Brendan D. Stamper, PhD

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor
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Creighton Hall 442
Areas I Teach 

Educational History

Postdoctoral Fellowship--Seattle Children’s Research Institute, 2012
PhD, Medicinal Chemistry--University of Washington, 2010
BS, Chemistry--Santa Clara University, 2002
BS, Combined Sciences--Santa Clara University, 2002

Practice/Research Interests

I teach the fundamental principles of medicinal chemistry, toxicology, and natural products. In the classroom, I enjoy finding creative ways to relate chemical structure to drug action in order to foster an engaging yet rigorous learning environment for my students. In the lab, my research is focused on projects that utilize comparative approaches to identify pathways critical to either propagating or preventing hepatotoxicity. Projects currently underway include mechanistic studies exploring the effects of acetaminophen, herbicides, and natural products on liver health.

You can learn more about Dr. Stamper at his NCBI Bibliography, his ResearchGate profile, and the PharmSongs Vimeo channel.

Outside the Classroom

When I'm not in the classroom or research lab, you might find me skiing on Crystal Mountain, kicking a soccer ball around, or playing guitar under the trees in my backyard.


Brendan Stamper

Stamper teaches medicinal chemistry, pharmacognosy, and hepatic physiology and function in the School of Pharmacy, where he also runs a research lab and oversees a summer research program.

Brendan Stamper co-chaired a session at the annual American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). Research by a graduate student and Dr. Stamper was also featured in a recent ASPET newsletter.

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Associate Professor Brendan Stamper is training the next generation of pharmacists — some of whom, like him, will devote much of their careers to critical drug research.

The School of Pharmacy is excited to announce that Dr. Leslie Devaud has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Collins Medical Trust to support her research on the establishment of a zebrafish colony at Pacific University.

Employees recognized for outstanding work, dedication to students and years of service.