Auburn University
Auburn University
Department of Drug Discovery and Development
Auburn University

Why don't you drop in and visit with us today?

No, it's not surprising that we're educating pharmacy practitioners and pharmaceutical scientists. But, you might be amazed to find out how the research done by our faculty, and assisted by our graduate students, benefits mankind-maybe even you.

When our students graduate to take jobs in industry and/or to become educators themselves, they have the potential that few others have. They can make people's lives better. The knowledge they gain here could potentially protect and improve the health of every man, woman and child in the world. Now what could be more amazing than that? So, come visit with us today.

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The Department of Drug Discovery and Development has identified the following missions:

1) Education of pharmacy practitioners to meet the public health care needs of the State of Alabama. The Department shall provide contemporary instruction in the basic pharmaceutical sciences of medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and pharmaceutics prerequisite to the study of the clinical application of therapeutic agents and to the practice of pharmacy.

2) Education of pharmaceutical scientists at the graduate level to meet the needs of academic institutions, public and private research organizations, the pharmaceutical industry involved in professional education and basic and applied research.

3) Discovery and transfer of knowledge in the disciplines of medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and pharmaceutics.

4) Provide service to the University, pharmacy practitioners and the public with regard to the profession of pharmacy and the basic pharmaceutical sciences.