Dr. Davies is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and a Professor in the Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. In his capacity of Associate Dean, he is responsible for the ongoing development and management of the School's undergraduate Major: "Pharmacology and Drug Development," as well as the Minor: "Science and Management of Biomedical Therapeutics." Dr. Davies is also the Director of the MS program in Management of Drug Development (Dept of Regulatory and Quality Sciences) at the School of Pharmacy and undergraduate faculty adviser for the School of Pharmacy Trojan Admission Pre-Pharmacy (TAP) Program. He also is the Director of the STAR program, a cooperative venture in science education between the University of Southern California Health Sciences Campus and Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School in East Los Angeles.
Dr. Davies also leads a research team at USC where his laboratory is working to discover and develop novel therapeutics for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and alcoholism. He is considered a Pioneer by his peers in the field of purinergic receptors and their role in CNS regulation of alcohol-induced changes in alcohol intake and signaling.
Dr. Davies is a firm believer in using an interdisciplinary approach. To this end, his group works with a team of collaborators which use a combination of pharmacological, toxicological, electrophysiological, molecular, computational chemistry, molecular modeling and regulatory expertise to discover and develop new drugs.