If you're passionate about health sciences research that makes a difference in patients' lives, then UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences is your place. Innovative, collaborative, impactful and widely recognized, our groundbreaking research is relevant to today's problems. It sees you working shoulder to shoulder with world-class thinkers in our state-of-the-art facility, generating knowledge on issues of global significance.

Research Areas

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC enjoys an international reputation for outstanding pharmaceutical sciences research. Across a broad base of collaborative, paradigm-shaping pilot projects, our world-leading researchers generate relevant results that address the pressing health needs of society. In short, our work improves lives.

We're tackling diseases like asthma, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis and HIV/AIDS. We're developing better ways to deliver drugs and prevent adverse drug reactions. And we're conducting clinical and economic research in pharmaceutical outcomes.

Our reputation as a top research centre attracts some of the brightest and most productive minds in the field. Our faculty has included a Canadian Diabetes Research Scholar, four Canada Research Chairs, five Michael Smith Foundation Scholars, and three Distinguished University Scholars.

Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine

Health Outcomes and Epidemiology

Genomics and Individualized Therapy

Pharmacology: From Molecules to Systems

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


We are always interested in pursuing productive, collaborative research partnerships. Search our directory to find experts in our areas of research. You can also find potential supervisors for your graduate studies, or experts with an interest in collaborating on a project.


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