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Ruth Everett

Director Strategic Research Development

Ruth Everett, Ph.D.

Director, Strategic Research Development

Director, Postdoctoral Programs

029 Beard Hall, Eshelman School Of Pharmacy, CB# 7567, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599

Ruth Everett worked for several years as a lecturer and Head of the Department of Zoology at Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore, India. She received her PhD from Purdue University, and postdoctoral training in pediatric medical genetics at Duke University Medical Center. Ruth gained experience in cell and molecular biology at the Cystic Fibrosis/Pulmonary Research and Treatment Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, and at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Department of Pulmonary Medicine) as a research instructor. She joined the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics, initially as a visiting scholar, and then as research faculty. Ruth’s research interests are in the intestinal absorption/transport mechanisms and anticancer activities of metformin, and the modulation of tight junctions for enhanced drug delivery.

  • B.S. from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, India
  • MS in zoology from Bangalore University in India
  • PhD in animal science from Purdue University
  • Postdoctoral training at Duke University Medical Center in the Department of Pediatric Medical Genetics