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:

 

 Brady  Barron (Pham Grad Student)

Congratulations, Brady Barron – F31 NRSA Recipient!

The Pharmacology department is sending out a huge congrats to Brady Barron (Pharmacology Graduate Student in Kodi Ravichandran’s Lab) for being a recent recipient of the F31- Ruth L. Kirchstein Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK).
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Doug Bayliss, Chair of Pharmacology

Chair of UVA Pharmacology Spotted in Recent News

Douglas A. Bayliss, PhD, Professor and Chair of UVA Pharmacology was in recent news for his involvement in research that identifies a key signal for infant breathing and that offers some insights in to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
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Kudos to Dorian A. Rosen and Alban Gultier for New Discovery of Possible Treatment of COVID-19 Symptoms

UVA’s Alban Gaultier and former Pharmacology graduate student Dorian A. Rosen found last year that fluvoxamine may stop the deadly inflammation known as sepsis. This discovery led to a recent clinical trial that found that this antidepressant may stop COVID symptoms from worsening. The Pharmacology Department would like to send a huge congrats to the Gaultier Lab for this key contribution towards the treatment of COVID-19!
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Congratulations, Brady Barron – F31 NRSA Recipient!

The Pharmacology department is sending out a huge congrats to Brady Barron (Pharmacology Graduate Student in Kodi Ravichandran’s Lab) for being a recent recipient of the F31- Ruth L. Kirchstein…

Chair of UVA Pharmacology Spotted in Recent News

Douglas A. Bayliss, PhD, Professor and Chair of UVA Pharmacology was in recent news for his involvement in research that identifies a key signal for infant breathing and that offers…

Kudos to Dorian A. Rosen and Alban Gultier for New Discovery of Possible Treatment of COVID-19 Symptoms

UVA’s Alban Gaultier and former Pharmacology graduate student Dorian A. Rosen found last year that fluvoxamine may stop the deadly inflammation known as sepsis. This discovery led to a recent…

Matteo Ottolini- Winner of the 2020 Ted Rall Award

Professor and Chair, Douglas Bayliss presents the 2020 Ted Rall Award to Matteo Ottolini for his first-authored publication "Local Peroxynitrite Impairs Endothelial TRPV4 Channels and Elevates Blood Pressure in Obesity,"…

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Pharmacology Seminar by Noaki Yamanaka

[via Zoom] Hosted by Michelle Bland, Noaki Yamanaka, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Entomology, Institute for Integrative Genome Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA The Yamanaka Lab uses fruit…
Feb
25

Pharmacology Seminar by Yan Dong, PhD

[TBD] Hosted by Julius Zhu, Yan Dong, PhD is a Professor of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburg, PA. The long-term aim of the Dong Lab is to understand the neural…
Mar
4

Pharmacology Seminar by Joel Linden, PhD

[via Zoom] Hosted by Kevin Lynch. Until recently, Joel was a Professor of Developmental Immunology at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology. Last Spring, Joel joined UVA as a part…
Mar
25

Pharmacology Seminar by Sarah Goetz, PhD

[TBD] Hosted by Zheng (John) Fu, Sarah C. Goetz, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC The Goetz Lab studies…
Apr
8

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