Office of the Dean

Dr. Gary M. Levin,
PharmD, BCPP, FCCP

Dean
Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2211
Phone: (305) 760 – 7501
Email: GLevin@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Prior to joining Larkin, Dr. Levin was the Associate Dean and Professor for Clinical Programs at Roseman University.  Prior positions include Founding Dean and Professor for LECOM – School of Pharmacy, Bradenton Florida Campus; Chairman of the Pharmacy Practice Department at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy; the same position at South University School of Pharmacy in Savannah, Georgia.  Prior to that, Dr. Levin was tenured faculty in the Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine (Department of Psychiatry) at the University of Florida where he became a vice chairman for research.  He received his Pharm.D. from the University of Florida, then completed a Residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice at the Gainesville VAMC followed by a Research Fellowship in Psychopharmacology at the University of Florida.  His first academic position was at Albany College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Levin has been board certified in psychiatric pharmacy practice (BCPP) since 1996 and is an elected fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP).  He is a founding member and was the first elected president of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP).  He recently completed a two-year term on the CPNP Board of Directors (his second time on that BOD).  Dr. Levin has lectured at Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine, as well as national and international meetings on various topics in psychiatry, psychopharmacology, and pharmacogenomics.  He has also been a preceptor for students, post-doctoral residents, and research fellows in both pharmacy and psychiatry.

Dr. Levin has been active in many professional pharmacy organizations and has held various appointed and elected positions.  He served two consecutive three-year terms as a member of the Psychiatry Specialty Council on the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties and served a five-year term with the U.S. Pharmacopeia Convention.  Dr. Levin is a reviewer for many journals in both pharmacy and psychiatry and has served on several editorial boards.  He has published almost 150 peer review articles, book chapters, and scientific abstracts.

His research interests include improving outcomes in patients with psychiatric disorders, pharmacokinetics of psychoactive agents, and pharmacogenomic applications in patients with psychiatric and neurological disorders.  He most recently had external funding to determine what effects certain antidepressants have on P-glycoprotein, an important efflux transport protein.  His research group has published several papers on this topic over the past few years.

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Ms. Latisha Parnell
Executive Assistant
to the Dean &
Finance Coordinator
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2210
Phone: (305) 760 – 7501
Email: LParnell@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Office of Student Affairs & Admissions

Dr. Lynne Arric,
MS, EdD

Associate Dean
Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2205
Phone: (305) 760 – 7508
Email: LArric@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Dr. Arric is a founding administrator in the College of Pharmacy and since 2015 has used her career experience in education, student affairs, and counseling to build the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions, and to teach in the Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences.  She has worked in pharmacy education since 2011 and began as the inaugural Director of Student Services at the College of Pharmacy at the University of South Florida.  Dr. Arric received her doctorate in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education Administration from Lamar University. She also completed her master’s degree in Counseling & Student Personnel and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, both from Oklahoma State University.  She has assisted students in successfully navigating higher education through administrative and program management, admissions, advising, career exploration, personal counseling, leadership and professional development, and supervision of professional staff.  Previous positions include the coordinator of graduate studies in the College of Education at Lamar University and counselor and coordinator for three federal grant programs. Dr. Arric has previous experience in the community with at-risk youth and crisis mental health.  Her research interests are student retention and persistence, leadership development, stress management, academic affairs collaboration with student affairs, higher education program development, mental health in higher education, and student wellness.

Mrs. Everlidis Peña
Director of Admissions
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Suite 2400 – Office 2
Phone: (305) 760 – 7517
Email: PharmacyAdmissions@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Mrs. Donysha Givens
Registrar
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Suite 2400 – Office 3
Phone: (305) 760 – 7514
Email: DGivens@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Ms. Yaidani Rivero
Director of Student Financial Services
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Suite 2400 – Office 4
Phone: (305) 760 – 7513
Email: YRivero@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Dr. Jonathon May,
EdD

Director of Student Services
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2201
Phone: (305) 760 – 7489
Email: JMay@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Mr. Brandon Burrell
Admissions Advisor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2202
Phone: (305) 760 – 7498
Email: BBurrell@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Ms. Clara Alvarado
Counselor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2505
Phone: (305) 760 – 7491
Email: CAlvarado@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Ms. Edmalia Constanza
Admissions Coordinator
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Administrative Suite
Phone: (305) 760 – 7468
Email: EConstanza@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Office of Experiential Education

