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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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2015 New Graduate Students

New Director of Graduate Studies

Dr. Sundaram Ramakrishnan has been appointed the new Director of Graduate Studies!

His appointment will run for the time period of
September 1, 2015 - December 31, 2017.

Ramakrishnan New DGS

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



September 11, 2015

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Department News

Dr. Jill Siegfried has been awarded a new R21 grant from the National Cancer Institute!

Title: Role of hormone pathways in chemoprevention for high-risk smokers

This grant will combine an anti-estrogen with an anti-inflammatory drug to prevent lung cancer in mice exposed to a tobacco carcinogen, and measure estrogenic pathways in biopsies from smokers with precancerous airway lesions.


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