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Graduate Program

The Graduate Pharmacology Program at University of Minnesota is composed of both primary faculty members from the Department of Pharmacology and affiliated graduate faculty from multiple basic and clinical departments within the Medical School and the Academic Health Center of the University.

The Graduate Program is primarily structured as a Ph.D. program, however, we do offer a Master’s degree, participate in the M.D./Ph.D. Program and the Joint Degree (Ph.D./J.D.) Program in Law, Health and Life Sciences.       (read more)

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Director of Graduate Studies
Sundaram Ramakrishnan, Ph.D.
Phone: 612-626-6461

Graduate Program Assistant
Molly Rochford
Phone: 612-626-1248

Research Focus Areas

Program News


John Chan is the recipient of the 2015 Schmit-Steer Award as well as the Beatrice Z. Milne and Theodore Brandenburg Award.


Yang Yang is the recipient of the 2015 Bacaner Research Award in Pharmacology as well as the Beatrice Z. Milne and Theodore Brandenburg Award.


Just Announced
President Kaler will serve as this year's commencement keynote speaker!

Recent Graduates

Where are they now?

Chih-Hao Lee (class of 1998), Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health

Leslie Johnson (class of 2006), Investigator, Novartis Institute

Jon M. Underwood (class of 2009), EIS officer, CDC.

Links of Interest

Student Research

Lydia Kotecki

Lydia Kotecki, a Pharmacology PhD student working in Dr. Wickman’s Lab, recently published a paper in the Journal of Neuroscience entitled:

“GIRK Channels Modulate Opioid-Induced Motor Activity in a Cell Type- and Subunit-Dependant Manner”



Archives: - Here is a link to an archive of more research done by our students

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