Office of the Dean

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

Dean
Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2211
Phone: (305) 760-7502
Email: RNemire@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Ruth E Nemire, Professor, Neurology,
EdD. Nova Southeastern University, 2009, PharmD. University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 1992, BSPh. Ohio Northern University, OH, 1984, Fellowship in Neurology, University of Miami School of Medicine, FL, 1992-94. FCCP, FNAP, CRQM (Clinical Research Quality Manager), Active Pharmacy License- FL; Excellence in Education Award 2021- GFEL

Office of Student Affairs & Admissions

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.

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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

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

Ms. Tazianna Élysée
Admissions Advisor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2202
Phone: (305) 760 – 7496
Email: TElysee@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

Office of Experiential Education

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

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

Ms. Nanika Bethel
Experiential Education Coordinator

Contact Information
Office: Room 2210
Phone: (305) 760-7466
Email: nbethel@ularkin.org

Mr. Philip Sherman
Operations Advisor
College of Pharmacy

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

Office of Academic Affairs

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.

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Senior Coordinator
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2203
Phone: (305) 760 – 7487
Email: N/A
Hours: By Appointment

Office of Assessment

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Mr. Antonio Perry
Assistant Dean for Assessment and Accreditation

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

Mr. Antonio C. Perry currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Assessment and Accreditation 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

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.

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Juan F. Mosley II,
PharmD, CPh, AAHIVP

Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2511
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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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.

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

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.

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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

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.

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
School of Law

Certificate in Fundraising | Indiana University | Indianapolis, IN

Management

Graduate Certificate in Wayne State University | Detroit, MI

College and University Teaching

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.

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

  • Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist
  • AAHIVP (HIV Pharmacist specialization)

Education and Training

  • Pharm. D. – Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • A.A. – Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, FL
  • Neuro-Cognitive Fellowship, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL (focus on pharmacotherapy, psychiatry, HIV, geriatrics)

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

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Andrea Fuentes, PharmD
Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2514
Phone: (305) 760-7519
Email: AFuentes@ularkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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.

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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.

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Christiane Chbib,
PharmD, PhD

Associate 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

Amusa S. Adebayo, B. Pharm., MBA, MSHI, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy
Larkin University

Contact Information
Office: Room 2303
Phone: (305) 760 – 7471
Email: AAdebayo@ularkin.org
Hours: TBA

Education and Training
B.Pharm., Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
M.Sc. Pharmaceutics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
MBA, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Ph.D. Pharmaceutics & Industrial Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, badan, Nigeria
MS Health Informatics, University of Illinois, Chicago

Teaching Interests
Dr. Adebayo’s teaching interests and experience are in Pharmaceutical Calculations, Pharmaceutics with sterile and non-sterile laboratories, Biopharmaceutics, and Pharmacokinetics with modeling and simulations.

Scholarly Interests
Dr. Adebayo’s research efforts have been focused on the nano-encapsulation of antimicrobial agents in niosomes for targeting multi-drug resistant bacteria. He plans to extend the knowledge gained to other pharmacotherapeutic agents and biologics. He is currently developing niosomes of some antibacterial and oncology agents that are currently experiencing resistance from bacterial strains and cancer cells respectively, characterizing the niosomes and performing in vivo animal studies. The data obtained are being fed into modeling and simulation software (Gastroplus®, Simulations Plus Inc., CA) to generate PK parameters for predictive capability. He also engages in extemporaneous compounding for provision of patient-friendly dosage forms and their in vitro in vivo evaluation.

Published Book Chapter
Moji C. Adeyeye and Amusa Adebayo (2017). Hard Shell Capsules in Clinical Trials. In Larry L. Augsburger & Stephen W. Hoag (Eds.). Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms: Capsules. ISBN: 9781351620390

