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 Adi Narahari- 2020 Recipient of the Whitfield Randolph Scholarship

Please join the Pharmacology department in congratulating one of our graduate and MSTP students (Adi Narahari G5 in Doug Bayliss Lab) for being one of two students who won this year’s Whitfield Randolph Scholarship. The Whitfield Randolph Scholarship was established in 1986 by Randolph Whitfield of Atlanta, Georgia. The award was established in memory of Mr. Whitfield’s parents, James Bryan Whitfield and Margaret Hayward Randolph.
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Researchers Swapnil K. Sonkusare, left, Matteo Ottolini, right, and their team conducted a study that could lead to better treatment for hypertension in obese people. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)

Pharmacology sends Kudos To Swapnil Sonkusare and Matteo Ottolini once again!

Dr. Swapnik Sonkusare (Assistant Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics) and Matteo Ottolini (Pharmacology Grad Student in Sonkusare's Lab) are making headlines again for groundbreaking research in obesity and how it affects blood pressure that leads to hypertension- and potential ways to stop it.
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Seeking To Apply Cannabis Compounds To Epilepsy

There is some exciting research happening in Pinn Hall through the hard work of an outstanding undergraduate student, Brett Goerl's and his collaborations with Dr. Michael Timko (Lewis and Clark Professor of Biology and Professor of Public Health Sciences) and Dr. Mark Beenhakker (Associate Professor of Pharmacology!
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Kudos to Adi Narahari- 2020 Recipient of the Whitfield Randolph Scholarship

Please join the Pharmacology department in congratulating one of our graduate and MSTP students (Adi Narahari G5  in Doug Bayliss Lab) for being one of two students who won this…

Pharmacology sends Kudos To Swapnil Sonkusare and Matteo Ottolini once again!

Dr. Swapnik Sonkusare (Assistant Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics) and Matteo Ottolini (Pharmacology Grad Student in Sonkusare's Lab) are making headlines again for groundbreaking research in obesity and how…

Congratulations to Matteo Ottolini and Swapnil Sonkusare on recent publication in Circulation

Matteo Ottolini (Pharmacology Graduate Student in Dr. Swapnil Sonkusare’s Lab) is first author of an exciting paper recently published in Circulation.  In this paper, Matteo and colleagues in the Sonkusare…

Kudos to Ken Hsu for earning an NSF Career Award

Ken Hsu (Assistant Professor of Chemistry and joint appointment in Pharmacology) makes headlines again in UVA Today for earning one the National Science Foundation's Early Career Development Program Awards, which…

CANCELLED-Pharmacology Seminar by Rita Valentino

[PINN 1-17] Hosted by John Lazo, Rita Valentino, PhD is the Director of the Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB), National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bethesda, Maryland Dr. Valentino, leads…
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