Tina K. Machu, PhD

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UNT System College of Pharmacy

Dr. Tina Machu leads the implementation of the PharmD curriculum and oversees the Student Performance Committee as well as the Office of Admissions and Outreach. She also serves as professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Prior to joining the UNT System College of Pharmacy in 2011, Dr. Machu was an assistant dean at TCOM and associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience.

Current scholarly interests include educational psychology and innovative learning strategies for professional students. During her career in biomedical research, she studied the structure and function of ligand-gated ion channels.

Dr. Machu received funding from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the American Heart Association, and the Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation. She also served on the NIAAA Neurotoxicology and Alcohol study section, as well as the American Heart Association Western Affiliate Study Section. While a faculty member at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, she received the Chancellor’s Council Award for Research.

Dr. Machu earned her BS in Pharmacy and her PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her Prepharmacy preparation at Texas A&M University.

She is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Society for Neuroscience, and Research Society on Alcoholism. Dr. Machu is active in her church and in charitable fundraising, and looks forward to helping build affordable housing through Habitat for Humanity.

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