Publication Date(s)

April 1, 2017




University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutics, Institute for Drug Education and Research, Professor


Diana Shu-Lian Chow, Ph.D., is an outstanding researcher at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, where she began her career in 1981. She has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, three book chapters and more than 200 abstracts presented at national and international scientific conference or meetings. She is the editor of the British Journal of Pharmacology, editorial board member for the Journal of Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy and a reviewer for more than a dozen journals.

She holds more than 10 U.S. and international patents, and in 2009, the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association bestowed its “Inventor of the Year” Award to Dr. Chow. She has worked with collaborators across the Texas Medical Center and the world on drugs that fight cancer and strive to help those with spinal cord injuries.

She has received the Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award from the National Taiwan University School of Pharmacy in Taipei, Taiwan, awards as a Faculty Scholar-Minority Serving Institution Awards from the American Association for Cancer Research, and the UHCOP Faculty Service Excellence Award. In 2016, she was inducted as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office headquarters in Washington, D.C.

She is a demure woman who is hesitant to boast of her awards, but pursuing research that has an impact on patients’ lives has been her professional passion.


Interview by: Ruth SoRelle
Transcription: Ruth SoRelle
Date of Interview: November 22, 2016



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