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Monica Chuong, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics

School of Pharmacy - WB12, Unit I


School of Pharmacy - Boston

Pharmaceutics (MS)
Pharmacy (PharmD)
Pharmaceutical Sciences (BS)

BS, National Taiwan University
MA, New York University
PhD, University of Houston
Postdoc, Oregon State University

Areas of Teaching
Pharmaceutics Labs I and II
Pharmaceutical Technology
Bioprocess Unit Operations
Unit Operations of Cosmetic and Nutritional Sciences
Controlled Drug Delivery
Selected Topics in Pharmaceutical Particulate Science
Introduction to Cosmetic and Personal Care Products

Scholarly Interests
HPLC assay development
In vitro drug release
Solid dosage formulations

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters
Book Chapter (Contribution Author)
Chuong MC. Incorporation of Hypromellose in Formulating Niacin Controlled Release Oral Dosage Forms. In. Câmara FV and Ferreira LJ, editors. Hydrogels: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications.  Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2012. 131-162.

Peer Reviewed Articles (*Corresponding Author)
Chuong MC*, Varanasi R, Seniuk D, Aggarwal N, Bongiorno C, Fdal S, Geangu J, MacDonald B, Sharma A, and Yudani L (2016). Investigation on the Endothermic Event of Cephalexin Monohydrate in Differential Scanning Calorimetric Thermogram. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 123:2165–2172. DOI: 10.1007/s10973-015-4833-4

Chuong MC*, Alsulimani H, Alabi S, Al-Saif N, Damgali S, Killioglu S, La S, Patel P, Prasad D, Tan J, Ubhe A, Uy J, Valladares M, Vo L, Wagle M, Crosby S and Mehanna A (2015). Convolution Study and the Alcoholic Beverage Effect on Lansoprazole Delayed-Release Capsules and Application of Similarity Factor to Two-Stage In Vitro Dissolution Paradigm. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 6(3): 1002-1012. doi: 10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.6(3).1002-12.

Gala U, Chuong MC, Varanasi R, Chauhan H. (2014). Characterization and Comparison of Lidocaine-Tetracaine and Lidocaine-Camphor Eutectic Mixtures Based on Their Crystallization Abilities. AAPSPharmSciTech, 16(3):528-536. DOI: 10.1208/s12249-014-0242-4.

Chuong MC*, Choy E, Douk K, Duong LH, Hoang SK, Le N, Lim M, Poirier B, Prasad D, Radke M, Tran JQ, and Williams DA (2013). The Development of Delayed-Then-Extended-Release Lovastatin Tablet. International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics, 5(3):11-18.

Chuong MC*, Chin J, Han JW, Kim E, Alhomayin W, Al Dosary F, Rizg W, Moukhachen O. and Williams, DA (2013). High Performance Liquid Chromatography of Gentamicin Sulfate Reference Standards and Injection USP. International Journal of Pharmaceuticals Analysis. 2013, 4(1):25-29.

Silva MA, Chuong M, Kerr S. Cabrera A (2013). Stability of two long-acting insulin formulations after 28 days. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research. 2013, 43(1): 37-40.

Chuong MC*, Aggarwal N, Prasad D, Mashiana S, Taheri A, Albenayan W (2012). Particle Shape Descriptors and Angle of Repose of a Bimodal Distribution Sample. International Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 4(2):4484-4492. 

Chuong MC*, Prasad D, LeDuc B, Du B, Putcha L (2011). Stability of Vitamin B Complex in Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplement Tablets after Space Flight. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biochemical Analysis, 55: 1197-1200. doi: 10.1016/j.jpba.2011.03.030. Epub 2011 Mar 29.

Christensen JM, Chuong MC, Le H, Pham L, and Bendas E (2011). Hydrocortisone Diffusion Through Synthetic Membrane, Mouse Skin, and EpidermTM Culture Skin. Arch Drug Information, 4:10-21. 

Chuong MC, Palugan L, Su T, Lee R, Busano C, De Pretoro G, Shah A (2010). Formulation of Controlled Release Capsule of a Biopharmaceutical Classification System I Drug Using Niacin as a Model. AAPSPharmSciTech, 11(4): 1650-61. doi: 10.1208/s12249-010-9543-4. Epub 2010 Nov 24.

Chuong MC*, Taglieri C, Crosby S, Ferullo J and Wei P (2010). Effect of Beverage on the In Vitro Disintegration of Immediate Release Pain Medications. Dissolution Technologies, 17(1) 31-37.

Chuong MC*, Lee RG, Saxena V and Palugan L (2009). USP Disintegration Apparatus as a Potential Tool for Evaluating Drug Release from Controlled-Release Dosage Forms. Dissolution Technologies, 16(1) 25-32.

Chuong MC*, Christensen JM, Ayres JW (2009). Sustained delivery of intact drug to the colon: mesalamine formulation and temporal gastrointestinal transit analysis. Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, 27:1-10. Pharm Dev Technol. 14(1):116-25. doi: 10.1080/10837450802420559.

Chuong MC*, Christensen JM, Ayres JW (2008). New Dissolution Method for Mesalamine Tablets and Capsules. Dissolution Technologies, 15 (3) 7-14.

International Research Journal of Public and Environmental Health
International Journal of Pharmaceutics
European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
Vascular Health and Risk Management
Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
International Journal of Nanomedicine
Recent Patents on Drug Delivery and Formulation
Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
AAPS PharmSciTech
Asian Journal of Pharmaceutics

Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, MCPHS, 2013.
Third prize ($1,000) poster presentation in the 3rd Technology Transfer Conference, New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists, Iselin, NJ on November 7, 2012.
Favorite Faculty Member - by Resident Assistants of MCPHS, 2010-12.
Goel Academic Achievement Award, University of Houston, 2002.

Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership
AAPS American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
       Northeast Regional Discussion Group of AAPS – Chair 2012
       Chemical &Biological Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Manufacturing Technology Focus Group, Secretary 2014 & 2015
Society of Cosmetic Chemists – New England Chapter
Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, MCPHS, 2013
Self Study Committee, MCPHS School of Pharmacy-Boston, 2009-present
Faculty Strategic Planning Focus Groups - Boston 2008-2009

Personal Interests