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: 2203
Phone: (305) 760 – 7517
Email: PharmacyAdmissions@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

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College of Pharmacy

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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
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

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.

Jessica Padilla
Senior Coordinator
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2513
Phone: (305) 760 – 7468
Email: N/A
Hours: By Appointment

Ms. Padilla is a Coordinator in the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) and Assistant of Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Larkin University College of Pharmacy.

She serves as a liaison with testing (ExamSoft) and course content/grading (Canvas) softwares for the College of Pharmacy. She works closely with the Office of Registrar for communication from OAA, and provides support to Chair of IRB as an Assistant for IRB.

In this fast-paced dynamic environment she started as a Medical Assistant Instructor at Florida Career College. Shortly after, Ms. Padilla grew into the role of Associate Director of Education. She studied Medical Assisting at Southeastern College and became Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s in Health Service Administration at Florida National University. Her goal is to complete her master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Ms. Padilla is student/people oriented and enjoys spending time with her children.

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

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Juan F. Mosley II,
PharmD, CPh, AAHIVP

Chair
Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: 2515
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

Anna Dellarole
RPh, PhD, BCMTMS, CMWA
Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

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

Dr. Anna Dellarole completed her degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology from the University of Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro” in Italy. She then continued her education and obtained her Ph.D. in Neuropsycopharmacology at the same University. Following, she completed her Post-Doc at the University of Miami, FL, Miller School of Medicine, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

As a PhD student she worked on investigating the physio-pathological role of adult neurogenesis in neuropsychiatric and neurological diseases, such as depression, Alzheimer’s disease and neuropathic pain. During her Post-Doc she studied the molecular mechanisms associated with the development of comorbid depression in neuropathic pain.

Through her educational foundation in pharmacology and her experience as a basic research scientist, she has developed a growing interest in the clinical aspects of disease states and pharmacological treatments. Ultimately, this led her to earn her pharmacist license in the USA and to develop clinical skills through the practice of Medication Therapy Management (MTM), and as a Clinical Pharmacist in Investigational Drug Services (Phase 1-3 oncology studies).

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.

Sandeep Sheth,
PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2511
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.

Sameer Joshi, B. Pharm, MS, MRes, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2510
Phone: (305) 760-7497
Email: SJoshi@ULarkin.org
Hours: By Appointment

Research Interest
Dr. Joshi is particularly interested in designing and developing novel drug delivery systems (NDDS), including liposomes, niosomes, polymer nanoparticles, and biomaterial-based hydrogels. To study (production and analysis) these NDDS, Dr. Joshi considers the usage of modern technologies, including but not limited to microfluidics, 3D printing, chromatography, spectroscopy, and microscopy. Dr. Joshi is always open to collaborations intended for improvements in drug delivery science.

Qualifications
Ph.D. Pharmaceutics/Drug Delivery, Aston University (UK), 2017
M. Res. Pharmaceutical Analysis, Nottingham Trent University (UK), 2013
M. S. Analytical Bioscience, University of Huddersfield (UK), 2010
B. Pharmacy, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (India), 2008

Employment
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Alabama State University (USA), 2017-2022
Lab Demonstrator (Pharmaceutics), Aston University (UK), 2014-2017
Research Fellow (Analytical R&D, Oncology), Emcure Pharmaceuticals Inc. (India), 2011-2012
Placement Researcher, University of Huddersfield (UK), 2010-2011

Teaching Interests
Dr. Joshi’s teaching interests include pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical calculations, and biopharmaceutics.

Emmanuel O. Olawode, B.Pharm., MSc.Pharm., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy

Contact Information
Office: Room 2508
Office Phone: (305) 760-7463
Email: eolawode@Ularkin.org
Office Hours: By appointment

Education and Training

  • B. Pharm., Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • MSc. Pharmacognosy, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Rhodes University Grahamstown, South Africa
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Chemistry, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
  • Presidential Diversity College of Pharmacy, Johnson City/Binghamton
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Binghamton University NY, USA

Teaching Interests
Dr. Olawode’s teaching interests and experience include medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacognosy. Other teaching experiences include introductory biochemistry and immunology, herbal medicine, and non-sterile pharmaceutical compounding.

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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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