John V. Schloss, Ph. D.
Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutical Science and Research
John V. Schloss has spanned professional and cultural boundaries across a diverse range of research, educational, and business activities. His accomplishments include: discovery and development of new drugs and drug-delivery systems; authoring or co-authoring issued patents covering composition of matter and use of novel drug substances; extensive managerial experience in industry and academics (Chief Executive Officer, Research Supervisor, Director, and four times as Chair of an academic department); securing major competitive research awards from the NIH, Office of Naval Research, US-Israel Binational Science Foundation, Maine Technology Institute, and the Pfeiffer Research Foundation as Principal Investigator; and obtaining funding for, building, and managing core facilities for protein sequencing and amino acid analysis, large-scale fermentation, large-scale protein purification; and mass spectrometry.
He has held the rank of tenured full professor since 1991, during which time he has chaired departments of Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Pharmaceutical Science and Research at four different universities. Three times he has helped to start new pharmacy programs; develop innovative professional and graduate curriculum; and build research infrastructure to support basic science and clinical missions of the institution. In 1978, after receiving his Ph.D. in from the University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, he conducted postdoctoral research in enzyme mechanisms and mechanism-based enzyme inhibition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1978-81).