Centers and Institutes

Centers & Institutes

The Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has a number of institutes and programs established to bring together faculty and students towards becoming leaders in pharmaceutical and biomedical research. Pharmaceutical scientists and clinical faculty conduct research and provide training to professional and graduate students. The mission of the Institutes and programs is excelling in science education and research by accelerating discovery, development and manufacturing of new drugs for treatments of various diseases. Our goal is training the next generation of scientists who will combat cancer, diabetes and obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, addiction and aging.

Research is conducted in major areas of the pharmaceutical sciences:  Drug Discovery and Development

  • Basic Research: cancer, asthma, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, HIV
  • Drug Discovery and Validation
  • Lead Identification and Optimization
  • Pharmacology, Efficacy and Predictive ADMET
  • Preclinical development: Safety, Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
  • Formulations and Manufacturing, Regulatory Support

The Lachman Institute for Pharmaceutical Analysis Natoli Institute for Industrial Pharmacy Research and Development
Cancer Research Laboratories Samuel J. and Joan B. Williamson Institute for Pharmacometrics
Arthur G. Zupko Institute For Systems Pharmcology and Pharmacogenomic


LIU Pharmacy
Arash T. Dabestani