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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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2015 Annual Retreat

Department Head, Dr. Jill Siegfried, hanging out with Goldie at the 2015 Department of Pharmacology Retreat

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Jill Siegfried with Goldy at 2015 Retreat

Retreat Keynote Speaker

Dr. Richard Heyman was the 2015 Annual Retreat's Keynote Speaker and recipient of the 2015 F.E. Shideman Distinguished Alumni Award

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Ramakrishnan New DGS

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 4

Tanya Freedman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of Minnesota

Seminar Title: "LynA regulates an inflammation-sensitive signaling checkpoint in macrophages"

December 11

Dongsheng Cai, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Seminar Title: TBA

Host: Ling Li


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Department News

Dr. Jill Siegfried has published a new paper in Neoplasia!
Please congratulate her on this outstanding achievement!


Dr. Tanya Freedman has published a new paper in eLife!
Please congratulate her on her latest achievement!

See the publication here


Dr. Aaron LeBeau has been awarded an Equipment Grant from the medical school! This grant will be used to purchase a new automatic gamma counter!


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