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Tianzhi Yang, RPh, PhD

Professor, Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences College of Health and Pharmacy School of Pharmacy
Tianzhi Yang, RPh, PhD
Contact: Husson University
1 College Circle Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.992.1946
Room: 310C Peabody Hall


Dr. Tianzhi Yang joined Husson School of Pharmacy in the spring of 2009. After obtaining her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Peking University Health Sciences Center in Beijing, China, Dr. Yang completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy focusing on drug delivery, transporter characterization, pharmacokinetic study, and therapeutic evaluation.  Dr. Yang also received extensive pharmacy practice training. She is a licensed pharmacist. Her teaching, research, and practicing experiences help students well connect basic pharmaceutical sciences to pharmacy practice.


Professional Work


As one of inaugural faculty members in the school, Dr. Yang has been teaching a number of courses in basic pharmaceutical sciences including

Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry sequence courses

Pharmaceutical Analysis

Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics, and Compounding Lab

Clinical Pharmaceutical Calculations

Applied Pharmacology Case Study



Dr. Yang’s research interest focuses on understanding the blood-brain barrier and developing new approaches for the treatment of brain diseases. She has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented her research findings at many national and international conferences. Dr. Yang has received several grants from intramural and extramural sources, including Maine Cancer Foundation and National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Awards and Honors

NIH NIBIB R03 Grant (2019, Co-PI)

Pharmaceutical Research Meritorious Manuscript Award (2017)

Husson University School of Pharmacy Teacher Excellence Award (2016)

Husson University Distinguished Researcher Award (2015)

Husson University School of Pharmacy P1 Teacher of the Year Award (2015)

Maine Cancer Foundation Pilot Research Grant (2014, PI)


List of Dr. Yang’s research publications