Gary Pollack, Ph.D.

Gary Pollack, Ph.D.

Gary Pollack joined Washington State University (WSU) in 2010 as the Dean of the College of Pharmacy. He led the successful move of WSU’s College of Pharmacy from its Pullman, WA campus to the WSU Spokane campus and recruiting major researchers to the department. Prior to joining WSU, he spent several years in ascending positions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he most recently served as the Executive Associate Dean, School of Pharmacy. Dr. Pollack has a bachelor's degree in chemistry and psychology from Knox College in Galesburg, IL, and a Ph.D. in pharmaceutics, with a concentration in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics from SUNY, Buffalo, NY. The majority of Dr. Pollack's career has been focused as an independent scientist on issues related to central nervous system pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. He is widely published on a range of work his laboratory completed related to substrate uptake across the blood-brain barrier, substrate distributions with the brain, and drug action on CNS targets. He also has extensive experience as a principal investigator, co-investigator, and consultant on numerous occasions. He leads an active graduate-level teaching program at WSU in the areas of theoretical and applied pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Governor Appointee Term: 12.02.11 – 10.14.15