College of Pharmacy

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

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Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Bingfang Yan, D.V.M., Ph.D., Department Chair

Located in Suite 245 on Level 2 of the Pharmacy building


URI Professor Lands $1.3 Million for Nanoparticle Cancer Treatment

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $1.3 million to University of Rhode Island researcher Wei Lu to study the application of inorganic nanoparticles in the treatment of cancer.  

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Discover the Healing Power of the Sea

In science, amazing discoveries can begin in familiar places—in the ocean, in the plants around us, just about anywhere in the natural world. And at URI, that’s exactly where a group of scientists and their students are looking for newer and more effective medicines to treat infection and a variety of human diseases.Pharmacognosy Professor David […]


Pharmacy researcher finds most popular weight-loss drug strongly alters other drug therapies

Pharmacy researcher finds most popular weight-loss drug strongly alters other drug therapies KINGSTON, R.I.— December 10, 2012 – A University of Rhode Island researcher has discovered that the weight-loss drug orlistat, known by the brand names Xenical and Alli, inhibits a key enzyme that may lead to “severe toxicity of internal organs such as the […]


URI’s YouTube Site

3D biomedical science videos receives 1 million hits KINGSTON, R.I. – Dec. 10, 2012 – It can be difficult to understand how drugs like Iressa and Prozac work in the body just from reading a textbook. That’s why students at the University of Rhode Island have been creating 3D models and animations to explain complex […]


URI researcher sees ‘marine nutraceuticals’ as growth industry for Rhode Island

URI researcher sees ‘marine nutraceuticals’ as growth industry for Rhode Island Chong Lee studies health benefits of marine organisms KINGSTON, R.I. – March 13, 2012 – The marine nutraceutical industry is booming in Europe and Asia, and it has taken off in recent years in Canada as well. While the industry is still in its […]


Discovering the Configuration of Cancer

Dr Bongsup Cho offers an insight into his current research into environmentally-induced cancer, which will expose how aromatic amines mutate DNA and interfere with its repair mechanisms. Could you briefly describe your current research project? Formation of aromatic amine-DNA adducts is believed to initiate cancer. We are concerned with elucidating the mechanisms by which amine-DNA […]


Discovering the configuration of cancer (PDF)

URI’s 3D animation work featured in the January 2012 issue of International Innovation magazine.


URI pharmacy professor discovers new gene that regulates body weight

Metabolism management could be key KINGSTON, R.I. – January 4, 2012 – Abraham Kovoor was studying a brain protein, called RGS9-2, that he had previously related to the involuntary, random and repetitive body movements that are side effects of drugs used to treat Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia. While studying these side effects, which are called […]

Discovery@URI Award Winners

Discovery@URI Award Winners

Please join the URI Graduate School in congratulating the recent Discovery@URI Award winners.  The Discovery@URI event, held on 13 April 2011, showcased the breadth and wealth of research, scholarship and innovative endeavors being undertaken at URI.  Out of roughly 100 stellar students and groups who presented their fascinating work at this event, our award recipients […]


3-D printer to offer hands-on experience for students, create models of molecules

The University of Rhode Island will be introducing a new 3-D printer for the next academic year, which will provide a hands-on approach in learning about chemicals and drugs, and how they affect the human body. Professor of biomedical sciences Bongsup Cho said the printer will most likely be housed in the new pharmacy building […]

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