Selected Recent Publications

  • Jankie S, Johnson J, Adebayo AS, Pillai GK, Pinto Pereira LM. Efficacy of Levofloxacin Loaded Nonionic Surfactant Vesicles (Niosomes) in a Model of Pseudomonas aeruginosaInfected Sprague Dawley Rats. Adv Pharmacol Pharm Sci. 2020 Oct 27;2020:8815969. doi: 10.1155/2020/8815969. PMID: 33179011; PMCID: PMC7609151.
  • Harris, T. T., Adebayo, A. S., Bennett, D., Olugbuyi, O. Scott, C. (2018). European Journal of Clinical Pharmaceutics, 20 (4) Jul-Aug. 2018.
  • Pryce, N.A., Adebayo, A.S., Bennett, D.A. and Brown-Myrie, E. (2017). Design and evaluation of a new fixed-dose immediate release capsule of atenolol, enalapril maleate and hydrochlorothiazide. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International 20(1): 1-16.
  • Okunlola A., Adebayo A.S., Adeyeye M. C. (2016). Development of repaglinide microspheres using novel acetylated starches of bitter and Chinese yams as polymers. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (2017), 94, 544-553. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2016.10.032
  • Jankie S., Jenelle J., Pereira L. P., Akpaka P., Pillai G., Adebayo A. S. (2016) Determining the infective dose of Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 29213) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 27853) when injected intraperitoneally in Sprague Dawley rats, In Press, British J. Pharm. Research 14(1): 1- 11. doi: 10.9734/BJPR/2016/29932
  • Jankie S., Jenelle J., Lexley P. P., Adebayo A. S., Gopalakrishna P. (2016) Acute toxicity of sorbitan monostearate (span 60) non-ionic surfactant vesicles (niosomes) in Sprague Dawley rats, British J. Pharm. Res.14(2): 1-9. doi: 10.9734/BJPR/2016/30380
  • Okunlola A., Adebayo A.S., Adeyeye M. C. (2016) Development of repaglinide microspheres using novel acetylated starches of bitter and Chinese yams as polymers International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 94(A): 544-553. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2016.10.032
  • Okunlola A, Adebayo AS and Adeyeye M.C. (2014) Solid State Characterization of Two Tropical Starches Modified by Pregelatinization and Acetylation: Potential as Excipients in Pharmaceutical Formulations. British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 5 (1): 2231-2919
  • Adebayo A. S. and McFarlane N. (2014) Model-Based Bioequivalence assessment of a commercial Azithromycin Capsule against Pfizer Zithromax Tablet marketed in Jamaica. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science Vol. 4 (10), pp. 062-068 http://www.japsonline.com
  • Abayomi M., Adebayo A. S., Bennett D. A., Porter R., Shelly-Campbell J. and Dawkin G.   (2014) Phytochemical Testing and In vitro Antibacterial Activity of Bixa orellana (Annatto) Seed Extract. British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 4(11): 1387-1399

Publication list via Google Scholar:
‪Amusa S Adebayo – ‪Google Scholar

Publication list via PubMed:
Adebayo, Amusa S – Search Results – PubMed (nih.gov)

Selected Recent Presentations

  • Amusa S. Adebayo, A. S., Jankie, S. & Pillai, G. (2018). In vivo pharmacokinetics of levofloxacin Niosomes, AAPS Pharm Sci. 360, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, United States, November 4 – 7, 2018.
  • Pryce N., Adebayo A. S., Bennett D. A.; Brown-Myrie E. Formulation and evaluation of a fixed dose combination capsule containing atenolol, enalapril maleate and hydrochlorothiazide. AACP Annual meeting 2016 Anaheim Marriott & Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim, California.
  • Adebayo A. S. Chronotherapeutics & Chronopharmaceutics of asthma (Plenary lecture, CPE credits) – Caribbean Association of Pharmacists Annual Convention, Montego Bay, Jamaica, WI, July 29 – 31, 2016.
  • Adebayo A.S., Salamah S., Foley K, Chahil, H., Lo C. J., Carlos J., Robles T., Liza K. Design and Evaluation of Novel Theophylline Delivery System for the Circadian Rhythmic Pattern of Asthma, Caribbean Association of Pharmacists & Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica Joint convention, July 24-31, 2016 Jamaica, WI.
  • Harris T, Adebayo A. S, Bennett D, Olugbuyi O, Scott C. Extemporaneous Compounding of Captopril for Managing Cardiac Conditions in Children at a Major Pediatric Hospital in Jamaica. AAPS Annual Meeting & Exposition 2014. San Diego, California
  • Adebayo A.S, Panakanti R, Venkatesan N, Popescus C, Adeyeye M.C. Development of a Metformin Controlled Release Tablet and a New HPLC Assay for its Dissolution Profile Evaluation. AAPS Annual Meeting & Exposition 2014. AAPS Annual Meeting & Exposition 2014. San Diego, California
  • Okunlola A, Adebayo A.S., Adeyeye M. C.  Solid State Characterization of Two Tropical Starches Modified by Pregelatinization and Acetylation: Potential as Excipients in Pharmaceutical Formulations. AAPS Annual Meeting & Exposition 2014. San Diego, California
  • Adebayo, A. S. & Wilson, J. Need survey of post-qualification education requirements of Caribbean Pharmacists, AACP Annual Meeting, Pharmacy Education 2013, Chicago, IL.

