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:

 

Jeffrey Sturek

Jeffrey Sturek Talks About Testing Blood Plasma From COVID-19 Survivors to Treat the Sick

In a recent article, Jeffrey Sturek, MD, PhD (Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology Student Alumni, Class of 2010), talks about his pandemic aftermath experience as a physician-scientist in pulmonary and critical care medicine who cares for patients with lung diseases and other critical illnesses in the ICU and how he saw the current public health crisis, as he stated, “a call to arms and an opportunity to rigorously test the power of plasma.”
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Pic of Kately Ahern- Pharm Grad Student

Congratulations, Katelyn Ahern- F31 NRSA Recipient! (Photo by Amanda Maglione)

The Pharmacology department is sending out a huge congrats to Katelyn Ahern (Pharmacology Graduate Student, in Thurl Harris’s Lab) for being a recent recipient of the Ruth L. Kirchstein Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK) –effective July 1, 2020.
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Grad Student-Liz Gonye

Congratulations, Liz Gonye- F31 NRSA Recipient!

The Pharmacology department is sending out a huge congrats to Elizabeth (Liz) Gonye (Pharmacology Graduate Student in Douglas Bayliss’s Lab) for being a recent recipient of the Ruth L. Kirchstein Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The Kirschstein-NRSA program enables promising predoctoral students (like Liz) with potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist, to obtain mentored research training while conducting dissertation research.
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Jeffrey Sturek Talks About Testing Blood Plasma from COVID-19 Survivors to Treat the Sick

In a recent article, Jeffrey Sturek, MD, PhD (Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology Student Alumni, Class of 2010), talks about his pandemic aftermath experience as a physician-scientist in pulmonary…

Congratulations, Katelyn Ahern- F31 NRSA Recipient!

The Pharmacology department is sending out a huge congrats to Katelyn Ahern (Pharmacology Graduate Student, in Thurl Harris’s Lab) for being a recent recipient of the Ruth L. Kirchstein Predoctoral…

Congratulations, Liz Gonye- F31 NRSA Recipient!

The Pharmacology department is sending out a huge congrats to Elizabeth (Liz) Gonye (Pharmacology Graduate Student in Douglas Bayliss’s Lab) for being a recent recipient of the Ruth L. Kirchstein…

Dr. Alexandra Kadl- Taking care of COVID Patients After They Leave the ICU

The Pharmacology department would like to thank Dr. Alexandra Kadl (Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at UVA) for her dedication to helping patients through their recovery with COVID-19. She…

Pharmacology Seminar by Polina Anikeeva, PhD

[via Zoom] Hosted by Julius Zhu and Bimal Desai, Polina Anikeeva, PhD is an Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, Associate Professor in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, McGovern Institute…
Nov
5

Pharmacology Seminar by Mark Andermann, PhD

[via Zoom] Hosted by Stephan Abbott, Mark Andermann, PhD, is an Associate Professor, Medicine, BIDMC, Harvard University, Boston, MA The goal of the Andermann lab is to understand the role…
Nov
12

2021 Joseph Larner Memorial Lecture in Pharmacology by Mitch A. Lazar, MD, PhD

[PHCC Conference Center] A lectureship was established to honor the memory of Joseph Larner, who served as Professor and Chair of the Pharmacology Department for many years. During his time…
Feb
12

Pharmacology Seminar by Yan Dong, PhD

[TBD] Hosted by Julius Zhu, Yan Dong, PhD is a Professor of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburg, PA. The long-term aim of the Dong Lab is to understand the neural…
Mar
4

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