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Zhu Zhou, BPharm, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor


Phone: 209.946.3015


BPharm, China Pharmaceutical University, 2007

BS in Food Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2008

PhD in Pharmaceutics and Chemical Sciences, University of the Pacific, 2014

At Pacific Since: 2016

Zhu Zhou '14, BPharm, PhD, earned her bachelor of pharmacy from China Pharmaceutical University in Nanjing, China in 2007 and her bachelor of science in food science from University of Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand in 2008. She earned her doctor of philosophy in pharmaceutics and chemical sciences from University of the Pacific in 2014. After completing her doctorate, Dr. Zhou served as a research scientist in the Department of Pharmaceutics at University of Washington in Seattle until 2016. During that time, she also served as a research scientist at the Center of Excellence for Natural Product and Drug Interaction Research from 2015 to 2016. The Center was funded through a grant from the National Institute of Health. Dr. Zhou joined the Pacific faculty in 2016.

In addition to studying and working in China, New Zealand and the United States, Dr. Zhou has also traveled to Australia where she was an exchange student. She has worked in various pharmacy settings including industry, academia and hospital. She is a member of the International Society of Pharmacometrics, the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and the International Pharmaceutical and BioScience Society. In 2016 she served as a contributing organizer and session co-chair at 19th International Conference on Drug-Drug Interactions.

What Dr. Zhou loves about teaching at Pacific is the interactions with her students and colleagues. Her goal as a professor is to help students discover their unique strengths. She believes that education is life changing and she enjoys watching her students grow over time.


Teaching Philosophy: "Every student is a unique individual, my goal is to guide students so they can become life-long learners."


PCSP 223 - Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics 
PHRM 114 - Physical Pharmacy and Dosage Forms
PHRM 124 - Drug Metabolism and Disposition 
PHRM 134 - Applied Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics 


Research Interests:

  • Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics Modeling
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Drug Metabolism
  • Drug-Drug and Herb-Drug Interactions