About Us

Defining the Scope

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Our research spans the life cycle of the drug, to identify therapeutic targets, discover novel drug therapies and improve the use of existing drug therapies.

Clinical Pharmaceutical Science lab with Dr. Julio Duarte

By the Numbers

#3 In the nation for NIH research funding per the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

$27.7 Million In total research funding according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

$31,000 Minimum stipend for graduate research assistants with additional awards available

59 Graduate faculty mentors

136 On campus graduate students, Ph.D. and M.S.

5 Research centers housed within the UF College of Pharmacy


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Discover Greatness

Students in our pharmaceutical sciences graduate program train alongside world renowned researchers to discover and improve new drug targets, novel drug molecules and drug therapies to treat disease.

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MEET OUR FACULTY: Video Series

Mei He, Ph.D.

Dr. He’s research at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy focuses on precise definition and control of immunity at the molecular level to tissue level, via extracellular vesicles and exosomes – mediated delivery and biological programming strategies, which can be employed in advancing cancer immunotherapy, regenerative medicine, and precision therapeutics.

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Life Cycle of a Drug

Representation of drug life cycle, from drug discovery to safety testing.

Gator Pharmacy Alumni

Graduates of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy maintain strong ties after graduation and stand ready to support future Gator graduates. No matter where your career or travels take you, it’s likely you will cross paths with a graduate of the UF College of Pharmacy.