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Pharmacology explores the mechanisms that drugs use to cause therapeutic effects. The basic principle of pharmacology is that therapeutic agents are effective because they mimic or block molecules that regulate natural processes like blood pressure, organ development, and pain perception.

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Dr. Colin Campbell Reappointed as DGS

Please congratulate Dr. Colin Campbell on his reappointment as Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Pharmacology.

Dr. Campbell will continue in this position through July 2017.


Cancer & Cardioivascular Research Building

The Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building (CCRB), a new facility that houses cancer research in pharmacology.


Nils Hasselmo Hall

Nils Hasselmo Hall, a major research building for the department.


Department Seminars

March 6

Allison Fryer
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Professor Physiology and Pharmacology Oregon Health & Science University

Host: Esam El-Fakahany


March 13

Jaime Modiano
College of Veterinary Medicine and Masonic Cancer Center

Host: Cheuk Leung


April 3

Mark Burns
Georgetown University Medical Center

Host: Ling Li/Gibson Wood


April 10

Ellis Levin
UC Irvine

Host: Carol Lange


Pharmacology Club Meeting

February 11

Pharmacology Research Seminar by

Dr. Hiroshi Hiasa

"Discovery of novel antibacterial & anticancer agents"

When: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Where: 6-135 Jackson Hall

Who: Current and Prospective Pharmacology Club Members

Department News

Winter Appreciation Gathering Donation Results

The Department of Pharmacology successfully raised $400 to purchase items for the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital through their Wish List at Target.

Thanks to everyone who was able to contribute!


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Department Annual Retreat

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