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Brendan D. Stamper, PhD

Associate Professor, Director of PharmD/MS Joint Degree Program
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Creighton Hall 466

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 predominantly to first-year pharmacy students. 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 key pathways critical to propagating and preventing hepatotoxicity. Projects currently underway include mechanistic studies exploring hepatotoxicity associated with exposure to acetaminophen, herbicides, and natural products.

Dr. Stamper also serves as the Director for the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (ASPET SURF) Program at Pacific University.

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 I enjoy playing soccer and my guitar, though not at the same time.


Brendan Stamper smiling

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.