Research Teams

The USC School of Pharmacy works collaboratively across the university and around the world to seek the next big breakthroughs in health care. The School focuses on cutting-edge research in the design, discovery, targeting and delivery of novel therapies that improve human health—particularly in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, cardiovascular ailments, diabetes and immune system disorders. The wide range of expertise among our faculty, including biotechnology, chemical biology, and health economics and policy, allows for a rich collaborative environment that facilitates innovation.

The only private school of pharmacy on a major health sciences campus, the School benefits from a strong interdisciplinary environment that fosters new insights into challenging scientific, regulatory and health economics issues. Consistently the top-ranked school of pharmacy in the nation, the School also is second in National Institutes of Health funding for pharmacy schools.

Our team approach provides a flexible research model that allows us to seamlessly align strengths as needed, while building upon laboratory successes—speeding the translation from breakthrough scientific discovery to direct improvement in patient care as well as innovative new practice models. In this section, you’ll learn more about our three primary teams, the faculty in each and the research currently underway at the School.