My research in the lab is focused on applying principles of analytical chemistry to get to the heart of biological problems. I’m currently involved in the study of distribution, excretion, metabolism and absorption of drugs and environmental toxins. How do we develop new and creative ways of addressing these issues?

We face environmental contaminants every day, in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the chemicals we use. We need a realistic way of understanding the risks involved with those toxins, and my work looks to find ways of assessing toxins.

I’ve also been involved in the development of diagnostics for understanding, diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease, how chemicals affect cognition and memory and how drug use, specifically cocaine, changes how a fetus grows and develops.

I’ve been awarded multiple grants from the National Institutes for Health, the American Cancer Society and the Council for the Advancement of Pyrethroid Human Risk Assessment. For my work, I’ve been awarded the 2013 Outstanding Manuscript in Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality from the American Association for Pharmaceutical Scientists, the Manuscript in Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality from the American Association for Pharmaceutical Scientists, and the G.E. Philbrook Award for Undergraduate Teaching.

In 2011, I was elected a Fellow of the American Association for Pharmaceutical Scientists. I expect excellence from my own work, and I try to instill that same hunt for the best results in my students.

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Michael Bartlett, Ph.D.
College of Pharmacy
Wilson Pharmacy
Athens, GA
Education: 
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology