Neal Davies, PhD

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Dean and Professor
University of Manitoba, USA

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Dr. Davies received his undergraduate degree in Pharmacy from the University of Alberta in 1991. In 1996, he completed his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, specializing in pharmacokinetics, at the University of Alberta. From 1995 to 1998, he undertook postdoctoral training in pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Calgary. He then joined the University of Sydney as a lecturer in 1998. In 2002, he returned to North America to join the Washington State University’s (WSU) College of Pharmacy as an academic staff member, where he has held the positions of Director of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program, as well as Director of Professional and Undergraduate Research and Director of Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. Under his direction he has been involved in several administrative and operational initiatives including: strategic planning, faculty accreditation review processes; organizing the College retreat, establishment of a pharmaceutical sciences graduate program; and initiated the development of a comprehensive knowledge exam for the College’s PharmD program. Dr. Davies also championed the development of a College wide Pharmacy Research Day and has played key roles in faculty and graduate student recruitment and success. He has been active on numerous university-wide committees, including service as a member of WSU’s Faculty Senate and Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Dr. Davies has strived to maintain the highest standard of teaching and research, and his achievements in both areas have been recognized through numerous awards and honours including several from the United States Pharmacopeia. He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has an ongoing and significant commitment toward graduate supervision and training. He has been at the forefront of the use of technology in the classroom, has re-engineered curricular content and maintained a high standard in student mentoring. Dr. Davies also maintains an active and highly collaborative externally-funded research program, focused on pharmacokinetics and drug delivery as well as basic and clinical pharmaceutical sciences which have attracted National Institutes of Health and Industry funds. He holds five patent applications and has disseminated his work broadly through numerous journal publications, book chapters, abstracts, and invited conference presentations.

Research Interest

Dr. Davies' research program in the Faculty of Pharmacy aims to investigate the factors that influence variability in drug response through an understanding of drug delivery (nanomedicine) and disposition (pharmacokinetics) as well as action to optimize the use of anti-oxidant and anti-cancer agents. The Davies laboratory explores factors affecting the dissolution, stability, release and safety and efficacy of anti-oxidant nutraceutical and anti-cancer drugs, the role of liver and renal metabolism in determining effects of drugs