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James A. Uchizono, PharmD, PhD

Professor, Associate Provost of Research, Interim Dean of Graduate Studies


Phone: 209.946.2396
Email: juchizono@pacific.edu


BS in Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, 1985

BS in Biology, University of California, Irvine, 1985

PharmD, University of California, San Francisco, 1990

PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco, 2001

At Pacific Since: 2000

James (Jim) A. Uchizono, PharmD, PhD earned his bachelor of science in both chemistry and biology from University of California, Irvine in 1985. He later attended University of California, San Francisco where he received his doctor of pharmacy in 1990 and his doctor of philosophy in 2001. Dr. Uchizono also interned and worked at Genetech, Inc. He joined the Pacific pharmacy family in 2000. Dr. Uchizono loves the interactions he has with his students at Pacific. In 2006 he was awarded the Eberhardt Teacher/Scholar Award and in 2005 he received the Teacher of the Year award from the School.

He is a member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Pharmacists Association and the California Pharmacists Association.


Teaching Philosophy: "Help students to help others."


PHRM 114 - Physical Pharmacy and Dosage Forms
PHRM 134 - Applied Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics


Research Summary: "Our research group is primarily involved with the mathematical modeling of static and time-varying, linear and non-linear systems applied to pharmacological and biological cascades, mechanisms, and responses. Specifically, we are studying the delayed onset of action of antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). We use microdialysis techniques and multiple modeling software packages (Matlab®, SAAM-II®, Stella®, WinNonLin®, Scientist®, C/C++, BASIC, FORTRAN)."

Research Interests: 

  • Delayed onset of action of SSRI antidepressants
  • Drug tolerance
  • Mathematical modeling of complex biological and pharmacolgical cascades