College of Pharmacy

7 Greenhouse Road Kingston, RI 02881 – Office: 401.874.2761 Fax: 401.874.2181

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The University of Rhode Island Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Academic Programs

Graduate Programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Specialization in Pharmacology and Toxicology

This specialization focuses on mechanisms involved in disease states and their pharmacological intervention, and mechanisms of toxicity of environmental agents. Research topics include hypertension, biomarkers and treatment of arthritis, toxicity of environmental agents and metals, pharmacogenomics, epigenetics, drug interactions, hepatic responses to neuoractive chemicals, hormonal regulations of gene expression in breast cancer, metabolism, drug transporter, and cell signaling inhibitors.

Degree Requirements


Pharmacology and Toxicology Faculty


BPS Department Chair and Professor

Office: 230N Lab: 470

401.874.5034 –


Associate Professor

Office: 395C Lab: 350

401.874.4950 –

Nisanne Ghonem, PharmD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Office: 395K

401.874.4805 –


Associate Professor

Office: 495L Lab: 470

401.874.7061 –


Associate Professor

Office: 395A Lab: 320

401.874.4727 –


Associate Professor

Office: 395D Lab: 340

401.874.5020 –



Office: 395B Lab: 360

401.874.5032 –


Dean of the Graduate School and Professor

Office: 395F Lab: 380

401.874.5368 –

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