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College of Pharmacy

Faculty and Staff

Douglas Pittman, Ph.D.

Title: Director, Graduate Studies
Associate Professor
Department: Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences (DDBS)
College of Pharmacy
Phone: 803-777-7715
Office: College of Pharmacy
715 Sumter Street - CLS 518
Columbia, SC 29208
Douglas Pittman portrait


Ph.D.  Molecular Genetics, University of Iowa, 1996
M.S.  Molecular Genetics, Marshall University, 1988
B.S.  Biology, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 1986

Postdoctoral fellowship The Jackson Laboratory, 1996-1999

Research Interests

  • DNA repair
  • chromosome instability
  • telomeres 
  • mouse genetics
  • homologous recombination
  • cancer research

Research Lab

Research in Dr. Pittman's laboratory focuses on the maintenance of chromosome stability by homologous recombination (HR) DNA repair mechanisms. Accumulation of chromosome rearrangements is often observed during cancer progression, and using the laboratory mouse as a model system, we are studying mutations in HR genes.

Awards & Honors

  • P1 Teacher of the Year, USC College of Pharmacy, 2022, 2024


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