Michael Mayersohn, PhD

Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences/Pharmacy Practice & Science

Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science

College of Pharmacy 424
P.O. Box 210207
Tucson AZ 857210207

(520) 626-1938
  • Columbia University, New York, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1966 (B.S.)
  • State University of New York, School of Pharmacy, 1970 (Ph.D.)
Honors & Awards: 
  • Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society
  • Fellow, Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1985
  • Fellow,American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, 1987
  • Basic Science Educator of the Year, College of Pharmacy, 1984, 1989
  • Member, Initial Review Group, Biomedical Research Review Committee, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1982-1986
  • Member, Veterans Administration Medical Service Merit Review Board for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (Clinical Pharmacology), 1985-1989
Major Areas of Research Interest: 
  • Drug disposition in diseased humans
  • Disposition of drugs of abuse and use of monoclonal antibodies to reverse
  • drug toxicity
  • Drug disposition in the elderly
Selected Publications: 


Tang H, Mayersohn M. On the observed large interspecies overprediction of human clearance ("vertical allometry") of UCN-01: further support for a proposed model based on plasma protein binding. J Clin Pharmacol. 46(4):398-400, 2006.

Pak Y, Stollberg-Zagar K, Mayersohn M. A porcine model for fixed drug eruptions in humans: the case of antipyrine in the Yucatan micropig. J Appl Toxicol. 26(1):1-4, 2006.

Tang H, Mayersohn M. A novel model for prediction of human drug clearance by allometric scaling. Drug Metab Dispos. 33(9):1297-303, 2005.

Tang H, Mayersohn M. Accuracy of allometrically predicted pharmacokinetic parameters in humans: role of species selection. Drug Metab Dispos. 33(9):1288-93, 2005.

Tang H, Mayersohn M. A mathematical description of the functionality of correction factors used in allometry for predicting human drug clearance. Drug Metab Dispos. 33(9):1294-6, 2005.



Student Opportunities Through Research: 

Develop and/or apply analytical methods to the quantitation of drugs and metabolites from biological fluids

Apply basic methods to the pharmacokinetic analysis of concentration-time data (with and without computers)

Computer simulation of dispositional processes

Sponsored Research Through MSRP: 

Stephen Johnson (MSRP 1985): "'Model independent' method for determining the central volume of drugs after intravenous dosing."

NIH High School Student Research Program: 

-Luz A. Villalba, Rincon High School, 1990

Last Updated: 
November 18, 2015