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Michael R. Borenstein, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Director, Continuing Education


3307 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19140

office Room 139

phone (215) 707-2976

fax (215) 707-3678

email michael.borenstein@temple.edu

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Dr. Borenstein is Associate Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry. He formally served as Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He serves as Director of the Office of Continuing Professional Education and Director of the Admissions Committee. He is a Registered Pharmacist licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. His current teaching responsibilities include Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry. Past courses taught include Pharmaceutical Analysis, Practical Chromatography and Pharmaceutics. His area of expertise and research involves the development of analytical techniques to investigate drug disposition in various biologic matrices. He is currently an Associate Editor of the journal Bioanalysis.





University of Wisconsin, 1970

Temple University, BA, Liberal Arts, 1973

Temple University, BS, Pharmacy, 1979

Temple University, PhD, Medicinal Chemistry, 1986




REMINGTON: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy, 21st Edition, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, Maryland, 2005.


Chapter 78: General Anesthetics

Chapter 85: Central Nervous System Stimulants



Selected Publications


H. Yue, S. A. Jansen, K. I. Strauss, L. J. Rossi, M. R. Borenstein, M. F. Barbe, E. Murphy, "A liquid chromatography-mass spectrometric method for simultaneous analysis of arachidonic acid and its endogenous eicosanoid metabolites prostaglandins, dihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids, hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acids, and epoxyeicosatrienoic acids in rat brain tissue" J. Pharmaceut. Biomed. Anal., 43 (3), 1122-1134, 2007.


X. Tao, H. Piao, D. J. Canney, M. R. Borenstein, I. P. Nnane, "Biotransformation of Letrozole in Rat Microsomes: Effects of Gender and Tamoxifen" , J. Pharmaceut. Biomed. Anal., 43 (3), 1078-1085, 2007.


H. Yue, M. R. Borenstein, S. A. Jansen, R. B. Raffa, "Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometric analysis of buprenorphine and its N-dealkylated metabolite norbuprenorphine in rat brain tissue and plasma." J. Pharm. Tox Methods, 52, 314-322, 2005.