Salim Merali, PhD
Associate Dean for Research

Since 1901, research has been a core function of the Temple University School of Pharmacy. In our labs, faculty and students work together to keep science moving through the phases of preclinical basic research, drug discovery, and translational medicine. Our findings disrupt the course of disease and forge new approaches to research.

Our research mission is to initiate and advance outstanding programs, build teams that collaboratively foster innovations, and expand extramural funding within the School of Pharmacy. 

Leadership and entrepreneurship are hallmarks of our team. Members of the faculty hold patents and ownership in startup biotech entities. They serve as members of NIH study section review teams and on the scientific advisory boards of scientific and professional organizations. 

In 30-plus years of working in research environments, Temple stands out as the most creative, collaborative, and collegial research enterprise of which I've been a part. We are truly a family - one that's grown closer in pandemic times.   

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