Facts and Figures


Michelle Arkin, PhD

Research areas

Categories of department research:

Organized research unit (ORU)

UCSF School of Pharmacy

Research services and facilities

Research programs and collaborations

*The technologies within each of these core facilities are advanced and improved by department faculty members and used by faculty members at UCSF and beyond to conduct their science.

Education programs

Includes education programs administered by or involving department faculty members:

PhD degree programs

Administered by the School of Pharmacy. (Faculty members teach in many PhD degree programs at UC San Francisco.)

The five PhD programs administered by the School sit under the broader umbrella of the Quantitative Biosciences Consortium (QBC).

Professional degree programs

Postdoctoral programs



The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry has an operating budget of approximately $42 million. Details: Funding


(June 2021)


  • Salaried 29
  • Without salary 10

Postdoctoral fellows 81

Staff 38

Academic appointees 36