Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Associate Dean for Assessment
Director of the Office of Assessment
St. Albert Hall, Room B 18
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Ph.D., 1974, University of Connecticut, Pharmaceutical
B.S., 1966, St. John’s University, Pharmacy
Medicinal Chemistry I and II
Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry
Drugs and Disease Respiratory Module
Drugs and Disease Cardiovascular Module
Drugs and Disease Cadiorenal I and II Modules
Drugs and Disease Gastrointestinal Diseases
Analysis of Biomacromolecules
Other Courses Taught
Areas of Specialization
Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry
Zito, S. W. and Roche. V. F., Case Studies for all Pharmacodynamic
Agents chapters in the Sixth Edition of “Principles of Medicinal
Chemistry”, W. O. Foye, T. L. Lemke, and D. A. Williams, eds., V.
F. Roche and S. W. Zito, asst. eds.,Lippincott, Williams &
Wilkins, Baltimore. April, 2008.
Zito, S. W., “Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease”
in “Principles of Medicinal Chemistry”, 6th edition, W. O. Foye, T.
L. Lemke, and D. A. Williams, eds., V. F. Roche and S. W. Zito,
asst. eds.,Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore. April, 2008.
Taldone, T., Telele, T. T., and Zito, S. W., “Inhibition of
Dipeptidyl Peptidase-IV (DPP-IV) by Atorvastatin. Bioorganic &
Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 18, #2, (2008) 479-484.
Shinde, J., Taldone, T., Barletta, M., Kunaparaju, N., Hu, B.
Kumar, K., Placido, J., and Zito, S. W., “-Glucosidase inhibitory
activity of Syzygium cumini (Linn.) Skeels seed kernel in vitro and
in Goto–Kakizaki (GK) rats. Carbohydrate Research, 343/7 (2008)
Zito, S. W., Shinde, J., Chen, I-C. S., Taldone, T., and
Barletta, M., “Oral Hypoglycemics: A Review of Chemicals Used to
Treat Type 2 Diabetes.” Current Bioactive Compounds Volume 4,
Number 2, (2008) pp 68-85.
Avella, J., Lehrer, M., and Zito, S. W., “A validated method for
the quantitation of 1,1-difluoroethane using a gas in equilibrium
method of calibration”. J. Anal. Tox., 32 (2008) pp 680-687.
Zito, S. W. and Roche, V.F., Case Studies for all chapters in
the Fifth Edition of “Review of Organic Functional Groups,
Introduction to Medicinal Organic Chemistry” Thomas L. Lemke,
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore. December, 2009.
Avella, J., Kunaparaju, N., Kumar, S., Lehrer, M., Zito, S. W.,
and Barletta, M., “Uptake and Distribution of the Abused Inhalant
1,1-Difluoroethane in the Rat”. J. Anal. Tox., 34 (2010) pp
“Development of In vitro screens for anti-diabetic agents from
Ayurvedic plants.” The Pharmacy Board of Trinidad and Tobago 8th
Continuing Education Seminar Programme in collaboration with the
University of the West Indies faculty of medical sciences pharmacy
programme, Trinidad, WI May 26, 2006
“Computerized Medicinal Chemistry Case Studies” AACP
Sections of IBIR sig and Chemistry Joint Seminar on Technology in
Teaching Chemistry. Annual AACP Meeting, San Diego, CA. July,
“The Impossible Dream? Integrating Chemistry into the
Contemporary Pharmacy Curriculum.” Seminar of the Section of
Teachers of Chemistry. Annual AACP Meeting, Orlando, FL, July
Zito, S. W. and Placido, J. "Cytotoxicity Screening of Ayurvedic
Herbal Extracts Using In Vitro Techniques and Scanning Electron
Microscopy". Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting 2008, Seattle,
Washington. March 2008
Zito, S. W. and Roche, V. “Development and Evaluation of a New
Interactive Computerized Case Study on NSAID Chemistry and
Therapeutics: “The Drugfather”. Poster at AACP Annual
Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 2008
“Student-Professor-Retailer Roundtable on Pharmacy Profession in
Transition: From Products to Services”. Sponsored by Pharmacy Times
and Rutgers University. September, 2008.
22nd Annual College of Pharmacy Graduate Research Showcase Judge
at University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Gainesville, FL,
Zito, S. W. and Roche, V. “Drug Wars: A Comprehensive
Computerized Medicinal Chemistry Case Study Focusing on the
Treatment of Asthma.” Poster at AACP Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA,