The Ph.D. Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences at GLA University offers both regular and part time basis. GLAU provides a rigorous background in a range of scientific disciplines that are critical to the preparation of the next generation of pharmaceutical scientists. With efficient faculty members and Students earn a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, concentrating in Drug Discovery or Drug Development.
Research in Drug Discovery focuses on areas related to medicinal chemistry, such as small molecule development, natural products isolation and characterization, organic synthesis, chemical biology, rational drug design, pharmacology, toxicology, cellular differentiation, development, and disease. Drug Delivery/development emphasizes principles in physical chemistry, biomaterials, and drug transport, aiming for advances in formulation, drug targeting, and multi-modal therapy. Delivery research includes the solid state chemistry of drugs, nano-pharmacy, biocompatibility, molecular recognition, computational chemistry, and pharmacokinetics. Other than coursework, candidate need to plan out research, execute with possible outcome patent, publications, thesis or dissertation etc.