Dr. Andrea Murzello,
PharmD

Assistant Dean
Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2207
Phone: (305) 760 – 7460
Email: AMurzello@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Dr. Murzello is Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Experiential Education at Larkin College of Pharmacy.  She earned her Doctorate in Pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University.  Dr. Murzello subsequently completed a PGY-1 community practice residency through SimfaRose Specialty Pharmacy and Nova Southeastern University and a teaching certificate at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Murzello’s additional academic contribution includes preceptor experience with Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. She is a certified pharmacy regulatory specialist and is interested in providing strong foundations of both didactic and personal development for students. Her research interests include interprofessional education, assessment, and experiential education. She remains active in several professional organizations such as the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP), and Florida Pharmacist Association (FPA).

Education and Training
B.S. Biology | University of Florida | Gainesville, FL
Pharm.D. | Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy | Fort Lauderdale, FL
PGY – 1 Pharmacy Residency | Community Pharmacy Residency | Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Teaching Interests
Dr. Murzello is passionate about providing students practical experience and professional development skills. She enjoys teaching a variety of subjects including: ethics and law, women’s health, and HIV. With her role in experiential education and in the classroom, she hopes to shape well rounded future pharmacists.

Scholarly Interests
Dr. Murzello’s areas of interest include interprofessional education, compounded hormonal replacement therapy, and experiential education. She is interested in providing strong foundations of both didactic and personal development for students

Dr. Alexis Arango,
PharmD, CDCES, cMTM, CPh.

Director of Clinical Programs
Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2204
Phone: (305) 760 – 7467
Email: AArango@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Mr. Philip Sherman
Operations Advisor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2209
Phone: (305) 760 – 7466
Email: PSherman@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Ms. Nanika Bethel
Coordinator
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2209
Phone: (305) 760 – 7484
Email: NBethel@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Office of Academic Affairs

Dr. Jayesh Parmar,
PhD

Assistant Dean
Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2208
Phone: (305) 760 – 7481
Email: JParmar@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Dr. Jayesh R. Parmar is Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor at Larkin University College of Pharmacy (LUCOP) in Miami, Florida. He held an administrative role at LUCOP as a Vice-Chair of Dept. of Clinical and Administrative Sciences prior to accepting the Assistant Deans’ position at LUCOP. His first academic position was for six years at University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy where he was tenured and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. He received his Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration from University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Dr. Parmar’s research interest includes comparative effectiveness & outcomes research, pharmacoeconomics, public health, and academic research. He has served as a principal investigator for several federal funded grants.

Dr. Parmar has been active in many professional pharmacy organizations and has published his research in reputed journals and continues to serve as a reviewer for the journals.

Ms. Cassandra Ferrera
Senior Coordinator
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2203
Phone: (305) 760 – 7487
Email: CFerrera@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Office of Assessment

Mr. Antonio Perry
Senior Director
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2206
Phone: (305) 760 – 7499
Email: APerry@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Mr. Antonio C. Perry currently serves as the Senior Director for Assessment in the College of Pharmacy at Larkin University. Mr. Perry has been in higher education for 14 years serving in various roles and institutions to include Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T), North Carolina A&T State University, and the University of South Florida. He has worked for Camelot Community Care as an in-home, crisis counselor for children in the foster care system. Prior to each of those experiences, he served six years in the United States Air Force achieving the rank of Staff Sargent as Radio Communications apprentice. Mr. Perry was Honorably Discharged after completing tours at Keesler, Andrews, and MacDill Air Force Bases with a stint in Presidential Communications. His military distinctions include the USAF Commendation medal, two (2) USAF Achievement medals; a National Defense Service Medal; and Honor Guard Trainer of the Year.

Mr. Perry is twice graduated from the University of South Florida with B.A. (cum laude) in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology and concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis as well as a M.A. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. He also holds an A.S. in Electronic Systems Technology from Air University (2001) and an A.A. in Liberal Arts from Hillsborough Community College (2001). While at the University of South Florida, Antonio charted the Zeta Delta chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated where his efforts were recognized being awarded Fraternity President and Greek Man of the Year. Presently, Mr. Perry is a doctoral student in the Higher Educational Leadership and Research Methodology program at Florida Atlantic University.

Antonio is originally from Gainesville, FL and resides in Coconut Creek, FL with his wife and two children – a son and a daughter. He still lives by the Air Force core values of Integrity First, Service before Self, and Excellence in all we do.

