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:

 

Tatianna Coverdell, John Campbell and Steve Abbott

Kudos to Tatiana Coverdell: Discovery that Could Lead To New Treatments For Swallowing Disorders

The Pharmacology would like to send a huge congrats to Tatiana Coverdell (Pharmacology Student in the labs of Drs. John Campbell & Scott Abbott) for leading a study that discovered a neural pathway from the brain to the esophagus that could improve treatment of esophageal motility disorders.

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Mark Kester

Pharmacology Celebrates the Life of Dr. Mark Kester

Mark Kester, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology, passed away on July 20, 2022. The Pharmacology department is deeply saddened by the loss of a fantastic scientist, cherished colleague, and friend. He will surely be greatly missed by us all.

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Claire Ruddiman

Congratulations to Claire Ruddiman: Dissertation Defense!

Claire Ruddiman(Pharmacology Graduate Student in Brant Isakson’s Lab), will be presenting her Dissertation Defense on Wednesday, August 03, 2022. She will be talking about, “Myoendothelial junction heterogeneity enables phosphatidylserine regulation of Kir2.1”

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Kudos to Tatianna Coverdell: Discovery that Could Lead To New Treatments For Swallowing Disorders

The Pharmacology would like to send a huge congrats to Tatianna Coverdell (Pharmacology Student in labs of Drs. John Campbell & Scott Abbott) for leading a study that discovered a…

Congratulations, Tatiana Coverdell: Dissertation Defense!

Tatianna Coverdell (Pharmacology Graduate Student in the Labs of John Campbell & Stephen Abbott), will be presenting  her Dissertation Defense on Friday, August 05, 2022. She will be talking about,…

Congratulations to Claire Ruddiman: Dissertation Defense!

Claire Ruddiman(Pharmacology Graduate Student in Brant Isakson's Lab), will be presenting  her Dissertation Defense on Wednesday, August 03, 2022. She will be talking about, “Myoendothelial junction heterogeneity enables phosphatidylserine regulation…

Kudos to Katie Salvati: NGP Outstanding Student Award

Congratulations to Dr. Katie Salvati (Beenhakker Lab), the recipient of the 2022 Neuroscience Graduate Program Outstanding Student Award! Katie’s PhD work largely focused on resolving cellular and molecular events that…

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Pharmacology Seminar by Stefanie Redemann

[Pinn 1017] Hosted by Thurl Harris, Stefanie Redemann, PhD, is an Assistant Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics at the University of Virginia. The Redemann Lab is interested in uncovering…
Sep
8

Pharmacology Seminar by Tamara Caspary, PhD

[Pinn 1017] Hosted by John Fu, PhD, Tamara Caspary, PhD is a Professor of Human Genetics at Emory University School of Medicine. The Caspary Lab work centers around the role…
Sep
22

Pharmacology Seminar by Riqiang Yan

[Pinn 1017] Hosted by Julius Zhu, Riqiang Yan, PhD, is a Professor and Chair of Neuroscience, UConn Health, Farmington, CT The Yan lab focuses on the study of how Alzheimer's…
Oct
6

Joseph Larner Memorial Lecture in Pharmacology by Marcia Haigis, PHD

[PHCC] A lectureship was established to honor the memory of Joseph Larner, who served as Professor and Chair of the Pharmacology Department for many years. During his time as Chair…
Oct
21

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