of other proteins as well as to evaluate the role of methionine oxidation in the progression of oxidative stress and age related diseases.

Professor, Department Chairman
Malott Hall, Room 5064B

The most rewarding aspect of my job is mentoring young scientists. I have enjoyed mentoring a dozen Ph.D. graduate students and numerous post-doctoral fellows.

Associate Professor, Director for Graduate Studies of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Malott Hall, Room 5044

I received a Ph.D. in biophysics with a specialization in oxidative stress research and have been conducting research in the field of oxidative stress since my graduation.

Malott Hall, Room 3018A

My laboratory is interested in basic regulatory mechanisms in toxicology and drug disposition.

Xinkun Wang
Associate Research Professor
School of Pharmacy Building, Room 139

Dr. Xinkun Wang earned a B.S. in 1994, and an M.S. in 1997, in Biology from Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, and a Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology from Oklahoma State University in 2003. After joining KU, he has also been serving as the director of KU Genomics Facility and Genome Sequencing Core.

Howard E. Mossberg Distinguished Professor
Smissman Research Laboratories, Room 164

Research conducted in Dr. Yan’s laboratory is geared toward unraveling the cellular and molecular basis of neurodegeneration and devising therapeutic strategies to hamper the processes that cause neuronal death.

Liqin Zhao
Assistant Professor
Malott Hall

Our research focuses on brain aging and neurodegeneration (with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease; AD).

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Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to needy Kansans during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
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$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU