Professor Vassilios Papadopoulos

Advisory Committee board members

Member | Dean, School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California

Biography

  • Dean, School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California (2016-pres.)
  • John Stauffer Decanal Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Professor of Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Southern California


Professional Profile

Dr. Vassilios Papadopoulos is the Dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Southern California. He holds the John Stauffer Dean’s Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences and is Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences at USC. 

Dr. Papadopoulos is a graduate of the School of Pharmacy of the University of Athens. He completed his Ph.D. in Health and Life Science at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, and post-doctoral studies in France and Australia. In 1988, he joined the faculty of Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he rose through the ranks to become Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and then Director of the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization at Georgetown University Medical Center. In 2007, he moved to Montreal as Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, and Professor of Medicine at McGill University, where he held the Canada Research Chair in Biochemical Pharmacology and Phil Gold Chair in Medicine. 

Dr. Papadopoulos’ research focuses on the physiology and pharmacology of steroid hormone biosynthesis in health and disease. He has published over 350 papers, holds numerous patents, and serves on advisory committees of various US, Canadian, European, and other agencies, institutions, foundations, and corporations. Dr. Papadopoulos is an elected member of the French National Academies of Pharmacy and Medicine and an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.