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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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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

May 6

Natalia Jura, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
University of California San Francisco

Seminar Title: "Elucidating activation mechanism of HER/ErbB receptors"

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
2-101 NHH


May 13

Patrick Rothwell, PhD
Graduate Faculty Candidate
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
University of Minnesota

Seminar Title: "Drug-evoked plasticity of synapses and behavior: pharmacological determinants and molecular mechanisms"

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
2-101 NHH


Congratulations to Our Graduating Pharmacology Minors!

Neil Anderson
Jessica Bentley
Stephanie Breunig
Mitchell Budde
Angela Burt
Austin Cossalter
Jeffrey Gaynes
Elizabeth Hartell
Seokwon Jo
Joshi Shilvi
Cedrik Krouch
Qianqian Ma
Avinash Persaud
Joshua Policarpio
Taylor Takasugi
Michael Tobin
Joseph Voth
Zachary Weinstock
Marissah Wood
Andrew Zhou

Department News

Dr. Stanley Thayer's NIH grant entitled "Scalable assay for drugs to reverse synapse loss during HIV-1 neurotoxicity" successfully transitioned from the assay develpment (R21) to drug screening (R33) phase!

Drug screening is in collaboration with Dr. Jon Hawkinson of the ITDD


Dr. Li-Na Wei's lab recently published three papers!

Read the abstracts:
Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 2


For more news - News Archive

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