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:

 

2019 Pharmacology Research Retreat Awards and Contest Winners

The Annual Pharmacology Research Retreat was held and hosted by Dr. Mark Beenhakker on Thursday, October 30, 2019 at Morven Farms. It was a wonderful day of fellowship, fun activities that included a pumpkin carving contest, costume contest, Zumba contest, and the presentation of various research interest/efforts of our students and faculty. One of the most exciting parts of the day were the presentation of various awards and announcement of the contest winners. This year’s winners include:
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2019 Joseph Larner Memorial Lecture in Pharmacology- Dr. Michael Murphy, Thursday, November 21, 2019@9:30 AM (PHCC)

The 2019 Joseph Larner Memorial Lecture in Pharmacology will be presented by Michael Murphy, PhD. Dr. Murphy is a Professor of Mitochondrial Redox Biology and Program Director, MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit at the University of Cambridge. He will be speaking on: “The Role of Mitochondrial ROS Production in Health and Disease”
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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.
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2019 Pharmacology Research Retreat Awards and Contest Winners

The Annual Pharmacology Research Retreat was held and hosted by Dr. Mark Beenhakker on Thursday, October 30, 2019 at Morven Farms. It was a wonderful day of fellowship, fun activities…

2019 Joseph Larner Memorial Lecture in Pharmacology- Dr. Michael Murphy, Thursday, November 21, 2019

The 2019  Joseph Larner Memorial Lecture in Pharmacology will be presented by Michael Murphy, PhD. Dr. Murphy is a Professor of Mitochondrial Redox Biology and Program Director, MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit at…

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,…

"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

"Calcium Signaling in Primary Cilia During Development and Disease" by Markus Delling

[PINN 1-17] Hosted by Bimal Desai, Markus Delling, PhD is an Assistant Professor, Physiology, School of Medicine, UCSF, San Francisco, CA Delling Lab studies the molecular mechanisms of how primary…
Dec
5

"Cholinergic Modulation of Breathing" by Thiago S Moreira

[Pinn 5023] Hosted by Patrice Guyenet and Ruth Stornetta, Thiago S Moreira, PhD, is an Associate Professor, Physiology and Biophysics, University of Sao Paulo/USP, San Paulo, Brazil
Dec
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