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Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology

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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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Distinguished Women Scholars Lecture Series


New Faculty

Department Seminars

Come check out our the latest Pharmacology Seminar Featuring:

New Faculty

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

November 7

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


October 22 & 28

College of Continuing Education Course

Dr. Colin Campbell
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology

"Curing Cancer"

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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October 28

Department of Medicinal Chemistry Seminar

Dr. Jill Siegfried
Professor & Head, Department of Pharmacology

"Estrogens and Lung Cancer"

3:30pm - 5:00pm
1-450 Moos Tower


November 4

Second Year Student Presentations

Amanda Oliveria
Professor & Head, Department of Pharmacology

"Development of Combination Therapy with IFN Expressing Oncolytic Adenovirus and Chemoradiation for Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer "

12:15pm - 1:15pm
2-520 Moos Tower


Department of Pharmacology Annual Retreat

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State of the Department Summary & Retreat Album

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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