AAPS Pharmaceutical Global Health Award recipient Stephen R. Byrn, collaborates on the Sustainable Medicines in Africa program.
By Mark Crawford
Stephen R. Byrn, Ph.D., FAAPS, is the Charles B. Jordan Professor of Medicinal Chemistry for the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and codirector of the Biotechnology Innovation and Regulatory Science Center (BIRS) at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Among his academic accomplishments, Byrn helped establish the university’s Master of Science degree program in biotechnology innovation and regulatory sciences in the U.S. and Africa. This new area of specialization, part of the Agricultural and Biochemical Engineering Department, focuses on creating leaders in biotechnology innovation and regulatory science, especially relating to pharmaceuticals. The program consists of 10 courses including a special project for a total of 30 credit hours.