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LIU Pharmacy Research

LIU Pharmaceutical Science Research

Located in vibrant Brooklyn, New York, the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (LIU Pharmacy) is dedicated to training researchers who contribute to the fields of drug discovery, development and delivery. In addition, investigation of the molecular pharmacology of different disease states is undertaken. Our aim is to provide a better understanding of underlying mechanisms that cause diseases, and to improve treatment responses.

Centers & Institutes

LIU Pharmacy has a number of institutes and programs established to bring together faculty and students towards becoming leaders in pharmaceutical and biomedical research.

Core Facilities

LIU Pharmacy's Core facilities offer researchers technology, tools and expertise to facilitate their research and become competitive for extramural grant funding. Core facilities collaborate across departments and divisions.

Research Resources

LIU Pharmacy supports faculty and student research through University’s dedicated offices and resources. Learn more about administration and support.

  • Office of Sponsored Research and Programs
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Office of Environmental Health and Safety

Faculty Research Interests

LIU Pharmacy’s full-time faculty members are leading educators and active scholars who are experts in various fields of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Cancer Research, Cosmetics, Social Administrative Sciences, and Drug Regulatory Affairs.

Research Administration

The mission of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies is to engage the research talents of faculty and students, promote high quality research and scholarship, and considerably contribute to the research output of LIU Pharmacy. The office is committed to faculty and student research engagement and provides resources to support research development and expansion.

Christopher K. Surratt, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs
Aruna Kissoon, B.A., M.S.
Coordinator, Graduate Programs

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LIU Pharmacy Research Support

  • US FDA grant to study “Building towards statistically-based pharmaceutical quality standards, Ken Morris, PhD and Rutesh Dave, PhD
  • US FDA –NIPTE grant to study” Exploring performance variability in dissolution testing using biorelevant media”, Ken Morris, PhD
  • Pharmaceutical Industry research support to study different aspects of pharmaceutical product development, Rutesh Dave, PhD and Ken Morris, PhD
  • California Table Grape Commission (CTGC) grant to study “Contributions of California grape powder to longevity and health”, John Pezzuto, PhD
  • Department of Defense grant to study “Pterostilbene, a potent analog of resveratrol, as a therapeutic agent in prostate cancer: epigenetic mechanisms of action”, Anait Levenson, MD, PhD
  • NIPTE grant to study cosmetic products’ ingredients, Mimi Pezzuto, Pharm.D
  • Pharmaceutical Industry research support to study transdermal penetration of drugs from experimental gels, Grazia Stagni, PhD
  • Pharmaceutical industry research support to study novel therapeutic compounds, David Taft, PhD and Vikas Sehdev, PhD
  • ViiV Healthcare to study “Higher-than- recommended doses of lamivudine in patients with varying degrees of renal impairment”, Agnes Cha, Pharm.D and Briann Luteran, Pharm.D
  • US FDA grant to study “Benchmark of dermis microdialysis to assess bioequivalence of dermatological topical products”, Grazia Stagni, PhD


LIU Pharmacy
Arash T. Dabestani