Governance and Oversight

Governance and Oversight

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics is led by Professor Daniel Hoyer, a pharmacologist with over 30 years of experience in drug discovery and development in both academia and industry, with positions in pharmaceutical companies (Sandoz and Novartis, Switzerland) and academic Institutions (The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego). Professor Hoyer is a vocal advocate of the AVRU and as Head of Department and Deputy Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences provides management and administrative oversight along with substantial pharmaceutical manufacturing experience and knowledge of the practical application and evaluation of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as they apply to research and commercial settings. His expertise, advocacy and guidance ensures that the AVRU team produces independent research of the highest quality, and has the backing needed to secure political, resource and intellectual support both inside and outside the University.