Marilyn K. Speedie, PhD

Dean Emeritus, College of Pharmacy

Marilyn K. Speedie

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-3942

Fax 612-624-2974

Office Address:
717 Delaware, Room 484

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
College of Pharmacy
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
8-101 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Cindy Singleton

Doctoral Degree, Purdue University (Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy)

Masters Degree, Purdue University (Pharmacy)

Bachelors Degree, Purdue University (Pharmacy)


Marilyn K. Speedie, PhD was dean of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy from 1996 - 2017. Her leadership interests include developing the college’s education, research and clinical practice missions, drug development, pharmacogenomics and advancing pharmacy practice to serve patients and increase patient safety. During her tenure as dean she expanded the pharmacy program to the campus of the University of Minnesota, Duluth, resulting in an increased admission rate of 50 students per year, established the College of Pharmacy’s Center for Leading Healthcare Change which she also co-directs, and has built a national presence for the College of Pharmacy through service in AACP, USP and other organizations.


Research Summary/Interests

My research experience and expertise include the following: enzymology and molecular biology of antibiotic biosynthesis, the expression and secretion of recombinant proteins in streptomycetes, and the microbial biodegradation of pesticides and other pollutants. I do not currently have an active laboratory due to my administrative responsibilities.


  • Speedie, M.K., Antisense Therapeutic Agents, in Foye's Medicinal Chemistry, T. Lemke and D. Williams, eds. Williams and Wilkens, Baltimore, 2002.
  • Speedie, M.K., Proceedings of Association of Formulations Chemists, 1997. Major Formulation Challenges: Pharma Perspective.
  • M. Sathyamoorthy, D. Stemke, and M.K. Speedie. Native and Heterologous Protein Secretion by Streptomyces lividans. Applied Microbiol. Biotech., 46, 347-352 (1996).
  • M. Meng, W.-Q Sun, L. Geelhaar, G. Kumar, A. Patel, G.F. Payne, J. Stacy, and M.K. Speedie. Denitration of Glycerol Trinitrate by Resting Cells and Cell Extracts of Bacillus thuringiensis/cereus and Enterobacter agglomerans. Appl. Environ. Microbiology, 61, 2548-2553 (1995).