Professional Bio


  • Ph.D., Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2005
  • B.S., Biology, Haverford College, Haverford, PA, 1997

Expertise & Certifications

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Association of Biochemistry Course Directors
  • Research Society on Alcoholism

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Molecular studies of the neurobiological effects of chronic alcohol consumption and genetic risk factors that contribute to a predisposition toward alcohol dependence

Recent Publications

Clapp P, Calderon B, Sheridan L, Sucher B. (2014). Orientating Nonpharmacist Faculty Members to Pharmacy Practice. Am J Pharm Educ. 78(5): Article 106.

Clapp T, Munks MW, Trivedi R, Kompella UB, and Braun LJ. Freeze-thaw stress of Alhydrogel® alone is sufficient to reduce the immunogenicity of a recombinant hepatitis B vaccine containing native antigen. Vaccine 2014; 32(30): 3765. Doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.05.037Wackernah, R. C., Minnick, M. J., & Clapp, P. (2014). Alcohol use disorder: pathophysiology, effects, and pharmacologic options for treatment. Substance Abuse And Rehabilitation, 5, 1–12.

Clapp P, Gibson ES, Dell'Acqua ML, Hoffman PL. Phosphorylation Regulates Removal of Synaptic NMDA Receptors after Withdrawal from Chronic Ethanol Exposure. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 332(3): 2010 Mar.

Recent Presentations

Sheridan, L., Haight, R., Scherer, S., Clapp, P., Cogan, P., Hanselin, M., Smith, K., Wackernah, R., & McCollum, M. (2013). The creation and implementation of an instrument to peer-assess TBL facilitation. 2013 Team-Based Learning Collaborative - Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.

Clapp, P. (2013). From TBL Novice to TBL Master: Pearls for Building and Improving Team-Based Learning in Your Program. 2013 Team-Based Learning Collaborative - Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.

Clapp, P., & Moote, R. (2013). Beyond the Basics: Becoming an Expert in TBL Facilitation. 2013 Team-Based Learning Collaborative - Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.

Luckey, S.W., Sheridan, L., Nelson, M., Clapp, P., Fete, M., & Cogan, P. (2012). An Educational Model: Integration of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences delivered by Team-Based Learning for First-Year pharmacy students. 2012 AACP Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL.

Clapp, P., Luckey, S.. (May 1, 2011) Team-based Learning Approach to Integrating Biochemistry in a Pharmacy Core Curriculum, Association of Biochemistry Course Directors Meeting 2011, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Clapp P, Fete M, Sullivan P, McCollum M, Brunner JM, Ricchetti C. A New Tool for Assessment in Team Based Learning. Team-Based Learning Collaborative, 11th Annual Meeting 2011, Las Vegas, NV. P114.

Clapp P, Procopio DO, Walter H, Kogoj P, Höfer P, Lesch OM, Hoffman PL, Tabakoff B. Genome-wide Investigation of Genetic Markers Associated with Specific Alcoholism Subtypes. Alcoholism Clin Exp Res. 34(6 Suppl):45A 2010 June.

Awards & Recognition

  • Clapp P (Co-I).  Quality Indicators in TBL Application Activities, Team Based Learning Collaborative Research Grant.  Grant Funded (1 year): $2,025.00.  

  • Teacher of the Year Award, Regis University School of Pharmacy, 2011