Awards and Honors

  • Biggest Heart Faculty Award, Presented by the Class of 2016, Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy (2014)
  • Faculty Merit Awards, Roosevelt University, Schaumburg, IL (2012/2013/2014).
  • President’s Research Initiative Award, University of Technology, Jamaica (2005)

Editorial Services

  • International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (IJPP)
  • AAPS PharmSciTech – Reviewer
  • AAPS Pharm Research – Reviewer
  • AAPS Annual Meetings Abstract reviewer

Sukhwinder Lakhman, B.S., M.S., M. Phil., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy
Larkin University

Contact Information
Office: Room 2305
Phone: (305) 760 – 7493
Email: slakhman@ularkin.org
Hours: TBA

Education and Training

B.S., Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India
M.Pharm., Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India
Ph.D., Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India
Postdoctoral Fellowship, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Amherst, NY.

Teaching Interests
Dr. Lakhman’s teaching interests and experience include Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pharmacogenomics, and Pharmacokinetics with special emphasis on implication of genetic variants on Drug Metabolism.

Scholarly Interests
Dr. Lakhman’s research is focused on the role of short chain dehydrogenase reductases such as human carbonyl reductases and aldo keto reductases family in the drug and xenobiotics metabolism. Dr. Lakhman is also interested in pharmacogenomics of cytochrome P450 enzymes specifically CYP2D6, and its relationship to opioid metabolism to abuse and risk of addiction. The importance of this study will be to determine if genotype of the cohort is different from the normal population. His work is on studying the effect that genetic variability has on CYP2D6 on drug response and is focused only on the genes effecting codeine and analogs.

Selected Recent Publications

  1. Kumar, S., Lakhman, S.S. and Kaur, G. (2021). Commonly prescribed anti-epileptic drug, phenytoin, adversely affect reproductive functions in young female albino rats. Pharmaceutical Res. (in preparation)
  2. Lakhman, S.S. & Dutta, A. (2019). Endocrine Disruptive Chemicals and Human Health (Invited Editorial).  EC Pharmacology and Toxicology 7(12): 62-63.
  3. Kaur , T., Manchanda, S., Lakhman, S.S. and Kaur, G. (2016). Efficacy of anti-epileptic drugs in treatment of Tumor and its associated Epilepsy: An in vitro Perspective. Annals of Neurosciences 23(1): 33-43.
  4. Singh,R., Lakhanpa, D., Manchanda, S., Kuma, S., Kaur,T., Lakhman, S.S. and Kaur, G. (2015). Middle age on set short-term intermittent fasting dietary restriction prevents brain function impairments. Biogerontology 16(6): 775 – 88.
  5. Kataria, H., Lakhman, S.S. and Kaur, G. (2015). Facilitatory role of Withania somnifera aqueous extract on GnRH expression and release in immortalized rat hypothalamic cell line GnV-3. Neurochemistry International. 89:111-119.
  6. Kaur, G. and Lakhman, S. (2012). Dietary restrictions as a potential intervention to retard age-associated impairments of brain functions. This is in: Thakur, M.K. and Rattan, S.I.S (ed’s) Brain Aging and Therapeutic Interventions, New York, NY. Springer Press.
  7. Lakhman, S. S., Ma, Qing and Morse, G.D., (2009). Pharmacogenomics of CYP3A: Considerations for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Treatment. (Review article) Pharmacogenomics (Future medicine) 10(8):1323- 1339.
  8. Lakhman, S. S. Chen, X., Gonzalez, V.M., Schuetz, E. G and Blanco, J.G. (2007) Functional characterization of the promoter of human carbonyl reductase 1 (CBR1). Role of XRE elements in mediating the induction of CBR1 by ligands of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor. Molecular Pharmacology 72(3): 734-43.
  9. Gonzalez, V.M., Ghosh, D., Lakhman, S. S., Pendyala, L., and Blanco, J.G. (2007). A functional genetic polymorphism on human carbonyl reductase 1 (CBR1 V88I) impacts on catalytic activity and NADPH binding affinity. Drug Metabolism Disposition 35(6):973-80.
  10. Gonzalez, V.M., Lakhman, S. S., Ghosh, D., Pendyala, L., and Blanco, J.G. (2006). Functional characterization of a Non-synonymous Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in Human carbonyl Reductase 1 CBR1V88I). AAPS Pharm Sc, 8(S2):1322.
  11. Gonzalez, V.M., Lakhman, S. S., Forrest, A., Relling, M. V., and Blanco, J.G. (2006). Higher activity of polymorphic NAD(P)H:Quinone oxidoreductase in liver cytosols from blacks compared to whites. Toxicology Letters 164: 249-258.
  12. Lakhman, S. S, Ghosh, D and Blanco, J.G., (2005). Functional Significance of a Natural Allelic Variant of Human Carbonyl Reductase 3 (CBR3). Drug Metabolism Disposition 33(2):254-257.
  13. Bhattacharya, A., Lakhman, S.S. and Singh, S. (2004). Modulation of L-type calcium channels in Drosophila by Pituitary adenylyl cyclase-activating Polypeptide (PACAP) mediated Pathway. J. Biological Chemistry 279 (36)3:7291-37297.

Nicole Lounsbury, PhD
Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2512
Phone: (305) 760 – 7486
Email: nlounsbury@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Education and Training

B.S. Chemistry | Worcester Polytechnic Institute |Worcester, Massachusetts
Ph.D. Medicinal Chemistry | Temple University | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Teaching Interests

Dr. Lounsbury’s teaching interest includes various Pharm.D. courses, such as Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Compounding.

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Lounsbury’s research interests are in the discovery and development of novel pharmaceuticals. Her academic research experience was focused on the design of novel antimicrobials for methicillin-resistant S. aureus and chalcone activators of Nrf2. Her research interests also include the development of inhibitors of CXCR7 for the treatment of lung cancer.

Selected Recent Publications

Lounsbury, N. Advances in CXCR7 Modulators. Pharmaceuticals. 2020, 13, 33.

Boylan, P.M.; Sedlacek, J.; Santibanez, M.; Church, A.F.; Lounsbury, N.; Nguyen, J. Development and Implementation of Interprofessional Relations Between a College of Pharmacy and Osteopathic Residency Programs in a Community Teaching Hospital. Journal of Pharmacy Technology. 2019, 36, 3-9.

Lounsbury, N.; Reeber, M.; Mina, G.; Chbib, C. A Mini-Review on Ceftaroline in Bacteremia Patients with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infections. Antibiotics. 2019, 8, 30.

Lounsbury, N.; Eidem, T.; Colquhoun, J.; Mateo, G.; Abou-Gharbia, M.; Dunman, P.M.; Childers, W. Novel inhibitors of Staphylococcus aureus RnpA that synergize with mupirocin. Bioorgan Med Chem Lett. 2018, 28, 1127-1131.

Kurimchak AM, Shelton C, Duncan KE, Johnson KJ, Brown J, O’Brien S, Gabbasov R, Fink LS, Li Y, Lounsbury N, Abou-Gharbia M, Childers WE, Connolly DC, Chernoff J, Peterson JR, Duncan JS. Resistance to BET bromodomain inhibitors is mediated by kinome reprogramming in ovarian cancer. Cell Rep. 2016, 16, 1273-1286.

Lounsbury N, Mateo G, Jones B, Papaiahgari S, Thimmulappa RK, Teijaro C, Gordon J, Korzekwa K, Ye M, Allaway G, Abou-Gharbia M, Biswal S, Childers W. Heterocyclic chalcone activators of nuclear factor (eryhtoid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2) with improved in vivo efficacy. Bioorgan Med Chem. 2015, 23, 5352-5359.

Eidem, TM, Lounsbury N, Emery JF, Bulger J, Smith A, Abou-Gharbia M, Childers W, Dunman PM. Small molecule inhibitors of Staphylococcus aureus RnpA-mediated RNA turnover and tRNA processing. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015, 59, 2016-2028.
Selected Recent Presentations

Lounsbury, N.; Chow, N.; Jackson, K.; Chbib, C. Development and Implementation of a Drug Discovery and Development Game. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Virtual. 2020

Boylan, P.M.; Sedlacek, J.; Santibanez, M.; Church, A.F.; Lounsbury, N. Pharmacist-led gamification and active learning activities to teach pharmacotherapeutics to medical learners. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Updates in Therapeutics Meeting, Jacksonville, FL. 2018

Lounsbury N, Eidem T, Mateo G, Dunman PM, Childers W. Novel inhibitors of Staphylococcus aureus RnpA. American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, October 25- 29, 2015.

Awards and Honors

Rho Chi Honor Society

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.

Surabhi Shukla, PhD
Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2509
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

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Ms. Jennifer Carrasco
Administrative Coordinator
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences

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

 
 
 
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