Contact Information:
18301 N. Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33169
Office 2206
Direct: 305-760-7499

Department of Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Dr. Joshua Caballero,
PharmD, BCPP, FCCP

Chair
Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2515
Phone: (305) 760 – 7507
Email: JCaballero@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Dr. Caballero graduated from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, following which he joined the University of Florida to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. After completing his studies in Gainesville, he moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he studied at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. He completed a psychiatric pharmacy residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and a pharmacotherapy fellowship at The Ohio State University. Dr. Caballero is board certified in psychiatric pharmacy, and most recently became an elected fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He has worked extensively with underserved populations, including establishing pharmacy outpatient clinical services, all of which have shaped his philosophy on service learning and social justice.

A native of South Florida, Dr. Caballero joined Larkin in 2017 after serving on the faculty of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Pharmacy for the last decade. During his time at NSU, Dr. Caballero served as the Vice-Chair of the Department, and the Director of a Neurocognitive Fellowship Program. Dr. Caballero is renowned in the field of the pharmacy as the primary editor for ASHP’s Get The Residency: ASHP’s Guide to Residency Interviews and Preparation and has published and presented nationally in this area. Dr. Caballero is well recognized for his teaching and advising skills, having earned NSU Teacher of the Year Golden Apple Award in 2008 and 2012, NSU Advisor of the Year Award in 2013, and NSU Faculty Preceptor of the Year Award in 2016. Most recently, he was nationally recognized as the recipient for the Phi Lambda Sigma, Outstanding Chapter Advisor of the Year Award in 2017.

Dr. Caballero’s current research is focused on assessing how chronic diseases affect cognitive function and the impact on medication adherence. He has published over 35 peer reviewed publications and over 10 book chapters. He has secured internal and external funding, including federal funding to develop computerized applications to assist pharmacists in promoting adherence in Hispanics with type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Ruth E. Nemire,
PharmD, EdD, FCCP, FNAP, CRQM

Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room N/A
Phone: (305) 760 – N/A
Email: RNemire@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Dr. Juan F. Mosley II,
PharmD, CPh, AAHIVP

Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2305
Phone: (305) 760 – 7474
Email: JMosley@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Education and Training
PharmD | Florida A & M University | Tallahassee, FL
Residency | FAMU/Leon County Department of Health | Tallahassee, FL

Teaching Interests
Dr. Mosley started his academic career in 2012 at Florida A & M University’s (FAMU) College of Pharmacy where he served the college for 6 ½ years. While there, he published several articles, served as a research investigator for various grants, was a member of several college committees, obtained additional certifications and trainings, presented various research projects, managed two clinical practice sites for APPE rotations and taught several didactic courses. His service and commitment at FAMU led to him being rewarded “Teacher of the Year” twice, promoted to an associate professor, and the granting of tenure prior to joining the Larkin family in 2019.
Dr. Mosley is excited to be home in Miami, FL continuing his academic career and tenure as a faculty member with Larkin University College of Pharmacy as an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences. His main teaching areas include ambulatory care (chronic disease state) and HIV/AIDS management. He is passionate about teaching and expanding his clinical knowledge and vows to spend the rest of his career giving back to his profession.

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Dr. Mara Poulakos,
PharmD

Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2309
Phone: (305) 760 – 7462
Email: MPoulakos@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Education and Training
B.Pharm. | University at Buffalo | Buffalo, NY
Pharm.D. | University at Buffalo | Buffalo, NY
Residency | Pharmacy Practice (ASHP Accredited) | Kingston, RI

Teaching Interests
Dr. Poulakos started her academic career in 2001 at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy and in 2009 joined the faculty of Palm Beach Atlantic University Gregory School of Pharmacy. In 2019 she started at Larkin University College of Pharmacy. At all three universities she has primarily taught in the therapeutic courses on a variety of disease states. Dr. Poulakos has been the recipient of several teaching awards including the “Teacher of the Year Award”, “Preceptor Servant Leader Award” and the “Preceptor of Distinction Award”. She strongly believes that the learning process encompasses several modalities of the mind and spirit in which it is the duty of the professor to effectively create an environment that brings students to discover and construct knowledge for themselves. The goal of her formulated adaptive teaching style prepares students to function as active and life-long learners, to become critical thinkers as well as problem solvers.

