Brendan Stamper Promoted to Full Professor
Stamper earned his PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Washington, where he studied genomic and proteomic changes associated with acetaminophen-induced liver injury. He spent the following two years as a post-doctoral fellow at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, where he was part of a team that defined the molecular basis of auriculocondylar syndrome as a homeotic transformation.
He teaches medicinal chemistry, pharmacognosy, and hepatic physiology and function. He runs a research lab investigating mechanisms associated with how various natural products impact liver health.
In 2018, he was appointed director of Pacific’s Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences program, a research-intensive degree designed to train students interested in conducting independent discovery-based research. The following year, he was awarded external funding from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) to fund the ongoing ASPET Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program, which he directs. In May 2022, he also was appointed as interim assistant dean for educational outcomes in the School of Pharmacy.
The non-tenure promotion in rank for faculty members is granted upon recommendation by college personnel committees and approval by the University Personnel Committee president.