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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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In Memory of Dr. Norman Sladek

Dr. Norman Sladek served as a professor at the Department of Pharmacology from 1966 to 2007. During his time here he was a mentor and teacher to 11 Ph.D. Students.

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

December 5

Julia Davydova
Department of Surgery
Graduate Faculty Candidate

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


December 5

Pharmacology Club Career Development Meeting

Dr. Tiffany MacKenzie
Scientific Affairs Manager at DiaSorin

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Nils Hasselmo Hall 4-101

Current and Prospective Pharmacology Club Members


Department of Pharmacology Annual Retreat

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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 paper entitled
"A Unified Mechanism for Aminopeptidase N-based tumor cell motility and tumor-homing therapy"

by Dr. Fang Li's lab has been accepted by the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Please congratulate Dr. Fang and his lab on this achievement!


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