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Bai, Shuhua, PhD

Shuhua Bai, PhD
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences College of Health and Pharmacy School of Pharmacy
Contact: Husson University
1 College Circle Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.992.1949
Room: 310A Peabody Hall


Dr. Shuhua Bai is a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He joined the Husson University School of Pharmacy in 2009. Dr. Bai received his B.S. in Pharmaceutical Engineering and M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry degrees from Shenyang Pharmaceutical University. His doctoral degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences was obtained at the School of Pharmacy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Bai’s research has been focusing on the development of novel medicines that effectively cross biological membranes for targeted therapy. Nanotechnologies in his lab have been applied for delivering efficacy of molecules, such as protein, small interfering RNA (siRNA), and CRISPR/Cas 9, which have a short duration of action and/or low permeability across physiological barriers to disease sites. While having extensive experience in the development of polymer-based nanospheres, lipid nanoparticles, and drug-polymer nanoconjugates, Dr. Bai is currently piloting biocompatible and bioengineered exosome-based nanosystems for the treatment of various diseases.

Dr. Bai likes to share his learning, teaching, and research experiences in the pharmaceutical sciences with students. The goal of his teaching is to explore many possible ways to mentor students as they become self-directed learners promoting patient-centered health care.


Professional Work

Teaching Experience

  • Pharmaceutics, physical pharmacy, and dosage forms
  • Biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics
  • Sterile and nonsterile compounding
  • Advances in drug delivery systems
  • Gene and cell therapy
  • Drug development and approval
  • Applied pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics
  • Biostatistics


Research Interests

  • Optimization and characterization of lipid nanoparticles
  • Exosome characterization and bioengineering
  • Protein, siRNA, and CRISPR/CAS9 delivery
  • PK/PD evaluation of nanoformulations
  • Brain disease, lung disease, and cancer therapy
  • Pharmacoresistance



  • Husson School of Pharmacy Teaching Excellence Award (2020)
  • NIH/NIBIB 1R03EB028572 (2019 - 2022)
  • Husson University Global Scholar (2019)
  • Pharmaceutical Research Meritorious Manuscript (2017)
  • Maine IDe Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Fellowship (2013)
  • Maine Cancer Foundation Pilot Research Grants (2011-2012, 2013-2014)
  • Husson University Distinguished Research Award (2011)