Dr. Priscilla Ryder,
MPH, PhD

Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2302
Phone: (305) 760 – 7492
Email: PRyder@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Dr. Sweta Andrews,
PharmD, MBA, BCACP

Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2310
Phone: (305) 760 – 7463
Email: SAndrews@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Education and Training
M.B.A. | University of Findlay | Findlay, OH
Pharm.D. | University of Findlay | Findlay, OH
PGY-1 Residency | Community Pharmacy Residency ASHP Accredited
The University of Oklahoma | Osborn Drugs, Integris Family Care Clinics
PGY-2 Residency | Transitions of Care Residency
Cedarville University | Fayette Pharmacy, Fayette County Memorial Hospital

Teaching Interests
Dr. Andrews started her academic career by serving as a founding faculty for the University of Texas at El Paso School of Pharmacy (UTEP). During this time Dr. Andrews developed and delivered several courses including pharmacy calculations, application labs, communication, practice management and therapeutics. She also held an adjunct appointment with UT Austin College of Pharmacy and Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She served as Teaching Certificate Coordinator and preceptor for primary care and practice management rotations for pharmacy residents. Dr. Andrews brings with her significant teaching experience that she gained during her teaching rotation, residency trainings and serving as faculty at UTEP. She has been the recipient of teaching awards including the “AACP Teacher of the Year.” Dr. Andrews states “What I love about my profession of being an academician and a pharmacist is that I am able to provide didactic education to my students in a classroom setting, and as a pharmacist I am able to see my students apply the same knowledge in a clinical setting. As a new member joining the Larkin College of Pharmacy my hope for the students is to inspire and prepare them to be life-long learners so they continue to extend their growth and development to inspire next generation of pharmacists. I hope to have an impact on their continuing professional education where they utilize evidence-based learning and clinical guidelines to impact patient care outcomes.

Dr. Anna Dellarole,
RPh, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2510
Phone: (305) 760 – N/A
Email: ADellarole@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Dr. Jennifer Hartman,
PharmD

Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room N/A
Phone: (305) 760 – N/A
Email: JHartman@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Education and Training
Doctor of Pharmacy | University of Florida, College of Pharmacy | Gainesville, FL
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency | Shands Jacksonville Medical Center | Jacksonville, FL
PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency | Renown Regional Medical Center | Reno, NV

Teaching Interests
Dr. Hartman’s teaching interests encompass areas of critical care, emergency medicine, and internal medicine. Her previous lectures topics have included nephrology, cardiology, infectious disease, toxicology, critical care, surgery, skills labs, pharmacy professionalism sequences, drug information, evidence-based medicine, research development, technical writing, and communication/counseling. She has developed experiential pharmacy education rotations in scholarship/research, academia, medical ICU, trauma/surgery ICU, pediatric ICU, and emergency medicine.

Dr. Jason Range,
JD, PhD

Director of Development
Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2306
Phone: (305) 760 – 7459
Email: JRange@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Education and Training

Ph.D. | Wayne State University | Detroit, MI

J.D. | University of Detroit Mercy | Detroit, MI
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Certificate in Fundraising | Indiana University | Indianapolis, IN

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Graduate Certificate in Wayne State University | Detroit, MI

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M.A. | Wayne State University | Detroit, MI

B.A. | Michigan State University East | Lansing, MI

Teaching Interests
Dr. Range has taught pharmacy students and others about ethics, law, financial management, personnel management, and public health.

Dr. Melissa Santibañez,
PharmD, BCCCP

Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2513
Phone: (305) 760 – 7462
Email: MSantibanez@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Education and Training
Pharm.D. | Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy | Fort Lauderdale, FL
PGY – 1 Residency | Pharmacy Residency, ASHP Accredited | University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
PGY – 2 Residency | Critical Care Pharmacy Residency, ASHP Accredited | New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Teaching Interests
My specialty area is in critical care, and so my teaching works its way into every organ system.

Scholarly Interests
My focus for research and scholarship lies in the following areas:

  • Adult critical care
  • Cardiology & cardiothoracic surgery
  • Neurocritical care & neurosurgery
  • Circulatory shock
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Targeted reversal of anticoagulation & hemostasis
  • Burns & trauma
  • Therapeutic hypothermia
  • Toxicology
  • Postgraduate pharmacy training programs,
  • Burnout in pharmacy education and practice,
  • Experiential education

Dr. Jordan Sedlacek,
PharmD

Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2511
Phone: (305) 760 – 7482
Email: JSedlacek@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Dr. Jennifer E. Thomas,
PharmD, BCPP, AAHIVP

Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2514
Phone: (305) 760 – 7465
Email: JThomas@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Education and Training
Pharm.D. | Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy | Fort Lauderdale, FL
Neurocognitive Fellowship | Nova Southeastern University College | Fort Lauderdale, FL

Teaching Interests
My teaching interests include psychiatry, HIV, and women’s health.

