Office of the Dean

The Office of the Dean at the UC James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy plays a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth operation of the college. Led by Dean Christopher K. Surratt, Ph.D., this office is the hub of essential administrative functions. Additionally, it houses the dedicated staff of the college's business office, collectively working to oversee and manage various aspects of the college's operations.

The Office of the Dean can be found on the first floor on the North Wing of Kowalewski Hall, across from the Dean’s Conference Room.

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Christopher Surratt

Professor and Dean, Pharmacy College of Pharmacy

Kowalewski Hall


NOTE: Dean Surratt is fully engaged with his administrative duties and does not maintain an active research lab at this time.

Dr. Surratt's Ph.D. work helped clarify the mechanism of tRNA processing by RNaseP and its ribozyme component M1 RNA.  As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, he studied bacterial RNA polymerase MOA and discovered a novel transcriptional proofeading activity.  At the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIH, he participated in cloning some of the first opiate and psychostimulant receptor cDNAs and created some of the first site-directed mutants.  He continued opioid receptor research as well as studies on the dopamine transporter, the brain’s “cocaine receptor”, as a faculty member the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and then at Duquesne University.  His virtual (computational) and in vitro pharmacologic work with the dopamine and serotonin transporters has focused on discovering novel antipsychostimulant, antidepressant and anxiolytic medications.  
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Melanie Fulton

Associate To the Dean, Pharmacy College of Pharmacy

161C Kowalewski Hall


Areas of responsibility include:
  • Perform administrative staff functions and activities for the Dean
  • Plan and manage the daily business for the Dean's office
  • Serve as a liaison with internal leadership/adminstrators, as well as external offices/clients for the Dean's office
  • Execution of special projects
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Alyssa Lynn McKinney

Marketing Coordinator, Pharmacy College of Pharmacy

Kowalewski Hall