Amanda Bryant-Friedrich

Amanda Bryant-Friedrich




 Pharmaceutical Sciences


Professor of Pharmaceutical SciencesDean, Graduate School   

Amanda Bryant-Friedrich

Degrees and Certifications

  • Master of science in chemistry, Duke University, 1992
  • Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry, Ruprecht-Karls Universität (Heidelberg, Germany), 1997

Positions and Employment

Amanda Bryant-Friedrich was selected to serve as the next dean of the Wayne State University Graduate School and professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as of Aug. 1, 2020.

Previously at the University of Toledo, Bryant-Friedrich was dean of the College of Graduate Studies, vice provost for graduate affairs, and professor of medicinal and biological chemistry. She spent her early years in the academy at Oakland University and at Wayne State. 

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the American Chemical Society
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Leadership fellow of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Primary Research Interest

Professor Bryant-Friedrich's research interests center around the study and use of naturally and synthetically modified nucleosides and nucleotides in the determination of disease etiology and drug design and development. 

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