Jim Leebens-Mack, a professor of plant biology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, investigates the history of plant life on our planet and compares genome sequences to better understand the genetic basis of biological innovations that are of great practical importance for horticulture and agriculture.
Beth Phillips, Rite Aid Professor in Community Pharmacy and director of the residency program at the VA Community Outpatient Clinic in Athens, encourages her residents to integrate teaching with scholarship and service, a practice that she follows closely.
Dee Dee McEwen, director of introductory pharmacy practice experiences in the College of Pharmacy, helps her students learn to think like a pharmacist and emphasizes respect for patients, peers and fellow health care team members.
Dexi Liu, the Panoz Professor of Pharmacy and head of the department of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences, encourages his students to develop a thirst for innovation and creativity in problem-solving.
Scott Pegan, an associate professor in the College of Pharmacy, provides students with real-life examples of the many drug discovery techniques that he uses in his lab to develop new antiviral drugs and antibiotics.
Henry N. Young, an associate professor in the College of Pharmacy, strives to create learning experiences that help students discover and construct knowledge for themselves.
Susan Fagan, Distinguished Research Professor in the College of Pharmacy, says that both her research and teaching are inspired by the patients she sees and has seen in her clinical practice.
Brian Cummings, an associate professor in the College of Pharmacy and director of the university’s Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program, has developed new drug delivery methods that target prostate cancer.
Assistant professor Elisabeth “Lilian” Sattler is making an impact on her students—and the patients they will go on to treat—by focusing on the relationship between nutrition and disease management.
Y. George Zheng, an associate professor in the College of Pharmacy who develops new drug molecules and therapeutic strategies to fight cancer, teaches students medicinal chemistry principles and tactics to enable great new discoveries.