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:

 

Kudos to Ken Hsu and his team on their recent publication in Nature Chemical Biology

Dr. Ken Hsu (Assistant Professor of Chemistry and joint appointment in Pharmacology) and colleagues have just published an exciting paper in Nature Chemical Biology that establishes how diacylglycerol kinases (DGK) exhibit fatty acyl specificity. DGKs phosphorylate diacylglycerol to produce phosphatidic acid, both lipid second messengers with important roles in cancer, the immune response, and neural transmission.
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Kudos to Irina Bochkis- A Recent Recipient of RO1 from NIH

Congratulations to one of our Pharmacology PIs, Dr. Irina Bochkis, who was awarded a RO1 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease effective January 10, 2020.
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Kudos to Matteo Ottolini and Mitch Granade for Securing AHA Fellowship Awards

Congratulations to Pharmacology Graduate Students, Matteo Ottolini and Mitch Granade, who secured Predoctoral Fellowships from the American Heart Association (AHA)! These projects begin January 1st and highlight some of the exciting research happening in and around Pinn Hall:
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Kudos to Ken Hsu and his team on their recent publication in Nature Chemical Biology

Dr. Ken Hsu (Assistant Professor of Chemistry and joint appointment in Pharmacology) and colleagues have just published an exciting paper in Nature Chemical Biology that establishes how diacylglycerol kinases (DGK)…

Kudos to Irina Bochkis- A Recent Recipient of RO1 from NIH

Congratulations to one of our Pharmacology PIs, Dr. Irina Bochkis, who was awarded a RO1 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease effective January 10, 2020.…

Kudos to Matteo Ottolini and Mitch Granade for Securing AHA Fellowship Awards

Congratulations to Pharmacology Graduate Students, Matteo Ottolini and Mitch Granade, who secured Predoctoral Fellowships from the American Heart Association (AHA)! These projects begin January 1st and highlight some of the…

Kudos to Dr. Edward Perez-Reyes for being A Recipient of the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers Award

The Pharmacology department would like to send out a huge congrats to our very own, Dr. Edward Perez-Reyes, for being one of the six faculty members from the University of…

"Engineering Platform for Neural Circuit Interrogation" by Siyuan Rao

[PINN 1-17] Hosted by Julius Zhu, Siyuan Rao, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Associate (Polina Anikeeva's Lab), Materials Science and Engineering, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Cambridge, MA Siyuan Rao received her…
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