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 Alban Gaultier and His Team of Researchers On A Surprising New Discovery in MS

Dr. Alban Gaultier (Associate Professor of Neuroscience and one of Pharmacology’s PSTG Preceptors) and his team have made a surprising discovery that contributes to Multiple Sclerosis. These findings were published in Acta Neuropathologica:
Read more

Joseph & Frances Larner Chair and Professor of Pharmacology, Dr. Douglas Bayliss Receives 2019 Kadner Award

Kudos to Dr. Douglas A. Bayliss, Joseph & Frances Larner Chair and Professor of Pharmacology, for receiving the 2019 Robert J. Kadner Award! This award honors Dr. Robert J Kadner, an internationally recognized microbiologist whose research on microbial physiology spanned four decades. Dr. Kadner was highly revered by medical and graduate students for his mentorship and teaching at the UVA School of Medicine, where he remained dedicated to education and research up until his death in 2005. Throughout his career, Dr. Kadner was recognized for his strong advocacy of teaching, particularly in the basic sciences, as well as for his mentorship of medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and junior faculty.
Read More

Congrats: John Lazo named a Pharmacology ASPET Fellow

ASPET recently announced a new Fellows Program to honor its most distinguished members. One of those distinguished members was our very own, Dr. John Lazo. Selection as a fellow of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (FASPET) is an honor bestowed on ASPET members who have demonstrated excellence via their overall contributions to pharmacology and the Society. Fellows are recognized for their meritorious efforts to advance pharmacology, through their scientific achievements, mentorship, and service to the Society. Congratulations, Dr. Lazo! UVA Pharmacology thanks you for your many outstanding contributions to research, teaching and mentorship. You are greatly appreciated!
Learn More

Kudos to Alban Gaultier and His Team of Researchers: Surprising New Discovery in MS

Dr. Alban Gaultier (Associate Professor of Neuroscience and one of Pharmacology’s PSTG Preceptors) and his team have made a surprising discovery that contributes to Multiple Sclerosis. These findings were published…

Joseph & Frances Larner Chair and Professor of Pharmacology, Dr. Douglas Bayliss Receives 2019 Kadner Award

Kudos to Dr. Douglas A. Bayliss, Joseph & Frances Larner Chair and Professor of Pharmacology, for receiving the 2019 Robert J. Kadner Award! This award honors Dr. Robert J Kadner,…

ATTN: Pharm Faculty and Graduate Students- Undergraduate Research Fair on Sept. 18

  Looking for undergraduates to join your research group? The Undergraduate Research Network (URN) invites you to participate in the Undergraduate Research Fair on Wednesday September 18th from 1-3 p.m.…

Congrats: BOV Promotes Three Pharmacology Faculty

The Pharmacology Department would like to congratulate three of our faculty who were recently promoted by the UVA Board of Visitors. Drs. Todd Fox and Zheng “John” Fu were promoted to Associate…

"To Sleep or Not to Sleep: How The Brain Decides To Wake Up" by Luis de Lecea

[PINN 1-17] Hosted by Julius Zhu, Luis de Lecea, PhD is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behaviorial Sciences, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA The de Lecea Lab is…
Oct
24

Pharmacology Seminar by Joseph Bass

[PINN 1-17] Hosted by Irina Bochkis, Joseph Bass, MD, PhD is a Charles F. Kettering Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinburg School of Medicine, Chief of the Division of…
Nov
7

"The Role of Mitochondrial ROS Production in Health and Disease"-2019 Joseph Larner Memorial Lecture in Pharmacology by Michael Murphy, PhD

[PHCC Auditorioum 1st floor Pinn Hall] A lectureship was established to honor the memory of Joseph Larner, who served as Professor and Chair of the Pharmacology Department for many years.…
Nov
21

Connect with Department of Pharmacology