Monash Pharmacy professor elected as a Fellow of AAPS
Monash Pharmacy School Professor Chris Porter was inducted as an elected Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists at the Annual Meeting held in San Diego, CA on November 3, 2014. This prestigious and select fellowship recognizes outstanding research achievement in the pharmaceutical sciences and he is now the third AAPS Fellow at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Chris is currently Professor of Pharmaceutics, and Associate Dean, Research at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS), Monash University. He graduated BPharm and PhD from the University of Nottingham in the UK, and has more than 20 years of subsequent academic experience.
He is a proven research leader with major impact across three fields of research: (i) mechanisms of absorption and disposition of poorly water soluble, lipophilic drugs; (ii) the role of lymphatic transport in drug disposition and activity; and (iii) the design and application of dendrimers as next generation drug delivery systems. Most recently he has started to explore the role of lipid binding proteins as mediators of intracellular drug disposition.
He has published widely (>160 peer reviewed publications; >6,500 cites, Scopus); has given over 50 invited presentations and graduated 20 PhD candidates. He is a CI within the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio Nano Science and Technology, headquartered at MIPS, and maintains funding across all major National competitive grant programs. Within MIPS, he leads a highly productive and innovative drug delivery research group of 20 PhD students and post-doctoral fellows.
About Monash University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy
Monash University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program produces graduates with a sound knowledge and understanding of the science, technology and practice behind pharmacy as a profession. It comprises four major areas of study: medicinal chemistry (the chemistry of drugs); pharmacology (the action of drugs); pharmaceutics (the presentation and delivery of drugs); and pharmacy practice (the application of all these to the professional practice of pharmacy).
Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February 2015
Duration: 4 years