Center Leadership and Faculty

The Center for Research on Complex Generics (CRCG) is a joint endeavor that includes faculty from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and University of Michigan.

Center Leadership:

CRCG is co-directed by James Polli, PhD, the Shangraw/Noxell Endowed Chair for Industrial Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, and Anna Schwendeman, PhD, associate professor of pharmaceutical science at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Polli's research interests focus on oral drug formulation and pharmacokinetics. Dr. Schwendeman's research interests focus on nanomedicines for the treatment of atherosclerosis. She spent 12 years in the pharmaceutical industry at Cerenis Therapeutics, Pfizer, and Esperion Therapeutics.

Center Faculty:

James Polli

James Polli, PhD
Shangraw/Noxell Endowed Chair in Industrial Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Anna Schwendeman

Anna Schwendeman, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Science
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

Gregory Amidon

Gregory Amidon, PhD
Research Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

Gordon Amidon

Gordon Amidon, PhD
William I. Higuchi Distinguished University Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Charles R. Walgreen Jr. Professor of Pharmacy
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

Michael Burns

Michael Burns, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Michigan Medicine

Richard Dalby

Richard Dalby, PhD
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Joga Gobburu

Joga Gobburu, PhD, MBA
Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science
Director, Center for Translational Medicine
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Mathangi Gopalakrishnan

Mathangi Gopalakrishnan, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Stephen Hoag

Stephen Hoag, PhD
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director, Applied Pharmaceutics Lab (APhL)
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Jace Jones

Jace Jones, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Associate Director, Mass Spectrometry Center
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Maureen Kane

Maureen Kane, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Executive Director, Mass Spectrometry Center
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Sarah Michel

Sarah Michel, PhD
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Melanie Ohi

Melanie Ohi, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Life Sciences Institute
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Medical School
Faculty Associate in the Interdepartmental Program in Medicinal Chemistry
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

Manjunath Pai

Amit Pai, PharmD
Professor and Chair
Department of Clinical Pharmacy
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

Ryan Pearson

Ryan Pearson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Brandon Ruotolo

Brandon Ruotolo, PhD
Professor of Chemistry
University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Steven Schwendeman

Steven Schwendeman, PhD
Chair and Ara G. Paul Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

David Sept

David Sept, PhD
Professor and Senior Associate Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Michigan Engineering

Yan Shu

Yan Shu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Audra Stinchcomb

Audra Stinchcomb, PhD
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Peter Swaan

Peter Swaan, PhD
Professor & Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Associate Dean for Research and Advanced Graduate Studies
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Duxin Sun

Duxin Sun, PhD
J.G. Searle Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of MIchigan College of Pharmacy

Marc Taraban

Marc Taraban, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Peter Tessier

Peter Tessier, PhD
Albert M. Mattocks Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

Hongbing Wang

Hongbing Wang, PhD
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Bruce Yu

Bruce Yu, PhD
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director, Bio- and Nano-Technology Center
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy