Dr. James E. Polli is Professor and Ralph F. Shangraw/Noxell Endowed Professor in Industrial Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. He received a BS in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and a PhD in pharmaceutics from the University of Michigan. He is also co-director of the University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (M-CERSI), an FDA-funded collaborative agreement with the agency, and director of the online MS in Regulatory Science program.
- Maximizing oral bioavailability through formulation and chemical approaches.
- Developing public quality standards for oral dosage forms.
He has published in the areas of dissolution, drug intestinal permeability, transporter substrate requirements, prodrug design, oral bioavailability, in vitro – in vivo correlation, and bioequivalence. Dr. Polli is a fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, an editorial board member of several journals, an editor of Pharmaceutical Research, and a member of the FDA Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology Advisory Committee. He teaches professional pharmacy students and graduate students, and has served as advisor to 19 PhD graduates.