Dr. Cici Walker,
PharmD

Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2507
Phone: (305) 760 – 7494
Email: CWalker@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Education and Training
Pharm.D. | University of Iowa College of Pharmacy | Iowa City, IA
MPH | University of Iowa College of Pharmacy | Iowa City, IA
PGY – 1 Residency | Pharmacy Residency, ASHP Accredited | Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Teaching Interests
I am specialized in medical and trauma critical care since 2013. I am also a public health practitioner, specialized in community and behavioral health. I am a licensed opioid crisis and management trainer for the Florida Medical Board. My teaching subjects include critical care, infectious diseases, and renal disorders in addition to other areas as the needs arise, such as basic pharmacotherapy in pediatrics, pregnancy and lactation, tumor lysis syndrome, cancer pathology, immunology, pharmacy involvement in public health, etc. I have a great passion for teaching and coaching students since I was young. Before starting my career path in pharmacy and public health, I was a sixth-grade substitute teacher in my early twenties. This part-time job introduced me to and seeded my love and passion for teaching.

Dr. Anthony Allen,
PharmD

Pharmacotherapy Fellow
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2503
Phone: (305) 760 – 7518
Email: AAllen@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Dr. Andrea Fuentes,
PharmD

Pharmacotherapy Fellow
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2503
Phone: (305) 760 – 7519
Email: AFuentes@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Ms. Paulette Cardenas
Administrative Assistant
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2516
Phone: (305) 760 – 7476
Email: PCardenas@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Subrata Deb,
B.Pharm, M.Pharm, PhD

Chair
Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2514
Phone: (305) 760 – 7479
Email: SDeb@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Dr. Deb joined the faculty at LU in September 2017 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Previously, he worked at the Roosevelt University, The University of British Columbia and Tripura University. He received his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the Berhampur University and his Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Mumbai. Dr. Deb received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from The University of British Columbia and subsequently completed his postdoctoral fellowship from the Vancouver Prostate Centre, a National Centre of Excellence. Dr. Deb’s teaching interests and experience include Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pharmacogenomics, and Pharmacokinetics with special emphasis on Drug Metabolism and Drug Interactions.

Dr. Deb’s research is focused on the application of absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and toxicity (ADMET)-based principles to understand the disposition of vitamin D/other lipid derivatives and therapeutic agents in hormonal cancers and liver disorders. His work on cytochrome P450-related interactions of drugs and natural products with endobiotics and xenobiotics has highlighted the vital role of metabolic interactions in disease pathophysiology and experimental therapeutics. Alongside the laboratory experimental techniques, Dr. Deb also uses in silico tools such as simulation of ADMET and their associated interactions in pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) modelling. Dr. Deb has keen interest in the utilization of pharmacogenomics concepts in unraveling drug interaction and drug action outcomes in patients.

Dr. Deb has published more than fifty peer-reviewed articles and scientific abstracts, and has presented in several international and national professional conferences. Dr. Deb serves as a reviewer for many journals in pharmaceutical sciences, drug disposition and experimental therapeutics. He is an active member of several scientific and professional organizations including American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

Dr. Mostafa M. Elgebaly,
RPh, PhD

Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2303
Phone: (305) 760 – 7471
Email: MElgebaly@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Dr. Debasish Basak,
PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2308
Phone: (305) 760 – 7485
Email: DBasak@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Education and Training
B.Pharm. | University of Dhaka | Dhaka, Bangladesh
M.Pharm. | University of Dhaka | Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ph.D. | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center | Amarillo, TX
Postdoctoral Fellow | MD Anderson Cancer Center | Houston, TX
Postdoctoral Fellow | University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) | Little Rock, AR

Teaching Interests
Dr. Basak’s teaching interest includes various Pharm.D. courses, such as Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Medicinal Chemistry.

Dr. Christiane Chbib,
PharmD

Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2502
Phone: (305) 760 – 7478
Email: CChbib@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

B.S. | Lebanese American University | Beirut, Lebanon
Pharm.D. (ACPE-accredited program) | Lebanese American University | Beirut, Lebanon
Ph.D. Medicinal Chemistry/ Biochemistry | Florida International University | Miami, Florida

Post-graduate training
Florida International University | Miami, FL

Teaching Interests
Dr. Chbib’s teaching interests include various foundational science courses, such as Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology.

