Yong Guo

Yong Guo

Professor of Pharmaceutical Science; Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Science; Director for Research and Graduate Programs,
School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences



  • Physical Pharmacy
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmaceutical Calculation
  • Drug Dosage Forms and Delivery Systems


  • Separation mechanisms
  • Drug release mechanisms
  • Drug stability and degradation mechanisms
  • Novel analytical technologies
  • Quality assessment of herbal medicines


  • BS, University of Science and Technology of China
  • MBA, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo

Academic Profile

I am very passionate about teaching and helping students. That is my primary motivation to switch my career path from industry to academia when FDU started to plan a brand new pharmacy school. It gives me tremendous satisfaction to see the growth of our students into health care professionals after four years in the PharmD program. I teach most of the quantitative courses in the PharmD program, for example, Physical Pharmacy, which is considered one of the most challenging courses, but I am willing to make every effort to help students succeed.

I went into the pharmaceutical industries following my post-doctoral training and worked in both generic and innovative drug companies. My work in the pharmaceutical industry focused on developing dosage forms and delivery systems for new drug candidates. I have led and managed project development teams to support several late-stage drug candidates and have also been directly involved in regulatory document preparation. I am very gratified that several drugs I worked on have gained FDA approval and are helping patients. I am eager to share my industry experience in both teaching and student advising.

I have been very active in research in addition to my teaching and administrative responsibilities since joining FDU. My research interest lies in both new technologies (e.g., chromatography and formulation) and drug-related issues (e.g., release and stability). Some of my research focuses on fundamental understanding and basic theory (e.g., separation mechanism and in-vitro drug release). I have published over 30 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and 3 book chapters. One of my research papers has had a significant impact on the field of chromatography with the citation reaching the top 1% in chemistry. I encourage pharmacy students to get involved in the research. No matter what specific research projects you may work on, your experience in research will benefit you significantly in your future career.

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