Department of Pharmacology

Pharmacology is a broad and integrative discipline that focuses on the interaction of living cells with the regulatory molecules in their environment. It is a diverse science that proves basic mechanisms of molecular and cellular function with the knowledge that unraveling these mechanisms will lead to new therapeutic approaches to a variety of diseases. The Department of Pharmacology has a unique role within the basic biomedical sciences: to conduct investigations into the fundamental principles of cell function and translate these findings to clinical applications.

Our faculty offer a variety of exciting research opportunities in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, including the following Research Interests:

 

The Power of Research Collaboration: Kudos Drs. Bayliss, Ravichandrian, Isakson, Leitinger and Desai!

A groundbreaking research collaboration at the University of Virginia School of Medicine that is shedding light on everything from cancer to diabetes to cardiovascular disease has received $12.5 million from the National Institutes of Health.
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Kudos to the Hsu Lab: Discovery of Possible Addiction-Free Pain Reliever

Ken Hsu, a chemistry professor, at the University of Virginia, and his graduate student, Myungsun Shin, has identified an enzyme that “chews up fat” molecules to produce chemical signals that control inflammation. Please read the full story at NBC29.
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Congratulations, Paula Barrett for Your Outstanding Contribution to Hypertension!

The Pharmacology department would like to send out a huge congrats to Dr. Paula Barrett! The editors of Hypertension established a program to recognize High Impact Papers published in the Journal in the categories of basic, clinical, and population sciences. Dr. Barrett’s paper, Adrenal tissue-specific deletion of TASK channels causes aldosterone-driven Angiotensin II-independent hypertension, was selected as a High Impact Paper for Spring 2019 in the category of Basic science.
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The Power of Research Collaboration: Kudos Drs. Bayliss, Ravichandrian, Isakson, Leitinger and Desai!

A groundbreaking research collaboration at the University of Virginia School of Medicine that is shedding light on everything from cancer to diabetes to cardiovascular disease has received $12.5 million from…

Kudos to the Hsu Lab: Discovery of Possible Addiction-Free Pain Reliever!

Ken Hsu, a chemistry professor, at the University of Virginia, and his graduate student, Myungsun Shin, has identified an enzyme that “chews up fat” molecules to produce chemical signals that…

2019 BIMS Graduates: Congrats, Alex, Dorian, Leon and Michael!

The Pharmacology Department would like to congratulate all of the 2019 BIMS Graduates! We would like to give a special congrats to our very own, Alexander Keller (Pharmacology, Isakson’s Lab),…

Congratulations, Paula Barrett for Your Outstanding Contribution to Hypertension!

The Pharmacology department would like to send out a huge congrats to Dr. Paula Barrett! The editors of Hypertension established a program to recognize High Impact Papers published in the…

"Imaging Molecular Activity During Dendritic Spine Plasticity: FRETing Over Protein Kinase C Funtion" by Lesley Colgan, PhD

[Pinn 5023] Hosted by Julius Zhu, Lesley Colgan, PhD, is a Research Fellow, Neuronal Signal Transduction, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Jupiter, FL Dr. Lesley Colgan joined the Yasuda…
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