Dr. Patrick Sinko s a Pharmacist (B.S., Rutgers, 1982) and a Pharmaceutical Scientist (PhD, Pharmaceutics, The University of Michigan, 1988). From 1988-1991, he held a joint appointment at the University of Michigan and TSRL, Inc. Dr. Sinko has risen through the academic ranks at Rutgers University since 1991 and is currently a Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutics. In 2007 he was appointed Associate Vice President for Research. Dr. Sinko was elected to the rank of Fellow in the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (2003) and the American Association for the Advancement for Science (2011). Dr. Sinko is a co-founder of two companies NaviCyte, Inc. and TheraPort Biosciences.

Professor Sinko teaches in the Pharmaceutical Science, Toxicology, and Biomedical Engineering Graduate Programs. His research program has been continuously funded by the NIH and the Pharmaceutical Industry since 1992. He has trained over 25 M.S. and Ph.D. students, mentored 49 visiting scholars, research associates and postdocs and is currently supervising 7 Ph.D. and 1 Pharm.D. Honors students. Dr. Sinko is the Editor and Principal Author of the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh edition of the textbook, Martin’s Physical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Dr. Sinko has served on numerous national and international scientific advisory and review panels including the Pharmacology, Xenobiotic and Nutrient Disposition and Action, and just finished serving on the Developmental Therapeutics Study Section for the NIH. He currently serves on a Scientific Advisory Committee for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association Foundation. Dr. Sinko serves as co-chair of the NIH/NIAID Long-Acting/Extended Release Antiretrovirals Steering Committee. Dr. Sinko serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of several journals. He is an active member of several professional organizations, was elected to the Controlled Release Society’s Board of Scientific Advisors (2007-2010), was the Chair of the Oral Absorption and Founding Chair of the Nanotechnology Focus groups of the AAPS and serves on the AAAS Council (2008-2011). In 2011 Dr. Sinko was elected as a Fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Sinko has received numerous awards for his research and teaching during his career including a highly selective NIH MERIT Award in 2006, 2011 and the Rutgers University Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research in 2010.


If you wish to contact Dr. Sinko he can be reached through email at: sinko@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
Phone: 848-445-6398 (Direct)
For appointments please call: 848-445-6408

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Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutics
Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Science
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