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:

 

Congrats to Michael Schappe: Peach Award Winner!

Michael Schappe (Desai Lab) makes headlines again!
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Kudos to Rachel Olson: Recipient of the Harrison Undergraduate Research Award

Congratulations to Rachel Olson, a second year undergraduate in Bimal Desai’s Lab, for being one of this year’s recipients of the Harrison Undergraduate Research Award!
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New Approach Speeds Up Cancer Research Hugely

Dr. J. Julius Zhu has come up with a new technique that will let one cancer lab do the work of dozens.
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Congrats to Michael Schappe: Peach Award Winner!

Michael Schappe (Desai Lab) makes headlines again! Recently he was the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Pharmacology Graduate Student Award. As part of receiving this award,  Michael was also entered to be…

Registration for UVA’s Three-Minute Thesis is now open

This year UVA will host our 7th Annual Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on Wednesday, April 10 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in Nau Hall. This is an incredible opportunity for PhD students…

Congrats to Mike Schappe – 2019 Outstanding Grad Student!

Please join the Pharmacology Department in congratulating Michael Schappe of the Desai Lab, who received the 2019 Outstanding Pharmacology Graduate Student Award! For this honor, Mike will receive $500, a…

Kudos to Rachel Olson: Recipient of the Harrison Undergraduate Research Award

Congratulations to Rachel Olson, a second year undergraduate in Bimal Desai’s Lab, for being one of this year’s recipients of the Harrison Undergraduate Research Award! The Harrison Awards program partner’s students with…

"Bile Acids, G Protein Coupled Receptors and Fatty Liver Diseases" by Huiping Zhou

[Pinn 1-17] Hosted by Kevin Lynch, Huiping Zhou, PhD, is a Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA Research Focus: S1PRs, Immunology and Diabetes
Mar
28

"Network in the Medial and Lateral Entorhinal Cortex Compared; Similar yet different?" by Menno Witter, PhD

[Pinn 5023] Hosted by Julius Zhu, Menno Witter, PhD is a Professor, Kavli Center for Systems Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Kavli Institute is consisting of the centres…
Mar
29

"Secrets and Lyase: Regulation of S1P Gradients in Inflammation" by Susan Schwab

[Pinn 1-17] Hosted by Kevin Lynch, Susan R. Schwab is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology, Skirball Institute, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY Schwab Lab studies lymphocyte…
Apr
4

"Liver Diseases: Bile Acid Signaling Goes Scallywag" by Sayeepriyadarshini (Sayee) Anakk

[Pinn 1-17] Hosted by Irina Bochkis, Sayeepriyadarshini "Sayee" Anakk, is an Assistant Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL The Annak Lab focuses on…
Apr
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