PRI’s primary education objective is to enrich and advance pharmaceutical education by providing hands-on access to the full spectrum of drug research and development.

We work with students (high school, undergraduate, professional, graduate) and visiting researchers at all levels in their career.

For many students and visitors, we provide their first experiences in cell culture, in vitro models, animal models, and nanotechnology/biotechnology.

Opportunities for high school students

  • Questar New Visions. A 1-year, honors-level program, New Visions turns area businesses, health care facilities and government buildings into classrooms for highly motivated, academically successful high school seniors.
  • High School Summer Research Program. Each year PRI hosts students as part of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ five-week summer research program. Established in 1999, the program educates high school students in the broad spectrum of career possibilities associated with pharmaceutical and biomedical research.

Opportunities for Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students

  • Students in their fourth and final professional year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program may pursue a six-week drug discovery and development rotation at PRI. Students select a topic of interest to them and then develop a review article of recent literature on the subject under the guidance of the PRI team. In most cases, the project ends with publication of the article in a relevant academic journal.

International Exchange Program

  • Launched in 2014, this program was created to promote global research partnerships with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences under the guidance of the Pharmaceutical Research Institute and other academic institutes worldwide. The international candidate should be either an undergraduate, graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, physician scientist, or a visiting scholar.