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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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Pharmacology Thesis Defense

Come support Pharmacology Ph.D. Student Yuzhe Yang as she presents her thesis defense!

Yuzhe Yang Thesis
2015 Spring Minor Graduates

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

To be announced



We are pleased to announce the 2015 Department of Pharmacology Annual Retreat will be held on Friday, September 11!

This year's retreat will feature the President and CEO of Seragon Pharmaceuticals and recipient of the 2015 Department of Pharmacology Distinguished Alumni Award, Dr. Richard Heyman.

Check out Dr. Heyman's publications at Pubmed.


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Keynote Speaker: Richard Heyman

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Coffee Break & Department Photo

11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Faculty Talks

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
State of the Department

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Student Talks

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Poster Session & Reception

Department News

Congratulations to our graduating pharmacology minor undergraduates!

Kelsey Dahlgren
Biochemistry Major, CBS

Michael Jake Gustafson
Physiology Major, CLA

Erin Higgins
Neuroscience Major, CBS

Tyler Loomer
Physiology Major, CLA

Daniel Neren
Psychology Major, CLA

Jennifer Nhieu
Biochemistry Major, CBS

Felix Okotete
Physiology Major, CLA

Jonathan Resch
Biochemistry Major, CBS

Thaddeus Schmitt
Biochemistry Major, CBS

Fallon Schwoch
Biology Major, CBS

Benjamin Swart
Genetics, Cell Biology and Development Major, CBS

Sheng Thao
Chemistry Major, CSE

Tyler Tschumperlin
Neuroscience Major, CBS

Hannah Vo
Physiology Major, CLA

Natalie Wolf
Genetics, Cell Biology and Development Major, CBS


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