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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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New Faculty!


Dr. Anna Lee


Dr. Nick Levinson

to the Department of Pharmacology!

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Graduate Program

Cancer & Cardioivascular Research Building

The Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building (CCRB), a new facility that houses cancer research in pharmacology.

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Graduate Program

Nils Hasselmo Hall

Nils Hasselmo Hall, a major research building for the department.

Graduate Program

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September 12

Annual Retreat

8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Humphery Conference Center

Department News

We are thrilled to announce that we have new faculty members joining the Pharmacology team:

Dr. Anna Lee will begin August 1, 2014.  Dr. Lee comes to us from the University of Texas at Austin's Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, where she holds the position of Research Assistant Professor. Dr. Lee's research investigates the neuropharmacological mechanisms of addiction to nicotine and alcohol.  

Dr. Nick Levinson will begin September 8, 2014. Dr. Levinson comes to us from Stanford University where he is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry. Dr. Levinson's research investigates the allosteric control of function in receptor tyrosine kinases and other receptor classes.

Dr. Tanya Freedman will begin September 8, 2014 as a Research Track Assistant Professor. Dr. Freedman comes to us from the University of California, San Francisco where she is a Research Specialist in the Department of Medicine/Division of Rheumatology.

They are passionate about their research and will be wonderful additions to our team as both researchers and teachers.

This is an exciting time for our department!


Dr. Kevin Wickman is a 2013-14 recipient of the University of Minnesota Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education!


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