Research & Training


50+ Graduate Faculty Provide Training

Future pharmaceutical scientists have the opportunity to train with more than 50 graduate faculty in the college's comprehensive graduate education program.

Sascha and Dr. Park Research Showcase

Graduate students are actively involved in the research activities in the UF College of Pharmacy. Research spans the entire life cycle of a drug and include broad interest areas such as medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, clinical and translational research, and pharmaceutical outcomes and policy. Our graduates contribute to advancing pharmaceutical sciences through positions in academia, industry and government agencies such as the FDA.

Led by award-winning faculty, these discoveries significantly impact the lives of patients around the world. The college achieved $27.7 million in total research funding in 2020 and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy ranks UF among the Top 5 pharmacy colleges nationally in NIH, federal grants and total funding. The collective talents of our world-class researchers and trainees has led to substantial growth in research funding in the last six years, with the expectation for even more growth in the coming years.

72 First-author student publications in 2020-21

#3 nationally in NIH research funding in 2020-21

$27.7 million in annual research awards in 2020-21


Yousong Ding, Ph.D.

In Dr. Ding's laboratory in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida, researchers are interested in combing the world for naturally occurring chemicals that have applications in health, agriculture and environment.

Yousong Ding Play Video

Research News

Discovery of dual-degrading compound could pave way for more effective cancer drugs

UF College of Pharmacy researchers Daohong Zhou, Guangrong Zheng and Yaxia Yuan developed a new compound that simultaneously attacks two key proteins critical for a cancer cell’s survival.

Dr. Hendrik Luesch wins UF Innovation of the Year award for Gatorbulin discovery

Hendrik Luesch’s discovery and complete chemical and pharmacological characterization of a novel marine natural product that can potentially fight cancer has earned him a 2021 UF Innovation of the Year…

UF-led study: opportunities exist for improving blood pressure control and reducing health disparities

UF-led study of nearly 2 million Americans finds that one in three individuals lack proper blood pressure control, with health disparities contributing to lower control rates among Blacks.

UF College of Pharmacy welcomes record-setting class of 2025

One of the most diverse classes in the history of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy arrived in August for the fall 2021 semester. The Pharm.D. class featured 247…

Research Showcase

Each year, our graduate students participate in our annual Research Showcase, which celebrates the research of our students and gives students the opportunity to present their research to others in the College.

Poster presentation


34th Annual Research Showcase breaks record for most posters and oral presentations

The showcase featured 116 poster presentations, 12 oral competition finalists and a keynote presentationKathleen M. Giacomini, Ph.D., a professor of bioengineering and therapeutic sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.

Comprehensive Academic Health Center

UF Health

The infrastructure of UF Health fosters interdisciplinary research opportunities across colleges, centers and institutes.

UF Health aerial shot