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Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology

We’re glad you are interested in our work!

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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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

October 3

Dr. Yue Chen

2-530 MoosT
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Host: Cheuk Leung


October 10

Dr. Jim McKerrow
Dean of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UC San Diego

Title: "Meeting the challenge of developing drugs for neglected tropical diseases"

2-530 MoosT
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Host: Dr. Jonathan Marchant


November 7 - (Tentative)

Dr. Philip Liu

2-530 MoosT
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Host: Dr. Li-Na Wei


November 14

Dr. Erin Dickerson
Veterinary Clinical Sciences

2-530 MoosT
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Host: Dr. Cheuk Leung


December 5

Julia Davydova
Department of Surgery
Graduate Faculty Candidate

2-470 PWB
12:00pm - 1:00 pm
Host: Colin Campbell


September 17

Pharmacology Club Kickoff Meeting

Meet the Pharmacology Club's Executives & Tours of Pharmacology Research Laboratories and Core Facilities

Nils Hasselmo Hal 4-101

Current and Prospective Pharmacology Club Members

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Department News

Welcome our new graduate students!

Ph.D. Students

  • Erika Reith
  • Artur Serebrenik
  • Li Zhang
  • Xinwen Zhang

Master Students

  • Lisa Kim
  • Stanislas Ogokeh
  • Anuya Potnis
  • Ruodi Ren
  • Dhwani Rupani
  • Leisheng Sun
  • Annapoorna Venkatachalam
  • Dake Wang


A recent publication by
Dr. Fang Li was highlighted on the University of Minnesota's Health Sciences News Room!


For more news - News Archive

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