Hovhannes (Hovik) Gukasyan, PhD has joined the USC School of Pharmacy as associate professor of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences (teaching track). In this position, he will play an integral role in developing and growing the school’s new undergraduate major in biopharmaceutical sciences.
Gukasyan joins the faculty after more than 18 years in the pharmaceutical industry. As the senior principal scientist at Pfizer and associate director at AbbVie, he led research and development projects that contributed to the development, characterization and application of drug delivery systems. He also helped advance technologies in novel, early clinical studies.
A PhD graduate of the USC School of Pharmacy, he has served as a concurrent adjunct professor at the USC School of Pharmacy and Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.