School of Pharmacy is one of the first units conducting pharmacokinetics research in China. In 1984, the school began to enroll graduate students in Pharmacokinetics and was first approved to grant both master’s degree and doctoral degree in Pharmacokinetics in China. School of Pharmacy was the initiator of “Key Technology and Platform of Pre-clinical Drug Pharmacokinetics” of “863” major projects in the 10th Five-year Plan and national new drug major project in the 11th Five-year Plan, as well as the kernel of Jiang Su Key Laboratory of Pharmacokinetics, State Administration of TCM Key Research Laboratory Of Compound Recipe Pharmacokinetics of TCM and national key laboratories for “Natural Active Ingredients and Drug Efficacy”.
Department of Pharmacokinetics now has a total staff of 11, including 4 professors, 1 associate professor, 2 lecturers and 4 assistant research fellows. Many of the faculty have been elected in the talents programs of national level or provincial and ministerial level. It has one Yangtze River Scholar Distinguished Professor, one owner of National Fund for Distinguished Young Scholar, one young talent of “Ten-Thousand Talents Program”, two young leading figures of Jiang Su “333” Science and Technology Project and four national drug evaluation specialists. Since the founding, it has cultivated one winner of “100 Distinguished Doctoral Dissertations” owner and 3 winners of “Jiang Su Distinguished Doctoral Dissertations”.
The department has won two second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Awards , and two first prize of Jiang Su Science and Technology Progress Awards. In the last five years, it has conducted more than 30 vertical projects such as national innovative new drug major project and key project of National Natural Science Foundation, and has accomplished over 20 pre-clinical pharmacokinetic evaluations for innovative drugs. The school has published above 300 SCI papers on authoritative journals, such as Nat Commun, Drug MetabDispos and so forth.
Main Study Fields of Pharmacokinetics:
1. Study for Regulation Mechanism of Transport System and Drug Interactions
2. Study for Discovery and verification of Metabolism Directing Drug Target
3. Study for New Transformation Model in Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics
4. Study for Innovative Drug Pharmacokinetics