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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 Seminar Series

Come check out the latest in the Department of Pharmacology's Seminar Series featuring:

Burns Seminar Information

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

April 3

Dr. Mark Burns
Georgetown University Medical Center

Host: Ling Li/Gibson Wood


April 10

Dr. Ellis Levin
UC Irvine

Host: Carol Lange


May 1

Dr. Benjamin Hackel
Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Minnesota

Host: Jill Siegfried


May 8

Dr. Pamela Jacobsen
Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
College of Pharmacy

Dr. Bill Oetting
Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
College of Pharmacy

Host: Jill Siegfried


Pharmacology Club Meeting

April 8

Career Development Event

Dr. Katherine Cornish
LKT Laboratories

"A career in Pharmacology as a Science Writer"

When: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Where: 6-135 Jackson Hall

Who: Current and Prospective Pharmacology Club Members

Department News

Winter Appreciation Gathering Donation Results

The Department of Pharmacology successfully raised $400 to purchase items for the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital through their Wish List at Target.

Thanks to everyone who was able to contribute!


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Department Annual Retreat

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State of the Department Summary & Retreat Album


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