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Research within the School of Pharmacy shows the same entrepreneurial spirit that made the University of Waterloo what it is today. Our research teams address questions that extend all the way from molecules to entire populations, including approaches such as:

» Pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism
» Pharmacokinetic modeling & simulation
» Nanomedicine and drug delivery
» Surfactant/polymer-based drug delivery
» Microbial and molecular genetic biotechnology
» Medicinal chemistry and drug discovery of anti-Alzheimer's agents
» Molecular Pharmacology and Neurophysiology
» Cell signaling and metabolic pathways
» Therapeutics in treatment of solid cancers and their metastases
» Clinical and Post-Marketing Phases of Drug Discovery
» Pharmacy Practice Research
» Pharmacist-delivered / pharmacist-led health services evaluation
» Health Services Research
» Rural seniors health services, geriatrics, pain & opioids
» Pharmacy informatics: digital technology and medication management
» Evaluation of Outcomes and Pharmacoepidemiology

Our research investigates the way that drugs act in pediatric patients though to the elderly and frail patients, and encompasses diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, inflammatory disease and cancer.

Whatever is your interest in pharmaceutical or patient-directed research, we have something here for you.

Shawn Wettig
Dr. Shawn Wettig, PhD 
Associate Professor, Associate Director, Research
Phone: (519) 888-4567, Ext. 21303
Location: Pharmacy (PHR) 4011