Scholarly Interests
Dr. Chbib’s primary research goals are directed towards designing and synthesizing new chemical molecules with therapeutic activity. Her research interests are directed towards targeting the quorum sensing process in bacteria. Dr Chbib has published several original research manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters in the infectious diseases area and presented her research in multiple national organizations like the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS). Dr Chbib’s research involves optimizing dissolution and quantification techniques of multiple drugs in blood/plasma samples using analytical techniques in her laboratory at LU. She is actively collaborating with the Vaccine Nanotechnology Laboratory and Center for Drug Delivery Research at Mercer University to evaluate the immune potency of new synthetic molecules for the development of new vaccines to prevent different types of infections.

Selected Publications:
• Chbib, C. Impact of the structure-activity relationship of AHL analogues on quorum sensing in Gram-negative bacteria. Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2020;28(3):115282. doi: 10.1016/j.bmc.2019.115282.
• Chbib C. Unexpected furanose-pyranose isomerization of 4-C-alkylfuranose. Carbohydr. Res. 2019;16;487:107879. doi:10.1016/j.carres.2019.107879. PMID:31759322.
• Chbib C. Synthesis of isomeric analogues of S-ribosylhomocysteine analogues with homocysteine unit attached to C2 of ribose. Bio. and Med. Chem. Lett. 2017;27:1681-1685
• Chbib C, Sobczak AJ, Mugdal M, Gonzales C, Lumpuy, D, Nagaj J, Stokowa-Soltys K, Wnuk SF. S-ribosylhomocysteine analogues modified at the ribosyl C-4 position. J. of Sulfur Chem. 2016;37:307-327.

Selected Recent Presentations
• Chbib C. Synthesis and biological evaluation of 2-fluoro-S-ribosylhomocysteine analogues, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists AAPS, November 4-7, 2018, Washington DC, US.
• Chbib C, Wnuk SF. Design and Synthesis of novel S-Ribosylhomocysteine analogues. 16th Annual World Preclinical Congress WPI October 2017, Boston, MA, US.

Certifications
Board certified pharmacist (Florida)
Board certified immunizer
Medication therapy management certificate
Veterinary pharmacy

Dr. Sherif Hafez,
PharmD

Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2204
Phone: (305) 760 – 7493
Email: SHafez@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Dr. Nicole Lounsbury,
PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2510
Phone: (305) 760 – 7486
Email: NLounsbury@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Dr. Sandeep Sheth,
PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2304
Phone: (305) 760 – 7483
Email: SSheth@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Education and Training
B. Pharm. | BVDU Poona College of Pharmacy | Pune, India
M.S. Pharmaceutical Science | Idaho State University | Pocatello, Idaho
Ph.D. Pharmacology | Southern Illinois University School of Medicine | Springfield, Illinois
Postdoctoral Fellow | Southern Illinois University School of Medicine | Springfield, Illinois

Teaching Interests
Dr. Sheth’s teaching interests include various topics in Pharmacology, such as drugs for the disorders of the respiratory system, anticancer drugs, nonprescription drugs, etc.

Dr. Surabhi Shukla,
PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2209
Phone: (305) 760 – 7497
Email: SShukla@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Education and Training

B.S Biotechnology | Sardar Patel University | VallabhVidyanagar, India
M.S Biotechnology | Sardar Patel University | VallabhVidyanagar, India
Postdoctoral Fellow | University of Mississippi Jackson | Mississippi

Teaching Interests

Dr. Shukla’s teaching interests includes Pharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, Neuropharmacology, Cell and molecular Biology and Cell biology of neurodegenerative diseases.

Awards and Honors

Best Poster award, International conference on Science of Botanicals Oxford, MS, 2015
Best Poster award, International conference on Science of Botanicals Oxford, MS, 2013
Rho–Chi Society member an academic Honor Society in Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, 2012
Graduate student travel award for American Society for Cell Biology meeting, University of Mississippi, 2012

Dr. Mamoon Rashid,
PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2206
Phone: (305) 760 – N/A
Email: MRashid@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Ms. Jennifer Carrasco
Administrative Assistant
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2516
Phone: (305) 760 – 7461
Email: JCarrasco@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

 
 
 
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