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Collaborative Discovery

We're committed to building a research environment that allows our faculty and students to be successful scientists and scholars. It is our goal to ensure that the basic, clinical, social and administrative science research is translated into improvements in pharmacy education, pharmaceutical research, medication treatment management and public policy.

Manasoor Khan, PhD
"Through our research, discoveries get to patients. For every 9,000 molecules that are discovered that may have a medical effect, only one makes it to market.”

Mansoor Khan, PhD

Professor and Vice Dean, College Station Campus
Interim Department Head, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director, Formulations and Drug Delivery Core Laboratory

Active research for healthier communities

Our research endeavors are a vital component of our successful academic and professional program. It is our goal to ensure that the basic, clinical, social and administrative science research is translated into improvements in pharmacy education, pharmaceutical research, medication treatment management and public policy. Notable ongoing research and outreach efforts in pharmaceutical sciences and pharmaceutical practice include:

Chronic disease intervention

Determining the critical roles of tissues and processes associated with multiple chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease, with specific goals to determine timely intervention to prevent complications from all of these associated conditions.

Pharmaceutical health policy

Developing science-based policies to evaluate smokeless tobacco products and the use of hydrocodone and other pain-based and addictive medications, which affect millions of Americans on a daily basis.

Early detection

Developing biomarkers for the early detection of numerous cancers, including colorectal cancer and ovarian cancer, while focusing on the role of genetics and other factors that could provide significant breakthroughs in the future treatment of these conditions.

Life-saving training

Educating all Texas A&M University Health Science Center students and thousands of Texas first responders in identifying opioid issues and helping save lives through the administration of naloxone, a reversal agent that can be given to opioid overdose victims to minimize deadly effects.

Research Focus Areas

  • Addressing the opioid epidemic
  • Bioavailability and bioequivalence
  • Complex generics
  • Compounding and drug development
  • Cancer, cancer genetics and biomarker therapy
  • Diabetes
  • Drug discovery and formulation
  • Epigenetics
  • Targeted delivery

Connect With Us

The Rangel College of Pharmacy is proud to partner with health care and pharmaceutical researchers from around the world, multiple local, state and federal agencies as well as private entities and organizations to further research initiatives that will have a lasting impact on the communities in which we live.